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    A poem I think you should read (4)

    How to catch an octopus
    by Patrick Widdess

    Familiarise yourself with salt water.
    Bathe and brush your teeth with it.
    Use it as perfume.
    Drink a little at meal times.
    Keep an ice cold tank
    and submerge your hand for one hour daily.
    Do not clench your fist.
    Let your hand float free beneath the water.
    Over time your fingers will become blubbery
    flex the joints so they move with any current.
    When you can lift a dinner plate using only your flat
    palm
    find a rock or take a boat out
    and wait for your five-legged octopus to find a
    companion.
    Do not grab too soon or resist the draw of the ocean.
    Wait till you forget you are waiting
    and your hand swims deeper.

     

    From Adventure Comics #252 (September 1958). Art by Ramona Fradon., via thewastebasket
    From Adventure Comics #252 (September 1958). Art by Ramona Fradon.
    Via The Wastebasket
    UMI via nymag
    UMI by Adam Wallacavage, 2008
    Courtesy of Jonathan LeVine Gallery
    Via New York Magazine
    tub monster by jen corace
    tub monster by Jen Corace
    Dermond Peterson Octopus pillow, via dermondpeterson
    Octopus pillow from Dermond Peterson Design
    Artwork by Deth P. Sun, via tokyobunnie.blogspot
    Artwork by Deth P. Sun, via TokyoBunnie
    Octopus Garden by Mike Lowery, via argyleacademy
    Octopus Garden by Mike Lowery, via The Argyle Academy
    Octopus ring by Sebastian Buescher, via blog.makezine
    Octopus ring by Sebastian Bueschermakezine.com
    Veranda by Yuji Moriguchi, via www.ectomo
    Veranda by Yuji Moriguchi, via Ectoplasmosis!
    'r.n.i.' tables by chul an kwak, via designboom
    r.n.i. tables by Chul An Kwak, via Designboom
    Octopus (swimming), via Joseph Wu Origami's photostream
    Legend of the Octopus, Tellaro, Lerici - Liguria - Italy, via cienne45's photostream on flickr
    Legend of the Octopus, Tellaro, Lerici, Liguria, Italy, via cienne45's photostream on flickr
    Cherry Octopus Cupcake, via comfits' photostream
    Cherry Octopus Cupcake, via comfits' photostream on flickr
    Artwork by Jen Corace, via forme-foryou
    Artwork by Jen Corace, via for me, for you
    One Angry Octopus, via katie.hubicki's photostream
    Terracotta stirrup jar with octopus Helladic (Mycenaean) Late Helladic,  IIIC 1200-1100 BCE, via mharrsch
    Terracotta stirrup jar with octopus, Mycenaean, Late Helladic, 1200-1100 BCE
    At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    Via mharrsch's photostream via flickr
    Octopus, from Animani, 1980, by Mario Mariotti, via laura@popdesign's photostream
    Octopus, from Animani by Mario Mariotti, 1980
    Via Department of the Interior
    Centrophys via Celia Marais's Portfolio on Behance
    Centrophys from the Field Excursion series, via Celia Marais's portfolio on Behance
    Fuckin Octopus via ceeb's photostream
    Fuckin Octopus, via ceeb's photostream on flickr
    The dream of the fisherman's wife by Hokusai, ca. 1820
    The dream of the fisherman's wife by Hokusai, ca. 1820
    Octopus Pop wallpaper by go home urban wallpaper
    Octopus Pop wallpaper by gohome urban wallpaper
    Octopus' Garden via Todd Klassy's photostream on flickr
    Thieves, 2006 Assorted fabric, ribbon, lanyard, glitter, latex, foam , Alex da Corte
    Thieves by Alex da Corte, 2006
    Assorted fabric, ribbon, lanyard, glitter, latex, foam
    Octopus ring made from real octopus, via OctopusMe's shop on Etsy
    Octopus Ring made from real octopus, via OctopusMe's Etsy shoplink
    Baby Octopuses, 2006, ©Shintaro Miyake
    Baby Octopuses by Shintaro Miyake, 2006
    Via Tomio Koyama Gallery
    A bear and an octopus are friends, via arimoore's photostream
    a bear and an octopus are friends, via arimoore's photostream on flickr
    Octophant via redlabor
    Octophant, via Red Labor
    Octopus bottle stopper, via adriensegalfurniture.blogspot
    Octopus bottle stopper, via Adrien Segal
    Super Magician, 1947, via ariannaskye
    Super Magician, 1947, via Arianna Answers All
    Post-it Note Art 4-Octopus, via 	 The Adventures of Domokun's photostream
    Man and octopus netsuke, from the collection of the Asian Art Museum of SF, via Marshall Astor - Food Pornographer's photostream
    Man and octopus netsuke
    Collection of the Asian Art Museum of SF
    Via Marshall Astor - Food Pornographer's photostream on flickr
    inkgredient logo by Mathias Mackler, somethinkfun.blogspot
    Inkgredient logo by Mattias Mackler, via Somethink Fun
    Cindy the Octopus, 2009, via BeatUpCreations' photostream
    Cindy the Octopus, 2009, via BeatUpCreations' photostream on flickr
    dumbo-octopus
    Dumbo octopus
    Artwork by Jason Hackenwerth, via designboom
    Ballon artwork by Jason Hackenwerth, via designboom
    Tentacle arm, via laughingsquid
    Tentacle arm, via Laughing Squid
    Seawear® custom octopus ring
    Seawear® custom octopus ring, via Seawear
    Oxidized Convertible Octopus Choker Lariat via OctopusMe's Etsy shop
    Oxidized Convertible Octopus Choker Lariat made from real octopus, via OctopusMe's Etsy shop
    Japanese Octopus Playground Slide, Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan, via sanchome's photostream
    Japanese octopus playground slide, Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan, via sanchome's photostream on flickr
    akkorokamui, from Ainu folklore, via paranormalknowledge
    Akkorokamui, giant octopus in Ainu folklore
    Via Paranormalknowledge.com
    Nichole's chair, via designsponge
    Nichole's chair, via Design*Sponge
    Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s MoCCA Festival 2009 , via ectomo
    Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s MoCCA Festival 2009, via Ectoplasmosis!
    Glass Octopus, plantation design
    Glass octopus, via Plantation Design
    From the Abyss, 2009, by Tara McPherson, via taramcpherson
    From the Abyss by Tara McPherson, 2009
    Blue ringed octopus
    Blue ringed octopus
    Octopus Raven Panel Pipe By Mike Brown, via crystalcabingallery
    Octopus Raven Panel Pipe By Mike Brown, via Crystal Cabin Gallery
    octopus cloche via bespoke millinery
    Octopus cloche from Bespoke Millinery
    Dress by Jes Switaj, via jesswitaj.blogspot
    Dress by Jes Switaj
    happy octopuses via milky.way's photostream on flickr
    3 Comments

    Oh yeah, baby!

    Feather added these words on Mar 08 10 at 2:46 pm

    beautiful page, those tables are stunning

    dd added these words on Apr 03 10 at 3:45 am

    My familiarity with so many of these images does nothing to diminish my glee at finding so many of them gathered in one place. I believe my hand will be ready to dive in, soon.

    shyster added these words on Jul 03 10 at 11:01 am



    Digg!