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February 9, 2007
Friday Squid Blogging: More Squid Comics
What is it about squid that makes them such good comic material?
Posted on February 9, 2007 at 4:04 PM
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Wow, I wasn't aware of this subculture of squid comics.
It's the tentacles. Tentacles are intrinsically funny. I don't know why -- it's one of those things, like doilies, and kazoos.
Some day I want a mechanically-actuated, 4-foot-long, purple tentacle with realistic-looking suckers, and a motor on the end that winds and unwinds a steel cable in the core of the tentacle, so that it thrashes about.
Then one day when I have unsuspecting guests over, I'll tape the motor housing underneath a toilet seat, turn it on, close the toilet seat, turn out the bathroom light, and wait.
It's the vaguely phallic shape.
I've heard that Spongebob Squarepants originated when his creator realized that all of the great cartoon characters were vertebrates.
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