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Kinda fitting that this thread gains a cat fight on the third page.

Is Eddie sure that he wants to have friends like this?

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Tentacles can be quite good: calamari, pulpo tapas, and I once got some great bits of octopus tentacle at an Italian wedding reception.

Very tasty.

Plus eating actual tentacles is a way of realizing you're really an adult that has far fewer concomitant complications than any of the more widely recognized rites of passage.

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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

Is Eddie sure that he wants to have friends like this?
Apparently so. I talk to him on MSN, and, well, he's amazingly friendly with me. And if he's like that with me, considering my low level of sanity... well, even TM, yes TM is probably in line for friendship...

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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Tentacles can be quite good: calamari, pulpo tapas, and I once got some great bits of octopus tentacle at an Italian wedding reception.

Very tasty.

Plus eating actual tentacles is a way of realizing you're really an adult that has far fewer concomitant complications than any of the more widely recognized rites of passage.

See, now you've gone and made me mention this.

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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

See, now you've gone and made me mention this.
Did you mean the octopus, or the story about Baby and the egg?

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Perhaps it would suit you to take an educated guess based on context? :P

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Sadly, the main conclusion from this excellent article is that raw tentacles don't actually taste much of anything. That is a bit of a problem with raw seafood in general, actually. With tuna I don't seem to mind; I like the texture, and the subtle flavor is enough (and much nicer than the canned-tuna taste that you get if you cook it much). I have to confess that for me most other sashimi just goes along for the ride. And giant clam is just rubbery, bland, and expensive.

So, I'll have my tentacles cooked, thanks.

Hey, why does tentacle mean seafood? Terrestrial animals haven't evolved tentacles. I wonder why not. Maybe fingers are as close as it gets. So we are all tentacle monsters. Globber globber!

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Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Hey, why does tentacle mean seafood? Terrestrial animals haven't evolved tentacles. I wonder why not. Maybe fingers are as close as it gets. So we are all tentacle monsters. Globber globber!
Funnily enough, there was a discussion on this exact topic on one of the game forums. The general conclusion we reached was that a creature with boneless tentacles would likely have difficulty supporting its own weight on land. (An octopus can "walk" on dry land, but not very well.)

Mind you, an elephant's trunk isn't so different from a tentacle, when you think about it. So maybe the general principle is still useful on land, but other appendages would be needed for locomotion.

Fun fact: technically, the appendages an octopus has are called arms, not tentacles. A squid has both tentacles and arms; an octopus has only arms.

[ Thursday, February 09, 2006 12:11: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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Originally written by Thuryl:

Fun fact: technically, the appendages an octopus has are called arms, not tentacles. A squid has both tentacles and arms; an octopus has only tentacles.[/QB]
Eh?

I suppose I wouldn't have called them legs, at least.

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Yup. A tentacle is generally longer than an arm, and an arm has suckers along its entire length, while a tentacle doesn't.

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I believe you. But didn't you just say that an octopus only has tentacles? Vitally important that this is cleared up.

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Thuryl's right.
I mean, what use would suckers be on a japanese schoolgirl, save for maybe 2-3 places on her entire body? Cripes.

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I hate tentacles. I hate octopuses. I hate tentacles combined with octopuses. I hate threads about octopuses. I think I therefor also hate TM. Didn't I just say that without knowing it? may the C.H. gods protect me.

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Originally written by Arancaytar the Grey:

The "you suck" would make a good signature quote :P
It has. I'm sure the big guy dosn't mind do ya?

Also, Did you know that an octopus' legs have a mind of their own?

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Synergy wins twice, and insulting him can't change that. Furthermore, Synergy starts with S.

SoT may also win, but his decision to use tentacles as a rite of passage is somewhat questionable.

Thuryl most assuredly wins and has assured that I will never, ever eat live tentacles. On the other hand, my family has a truly stunning octopus joke that I would repeat here if it weren't on the same order of magnitude as posting the Communist Manifesto.

Mycroft, if you've read Thuryl's article you will see why we all know that the tentacles have minds of their own. Vicious, retributive minds.

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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Tentacles can be quite good: calamari, pulpo tapas, and I once got some great bits of octopus tentacle at an Italian wedding reception.

Very tasty.

Plus eating actual tentacles is a way of realizing you're really an adult that has far fewer concomitant complications than any of the more widely recognized rites of passage.

See, now you've gone and made me mention this.

Ew, Not only do I like my food dead. Not sick, not wounded, dead. But I also like it Cooked, and by that I mean cooked under a heat, with tons and tons of spices (not just salt and pepper). Sure there are exceptions to this rule, but certainly not sea food.
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[ The original message here has been closed by the E.D.F ]

[ Friday, February 10, 2006 11:24: Message edited by: E.D.F ]
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quote:
Originally written by Thralni, The flying Dutchmen:

I hate tentacles. I hate octopuses. I hate tentacles combined with octopuses. I hate threads about octopuses. I think I therefor also hate TM. Didn't I just say that without knowing it? may the C.H. gods protect me.
Look, as we all know from the reloaded photo thread, TM's a hideous tentacle monster. So, I have this advice to offer: Don't poke the octopus, Thralni... it'll poke back.

And I fully expect TM to warp that quote to his own purposes. I'd be a little disappointed if he didn't. :P

Calimari's fine, but pretty much any raw meat is slightly sickening to me... doubly so for things lacking bones. In any case, I'm surprised at how rapidly this discussion went from posting habits to tentacles, and frankly, it's a bit disconcerting.

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From Ephesos:
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Look, as we all know from the reloaded photo thread, TM's a hideous tentacle monster. So, I have this advice to offer: Don't poke the octopus, Thralni... it'll poke back.
Not a 'hideous tentacle monster'. An Illithid (or Mind Flayer). Remember, psychotic psionic overlords from the Underdark have feelings too.

Now I better shut up before the good folks from WotC sue me for copyright infringement.

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Originally written by Dintiradan:

http://www.giantitp.com/cgi-bin/GiantITP/ootscript?SK=30
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I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one here with a love for the Order of the Stick. This one, the one immediately after the Dintiradan mentioned, is a hilarious Ilithid strip too.

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quote:
Originally written by Thin Air:

I believe you. But didn't you just say that an octopus only has tentacles? Vitally important that this is cleared up.
Expletive deleted. Fixed. Arms it is.

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Originally by Ephesos:
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Calimari's fine, but pretty much any raw meat is slightly sickening to me... doubly so for things lacking bones. In any case, I'm surprised at how rapidly this discussion went from posting habits to tentacles, and frankly, it's a bit disconcerting.
Obnoxious posting habits, long sinister tentacles-what's the difference?

Dikiyoba can think of one land animal with tentacles. Vlish! Admittedly, they float rather than walk.
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Personally I would never eat tentacles. Maybe you would but . . .

However tent tackles are another matter.

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<Japhro> two lovers, making sweet love. sure one may be a tentacle monsterm and the other is a screaming, bleeding, 14 year old girl. but love prevails and finds a way.

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The E.D.F aren't impressed what has happened to this topic.
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