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October 21, 2008

LOOKS LIKE WE GOT OUT OF OREGON JUST IN TIME

...to escape the Squid Invasion.

Warrenton_squid2

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I escaped just in time, too.

It was 1982.

Fried Calamari WBAGNFARB, and dinner.

Any word on the French?

The eyes are the best part. I'll have to remember that.

"[They] make great crab bait, and some were even found alive, which makes for good eating."

Sure. Who could turn down a platter of live squid?

Might make for even more interesting pants-companion discussion than frozen shrimp, i.e., "is that a Humbolt squid in your pocket or are you just_________________?"

Come to think of it, nearly any sea-critter-containing pants makes for interesting conversation.

... channeling Mr. Blackwell?

Sorry, didn't mean to directly follow that!

Let's all toast with a snarky mimosa in his honor.

Got dynamite? Or maybe just some large M-80s? ..bruce..

“Eating something dead off the beach is never a healthy thing to do,”

Now you tell me.

it's a fine line between invasion and infestation.

*reads ddd's post*
*thinks 'blowfish'*
*goes for more coffee*

Now who's gonna tell the rich and famous that they look crap?

Life's a beach, and then you fry.

More marinara, por favor...

First to never look at seagulls the same again.

When the Seaside Aquarium crew first arrived at Fort Stevens, at the Wreck of the Peter Iredale, manager Keith Chandler and education specialist Tiffany Boothe their bodies were already well picked upon by seagulls.

I would think people being attacked by gulls is a bigger news story than the dead squid...

This story was more fun to read when I substituted Florida beaches for Oregon's, and winter tourists for squid.

Damn straight, Frodo!

“Eating something dead off the beach is never a healthy thing to do,” Chandler said.

Unless you're a seagull, apparently.

"If you found a dead possum on the road, would you eat it?"

Is he kidding? Apparently, he's never been to West Virginia. Don't they know about roadkill chili in Oregon?

Personally I'm guessing this kid had something to do with the squid invasion...

He has some strange ideas about Science Fairs too. Maybe Dave and Ridley should let him help out...

Just as long as nobody gets the bright idea to blow them up to get rid of them...

Thinks about Chris's comment....*blows out fuse to dynamite*

“It was the best thing to happen to the seagulls since McDonald’s."

Umpteen paragraphs about seagulls eating squid eyeballs. Cue lunchtime on the East Coast!

Squid Commander: "Awwright, the invasion has begun! Everyone move out! Forward March!"

Radio: "Sir! Sir! The enemy has air support! We're getting slaughtered out here!"

Squid Commander: "Keep at it boys! We can take this beach! Forward March! Left, left, left, left, left, right, right, right, right, right!"

*Snork* at Meanie - I would have said that - the phrase is similar to my catch phrase here at home - not in Oregon...

For judi. (WARNING on noise, aka bagpipe)
Do not try this at home. Do it where there are witnesses. :)

Here's lookin' at you, squid.

I'll have some fava beans and a nice chianti...

Oh, when the water cools down,
and chills your arms to blue.
And your beak gets so cold,
you wish you were a seafood stew.
Under the boardwalk, down by the sea,
In a blanket of seagulls is where I'll be.


Under the boardwalk, down by the quay.
Under the boardwalk, I'll be rotting away.
Under the boardwalk, seagulls having their fill.
Under the boardwalk, I'll be lying so still.
Under the boardwalk, boardwalk.

Squid is another name for a person in the navy. Could this story be related to the shoes washing up on shore?

A well I bless my soul
What's in this sand?
It's oozing like an overgrown pituitary gland
My friends say I'm jumpin' round like a nut
I'm in squids
They've all washed up
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah!

My feet are squishy and my toes are slimed
I can't seem to get this off of my mind
Who do you call when you have such muck?
It's these squids
They've all washed up
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah!

Please don't ask me what's on my legs
I'm a little grossed out by these jelly-like dregs
When I'm near those squiggly cephalopods
My heart clenches into one big wad!

It touched my toes what a chill I got
The tentacles coated with a touch of rot
I'm sad to say this is so abrupt
It's these squids
They've all washed up
Mm mm oh, oh, yeah, yeah!

My gut gets tied when I try to walk
My insides shake and I wanna squawk
Theres only one cure for this hideous sprawl
Thats to have the seagulls pluck their white eyeballs!

um, ewww. but snork @ fivver.

thicker than the gulls were the beach vendors shouting "cocktail sauce, tartar sauce."

Meanie, you are a genius. *general applause*

“Eating something dead off the beach is never a healthy thing to do,” Chandler said. “If you found a dead possum on the road, would you eat it?”

Soitanly! Eatin' offa da beach ain't healthy, but there ain't no roads on da beaches. nyuk nyuk

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