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February 23, 2007

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bill912

This squid is just blowing its own horn by allowing itself to be photographed. So it's the biggest live squid ever seen! Big deal! A truly humble squid would have avoided the camera, remained anonymous, and dived back to the bottom of the ocean.

David

I think that's "15 meters and 852 kilograms" not 15 Km and 852 grams.

Eileen R

I can't believe that Jimmy is showing us this picture of a Squid being exploited like this. How would you feel if it was a picture of Jimmy Akin being pulled up in a net for readers to gawk at?

SDG

I think that's "15 meters and 852 kilograms" not 15 Km and 852 grams.

852 Km can't possibly be correct. Clearly Jimmy meant 150 kilos and 852 Mb. It's a common error (the NASA Mars scientists made the same mistake).

bill912

Eileem R is right. "Oh, the humanity!"

Dan Hunter

Jimmy,God is amazing isn't He?

Esau

Darn it!

And I thought they actually captured something like the one from 20000 Leagues Under the Sea!

Dan Hunter

Does anyone know if the squid has seen the motu proprio.After all he has the biggest eyes of any creature.

Esau

Eileen R:

I can't believe that Jimmy is showing us this picture of a Squid being exploited like this. How would you feel if it was a picture of Jimmy Akin being pulled up in a net for readers to gawk at?


I agree with you Eileen!

The next thing you know, some insensitive dolt will be making ill-intentioned remarks such as calling the poor squid Squidward Tentacles from Sponge Bob or that alien character with a big squid-like head from Return of the Jedi!

And to think this is Lent! You guys are so despicable, you probably would eat a seafood platter containing squid after this!

Esau

Bill912:

This squid is just blowing its own horn by allowing itself to be photographed. So it's the biggest live squid ever seen! Big deal! A truly humble squid would have avoided the camera, remained anonymous, and dived back to the bottom of the ocean.

That squid should've declined being photographed!

One could've said: "I do not deserve being photographed" and rejected it!

Puzzled

David, it is made of ectoplasm, hence the very low density, approaching that of a laboratory vacuum.

Either that, or we shouldn't mess with the French system, not being French.

Ann Margaret Lewis

That's quite a cephalopod!
--Ann

Brian Day

SDG,
Heh.

39 ft. = 11.9 meters
990 lbs. = 449.5 kg

Jimmy was clearly thinking of something from Babylon 5.

Ann Margaret Lewis

This is enough fish to feed everyone on this blog for all of Lent. Anyone have a good recipe for calamari?
--Ann

SDG

Jimmy was clearly thinking of something from Babylon 5.

Actually, I think Jimmy was thinking of Han Solo's boast in Star Wars about making the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.

bill912

Just my luck: I gave up bait for Lent!

Tim J.

"...I always heard it said 'kray-kin'."

"What? With a long A?"

"Uh-huh."

"Na-na-na-na-no-no no 'Krah-ken' is how it's pronounced in the original Scandinavian, and 'Krakken' is closer to that."

"Well we ain't original Scandinavians, are we? Kray-kin."

bill912

"Crack-In"? Sounds like a party to pass on.

Tim J.

And since someone already brought up Squidward, didja notice he is really much more an octopus than a squid?

I was fascinated with whales and oceanography in general as a kid (Jaques Cousteau was my hero) and the idea of giant squid battling with great whales in the "sunless depths" was just the most amazing thing to imagine.

This is a mind-boggling creature.

Esau

I was fascinated with whales and oceanography in general as a kid (Jaques Cousteau was my hero) and the idea of giant squid battling with great whales in the "sunless depths" was just the most amazing thing to imagine.

Ditto, Tim J.! =^)

Slowboy

No, it is I who will eat you!

Maureen

So we meet again, Professor Calamarity!

Esau

And since someone already brought up Squidward, didja notice he is really much more an octopus than a squid?

Same Class: Cephalopoda

David B.

Look! It's Admiral Ackbar! (Sorry, Esau.)

Esau

Look! It's Admiral Ackbar!


Thanks David!!!! <=^o

I didn't know that guy's name and so I just said:
that alien character with a big squid-like head from Return of the Jedi!

A Simple Sinner

I used to work in a medical field where I dealt with a lot of blood and chronic wounds without problems...

But that video gave me the he-bee-gee-bees. I believe that is the clinical term anyways....

Yech. No calamari for me for a while.

Randolph Carter

A few observations:

(1) If the Pak'ma'ra ate colossal squid carrion, would it be considered cannibalism?

(2) All those tentacles brings back unpleasant memories of my last trip to Japan, and of the horrors I witnessed there (and this has nothing to do with the fact that squid is a popular dish in Japan -- I think everyone now understands what I am talking about).

(3) Global warming has caused Cthulhu to awaken early! No one is safe! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu!

(4) Colossal Squidward.

Esau

Colossal Squidward

My point exactly! Thanks Mr. Carter!

There ya go, Tim J. ;^P

hehehe...

bill912

"Hey, uh, Grandma! Those are pretty long arms for ya...to have!"

Ann Margaret Lewis

It's not Ackbar, it's Snackbar. Anyone find that recipe yet?
--Ann

michael

A fishing vessel pulled the squid up while it was retreiving its catch. The squid was trying to steal a snack, and got caught, there is a moral in this for all of us.

Fr Martin Fox

So, Jimmy, are you saying they didn't make calamari out of the squid? Aren't they going to eat it?

dino

That's one verrrrrrrry looooong squid. About 7 miles?

BrianC

My question is how much Cocktail Sauce does this thing come with.

Skygor

Oddest thing is that I have a child's science picture book from when I was five. It has a illustraion of the Giant Squid with other abysal fishes, and the caption says that scientists think they exist and (for the fishes) that there aren't any cameras yet able to photograph them.

Craig

Hello Beastie!!

Some Day

Nature is the one who punishes iniquity.
God simply stops holding it back from punishing our crimes against the Order of the Universe.

Mike Melendez

If I'm not mistaken, toothed whales don't so much battle giant and colossal squid as eat them. (Baleen whales would wind up making squid soup.) Not surprisingly, the squid would prefer not to be eaten. I'm with the whales. Anyone got Ann's recipe yet?

AnnonyMouse

Cajun Fried Calamari
Recipes


Ingredients:
2 pounds cleaned calamari (fresh or frozen)
1 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/4 cup ground cumin
1/4 cup chile powder
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups corn oil - more if needed
Tabasco sauce, to taste
Lemon wedges
cocktail or tartar sauce


Directions:

Rinse the calamari, cut them into 1/4-inch rings and place the slices on paper towels to dry. Combine the flour, cumin, chile powder, pepper and salt in a shallow bowl.

Heat the oil in a large skillet. When it is very hot, dredge the calamari in the flour mixture, shake off any excess and fry in the oil in batches until light-brown and crispy. As the calamari are frying, sprinkle several dashes of Tabasco on them, depending on how spicy you want them. Drain on paper towels, and serve as desired with cocktail or tartar sauce, with lemon wedges on the side.

Per Serving: 253 calories, 19 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 15 g fat, 264 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium, 0 fiber. Calories from fat: 55 percent.

This recipe for Cajun Fried Calamari serves/makes 8

I think THAT one would feed...hmmm...at least a 100?

AnnonyMouse

AnnonyMouse

O shoot on/off got stuck

AnnonyMouse

Okay...I think I need help turning off the italics.

AnnonyMouse

AnnonyMouse

This THING is so frustrating!
Jimmy, if I post more than 2 post in an hour I have to prove I am not a computer or someone up to something foul. I can't always read those! Do you not want us to post that often?

Sorry about the Italics

Monica

recipe looks great. Now if I only had a colossal squid to cook...

Mary Kay

italics off

Mary Kay

and off hopefully

Mary Kay

the preview showed the italics to be off

Sailorette/Foxfier


See if this worked....

Sailorette/Foxfier

Hm. Standard < and / before I aren't working.

test
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Brian John Schuettler

Our friend made his final appearance on the buffet table yesterday at Rod's in NJ...bon appetit!

Jimmy Akin

Jimmy Akin

ITALICS OFF!

Jimmy Akin

[i] (with pointy brackets instead of square ones) turns italics on.

[/i] (with pointy brackets instead of square ones) turns italics off.

The source of the problem in this case lay in putting [i] in multiple times in the effort to turn italics off. Thus [/i] needed to be entered multiple times to shut them off.

This would be an easy mistake to make if one were under the impression that [i] acts as a toggle that can either turn italics on or off, but--at least in usual HTML--one needs [/i] to turn them off.

Hope this helps!

AnnonyMouse

So sorry Jimmy. In using this before, I did not have to have a / to turn it off, one canceled the other. So sorry.

AnnonyMouse

Maybe it is good that I couldn't continue last night (due to having to enter in the letters and numbers) because it could have taken all day to undo. :)

KWS

"2 pounds cleaned calamari (fresh or frozen)...
This recipe for Cajun Fried Calamari serves/makes 8

I think THAT one would feed...hmmm...at least a 100?"

With a Krakken like that, it'd feed more like 4000. Perfect for a parish fish fry! Mmmmm...

Jerry

Looks like something managed to sneak out of R'lyeh.

Mary Kay

Jimmy to the rescue.

Now my question is - what's the difference between <> and []?

Anon

<> works and [] doesn't. Jimmy used [] to illustrate because if he had used <> and put the "i" inside, it would have shown up as italics, not <> with an "i" inside.

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