Random Thursday: Random Acts of Octopus (and a hamster)

Random Thursday (ˈrandəm ˈTHərzdā): the day on which Sarah plunks down all the odd bits and pieces she’s been sent by friends or has otherwise stumbled upon this week in an effort to avoid writing a real post, the assembly of which usually ends up taking twice as much time as sitting down and creating actual content.

Still waiting for that click.

But meanwhile . . .


Searching for an Honest Octopoda

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I give you the Walktopus.

Walktopus by Scott MusgroveEureka!

Scott Musgrove’s artwork is truly amazing.

Go look at his online portfolio.

Right now.

You’re welcome!


“Mom! Mom! Mom! Do the Voice!”

“What voice?”

“The hamster voice.”



“Hey, this new wheel is pretty cool . . .Oh, hey, Gerald, how’s it goin—no, we both need to run in the same direction, right okay, watch my foot, there we go . . Wait, no, slow down a minute, dude, we gotta match speed, or okay, that—no, wait, dude, no, wait—WAIT . . . AAAAUUUUGGGHHH! Stop, no, stop running, Gerald, it’s NOT HELPING! AAAAUUUUGGGHHHStop! FOR THE LOVE OF ALFALFA PELLETS, GERALD, STOOOOOOOOOOP!!! AAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH! Okay, whew, no, wait, stop—I have to—I’m gonna—not AGAIN!!! Gerald, STOOOOOOOOP,!!  I’m gonna hurl, dude. What is the MATTER WITH YOU?!  AAAUUUGHH! No, NO! No, seriously, I need a minute. Here, I’ll just—nope, not going near the food bowl . . . Oh, god, no . . . “

“You mean that one?”

“Yeah.  Now do Gerald.”



Our new Cephalopod Master
accepts your uncontrollable squees
as his rightful tribute.


Octopus UnChained

Jordan Anderson does amazing chainsaw wood carvings.

His artwork has won several awards.

Octopus Jordan Anderson

Show of tentacles:
who’s surprised?

(click the image to see a brief, righteously awesome Making of video)


Monty Octopus’s Walking Marginatus

I wonder what the top waterspeed velocity of an unladen veined octopus might be?


12 thoughts on “Random Thursday: Random Acts of Octopus (and a hamster)

  1. I adore octopuses. I could watch them forever. In fact, when my wife, son and I go to an aquarium, they usually have to pry me away from the octo-tank — even if it’s resident isn’t doing much of anything. In my worldview, an octo doing nothing is still a lot cooler than any other sea creature doing anything else.

  2. It would almost be worth having hamsters just to get that bowl/wheel. The entertainment value alone is astounding.
    Loved the thought narrative on the octopus video.

    • Hamsters can also do that with regular wire wheels, but not as long. 🙂

      The only thing that could have improved the octopus video would have been John Cleese himself!

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