Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gah.

What caliber for octopodes?

(They're going to figure out how to build some sort of reverse scuba apparatus ANY DAY NOW, I just know it. And you think you need to worry about zombies!?)

13 comments:

Weer'd Beard said...

Actually they're so soft that something slow-moving might be better...so .380 ACP or .45 ACP might work better than faster bullets.

So you're all set, Breda! Just make sure to steam the corpse for yummy eating!

Mudruck said...

The best thing that Ive found for octopodes is...

wasabi and a slice of pickled ginger.

SayUncle said...

Zombie Octopus. Now that would be scary.

-SayUncle

Lance said...

What caliber?

8mm, natch.

Oh, you mean to shoot them with, not for them to shoot. My bad.

Jay G said...

Given that they're invertebrates, I wager you could get by with 12 gauge birdshot.

Mmmm. Octopus spray...

reflectoscope said...

If your previous post on the subject is anything to go by, I'd suggest a Mk. 50 torpedo.

Jim

Bob said...

I imagine weed-wackers would work fine on octopi. Mass quantities of calamari!

Weer'd Beard said...

Wow Bob, you just made me REALLY hungry!

William said...

The word pundit in me is so glad you said octopodes instead of the widely-used, yet incorrect octopi.

Eseell said...

Fact: Octopodes are vicious murderers.

wv: uncompse - zombies might be said to uncompse.

Tremaine said...

Reveres SCUBA?

Self Contained Out of water Breathing Apparatus? SCOBA??

Luckily they little buggers will probably be contained within operating distance of saltwater. This means they'll only be a real threat to coastal states like California and who needs that anyway.

Mikael said...

I'm going to be spending 6 weeks diving in thailand early next year, taking the PADI Divemaster+Rescue diver course... in those waters, they have blue-ringed octopuses(octopii?) Those are highly venomous... human lethal, and there is no antivenom.

They're not remotely my biggest worry though. I'm more worried about things like scorpion fish and trigger fish. The former because it's small, camoflaged and poisonous, could concievably get stung by accident, the other because it's large, bad tempered and have powerful jaws(they're not lethal-dangerous, but they'll take a bite out of your flesh... they eat normally corral).

I took a picture of a triggerfish from about 7-10 feet away before the instructor noticed and pulled me back last time, oops. Big one too, must've been four feet long two feet tall in the middle.

Triggerfish:
http://www.aftonvagen.se/triggerfish.jpg

Not my picture(I'd have to dig out the CD... never did get around to copying to computer).

Mikael said...

Found one more on the scale of the one I photo'd:
http://richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Nature/Underwater/Horrors/TitanTriggerfish0306.jpg