Friday Squid Blogging: National Geographic Giant Squid Photo
Billy • January 18, 2008 5:42 PM
Why would you link to the giant squid slide when the Colossal Squid, which was bigger, was the #1 photo?
Pat Cahalan • January 18, 2008 7:03 PM
[laugh] Bruce must be in a hurry to get his posts up today.
Bruce Schneier, you’re up next on, “State The Obvious!”
Bruce Schneier • January 19, 2008 12:12 AM
“[laugh] Bruce must be in a hurry to get his posts up today.”
Are you kidding? I have squid blogging posts backed up for weeks. It’s by far the easiest thing I do here on this blog.
Regularly I get e-mails and blog comments of this sort: “Can we have fewer squid posts and more security posts,” like there’s some conservation law at work: for every squid posts I write, I write one fewer security post. I assure you all that that’s just not true. Friday squid blogging is an extra treat, and not a substitute for substantive — or cursory — security posts.
Bruce Schneier • January 19, 2008 12:18 AM
“Why would you link to the giant squid slide when the Colossal Squid, which was bigger, was the #1 photo?”
I was saving it for next week.
squidlicious ... • January 19, 2008 12:23 AM
“Scientists at the time suspected that the wounds were the result of a raucous sexual encounter, suggesting that giant squid may breed nearby.”
I’d pay to see a video of that encounter, but I’m sure it’s illegal in some jurisdictions …
Flo • January 19, 2008 9:49 AM
Sorry for the question, but what kind of background does your blogging about squids have? For sure, this question came up at least a thousand times and more, but i never found any hints for that.
Is it just fascination about this kind of creatures, their body-structure, or is it in any way combined with your security-work, because they are so seldom and have many secrets to discover?
This question is burning (in?) me since i first saw these postings, which came up regularily.
Well, since this is the first time posting any comments here, i want to use the time to say: Thanks for all your work, the things which can be learned by reading and all the fish. 😉
vin • January 19, 2008 1:26 PM
Thats what I’d like to know, what is it with
the squid already? I know they are cunning
hunters, and highly adaptable creatures.
I can also see them being biologically
upgraded for future spaceflight and
navigation but beyond that I’m kinda
lost in black ink.)
rdivilbiss • January 20, 2008 10:45 PM
Why does it seem to baffle Marine Biologists that creatures which live 500 – 1000 meters below sea level die in sea level tanks in just a few hours.
Would they be equally baffled if I was imploded by the pressure of exposure to a 1000 meter depth without a protective suit or vehicle?
Tim • January 21, 2008 7:47 AM
If that squid is really 26 feet long, just what size are the rubber boots in the picture?
Pat Cahalan • January 22, 2008 6:26 PM
Are you kidding?
See, the joke was that you commented that it was dead, when the picture is obviously of a dead squid. Because that’s funny. Right? So “State the Obvious” is a game show, and…
(FWIW, I like the squid blog posts) 🙂
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