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As with a low sucking sound it slowly disappeared again, Starbuck still gazing at the agitated waters where it had sunk, with a wild voice exclaimed—“Almost rather I had seen Moby Dick and fought him, than to have seen thee, thou white ghost!”
      “What was it, Sir?” said Flask.
      “The great live squid, which, they say, few whale-ships ever beheld and returned to their ports to tell of it.”

Moby-Dick, 1851


3-17-09  No one reads this column
Guys, FURL sucks. It has sucked for years, and I'm sorry I've been using it. I have switched over to delicious; I would have done this much sooner, but they made it really difficult the last time I tried.

4-21-08  Archives
Uhmm, apparently archives haven't really been working since late 2006. THANX for the heads up guys! They are temporarily fixed, and will stay temporarily fixed until I migrate to new software/layout. I have said some hilarious things in the last 7 years, that future generations will feel lucky I preserved. Go check them out.

1-18-08  new iPhone icon
Woah, it's been 3 years since the last news update! Fuzzysquid now has a webclips icon for your iPhone! It'll automagically show up when you add FS to your home screen. Atom and RSS feeds have been available for a few years now, but I never made special mention of it.

1-14-05  LJ images
Since it seems to be popular, and it's been linked in a lot of different places besides here, I've decided to post the LJ Images page. At least in the news, at least for now. It's also getting some Google ads because you LiveJournal people are sucking up all my bandwidth (35% for that one page!)

4-02-04  FURL
Check out what I've been browsing: FURL.net bookmark archive. Not much commentary, relevance, or sequitur—but it's what's keeping this blog from turning into a meme dumpster.



  1. TONMO - The Octopus News Magazine Online. Invaluable.
  2. Angrywhale - Meet Leonard. He's an angry sort of whale.
  3. The Squid Blog - From the Laughing Squid people.


  4. Moxyberry - Where the cousin is at. Her bookmarks here.
  5. Cranky User - Brian's bookmarks. Updated, unlike his site.
  6. Rosenstock - Her other ride is your mom.
  7. Lauren - Wet Hot Singaporean Blogging.
  8. Universal Donor - Like the prime number shitting bear, but with terrible back pain.
  9. Olivia - Who receives special dispensation from our usual policies.
BLAG  read the archive

Monday, April 21, 2008
dannyboy 1:26 PM (0)



It's really interesting to see the reaction that non-meat eaters have towards PETA's X-prize, with many claiming that they would not eat in-vitro meat, and some going so far as to denounce it as regressive for animal welfare.

To me, this reeks of intellectual dishonesty, with a nice helping of sour grapes on the side. If you don't eat meat for ethical reasons, you can eat vat grown meat with a completely clear conscience. If you still have a problem with it, your reasons for being a vegetarian/vegan have absolutely nothing to do with ethics*. Sucks when science pulls the rug out from under your belief system, but I have as much sympathy for you as I do for the Catholic Church sending Galileo to house arrest for heliocentrism**.

I'm actually impressed by PETA's stance, as it is refreshingly shrewd, and I practice Realpolitik in most areas of my life, cuisine included. This is not to absolve them of their grievances against humanity and reason, of which there are legion. But they recognize that their mission to prevent cruelty to animals is NOT the same as the collective vegan/vegetarian agenda.

* "Meat is icky and I'm better than you so I get to tell you what to do."
** In all fairness the church did officially concede that the Earth is not stationary. In 1992.

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