May 10, 2012

Apologetic bloghead

I apologize that real life has been interfering with posting to this blog recently, but I am never too busy to read and steal from direct your attention again to Archie McPhee's Geyser of Awesome where you should really go and read their post on this amazing photo of a sarcastic fringehead.

If you check out the comments on our previous post about this fish, one commentor says that the strange name is explained by the fact that "sarcastic" is derived from a word that means "the tearing of flesh." I don't know if that is true, but as a story it is definitely what we call in the news business "too good to fact-check," so I'm going to leave it at that.

-Wombat (No Relation)


Roberto said...

Yes, that's correct:

I've seen this fish in action on BBC Life and it's amazing.

Anonymous said...

How 'bout that blue tongue? YECHHH.

Adorably Dead said...

That is so awesome! It reminds me of the alien from Predator.

wombat said...

Sometimes I wish we'd find life on other planets because I want to see alien animals. But damn, it's easy to forget how many alien animals live right on this one.

Anonymous said...

I haven't yet found an alien appendage or behavior in science fiction that isn't already happening somewhere on earth - usually with invertebrates in the ocean.