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October 5, 2007
Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Manhole Cover
Sixth one down; only in Japan.
Posted on October 5, 2007 at 4:08 PM
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the whole series is amazing.
Some are quite pretty really. It would have been nice to see translations of the Japanese; your squid has transliterated into roman characters word, which I'm sure means "squid". (or "Good to eat!"?)
It looks like the hiragana would be transliterated as "osui", which would be sewage. Hakodate is a city in Hokkaido, probably known for their squid.
Your comment inspired me to post my own picture of a manhole cover from outside the Google complex. See http://www.sigcrap.org/
I'm not a sigcrap member, and with no apparent way to register, so I couldn't post a comment on your site. You have an amusing typo in your Koblitz item. In the 3rd paragraph, you wrote "probably secure" (in quotes), yet elsewhere in the article you wrote "provably secure". What a difference a single displaced keypress makes (B beside V on QWERTY keyboards).
I know what is going on here. Bruce is trying to prepare the world for the return of the great old ones.
By getting us used to the sight of squid he is hoping that we won't be alarmed when Cthulhu rises from the deep and starts eating our brains.
I'm on to you laddie!
ia ia cthulhu ptaghn!
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