Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Fishnet Friday with Tentacles again!

Hajime Sorayama - Hyper-Realistic Illustrations

I loved the following description on Edgar's Petro blog:
This makes about as much sense as letting a twenty something year old ivy league smart-ass mess with stock and commodities prices on hyper-leverage until all the markets look like rapidly boiling pea soup, with the lid bouncing, steam and peas splattering all over the place, and the household help, aka the taxpayer, is trying to clean up the mess while the gubbermint turns up the heat.

As posted on Dawg's WingWalrusNut site: Never Teach Your Captive Cephalopods Tricks


NotAnOptimist said...


Hehe, "twenty something year old ivy league smart-ass": That would've been me if I had only liked material things a bit more and hated NYC a bit less. Oh, investment banking, you temptress you!

Akubi said...

Catholics are funny.
So this evening I attended my best friend’s wedding rehearsal and dinner and happened to review the ceremony docs (not sure what the official terminology is) and Ecclesiastes was included. Sweet! That’s one of my favorite parts of the Bible, but it has never struck me as terribly joyous and/or wedding material. Well, her cousin from Paris who was supposed to read it in French tomorrow asked what all of this death and destruction had to with the wedding and she realized she Googled something wrong or something (?). Not sure.
I’m not a practicing Catholic and I can’t imagine confusing any part of the Bible with Ecclesiastes since it is such an anomaly.
Earlier in the evening I arrived at the church from Marin with her parents; we were quite early and she and most of the other bridesmaids were quite late due to some prop 8 protest in the Castro when they were getting their manicures and pedicures. My best friend’s parents and I sat through mass waiting for the rehearsal.
Wow, her parents have an entirely different approach to church than the Catholic side of my family. Her mom was fucking around with her Blackberry while her dad told her to STFU and she loudly told him to STFU back and went on to bring out a compact and apply lipstick. I was feeling somewhat mortified.
While I would have been slapped by my grandma if I behaved like that in church, I thought it was kind of cool that they continue to partake in a tradition for tradition’s sake, because perhaps they don’t take it seriously enough to slap a kid over. Who knows.

Akubi said...

I'm not terribly fond of investment bankers, but why do you hate NYC?
I have no interest in moving there, but it seems OK.
I love pea soup (sans pork) - not sure what that means in Edgar's world.

wagga said...

Personally, I've found lapsed Catholic young ladies to be tigers in the sack.

Maybe we should get a research project going on this. I'll volunteer to do my fair share of the labor.

Ogg the Caveman said...

Is the one on the bottom crapping characters in some Asian language I can't quite identify?

Unrelated: Yahoo! Resignation! Letter! Generator!

Edgar Alpo said...

I am always amazed at how many theme pics you find.

Edgar Alpo said...

If u listen 2 the byrds they sing:

a time to rep
a time to sew...

I hope there aren't any wardrobe malfunctions at the wedding. ;/

Ogg the Caveman said...

I thought it was nice of Joe Biden to help Sarah Palin with her jigsaw puzzle.

My cat is currently walking on my shoulders, which would be cute if she wasn't overdue for a claw trim.

Mitchell said...

"Perhaps the first instance of tentacle eroticism..."

Ogg the Caveman said...

Ogg was here.

On an unrelated note, I found this article about hard-nosed Salt Lake City business types kind of amusing.

Anonymous said... can someone send you a personal message?

Akubi said...

Hey Guyz,
After the never-ending wedding yesterday, I’ve been in exhausted people-ignore mode today so it will take me some time to catch up. Dogs are so much easier to deal with than people.
Actually, it wasn’t all bad. I ran into a number of old friends I hadn’t seen in ages, but the entire extravaganza lasted all day which isn’t easy for an introvert. When we were waiting forever for the wedding to start (having arrived quite early) I was bored out of my mind and proceeded to read a book I brought for such occasions. For some reason it pissed off the bride.
Hopefully, she’ll return to normal now that she’s married.
There's an AkubiDoo Yahoo address I rarely check on the right.

FlyingMonkeyWarrior said...

Love the tricky octopus!

wagga said...

Not a Mavrik, a Renegade

Edgar Alpo said...

What should they name the puppy?

How about "Hopey" (doesn't piss on the WH carpet)? Scratch that, I Hopey does, the white house is a criminal organization.

Centipede said...

Where the hell is Rachel Maddow?!!