The Tentacular Undead…

Please note: This is an earlier draft, more a bunch of ideas and notes than an actual argument). … Or why are there no zombie octopuses in political cartoons? [Author note: this is only a first pass, lots of vague arguments, and logical fallacies. And far to many “it could be argued, it has been […]

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Erkenne die Gefahr!

“Erkenne die Gefahr! Wähle Österreichische Volkspartei, Wien 1949” (Recognize the danger! Choose Austrian People’s Party, Vienna 1949) The Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the dangers of Communism (1949) With a view to the parliamentary elections due to be held on 9 October 1949 in Austria, the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) warns the country’s voters against […]

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Freiheit Der Meere

Another vampiric octopus. Poster circa 1917. “Freiheit Der Meere” (Freedom of the Seas), Subtitled: England Der Blutsauger Derwelt (England, The Bloodsucker of the World) (Morrow, 2005) Image Source: Hoover Institute Political Poster Database (accessed 2nd Oct 2010) Morrow, J.H., “The Great War: An Imperial History”, Routledge, 2005 p.176

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The Seattle star. (Seattle, Wash.) 1899-1947, November 06, 1905, Night Edition Arm Labels:  Electric Power, Suburban Freight Trains, Electric Light, Politics, Real Estate, Street Car Lines, Wood Yards, Renton Coal Mines Octopus: Puget Sound National Bank A CALL TO ARMS Like a Mighty Octopus, Sucking Life-Blood From the City Are the people of Seattle under the […]

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Courtesy of a dismissive article1 on a protest outside the Ritz-Carlton hotel on March 9th 20102: The Return of the Vampiric Octopus Squid. Giant red vampire squid used to depict the “blood-sucking aspect of trying to make profit … out of people getting sick”1 And then there was the guy dressed up as what looked […]

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Vampire Octopus Returns

Brief post. Another (contemporary) reference to blood sucking octopuses (or in this case the inverse of “multitentacled vampire“): Political parties appeared and disappeared like the thick grounds at the bottom of Turkish coffee cups. Gipsies read fortunes and played addictive violin music that made one lascivious and light-headed. All this frivolity rested like a multitentacled […]

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“The Octopus Which Feeds On War And Emergency” flyer printed 19521 by the Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon. It relates to the US “police action” in the Korean War. Argues that the Truman administration  had grown “monstrous” feeding on emergencies that the administration was creating, whilst its bureaucratic tentacles threatened the liberty of its citizens. The administration in power has grown to […]

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