Saturday, October 31, 2009

Another landmark number, another little contest

Some of you, our dear readers, may remember that we ran a little contest upon reaching the exciting landmark of 50 followers.

Well now we rest upon the cusp of an even greater moment, we are but a carpool away from reaching 100 followers. Having learned my lesson, I now fully expect you to recruit 4 friends within the next 6 hours or so.

This time we welcome prize donations from anyone around who has something they'd like to offer. But regardless, there will be some little tentacle pins up for grabs, along with some other cool prizes. So, the race to 100 begins NOW!

Thanks everyone! I knew you could pester your friends to do things quickly ;-) The contest will start tomorrow. This time prizes will be added throughout the week as more and more people enter, just to keep things exciting.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Tea Party

Made by Liz of R Honey Pots, its just what you need to have a cephalopod tea party! Check out Liz's gallery for some other tentacled tableware including plates and mugs. And once again our squid hats are off to R Honey Pots for making the extra effort to include some less popular cephalopods - we know octopi are awesome folks but squid, cuttlefish and nautilus need some attention too!
(Sent to us by Elizabeth, thanks! If you see something you think we ought to feature, just send us a note.)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kraken Rum - myth or monster?

There has been some buzz lately on the interwebs regarding this particular up and coming beverage. But it remains somewhat ellusive.
You can read up on the kraken (and the rum) on its website where you can also watch some informative films about kraken legend and biology. Yet, the store locator appears to be defunct.
You can see some lovely photos of its equally lovely packaging over at, more photos infact then are actually on the rum's own website.
But where can you buy it? The collective consciousness of the internet does not seem to know!
Rest assured the moment it can be obtained, this correspondent will give you a review of more then just its packaging!

Update - Oct 27 at 7:51pm:
Oh how the internet has corrupted us. Had I merely taken my phone and called the nearest seller of fine beverages I might have discovered immediately that they have Kraken Rum on their shelves at this very moment. Gentle readers, soon you shall have you proper rum review!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

La Calavera del Pulpo

The talented and curious Phineas X. Jones has introduced a delightful new silkscreen. From his site,

My contribution to a Halloween/Dia de los Muertos show. Just because an octopus doesn't have a skull, doesn't mean he can't celebrate too. (This print has no fewer than four metallic and/or gloss screens involved and is therefore impossible to represent properly in a photo. It looks so much better in person. I swear.)