Monday, September 22, 2008

And here you thought the Pink octopus was all sweetness and light

Ha!

19 comments:

Deaf Brown Trash Punk said...

haha. dude you ain't seen nothing 'til you see the ZOMBIE VS. SHARK fight!!!

Susan Adrian said...

Thought you'd like that!

Heidi said...

yikes! I'm rethinking that scuba trip now!

Kristin Laughtin said...

And THIS is why I love cephalopods.

Terra Chandler said...

That's crazy!!!! Do NOT mess with the pink octopus.

Julie Weathers said...

Whoa, I hope Janet keeps query shark and PO in separate tanks.

ChrisEldin said...

OMG!
Yes Julie, but the metaphor, if there is one, is messing up my head!

Awesome video!!
:-)

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Bill E. Goat: As long as they don't find out about predator goats, I'm safe.

Me: Bill, thinking about cute french alpines a lot doesn't qualify you as a predator. ...

Bill: What about our neighbour's car?

Me: Bill! WHAT about IT?!

Bill: ::flicks tail and runs off. From over shoulder:: I can't tell you. It's a predatory secret ....

Kerry said...

I'm sure the recipient's of the kind rejection letters you taped for the oh-so-warped-I'm-going-to-make-this-sound-evil Octo assistant to transcribe would say that they were never under any delusions about sweetness or light.

Aimless Writer said...

Just because I dress in pink don't think you can mess with me batman!

Another octopus incident; The aquarium had an octopus in one tank and crabs and lobsters in another across the room. Every night the crabs and lobsters were disappearing. They finally put a video on the tank and found out the octopus would wait until the lights went out, climb out of his tank, across the floor and dine in the lobster tank before returning home by morning.
Scary smart.

Kim Kasch said...

I'm glad no one can move me into a new tank - with sharks. Can't blame the sweet little pink guy - he was just hunting before he became the hunted.

;-)

McKoala said...

The kids loved that one.

Julie Weathers said...

Another octopus incident; The aquarium had an octopus in one tank and crabs and lobsters in another across the room. Every night the crabs and lobsters were disappearing. They finally put a video on the tank and found out the octopus would wait until the lights went out, climb out of his tank, across the floor and dine in the lobster tank before returning home by morning.
Scary smart.

Are you serious? That is beyond scarey.

Lynn Price said...

Only time I felt sorry for a shark.

Barbara Martin said...

That was certainly interesting and shocking! Whoever put the video together knew when to put the "creepy" music in.

Joelle said...

Janet, this has NOTHING to do with this post, but I didn't want to bug you with an email. I read about this sale on PM (below) and saw the agent who sold it is at Fine Print...I was wondering if you know (or the agent knows) if this guy has a website. I'd love to know more about the book/story and I'm afraid I'll totally forget by the time the book comes out. I tried googling him, but couldn't find anything much.
cheers,
Joelle
http://www.joelleanthony.com

Ben Hewitt's THE TOWN THAT FOOD SAVED: How One Rural Community Found Vitality in Local Food, telling how over the past three years, the small farming community of Hardwick, Vermont developed a unique local food system, reinventing its economy and self-image in the process and now becoming a model for other communities, to Colin Dickerman at Rodale, by Joanna Stampfel and Peter Rubie at Fine Print Literary Management (world).

Joanna said...

That's EXACTLY what Janet did to me on my first day of work...

Joanna said...

Joelle - Ben doesn't have a website yet, but now that you mention it...I have to get on him about that!

I'll have Janet post about it as soon as we've got a website for him up and running.

One thing you might be interested in...he's writing an article in the December issue of Gourmet magazine about Hardwick. But don't forget the book when it comes out!

Joelle said...

Thanks, Joanna.
We're trying to build a sort of self contained community here on an island in British Columbia...community gardens and all that...just thought the book might be of interest.
cheers,
Joelle
http://www.joelleanthony.com