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Friday, March 17, 2006

Squid Alert!




I am intrigued by people like Clyde Roper, the guy who's been tracking the elusive giant squid for most of his adult life. I became aware of Mr. Roper and his passion while watching Errol Morris interview him on "First Person". Eyes as large as dinner plates. Wow.
From a review of the "First Person" dvd set which came out this year:
Errol Morris talks to giant squid hunter Clyde Roper, a real-life Steve Zissou, who wonders what it would be like to match eyeballs with the largest eyeball existing in nature. "An obsession interfering with your health might cost you your life," says Morris of Roper's heart problems. "Let's not blame the giant squid," Roper replies.
This is a really cool Canadian stamp, commemorating the Kraken, or giant squid.

3 Comments:

Blogger Peri said...

Hey! I work for Canada Post! That's one of ours! Very cool.

I hang out at Dave Barry's blog a lot. He's really into squids. You should send this to him - I'll bet he'd post it.

9:55 AM  
Blogger MisterKlean said...

i just sent you an errol morris link moments before I checked this out....

great squid ink alike.

12:04 PM  
Blogger FancyPants said...

Hey Peri~

What a coincidence! I think it's a really cool-looking stamp. Thanks for the Dave Berry tip-I just might do it.

F.

10:28 AM  

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