Friday Squid Blogging: Cartoon

Pavlov's Squid.

Posted on June 8, 2006 at 3:50 PM • 24 Comments

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MikeJune 8, 2006 4:26 PM

Am I missing something or does the Friday squid blog always come on a Thursday? Ah well, I'm a fan of the surreal.

AnonymousJune 8, 2006 4:27 PM

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Fish.

Carlo GrazianiJune 8, 2006 4:34 PM

Bruce, if you're struggling to find material for squid blogging, you could always post calamari recipes...

Non-native English speakerJune 8, 2006 5:36 PM

@Mat Booth:

I know that, but don't get the joke none the less...

Fred X. QuimbyJune 8, 2006 5:44 PM

Instead of Bell Ring - Salivate you have Bell Ring - Ink Squirt. Both are examples of a sound followed by a an animal releasing liquids.

What makes it funny is the transposition of a well-know scientific experiment with a similar, but absurd, situation.

All-in-all, it's not that funny. However, when you consider Bruce's cephalopod fetish, it becomes highly mirthful.

WooJune 8, 2006 6:01 PM

I still wonder what Bruce finds that interesting about squids to make a weekly appearance here...
but the comic's quite a good laugh ;)

AnonymousJune 8, 2006 6:17 PM

The joke above is wrong!

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Three. One to hold the giraffe, and one to throw brightly-coloured power tools into the bathtub.

AnonymousJune 8, 2006 6:18 PM

The joke above is wrong!

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Three. One to hold the giraffe, and one to throw brightly-coloured power tools into the bathtub.

Art MinerJune 8, 2006 6:34 PM

All the surrealist jokes are wrong.

You're thinking of Dadaists or Absurdists.

Surrealism was a very different movement.

aikimarkJune 8, 2006 7:08 PM

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: A lawnmower in a bathtub going over the waterfall.

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I'm surprised to not see any squid-related limericks. For example...

A passionate girl from Madrid
Once had an affair with a squid.
She said,"I've tried eels
And disported with seals,
But once you've been squid, you've been "did."

It's Friday hereJune 8, 2006 7:36 PM

That limerick is great - at least as good as the cartoon!

Ron WilhoiteJune 8, 2006 9:54 PM

Looks like this might have been the origin of Rorschach tests.

VanessaJune 8, 2006 10:27 PM

That is the cutest little rolly-eyed squid I ever did see. With excellent projectile inking.

ltpJune 9, 2006 4:28 AM

@Woo

Sshhhhh... They're coded messages to the Squid Conspiracy, which of course does not exist.

JungsonnJune 9, 2006 5:47 AM

@Woo

Maybe to figure out a way of implementing intangible deniable security for his next algorithm. :) who knows... it must top something soon ;)

1915bondJune 9, 2006 9:07 AM

Speaking of "calamari", check this out from the NSA for Kids (CryptoKids) website:

http://www.nsa.gov/kids/bios/bios00003.cfm

"Oh! I almost forgot - I tried sushi (rice and raw fish wrapped in seaweed) and calamari (that’s octopus!) for the first time as well."

Ummm....calamari is squid, not octopus ("Tako" is "octopus" in Japanese).

Sad.

AnonymousJune 10, 2006 1:40 PM

In "Serenity" there is a cartoon with an Octopus that has a code embedded in it that triggers a preprogrammed person ("River Tam") to go balistic.
It might make a nice logo for Bruce. Not that he could get the rights to use it or that it looks pretty, but the context it appears in seem relevant to him.

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