Tentacles

Cephalopods! Today the Caustic Soda crew takes a look at octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and all their tentacular, ink-spewing, camouflaging glory!

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MOVIE REVIEWS

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
Toren: 5/10
Kevin: 7/10

IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA
Toren: 5/10

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST
Toren: 6/10
Kevin: 5/10
Joe: 6/10

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END
Toren: 7/10
Joe: 5/10

CALAMARI WRESTLER
Toren: 7/10

CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981)
Toren: 4/10
Kevin: 7/10
Joe: 6/10 (probably nostalgia, it’s been AGES)

CLASH OF THE TITANS (2010)
Kevin: 6/10

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  • banks!
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    What do you get when you cross my favourite creature – the shark – with your favourite creature – the octopus?

    Sharktopus!
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1619880/

    This definitely bares mention!

  • Angela
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    hey there,
    I noticed that in your movie review you missed Hell Boy as having Octopus type creatures in it. Love the shows and have gotten a few people into it.

  • Angela
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    hey there,
    I noticed that in your movie review you missed Hell Boy as having Octopus type creatures in it. Love the shows and have gotten a few people into it.

  • SheFightsLikeAGirl
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    Oh brilliant, so glad I wandered into this podcast. Dr Steve O’Shea AND Hokusai? I barely needed the tentacle porn after that!

  • Derek
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    Wonderful episode and the videos are great. Surprised you didn’t refer to the octopi that use coconut shells as shelter (even while moving around!): http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/12/091214-octopus-carries-coconuts-coconut-carrying.html

  • Derek
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    Wonderful episode and the videos are great. Surprised you didn’t refer to the octopi that use coconut shells as shelter (even while moving around!): http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/12/091214-octopus-carries-coconuts-coconut-carrying.html

  • curtis
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    Also missing is the infamous Lovecraftian musical ‘A Shoggoth on the Roof.’ The very first song is… ‘Tentacles!’

  • Jon Paynter
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    In answer to a question asked during the podcast, yes, cephalopod ink has been used as actual writing ink for thousands of years. Pop culture reference, in the John Irving book, Widow for a Year, the main character, who is an author, uses squid ink for his children’s books. I believe that the ink went rancid at one point in the book. Excellent book and an excellent movie, The Door in the Floor, was based on part of the book. Nothing to do with tentacles, though.

  • Jon Paynter
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    In answer to a question asked during the podcast, yes, cephalopod ink has been used as actual writing ink for thousands of years. Pop culture reference, in the John Irving book, Widow for a Year, the main character, who is an author, uses squid ink for his children’s books. I believe that the ink went rancid at one point in the book. Excellent book and an excellent movie, The Door in the Floor, was based on part of the book. Nothing to do with tentacles, though.

  • Christopher Rose
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    I dont know if you guys mentioned it in any of the follow up episodes (still making my way through them all), but there is a scene in a fantastic Korean film called Oldboy (8.4 on IMDB), the main character goes into a seafood bar and eats a live octopus… its gross! real Caustic Soda material. The wriggling tentacles cling to his face as he eats it:

    The ‘making of’ section of the DVD shoes the behind the scenes of that take. That poor actor (and octopus).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_OxuZzIxY

    Please check it out or watch the film, its really good.

    Great show!

    Christopher
    (in England)

  • Derek
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    What a friendly little fellow! An octopus walks up onto land to offer a crab she’ll to his new non-tentacled overlords:

    http://www.sciencealert.com/features/20141305-25506.html

  • Derek
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    What a friendly little fellow! An octopus walks up onto land to offer a crab she’ll to his new non-tentacled overlords:

    http://www.sciencealert.com/features/20141305-25506.html

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