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Colossal Squid!
Tiki Chris
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: London
Posted: 2003-04-03 05:26 am   Permalink

WOOOOOOW!

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/science/04/03/colossal.squid.reut/index.html

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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3601
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-04-03 07:21 am   Permalink

Talk about some Calamari!

 
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manic cat
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Joined: Jun 21, 2002
Posts: 540
From: East Village, NYC
Posted: 2003-04-03 09:50 am   Permalink

gosh, I didn't know that there was a larger squaid than the giant squid. I wish that the article reported how long this baby was. It didn't quite look 50-60 ft in length from the photo. I hope one day they find one which is alive!
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Rain
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Joined: May 27, 2002
Posts: 431
From: Providence, RI
Posted: 2003-04-03 10:07 am   Permalink

i did a search for "mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni," the latin name for that big ol' squid, and i came up with a spanish site proclaiming
"CALAMARES GIGANTE!"

and i couldn't help but think of Don Francisco from Univision's "Sabado" Gigante,"

which then made me think of the ONE time I've been to the Mai Kai - Don Francisco was sitting with a large group of people two tables away.

we could start a new game - Six Degrees of Tiki!

ps - for more calamari goodness, search for "vampyroteuthis infernalis," the VAMPIRE SQUID. it's got cool little glowing blue eyes.


 
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Cultjam
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Joined: Apr 21, 2002
Posts: 367
From: Phoenix, Arizona
Posted: 2003-04-03 10:15 am   Permalink

Ok, so then those old paintings of giant squids fighting whales weren’t based on myths but were first hand accounts?

Oh my!

http://unmuseum.mus.pa.us/squid.htm


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KahunaMilu
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Joined: Aug 08, 2002
Posts: 114
Posted: 2003-04-04 04:53 am   Permalink

Hey, this reminds me. I have been wanting to carve one of the Cthulhu idols described in Lovecraft's THE CALL OF CTHULHU.

I have seen where artists have made these before, but they are always pretty "realist". I would like mine to be a bit more Tiki-stylized. Does anyone have any pictures of Polynesian carvings of birds and octopi or squid so that I can know how to do the wings and head?



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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2003-04-04 05:14 am   Permalink

The breakfast news show we have here in the UK were asking people to name it - the best was 'Squid Vicious'!

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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 1290
From: Bangkok
Posted: 2003-04-04 06:41 am   Permalink

Don't yer know that Cthulhu is into tiki, look its Cthulhu the beachcomber

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Tiki Chris
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1542
From: London
Posted: 2003-04-04 06:50 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-04-04 04:53, KahunaMilu wrote:

Does anyone have any pictures of Polynesian carvings of birds and octopi or squid so that I can know how to do the wings and head?




This might help:











 
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Rain
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From: Providence, RI
Posted: 2003-04-04 09:29 am   Permalink

even though they're not tiki, check out photos of more modern gargoyles - they can provide good wing references.

 
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KahunaMilu
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Posted: 2003-04-05 12:30 am   Permalink


Thanks, all.

That plush Cthulhu may actually be the biggest help yet. }:)



 
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Shipwreckjoey
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Joined: Nov 29, 2002
Posts: 1794
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-04-05 7:12 pm   Permalink

Dietrich Varez does some really amazing stuff. We have a Varez original block print called "ahi" hanging in our dining room. It's one of his first works done in 1979 when he was virtually unknown outside of the islands (maybe not even there). I would like to pick up more of his prints but they're probably out of my price range now...unless anybody out there in T.C.land is having a sale.

 
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