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Friday, August 1, 2008

This Doesn’t Fit into Our Calendar Anywhere…

posted by on August 1 at 12:16 PM

… but I feel like everyone should know about it.

Via the Northwest Film Forum mail list:

We are pleased to announce that the 6th annual Cephalopod Appreciation Society meeting will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, August 10th at our favorite location—the Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave - off Pine St. on Capitol Hill - Seattle, WA).

We’ll kick everything off at 12:30 pm with some cephalopod-inspired music, art, poetry, impassioned speeches & Other, and end with a cephalopod film (TBA).

The Specifics:
Sunday, Aug. 10th
12:30 - 2:30 pm
@ Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave / Seattle, WA
All ages!
$5 suggested donation
Free stickers!
More info:

Here’s what you can do:
* First - save the date & come celebrate!

* Second - spread the word to your friends and favorite cephalopods. (Reminder: Cephalopods include the octopus, squid, chambered nautilus, and cuttlefish. All molluscs are welcome, but we’ll only be celebrating cephalopods on this day.)

* Last but not least — if you have (or will have) a CEPHALOPOD-INSPIRED SOMETHING to present or perform at the meeting, please let me know so I can schedule you in! We’re open to all media (music, dance, lecture, fashion, multi-media, art, poetry, puppets, interactive, super-8, slide-show, Other), and although it’s a fairly lo-fi affair we’ll do our best to accommodate your technological needs.

And if you know of someone who might be interested, please pass this on.

Hope to see you there!

This seems like the right time to mention that if plain old Moleskine notebooks have become too dull for you, you can purchase all kinds of etched modifications from Modofly. Those by Dan Hillier tend to involve human-cephalopod hybrids:


(Thanks, Caroline.)

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I love this town.

Posted by kid icarus | August 1, 2008 12:20 PM

Cuttlefish are frickin' amazing. I highly recommend Youtubing them sometime soon. Their camouflage puts chameleons to shame. Just incredible.

Posted by Colin | August 1, 2008 12:22 PM

I would never have known thank you. I am the cephalopods fan.

Posted by the Uke | August 1, 2008 12:28 PM

Are there other people in the world like me? Cephalopod lovers? Really? Until today, I've always felt alone!

Cuttlefish can change color to express emotion. Squid can manipulate their colors to hypnotize their prey. Octopuses are the only invertebrate I've heard of who can infer information.

I can't begin to describe how excited this makes me.

Posted by six shooter | August 1, 2008 12:41 PM

I bet that dude on the notebook can shoplift like crazy!

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 1, 2008 12:42 PM
Posted by chops | August 1, 2008 12:48 PM

Count me in!

Posted by Cthulhu | August 1, 2008 1:04 PM

you're grounded, dreamer.

Posted by yog sothoth | August 1, 2008 1:18 PM

Maybe this will help you appreciate cephalopods (possibly NSFW).

Posted by Steagle | August 1, 2008 1:51 PM

Has anyone in here ever been to one of these events? What was it like?

Posted by meggers | August 1, 2008 3:23 PM

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