30 November, 2006

Link to me or the puppy baby squid gets it

People are getting much more imaginative when coercing people to link to them. First we get Acephalous garnering plugs by the bucketloads in the name of science (I’m just hoping that he’s done a control experiment he hasn’t told anybody about), now Transient Reporter is not only begging for comments but getting other suckers to do it too.

Clearly, I need to up my game. I was going to get attention by threatening this sweet little fellow with an ugly demise:


But everyone knows that for the big boys, chordates are so last phylum. So I went down to the waterfront* this morning and took another hostage:


I’m not asking for much in return for letting the little guy to swim free, am I?

Mmmm… kraken crackling….

*look, I know the Solent is thoroughly scoured of all interesting animal life, but bear with me, hey?

4 comments:

postblogger said...

Has it worked yet? I think grovelling and scraping to somebody A-list is a good idea. If you remind me, I'll try to seamlessly stick in a link on Pharyngula's Friday Cephalopod - might work...

CJR said...

Well, my only chance was if the utter shamelessness amused him - but I seem to have ticked him off with my last post instead (not intentionally, but it's amazing what a few misplaced ironic quote marks can do).

What's more amazing is what I find amusing between a bad night's sleep and my morning coffee...

Wildtype said...

PZ does seem a little miffed. But then, who wants to be squashed at the bottom of a pyramid? (other than a Pharoah, I mean).

Transient Reporter

Mel said...

Aw, squid. But I already linked to you a few months ago.