Steve's freezer

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  1. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    ..... no, this is not an invitation to post pictures of your freezer (or frost-bitten feet).

    I'm going to torment you .... within this freezer is some pretty sensational stuff .... as in only known specimens of a few things, and some otherwise pretty neat material (a few press releases at least). We'll haul a little bit out of it every couple of weeks. At an offsite facility we keep the really big things (freezers, refrigerated transport, and offsite refrigerated facilities cost me an annual fortune - ~ $6000!).

    If you're sitting there bored one day, and we haven't posted anything new for a while, tell me to go to the freezer and we'll see what we can find.
    Cheers
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  2. NickA5582

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    Re: Steve's freezer

    Ohhhh, you're no fun.
     
  3. tonmo

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    Go to the freezer! Go to the freezer! :)

    Curious, how long can you keep things "good" in there for? I mean, when I throw some steak in my freezer, I believe it can only stay in there for a certain period before it goes bad (I'm not sure how long that is, I usually eat it pretty fast :) ) Something like 6 months?

    Also, what if you have a power outage, heaven forbid? You have a generator on that thing?

    "Don't let your true love run cold, baby."
    -- Stevie Ray Vaughn
     
  4. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Patience is my middle name; I don't have to eat this stuff you know.

    There's something rather neat in a polystyrene box in that freezer that's been frozen since 1998 .... I only picked it up last week mind you .... but it's probably one of the most priceless possessions in there (and it will be alright for a few more years).

    :cthulhu:
     
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    Do you ever use a -80??? I had some of my stuff in there, but needed the ol' asbestos (or some politically correct stuff) gloves to get anything out! Made it difficult to rake round in it to see what was there!

    J
     
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    Neil Diamond's toenail clippings?

    :goofysca:
     
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    :roflmao:

    Dr. Steve O'Shea, toethologist. :roll:
     
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    True -- he's the one who started the "People's Feet" thread, isn't he?

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    Wow, that looked like a frozen mammoth...

    Or maybe it was The Thing (little nod to John Carpenter).

    Or maybe you found remains of the Elder Things.. :cthulhu:

    Or maybe some of those ice worms from the X-Files...

    Hmmm....

    Or maybe its Sushi and Sake!

    John
     
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    Hey Steve

    I'm bored... go to the freezer... see what you can find... :lol:

    Hmm... Mine has some chicken breasts... Maybe some terriyaki bowls or donburi tonight?

    Mmmmmmm.....donburi..... *drools*

    Sushi and Sake,

    John
     
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    Trying the psychic influence here........

    "Steve..go to the freezer...Steve..go to the freezer....Steve..go to the freezer...Steve..go to the freezer...Steve..go to the freezer...Steve..go to the freezer...Steve..go to the freezer...Steve..go to the freezer...Steve..go to the freezer"


    Mine has some sort of unidentifiable prehistoric ooze in it :shock: ...oh and dog food :yuck:


    J
     
  12. um...

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    My freezer is empty. :cry:

    For the love of God, Steve, please show us some of that "pretty neat material" sometime soon. You're killing us.

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?

    :( (is there an 'abject supplication' emoticon?)


    "Sometimes I get tired of the waiting"
    -- Pink Floyd
     
  13. corw314

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    Hermin, my deceased octopus still resides in my freezer..... :mrgreen:

    Carol
     
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    mine contains coconut shrimp, popsicles, veggie burgers and a chilled bottle of vodka. not a ceph in site unless my roommate has been sneaking in calamari!
     
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    One for the Freezer

    Posted: Oct 13, 2003 at 9: Post subject: Silly Question

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    I read a story once when I was kid.

    These two boys get the idea to prepare a "gourmet" dinner for their parents and for some reason they pick up a frozen octopus.

    They get that they need to thaw it out first. They go watch tv for a while, go back in the kitchen and it's moving around on the counter, it's eyes watching every move they make.

    Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure that this bizarre episode is what first interested me in the octopus and it took all this time and TONMO to satisfy a curiosity I'd forgotten about until now.

    So, freezer Steve. Is this crazy event possible?
     
  16. Steve O'Shea

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    Hmmmm, CSL, I don't think it that likely that a frozen octopus came back to life (I think someone's been pulling your leg).

    Seems like there are a few people out there that want to know what's in that freezer. I'd best check that poll out to find out what I should (or what you thought I should) open up first.

    I'm afraid this week is an absolute nightmare ..... we've just set up the new culture facilities, and now have to stock them with both food and squid. There'll be a post or two on 'Never a dull moment in NZ/Architeuthis research' before we post on goodies in the fridge. You lot certainly are demanding!!!

    Why don't a few of you converge on NZ and help us out over here? We have a posh new boat with a big horse on the back - we can even get it up to 40 knots (or so they tell me - it's still in the driveway until I sort a few matters out).

    Lemme go check that I plugged that freezer in :wink:
     
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    If I had a place to stay and a reliable source of food, I'd be happy to be your boat chauffeur and squid-corpse-carrier down there. :) America is getting boring, I only stick around because it's easy to get toys that I like here!
     
  18. Steve O'Shea

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    .... I need to play with some frozen squid; it's about time I pull something from that freezer ay wot! Lemme have a peek in there and see what we have left. Could be a problematic genus on its way for defrosting very soon.
     
  19. um...

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    ticktockticktockticktockneilticktockticktockticktockticktockticktockticktockticktock...

    :?:

    (just being a jerk)
     
  20. tonmo

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    good point, yo

    Tintenfisch, can you check to make sure Steve didn't lock himself in the freezer, like in that Brady Bunch episode? :goofysca:
     

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