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October 26, 2010

We Shall Not See His Like Again...

Sometimes it's hard to find the right words:

Paul the Octopus, who correctly predicted the outcome of games during this year's World Cup soccer tournament, has died.

The eight-tentacled cephalopod oracle died of natural causes, the aquarium where he lived said Tuesday. He was 2 and a half.

"We are consoled by the knowledge that he enjoyed a good life here ..." said Stefan Porwoll, manager of the Oberhausen Sea Life Center in western Germany. "We had all naturally grown fond of him and he will be sorely missed."

paul.jpg

Posted by Cassandra at October 26, 2010 08:19 AM

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"We had all naturally grown fond of him...."

As opposed to artificially? Maybe they're just Smilin' Bob fans.
*snnnicker*
0>;~}

Posted by: DL Sly at October 26, 2010 09:05 AM

Will there be a burial at sea?

Posted by: Cricket at October 26, 2010 09:06 AM

As opposed to artificially?

No, it was natural. After all, love builds strong brains 12 ways, don't you know....

http://www.grimbeorn.blogspot.com/2010_10_24_archive.html#7390784686012324209

Eric Hines

Posted by: E Hines at October 26, 2010 10:10 AM

Is that a picture of him alive or dead?

Posted by: Texan99 at October 26, 2010 10:39 AM

Yes.

Posted by: htom at October 26, 2010 10:41 AM

T99:

I believe he was prognosticating in the photo, so I'm assuming he was still alive at that point :p

Posted by: Cassandra at October 26, 2010 10:54 AM

I believe he was prognosticating in the photo....

Very casually and boredly, too, by the look in his eye. Foretelling clearly is old hat for Paul.

Eric Hines

Posted by: E Hines at October 26, 2010 11:32 AM

One has to wonder.....
Did he *see* this day coming?

Posted by: Confuze Us at October 26, 2010 11:53 AM

We Shall Not See His Like Again...

Well, since he seemed to like soccer, you won't mind if I'm not exactly torn up about this. :-)

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at October 26, 2010 05:49 PM

No. I posted it in the full knowledge that you soccer haters would be out in force :p

Posted by: Cassandra at October 26, 2010 05:51 PM

First the castration of Knut, and now the death of Paul.

Criminy, this is getting pretty gloomy here. Next your probably going to tell us the Obama unicorn is dead.

What a Debbie Downer.

Posted by: Don Brouhaha at October 26, 2010 07:01 PM

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