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A high-heel loving gal and her trusty sidekick…
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Kill me now!


This news story is, quite possibly, my WORST NIGHTMARE. I fucking HATE sea creatures... Why do they need to go dragging them up from the depths of the ocean to examine and freak us out???


"If you're looking to while away the time at work tomorrow, then
allow me to point you in the direction of some entertainment that'll last you
over 36 hours of horrified gawping.
Navigate yourself to the Museum of
New Zealand Te
Papa website and watch the dissection of a 33-foot long Colossal Squid - and yes
that is its scientific name - the largest of its kind ever landed.
Enjoy
views from the thawing bath as the beast is defrosted after capture over a year
ago. Watch a close-up of the chopping at the slab itself, or simply enjoy the
whole spectacle from the comfort of the wide-angle all the way through until
they stitch the half-tonne whopper back together again and embalmed it for
display."

13 comments:

Laurie said...

This is exactly why god invented the swimming pool

Pia said...

That is your worst nightmare. I guess they'll be no convincing you to go snorkling in Hawaii with me now...

Laurie said...

I don't think that was EVER in her plans Rotch.

susna said...

amen, Lavs, amen.

Cara said...

trust me, you dont want kt to snorkle with you. she stops on the reef anytime she sees anything!

Meg said...

No idea you hated sea creatures. Lavs, what's that fear called?

Katie said...

oh my god, Pia - are you crazy?!! don't you know I completely started hyperventilating when my mask hit the water last time??? ;)

Pia said...

I know. Clearly that comment didn't come across sarcastically enough. My bad.

Laurie said...

closest I can find: Thalassophobia- Fear of the sea. BTW I've added a new feature to my blog: Phobia of the Week.

Pia said...

How about Ichthyophobia- Fear of fish?

Katie said...

either of the above would definitely apply... although I will go in the ocean (to cool off) so i don't know if it is 100% correct...

Laurie said...

just to update you, the giant squid has an eye that meas. 11" across! bigger than a dinner plate. Yikes!

Katie said...

ugh, nasty.