October 8th is Cephalopod Awareness Day

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by tonmo, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2000
    Messages:
    8,737
    Likes Received:
    512
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Monday, October 8th is (unofficially) International Cephalopod Awareness Day. What can you do to celebrate?

    - tell a friend some random things you know about cephalopods
    - hug your cephalopod plushy
    - meditate for 15 minutes and imagine yourself as a benthic octopus, feeling the dark, cold ocean floor with your eight independently-sensory arms... passing food up to your beak which is located under your head
    - eat cheddar-filled jalopeneo poppers as a way of supporting that product, in hopes they will eclipse deep-fried calamari as the mid-grade appetizer of choice... poppers, yum!
    - sculpt an octopus using the mashed potatoes (you were full from the poppers anyhow)
    - making octopus-shaped pancakes for breakfast (this is being done, see thread below)

    Unofficial ICAD Website -- but official to you and me!

    Original discussion on TONMO.com
     
  2. cephalopodcast

    cephalopodcast O. bimaculoides Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2005
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks for posting this. Links to many of the bloggers participating in ICAD are available at cephalopodcast.com/squidday and Pharyngula.

    This ended up being a bit of a spur of the moment kind of thing for me. I'd like to know if anyone is interested in doing this again next year, maybe with more resources and planning.
     
  3. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Messages:
    4,887
    Likes Received:
    11
    :octopus: :party:
     
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    5,584
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Dallas Texas
    It's a great idea to continue with Ceph Awareness Day every year. Yes, it needs to be publicized more in advance. Maybe activities associated with it (best poster, best decorated octopus cake, etc. ), and some serious things, too.

    Nancy
     
  5. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2004
    Messages:
    2,996
    Likes Received:
    69
    Yes! More notice would be great!
     
  6. cephalopodcast

    cephalopodcast O. bimaculoides Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2005
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    1
    Well, Bob the Kraken did bring it up back in March. :tongue:

    But you are right, I wish I had posted a reminder earlier to give folks more of a chance to compose their posts and participate.

    BTW, I am collecting as many ICAD entries as I can over here. Anyone have a favorite so far?

    Ones that I especially like so far are
     
  7. GPO87

    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    789
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Dancing between Vancouver and Auckland
    Oh good! I'm not the only one who has ceph plushies... ledalone hugs them daily! :D (too much info?)
     
  8. Bob the kracken

    Bob the kracken Wonderpus Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    1
    YAY i'm being noticed!!!

    By the way, someone with a wikipedia account should write an article about it. I'd do it myself but i don't have one.
     
  9. cephalopodcast

    cephalopodcast O. bimaculoides Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2005
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    1
    I saw one of these today. A giant octopus plush the size of a coffee table (72") or child. And only $325. I'd like one, but geesh!

    :octopus2:
     
  10. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Messages:
    4,887
    Likes Received:
    11
    Is anyone pedantic enough to inform faocustomerservice@service.fao.com that "The plural of octopus is not octopuses: it's octopi." is incorrect?
     
  11. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    19,076
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Location:
    Gainesville, GA USA
    For a free GPO sized stuffed octopus, I'd try it :wink:
     
  12. GPO87

    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    789
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Dancing between Vancouver and Auckland
    AMEN! AMEN INDEED!
     
  13. daddysquoc

    daddysquoc Wonderpus Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    0
    "octopus" is Greek-based; not Latin. ergo, the "official" plural from the root should actually be "octopuses" (just to say i think both are just as good)
     
  14. daddysquoc

    daddysquoc Wonderpus Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    0
    i'll nominate March 23rd for Ceph Day; why not have 2 days for squocs?! Heck, why not 8, one for each leg?
     
  15. cephalopodcast

    cephalopodcast O. bimaculoides Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2005
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    1
  16. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why does the banner say "10 October 2008" instead of the 8th?
     
  17. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,364
    Likes Received:
    7
    How funny the date should work out like this... what a coinky-dink.
     
  18. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    2,364
    Likes Received:
    7
  19. daddysquoc

    daddysquoc Wonderpus Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    0
    I :heart: :octopus2: and :archi: and :cuttle: and :nautilus: and :ammonite:


    Go Ceph Awareness Day!! :smile:
     
  20. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    0

Share This Page