Friday Squid Blogging: Squid in Parking Spot

I have no idea, either.

Posted on November 24, 2006 at 3:55 PM • 13 Comments

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AnonymousNovember 24, 2006 5:24 PM

Isn't it obvious? The squid is waiting for his friends to arrive for a tailgate party. Go Huskies!!

&rwNovember 24, 2006 6:17 PM

If one follows the "mystery solved" link, there's an explanation:

"The photo is from the Japanese newswires. The squid was in the parking lot of a wholesale fish market somewhere in northern Tohoku Japan. The image was labeled “tohoku_shijou .jpeg��?, which means the ‘Tohoku [district] wholesale [fish] market’."

another_bruceNovember 25, 2006 10:38 AM

somebody put it there to reserve the space. this doesn't work in all instances, people like me will just park on top of it.

Bruce SchneierNovember 26, 2006 6:37 PM

"The comments section on 'Keyboards and Covert Channels' is turning into a real scum-magnet, attracting all the worst kinds of comment spam."

I know. I've been cleaning the spam out every day for over a week. I finally got fed up and turned off comments on that thread.

I don't like doing that -- sometimes people leave good comments on old threads -- but I didn't see any practical alternative.

RichNovember 27, 2006 11:06 AM

"I know. I've been cleaning the spam out every day for over a week. I finally got fed up and turned off comments on that thread."

There must be an interesting paper in "What blog topics attract the most spam". I wonder if it's the 'keyboard' or the 'covert' that's attracting it.

Still holding out against captchas?

altjiraNovember 27, 2006 8:08 PM

Well, I spelled it wrong, but in my defense, so many other people must also do so that it was the first link from Google. Not even a suggested spelling correction.

antibozoNovember 29, 2006 1:40 AM

bob> [captchas] Already been cracked.

Not sure what you mean. Just because someone can point a bunch of cheap labor at them that doesn't mean they won't dramatically reduce the amount of comment spam.

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