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Ceph for the Holidays...

ika-san

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As the holidays are rapidly upon us, I thought TONMO denizens might appreciate seeing what we substituted for an evergreen Christmas tree in our house in 2002 (see attachment).

Those who have read the Burning Man, Burning Squid thread will recognize Inky, last seen on top of a desert shelter dome (also seen in my avatar on the left).

This year, we'll remember to get the arms and tentacles from the garage...

- Ika-san

PS I am sure that the metalworking artists here could come up with a lovely ceph-oriented design for a menorah, though some interpretations of the kosher food laws could make this rather ironic...
 

WhiteKiboko

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Re: Ceph for the Holidays...

ika-san said:
PS I am sure that the metalworking artists here could come up with a lovely ceph-oriented design for a menorah, though some interpretations of the kosher food laws could make this rather ironic...

that raises an interesting question or two.... while they are molluscs, cephs cant be called shellfish....and while an octo is bottom dweeling an probably more prone to scavenge, squid are definitely more pelagic.... i wonder where cuttles would fit in.....
 

Clem

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Hello ika-san,

Welcome to TONMO. I've heard tell that you were the mastermind behind Inky's, so a hearty welcome to you and your fellow Blacklight Aquarists. Inky does look a bit shorn without his armature. In fact, wrapped in lights and huddled in a corner, he looks much the way I do on a typical New Year's Day.

ika-san said:
I am sure that the metalworking artists here could come up with a lovely ceph-oriented design for a menorah, though some interpretations of the kosher food laws could make this rather ironic...

Ah, yes, the cephalopod exclusion. Considering how easy it is to muck up the cooking of a squid, cuttle or octo, I think the kosher prohibition of cephs is as much a gesture of culinary frustration as anything else.

Couldn't you just attach nine of Inky's arms, fit them with candles amd call it a season?

Yours truly,

Clem
 

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this might be worthy of a whole different conversation, but would certain species of squid with scales pass the kosher requirments of having scales and fins?

:read: + :beer: = :?:
 

ika-san

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Holiday Inky 2003

I am sitting in the Salt Lake City airport, about to catch a connecting flight, but I couldn't resist posting these...

By popular demand, here are two pictures of the 2003 Christmas squid display, this time with more arms and some Japanese characters (ika, of course), to add to the festive theming.

Happy holidays to all!

- Ika-san

PS Yes, I and the other masterminds behind Architeuthis plagiae (I cannot claim sole credit :smile: ) are in Folsom, CA just outside Sacramento. Thanks for the welcome!
 

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And a great group photo in front of the tree:

www.blaqua.com

(and for those following on late).

Good stuff - you could start a trend :wink:

Emps
 
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Nice squid-tree thing. I would buy a squid Manorah, doesn't matter if it is kosher or not. We aren't going to eat it. Anyways most Jews don't keep kosher.
 

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