This past week found YT drifting through the Gulf visiting old haunts and older friends. And lo, who decides to crash the reunion but distant, estranged, yet still cooler than thou cousin Archie (given name Architeuthis dux, self aggrandizing nicknames Andre the Giant Squid, The Kraken).
Way South of his normal range (scene stealer to the very end), Archie surfaced off the Florida coast and is now being pickled and brined by the lovely children of science at UF. Later in the year YT will make the pilgrimage down yet again to pay her respects, once the preservation process is complete.
Oh, Archie. Is it not enough that sickeningly hip author China Mieville recently published a mystery novel about your exploits in London? Even in death you steal our spineless thunder.
Inverts, let us bow our heads in remembrance and hide all traces of our envy.