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Sep 18, 2007

Eddie McBlobbles, at your sthervice

People, we don't normally have feeshes on this site, so when we do, you KNOW it's a doozy. And that's where Eddie McBlobbules comes in. He's totally the inside-out-seahorse-in-a-ball-nerd of the deep. You can tell, he's all adjusting his glasses and writing your French Lit IV paper for you and stuff.

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National Geographic has other deep-sea dwellers, but none who know as many theorems as Mr.M here. Thanks, Matthew C.!

Hey, anyone have time to animate those peepers? Come on!!!

// UPDATE -- check out this RCF-style ANIMATED VERSION by GoranG, from the comments! //

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the polka dots are so bleenin' kewl!

metsakins
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 06:09 AM

Those honking huge eyes are wild! Going off in different directions like something from an old Warner Brothers cartoon.

Kar
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 06:11 AM

I'll never cease to be amazed at these wack-o deep sea creatures.

JazzKate
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 06:12 AM

What the devil IS that adorable creature? (Hey, could you pass it my algebra homework?)

Kate
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 06:14 AM

*gasps* I want one!!!

Kitten
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 06:19 AM

Ohmygosh. My brain can't even sort that into a squid. (The NG site says it's a "glass squid.") Man. The ocean is COOL.

hey-h
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 06:24 AM

What!!?! Polka-dots?!

*thunk*

Michelle
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 06:26 AM

It kiiinda looks like he got trapped inside a beach ball... Poor thing

P.S. I'm new =)

iLikePlantsToo
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 06:30 AM

Good work, Cute Agent GoranG! That was called for.

Shelley Noble
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 06:31 AM

Yeah- he is cute alright, but what I wanna know, is what are the peepers for reals? Generally yer average deep sea types have orifices that are seriously uncute, but more cool. Do they shoot out nerve toxins? Or ink? Any marine biologists in the house? Yo?

CuteBabyFix.com
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 06:38 AM

Hey! that was a great animation! And quick too.

I love pictures like this

OMG! it's Carrie
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 06:52 AM

Strong work, GoranG.
Thees leetle guy looks like a cartoon....

Yitzysmommie
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:04 AM

GoranG, that is AWESOME!!! You rock!

I've always loved sea creatures -- from afar. The really deep ones are stheriousthly outrageous.

Excellent!

RJ
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:05 AM

this is so funny! what a cute little squishy. i shall call him squishy and he shall be mine.

great captioning meg. "french lit paper" lol.

jen
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:05 AM

I always wondered where they got balloons from...

Desi
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:07 AM

Upon closer inspection, this little guy's "hairdo" reminds me of Astro-Boy...

What with the pointy bits pointing out as they do.

"Astro-Boy" the glass squid.

No... No... That won't work.

JazzKate
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:15 AM

that is an excellent picture.
and he is Very cool.

liz
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:23 AM

WOW!

luvinmalssomuch
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:25 AM

Why an Art Director has never based a CGI Creature on a Diatom or some such (well not to my Knowledge) I have know idea.

Hon Glad
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:26 AM

How does it eat, move, do anything?

Deb!
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:27 AM

That's REAL! At first I guessed it was just a piece of Cute Merchandise from somewhere. Didn't register til I saw the words "National Geographic."

Jemmy
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:30 AM

OMG - natural googly-eyes??

chanpon
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:47 AM

Genesis missed a bit.

Around 3 AM on the night after the sixth day, God had had eight Red Bull martinis and was like 'Dude, I forgot the deeper parts of the sea. Oh, whatever, no one's ever gonna look there. GOOGLEY-EYES ON A POLKA-DOTTED PUFFBALL!!! Because I CAN!!!'

Kara
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:48 AM

This is an awesome photo! Love it!

Denise V
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:53 AM

Okay that lil fella is down right funny looking ... Reminds me or myself when I was lil kid and first got my glasses ... It's the googley eye effect!

In Awwwe
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:53 AM

wow kara
never thought about it THAT way.
God has a great imagination.

liz
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 07:53 AM

The glass squid is usually elongated, but it pulls itself into a perfect ball when it's not eating, so as to reduce it's size like a "hedgehog of the sea."

What we see as googly eyes is actually the *back* of his eyes, as he's pulled himself inside-out here.

eric
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:09 AM

Here's another view of a glass squid (maybe a slightly different kind):
http://www.deepseaphotography.com/data.php?id=29428

Debi
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:17 AM

"GOOGLEY-EYES ON A POLKA-DOTTED PUFFBALL!!! Because I CAN!!!"

LOL, Kara. I don't know what's funnier. This bit, or God saying "Dude."

AuntieMame
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:17 AM

LOL KARA! Yeah. this is real cool.

allie
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:19 AM

Kara!

I have the same sentiment as AntieMame! Good one..

As for this creature.. OMG.. It simply does not matter if that's him looking at us or if that's the 'back of his eyes'.. they are still GOOGLY!!!

lurve him. Want to hug him and squish him.. oh wait.. he already squished.

Golden
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:22 AM

Of course God is a surfer. God invented TIDES.

Theo
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:23 AM

he's got dots! he's totally styling. I love him.

dianas
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:23 AM

The last beach ball of summer. I'm with you Jemmy, If it hadn't said NG I would'a bought one. KEWT!!

Aunty-G
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:25 AM

OK, I was trying to eat a sandwich when I saw this, and I actually had to put it down or I would choke.

That creature is a really cute space alien.

See, this sort of thing is why I can't be an atheist and I think there's a place for a "higher power" in science, one that has a really good sense of humor and likes cartoons.

Barbara
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:38 AM

OK, I was trying to eat a sandwich when I saw this, and I actually had to put it down or I would choke.

That creature is a really cute space alien.

See, this sort of thing is why I can't be an atheist and I think there's a place for a "higher power" in science, one that has a really good sense of humor and likes cartoons.

Barbara
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:38 AM

Um.... Is it wrong to hear polka music in your head when looking at the cute lil poof?

Cuz I think its awesome-tastic lil polkaspots broke my brain.

(Bops along to the music in her brains)

Mad Amara
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:41 AM

Those googly eyes don't even look real! I love this pic!

LisaN
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:44 AM

I don't need help with the Fronshe Leet. Eleventh-grade math, maybe. But I'm not in the eleventh grade anymore!

Theresa
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 08:45 AM

That is the most utterly redonk squid I have ever seen. I'd keep one as a pet if it didn't explode from the lack of pressure up here. :O

butter
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 09:02 AM

eric blows me away with his smart-a-tude.
but i hate to think of this little guy as anything but an adorable floaty bouncey ball of fun.

liz
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 09:06 AM

Awwwww! I love him! Why didn't Nemo introduce us all to the dorks of the deep? He's too too precious. I want one too....where do we order? Do we just buy God some extra Redbull maritnis and have him throw a few our way?

bugmom
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 09:13 AM

Barbara: You're probably thinking of Gary Larson ;)

As far as the squid...I'm still on the fence. I'm not much of a fan of squishy things like this. (But I'm not a 'nuff! Meg can post fishes all day if she likes!)

leannrose
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 09:22 AM

He's like totally retro cool...looks like he'd go well with the line of sheets from Target!

reg

legotech
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 09:28 AM

I know what this reminds me of. Remember those little furry balls with feets, they had little antennas on their head and big eyes that flickered.

luvinmalssomuch
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 09:30 AM

Check out Debi's link, above--you see him turned right side out. It seems everything in the ocean finds him deelish, too, alas.

mrs fonebone
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 09:32 AM

GoranG, awesome animation!

And if you look at the link that Debi posted, you can totally tell that this guy is inside-out!!! (Actually more like outside-in.)

mm (2)
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 09:37 AM

Weepuls!! NO WAI

That's a flashback for sure... I had forgotten all about them, but we used to get them as prizes for... er, something or other ... in junior high. Probably for selling candy or reaching some reading goals or something.

And I didn't even notice the polka-dots on the lil dewd up there till everyone kept saying so... that's so awesome!

one of the erins
 |  Sep 18, 2007 at 09:46 AM

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