octokiss.jpg An aquarium director kisses an octopus goodbye before setting it free in the ocean to mate before dying. Larger version of photo here, along with the beautiful story behind it. (Image: Kitsap Sun / Thanks, Steve Silberman!)

31 Responses to “Octokiss”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The aquarium director died poisoned 13 minutes after the kiss…

    Just kidding, guys! =D

  2. Ugly Canuck says:

    A song for this octopus lover:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=213t3YeQosE

  3. Anonymous says:

    Damn, that made me cry!

  4. Nadreck says:

    Mmmm, Hentai!

  5. Felton says:

    Inter-species kiss of death.

  6. alllie says:

    Most people used to think that if a cat was released in the wild it would live. Then someone did a study and found that 98% of them died. Here’s hoping Bob is part of that 2%.

    • Brainspore says:

      Are they releasing the cats into the open ocean too? That might have something to do with it.

      • adam hellbound says:

        98% of all cats released into the ocean are eaten by giant Pacific octopodes.

      • Fred H says:

        “Well, while Fluffy hates water, he does love fish, and I can’t think of anyplace on this earth with more fish than the ocean. Good luck, girl!”

  7. elleomnom says:

    “I knew it was you, Paul.”

  8. benchscientist says:

    Nothing like the pure love of a boy for his octopus,
    Good luck Mr Bob!

  9. Anonymous says:

    If he’s going to kiss that octopus, every other octopus is going to want a kiss too, and he’ll be there all night kissing octopuses.

    And then he’ll be very popular in a certain segment of Japan’s film industry.

    -Darren MacLennan

  10. Teller says:

    “The tooth…the tooth.”
    Dr. Wellington Yueh

  11. Anonymous says:

    “An aquarium director kisses an octopus goodbye before setting it free in the ocean to mate before dying. Larger version of photo here, along with the beautiful story behind it.”

    Now the question is who would murder an octopus after mating with it? I think the photo answers that question.

  12. danegeld says:

    Freaking tarvuists!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I wub byou!

  14. Trotsky says:

    Filming begins on the new live action Squiddly Diddly movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Michael Caine.

  15. technogeek says:

    Right. Don’t try to tell me the octopus wasn’t thinking “It’s gonna eat me after all.”

  16. mbaren says:

    I assume he was sending it a psychic message.

  17. cjp says:

    Yeah, beautiful story – poor octopus has only months to live and is getting his first taste of freedom after years of putting up with this guy’s sexual harassment at work. Sheesh. This story is just depressing.

    • Anonymous says:

      According to the article, Mr. Bob is 3-4 years old and has spent “nearly a year” at the aquarium.

  18. IamInnocent says:

    Yup, if the guy who’d have kept me in a cellar for 50 years, under controled climate and with all the toys he’d judge that i need, if that guy kissed me goodbye when setting me free with only little to live…

  19. Tdawwg says:

    “Nice try, Inky! While those seven tentacles of yours push me away, I can feel that lone eighth tentacle ever beckoning me closer, closer, closer…. in fact, it’s tickling my balls even as I kiss you! Now let’s get this over with so you can go mate and die!”

  20. Coherent says:

    50,000 years from now our cephalopodic masters will find this picture in our ancient internets and think to themselves, “I guess they weren’t _all_ bad.”

  21. DeepNorth says:

    You’d kiss the octopus too if it had just predicted all the World Cup winners for your office pool.

  22. Permanent4 says:

    Starring Lukas Podolski as Michael, Paul the Octopus as Fredo, and Weena Mercator as The Hopping Woman.

  23. Silverer says:

    I hear these creatures are fairly intelligent, and although I’m sure the octopus appreciates this, now that it’s not truly a virgin, I wonder if it will ever find a willing mate, after all?

  24. Deidzoeb says:

    Re: the mollusk’s consent. Y’all probably don’t have much experience with octopuses. They’ll let you know in no uncertain terms if they don’t want to do something.

  25. bobledrew says:

    Why is it that when I see THAT picture I’m reminded of THIS picture? http://www.wonkette.com/politics/al%20gore%20tipper%20gore%20kiss.jpg

  26. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for posting this. It’s a heart warming story

  27. ninnyfriedcheez says:

    It makes me so happy to see a man capable of so much love and caring for an octopus. That’s sounds sarcastic, but I really mean it. We should all be like that. To all living creatures. (Except maybe bugs that bite. They’re on my doom list.)

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