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    Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

    A worthy cause if ever there was...

    http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

    And an interesting article about the tree octopus...

    http://blog.mysanantonio.com/educati...et-illiteracy/

    Just shows that not everything you read on the Innerwebs is true.
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    I'm pretty sure I saw one of them thar critters in the woods outside of Portland, once.

    Course, that was after I ate one of the local mushroom omelets...

    And that's how I learned a powerful life lesson: never accept an omelet from an Oregonian!

    Thanks,

    Bill

    (and afore any natives get riled up, my sainted grandmother was born in Portland in 1899!

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    Heavy laughter is not recommended for migraine headaches! A tree octopus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    Heavy laughter is not recommended for migraine headaches! A tree octopus?
    Well then, don't read about the plight of the Mountain Walrus. Heartbreaking, I tell ya.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    I am stunned to find out that there may be untruths on the internet. I have lost my faith in mankind.
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    That's a riot. If I had read that article cold I might have half believed it.
    But you can believe crabs large enough to attack and kill dogs. My daughter-in-law had one for dinner last week in Vanatu. She said it was delicious. They are for real. Their pincers can cut a broom handle in half. Their only diet is coconuts.
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    Now that's one serious crab!! When I was in Okinawa the crabs would periodically come ashore and inland then back out to sea. I think it was part of the breeding cycle. They weren't very big, maybe 3-4 inches, but there would be hundreds of them. Really a weird sight.

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    Reminds me of the jackalope.
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    Hey...don't laugh...it was so cold and foggy (for California) that we had a Yeti show up for dinner last week...my camera battery was dead??
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    Vaughn I am gonna use that on my son. He is very much part of the dumbed down society and believes i am part of a conspiracy to subvert his mind when i try to educate him to the better.

    Case in point. Broken hockey stick senario.

    Convinced loml to make him pay ( at last)
    Of course he needs ride to store.

    Enter store. must be 1000 hockey sticks. Probably all come from same tai chi factory.

    No more is wood acceptable heck these youngsters only accept stuff good enough for pros.

    Ok sticks range from $100 up to $260 or even more.

    I spot a stick on sale $56 right size for him too not many are 6ft 4 on their feet so with skates even higher.

    Noooooo wrong name and wrong price.

    So lots of to bleeding heart mom and for the first time he is getting nowhere.

    Retort is with lip on ground, leave it i will use my old short half broken stick.

    Cool i think lets go to the game. Nah now we played our hand and he lost he capitulates and settles for $56 stick again. Dad finds stick in bunch where sale price has not covered standard price and finds stick is previously $159. Show to dumbed down son and now he is

    The marketing is so powerful no common sense would work. So the fact that he can now boast and gloat that he has a new $159 stick even though its not the right name has made him happy.

    Of course when you bring out any evidence to support rational thought well you become the evil empire set on upsetting their life.

    Some times i wish i had never had kids or gone down that ilse.

    Interestingly enough when we arrived here a $15 wooden stick was fine.

    With this kind of thought process imagine what they believe off the internet. I bet we could get them to believe the earth is flat with the right kind of promotion and reality show.
    cheers

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