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Oct 25, 2008

I got a built-in gold lamé smile, Bebeh

Wow, check out this blorpular fellow, the piglet squid over at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in Los Angeles.

Holy combover!


Via BoingBoing and Zoologix Science Blogs. Sender Inner C.S.O, excellent bloated find.

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Whoa! Things like this always look like they're from another planet. I grew up by the Cabrillo Marine Museum, btw - neat place!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:21 PM

Why don't you come inside and have a nice spot o' tea.

;) Such a friendly looking PigSquid

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:23 PM

It looks like something only Jim Henson could have dreamed up.

Oh yeah....GO BUCKS!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:34 PM

OMG, it's Eddie Blobule's glam-diva sister!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:35 PM

That's a rasta-jelly, mon.

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:41 PM


 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:49 PM

You'll never convince me the Creator doesn't have a sense of humor.

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:54 PM

He's like the Bozo in King Triton's world.

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 04:59 PM

It's a gold leafed Bob the Tomato!!!

OMG how adorable this guy is...

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 05:07 PM

He looks like Gonzo!!!

Same face, funkier "hair".... and googly eyes!!!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 05:48 PM

The schnozz, people!!!!


 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 05:58 PM

I dont know that I have ever laughed just at a creature's appearance. But in a good way! He makes me happy!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:02 PM

Goodnight Mrs. Calabash --- wherever you are

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:07 PM

Now I guess we know where the artist's inspiration for Spongebob's neighbor, Squidward, came from!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:08 PM


one word s'all I gotta say . . . Platypus

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:20 PM

that NOSE blobule, is keeling mee!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:29 PM

if I poked him with a pin, would he go "pop"??

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:39 PM

No. Way.

This guy is teh awesome!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 06:48 PM

LOVE the smile :)

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 07:14 PM

I love the tentacles hair and
googly eyes.

And transparent!!!!Oo

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 07:57 PM

it looks like he's smiling!!!
so cute

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 08:19 PM

bonk! bonk! bonk! that nose! those eyes! the squiggly hair! the permasmile!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 08:21 PM

To funny.
I love the nose!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 08:32 PM

It seems that Mother Nature really does have a sense of humor!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 08:34 PM

This little guy reminds me of the cartoon dude from Captain Kangaroo show!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 09:09 PM

Oh! Nice... um.. hair!

 |  Oct 25, 2008 at 11:15 PM

Jerry Garcia, later in his life when he was trying to stay clean, said that scuba diving was by far a weirder psychedelic experience than anything chemically induced.

In a strange coincidence, this fellah is a big fan of the 77-78 tours, particularly the 5/77 show at Cornell (Barton Hall), the one with the 22-minute "Scarlet>Fire" second set opener.

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 12:56 AM

That SCHNOZZLE! It's so utterly beepable.

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 03:19 AM

I would so TOTALLY buy a squeezy toy that looked just like this li'l blorpy guy!

The incredible variety of forms in Nature is a miracle to behold...

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 04:21 AM

it's mr. bubble!

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 05:42 AM

Looks like Steve Chabot's combover. Anyone in Ohio knows what I'm talking about. It's worth googling.

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 05:42 AM

Hahahahahahah! That's just really comical.

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 06:04 AM

Surprisingly...I want to snorgle this blobby creature...

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 06:40 AM

And you may
see me tonight
with a gold lame smile,
it don't cost very much,
but it lasts a long while.
Won't you please tell the man
I didn't blorp anyone,
No, I'm just tryin'
to have me some fun.

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 07:37 AM

it's like a little kitty walked all over it with it's muddy little paws, aww

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 08:39 AM

hee! cool!

theo, i'm expecting some sort of RCF with this by the end of the week

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 09:00 AM

Peeglet sqeeed?

"Piglet Squid, Helicocranchia pfefferi: This funny looking squid is about the size of a small avocado and can be found most commonly in the deepwater (greater than 100 m or 320 ft) of virtually all oceans. Its habit of filling up with water and the funny location of its siphone with a wild-looking 'tuft' of eight arms and two tentacles had prompted scientists to name it the piglet squid. "

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 09:18 AM

also this comment from someone named milkshake LOL

""ammonium ions in its body fluid that help keep it bouyant"

Ammonia can surely make the the poor piglet stink like Windex-drinking hobo."

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 09:23 AM

He/she's dead.

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 09:33 AM

who? the windex drinking hobo?

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 09:38 AM

OMG! Is that nose for reals? Looks like Gonzo!

Paige's mommy
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 09:38 AM

Well, I *tried* not to laugh, Paunchie...

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 10:07 AM

I could just see this guy floating around bouncing off the walls of his tank... balloony goodness!

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 11:10 AM


Yep. Now I'm going to the ocean to spill wome Windex in his memory. RIP.

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Eddie McBorbelson's second cousin on his wife's side? Just a dear little critter.

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 02:43 PM

sooooooooooooo awsome.God Bless nature......

 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 08:05 PM

Ziggy the cartoon character with Ziggy Marley's dreadlocks?

Raemie L.
 |  Oct 26, 2008 at 11:23 PM

Do I see tiny suction cups on the tiny tentacles? CUTE!!!!

 |  Oct 27, 2008 at 05:01 AM

I swear this is a smiling balloon with hair and nose like a proboscis monkey.


 |  Oct 27, 2008 at 05:42 AM

OMG B-Serve, i knew he looked familiar!
i totally partied with this dude summer of '90 at RFK, when the Dead played Box of Rain in a thunderstorm. Awesome...

 |  Oct 27, 2008 at 12:31 PM

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