Sometimes you know you are just living right. You have a birthday tomorrow which basically means that the entire world will shift focus from their petty problems and pause momentarily to truly appreciate the way that you have defended the world and saved us all from the various terrestrial and interterrestrial menaces that could have doomed us at anytime. AND there will be cake! Then out of the blue you see an episode of the great Food Network show IRON CHEF where the theme ingredient is live octopus and you get to see them minced, sliced and diced while still alive. Its was the feel good moment of the year. Do you SEEEE how the tentacles STILL MOVE when they are fully detatched from the body? That is not normal for anything not possessed. They are the zombies of fish. Hard to change color and hide in a SOUP isn't it buddy? The only thing that would make this better would be if my mail order bride from the Ukrain arrives without postage due and actually alive in the box this time. Next time - air holes.
And for those of your bleeding hearts out there who eat your burgers and KFC where the animals are taken out in much more gruesome ways remember that if it was between you and an octopus he would have you in the stew pot so quick. If I needed another visual way to show you the truth of my point check out this image by the great Wally Wood from Booksteve's site.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.