Taming the Beast

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by SabrinaR, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. SabrinaR

    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    I was driving my husband to work this morning when I saw a billboard with Tame the Beast and something to do with health care on it and the beast is an octopus. I was annoyed by this billboard that I had to go search it out... heres the link.


    http://www.athenahealth.com/blog/2010/09/01/taming-the-beast/
     
  2. CaptFish

    CaptFish Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    LOL, I swear that octopus is Pen!
     
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    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    LOL I actually did think of you when I saw the pic on the article.
     
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    L8 2 RISE Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    While I'm mildly annoyed at the fact that the octopus is being shown as a threatening beast, I actually think it's pretty clever. The point is to display the the many different aspects and possible entanglements with healthcare and the octopus is a good representation with it's many grasping arms and ability to capture things.
     
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    Lmecher Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Oh my god! I also thought of Pen. Now I feel kind of bad, poor Pen will be forever thought of as a beast.
    I love seeing the octopus in advertising, very appropriate, insurance claims can be hideously complicated. :bonk:
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    el Diablo Rojo might have been a better choice since it could get it's hooks into everything and shoot out tenticles just when you thought you had escaped it.
     

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