View Full Version : Invasion of the Giant Squid

02-02-2010, 11:01 AM
More giant creatures organize in opposition to man-kind ... :ohno:

Giant squids! Sorry to startle you, but we're just so excited. You see, they're giant squids! And they're invading California beaches by the hundreds! And in a heavily attended press conference this morning, they announced plans to star in their own reality show!

OK, so maybe that last one hasn't happened (yet), but the rest of it is the honest-to-god truth. An article from the AP explains that the squids weigh up to 60 pounds each, but most tip the scales somewhere between 20 and 40 pounds. And, yes, they squirt ink when irritated.

Web searches on the giant squids (GIANT SQUIDS!) are already off the charts. One-day spikes on both "giant squids" and "giant squids in california" surged from near-zip into the thousands. Folks clearly want to see these gargantuan creatures for themselves.

Despite their intimidating heft and tendency to spew ink, the squids aren't scaring off local fishermen. As of today, around 400 of the giant squids have been nabbed by anglers. That number is likely to rise. An article from San Diego 6 explains that locals "started booking twilight fishing trips over the weekend to catch them."

02-02-2010, 11:51 AM
I, for one, welcome our giant squid overlords.

Myles Fynch
02-02-2010, 01:25 PM
I, for one, welcome our giant squid overlords.

I dunno about that. To me, they look like the aliens in Independence Day, and those guys could read your thoughts. They wanted us dead, too. The best place for a giant squid is either the bottom of the ocean or on a chain gang someplace picking up trash by the roadside.

02-02-2010, 01:36 PM
I love calamari.....come ashore squids!!!!! you have nothing to fear from me