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Wanna name this beast?

Steve O'Shea

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Just thought we'd paste online our latest acquisition (proudly sponsored by Stabi-Craft boats and Discovery Channel).

Expect to see live squid soon :)

It doesn't have a name yet. Anyone with any suggestions?





 

Sedusa

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#3
I think it can only be:

CTHULHU

(or some variation thereof... Perhaps Great Cthulhu or Call of Cthulhu or even Cthulhu Cruises...)

All hail the dead but dreaming lord of all Cephs!

...and imagine the confusion at the wharf as they try to figure that one out. :cthulhu:

Congratulations on the boat!
 

Clem

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Hmmm.

Alecton deux? No, that probably wouldn't fly with American audiences. (Our government encourages us to hate the French.)

Hell, if Condoleezza Rice can have a supertanker named after her (true story), then that there jet-screamin' Stabicraft vixen ought to named Tintenfisch.

Clem
 

Fujisawas Sake

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Clem

You are kidding about the tanker, right??? OMG....

Anyway, call the boat the Pequod...

Hee hee... Just pulling your leg. Hmm.... How about the Maelstrom? The White Squall? The Ancient Mariner?

About about "Fujisawa's Sake"?

Yeah, didn't think so...

Good luck!

John
 

Phil

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Kraken?

Mesonychoboatis?

Aulacostephanus autissiodarensis? (a Jurassic ammonite)

Bostrychoceras polyplocuin? (don't ask)

Taningia?

Mr Boat?

Grendel?

Schwarzenegger?
 

um...

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I have to add a vote for Mr. Boat. That's gold, Phil. :lol:

Here's a few more: (joel started it!)

Sweet Caroline
Soolaimon
Cracklin' Rose
Desiree
Midnight Dream


:twisted:

Or you could call her Archy.
 

scarmig

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You know, the shape of that boat rather strongly resembles our favorite beaks, IMO.

Beak

Man o' Ceph

err... Man O'Shea

Okay, now I'm just being silly.
 

tonmo

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What? No TONMO.com suggestions???? :x

How about Tonmoteuthis Hunter? :P
 

um...

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tonmo said:
What? No TONMO.com suggestions???? :x

How about Tonmoteuthis Hunter? :P
Hey, that's a good point. Even just TONMO wouldn't be too bad at all.
 

tonmo

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Or... TONMOTO

-- The Octopus News Magazine On The Ocean

Kinda looks/sounds like :tomato:
 

DocidicusGigas

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#17
Howzabout:

A) The Mary Ellen Carter
B) The Architeuthis
C) The Monkey (Don't ask)
D) The (Insert your wife's name here, Steve)
E) The Dead Sixty-Foot Calamari
F) The Now these names are just getting ridiculous
G) The Mesonychoteuthis
H) The Squid With an Unpronouncable Scientific Name
I) The S. S. Arrrr!
J) The Daywake
K) The Corsair
L) The Freebooter

There... a dozen names. (my fingers/brain hurt).
 

Clem

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Phil,

I cannot accept the burden of winnowing down the suggestions to a manageable, poll-friendly number. Got too many enemies already.

Is Mr. Boat friends with Tugger, Russell Crowe's talking tugboat?

HMS Scylla
Steenstrup's Folly
USS The Sullivans' Squid
USCGSS Nostonmo
Ika-Maru
HMS Mantle (sister ship of the Hood)
Squid, Ho!

:boat:

Clem
 

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