Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself...

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  1. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Hullo Squidheads,

    Formally introducing myself, I am Erich. I'm thrilled that such an international collection of teuthomaniacal like-minded souls have this resource for cephalopod-related enlightenment & edification. I'm in show-business in Hollywood, California but nonetheless possess an overwhelming obsession with cephalopods bordering on religious frenzy that dates from my earliest childhood. Pleased to meet ya!

    Erich
     
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    Welcome to Tonmo ! Always nice to meet another cephophile!
    greg
     
  4. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Welcome! You may be pressured to produce ceph-oriented documentaries if you stick around. 8)

    Melissa
     
  5. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    A warm :welcome: to TONMO. I see 'rock promoter' in your profile (and some other interest - maybe something to do with snakes or feet - it wasn't in the dictionary).

    Any chance you've met the man himself, Neil Diamond? He's huge on this site you know (you mustn't listen to this nonsense that some online spout - they're full of hot-air and huff and puff) - in fact he's winging his way down under (New Zealand) next year ... and I've got tickets :madsci: (I used to have a poster of him on my wall .... but that's another long and sad story altogether; it's floating around somewhere in the US I think)

    It's very dangerous to use your real name you know .... Care to explain?
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  6. Clem

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    Hello Erich,

    Welcome to TONMO. I have two questions for you:

    1) Would you agree that La Brea Bagels at Poinsettia and Beverly makes the best bagels in LA?
    2) Does Chiropterology have anything to do with some unpleasantness at Yokota AFB in the Sixties?
    3) Are you related to Leland?

    Of course, any explanation you might offer for the bunny thing would be greatly apprecaited.

    :roll:

    Clem
     
  7. atticus_finch

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    Erich: welcome from another new member. show biz..cool. :) you may be
    surprised to learn that it is not incongruous with the subject of this board.

    perhaps you have heard of my husband: Tako the Octopus Chef Guy.
    he has his own cook show which is bigger than Emeril or Martha Starfish.
    he's great in the kitchen.. erm.. nm. :shock: :P

    Mr. O'Shea: pls send me a ticket to N Diamond via the Dorsal Fin Express. :wink:
     
  8. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    :shock: Stop press!!! Have I found a kindred soul online?? :shock:
     
  9. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    :welcome: Many inquiring minds want to know more...........And yes... we are all obsessed..... :mrgreen:

    Carol
     
  10. Clem

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    Erich,

    My apologies for not looking more closely at the photo: them's bats, not bunnies (thus explaining the interest in chiropterids).

    This isn't some plushy thing, is it?

    :goofysca:

    Clem
     
  11. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I think I've frightened him away Clem ..... :(
     
  12. erich orser

    erich orser Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Nice to feel welcome...

    Hullo All,

    Yes, Clem, those are indeed bats, not bunnies, although chiropterology is, I think a term I coined last night. In addition to being a chronic cehpalopod enthusiast, I'm also heavily into bat conservation. The masks being modeled in the photo were headdresses I made for dancers to wear at The Bat Show, a benefit show I do to raise awareness and money for the world's struggling bat population. Bat Conservation International and Bat World Sanctuary are the charity recipients and the benefit (tongue-in-cheek but informative) keeps getting bigger. Just signed next years' contract with a great venue on Hollywood Boulevard. In the meantime I'll be doing "Squishmas: The Mighty Cthulhu Old-Time Revival Show." Sort of a cross between a deep-fried Southern religious revival show and the horrors of H.P.Lovecraft. Think Deep Ones wearing gospel choir robes, the laying on of tentacles, speaking in beaks (should that be radulas?), etc. :cyclops:

    Specifically to Steve O'Shea - I've never gotten to meet Neil Diamond, although about fifteen years ago I worked out of the same mailroom as his son Jesse over at a big talent agency. Nice kid. I do know the Neilists, a punk band that only perform Neil Diamond songs, and have been known to butcher his great body of work myself during late-night karaoke sessions. Wherever he is, I just hope he doesn't mind. :wink:

    To see the Glamour Bats in their species-specific costumes, check out the photo gallery at thebatshow.com. We'll be adding more soon. I've also notified my friend Dave about this site, so you might be hearing from him in the near future. He's a fellow squidhead and leader of one of Southern California's great surf bands, the Insect Surfers.

    Erich
     
  13. Steve O'Shea

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    Re: Nice to feel welcome...

    I know the forum is titled 'marine conservation', but please, feel free to post away about bat conservation issues therein. I'm no bat expert, but conservation is conservation, terrestrial or marine, and any conservationist gets my vote (being heavily involved with both myself).

    Double :welcome: to TONMO, and real pleased to have you here (even if you have bast***ised a Neil song in your time).
    Steve
     
  14. atticus_finch

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    indeed, sir. Neil and i revised lyrics
    to one of his hits in your honour :wink:

    by Neil Diamond and Atticeph Finch

    Song Sung Ceph
    Everybody knows one
    Song Sung Ceph
    Everybody grows one

    Me and you are subject to an arm now and then
    But when you take those arms, and make a song
    You get a squeeze again.. You get choked again..

    Song Sung Ceph
    Spitting like a cephhead
    Song sung ceph
    Squeezes til you are dead

    Funny thing.. But they can squeeze
    Until they drown out your voice...
    Before you know it tentacles start to suck
    You simply got no choice... Got no choice

    Song Sung Ceph
    Everybody knows one
    Song Sung Ceph
    Everybody grows one
     
  15. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

    :oshea: should take that up as his theme song! Well done AF!

    J
     
  16. Colin

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    heh another bat guy !!! :) I was checking bat hibernacula last week...

    I spotted your 'bunnies' had tragus (tragi?) There is a big thread about bats on the supporters forum if you ever sign up

    got any zappa stories? Its the only thing that balances out all the neil diamond drivel here :lol:
     
  17. cthulhu77

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    Like your version much better, AF...at least it is listenable...ND makes me wish I had rats in my walls!
     

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