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Continuing an ongoing exploration of both the amazing and goddamn aspects of the octopus, meet the horizontal eye. It’s too big but I would say it’s a vast improvement over the other ones. Beneath the octopus is a cheese sandwich. It’s the only base shape that allows me to build a creature without a mandrel going through the head. In retrospect I probably should have made a pretty tab bead instead of a sandwich. But I like the food thing.
So yesterday morning I heard for the first time (as far as I know) Matt Taibbi’s quote about Goldman Sachs being a “vampire squid on the face of humanity”. Maybe I did hear it earlier but wasn’t all tuned into the squid thing so I didn’t see it as a potential cephalopod making opportunity. But I do now. I can make faces and vampire squids. Normally, if you want to you want to vampirize something you can keep it its usual appearance as long as you throw a cape on it, but I know from watching “True Blood” that vampires don’t wear capes anymore. Since the cape thing no longer applies and squid mouths aren’t really visible, eye and skin color is all that distinguishes a vampire squid from a regular one. I guess it’s a good thing I’m making this when the public’s vampire interest is at it’s peak. Otherwise people might not get it. Another possible reason people might not get this: the quote is really old. Not much we can do about that. We’ll see how far we get with this one.
FYI: Vampire Squid photos. Vampire squids are real, but they’re not walking undead entities like on TV.
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