KID SHIRT

Thursday, September 22, 2005

DON'T FORGET THE DIVER!

All you ever needed to know about Lloyd Bridges and "Sea Hunt".





"Sea Hunt" episode guide here.

The original pilot was a Giant Octopus story, but I'm particularly smitten by Season One, Episode Eight - "Sonar Queen": "Hired to test a new electronic fish-finder, Mike encounters a village where every fish in the vicinity has disappeared..." Whooooooeoooeoooo...spooky! Where all dem fish gone!?

There was also a "Sea Hunt" remake in the 80's featuring Ron "Tarzan/Doc Savage" Ely.



...and Ely also starred in the 60's TV show "The Aquanauts". Weird, huh?

OCTOPUSSY

Continuing the squid-related theme...

I went to a South American curio shop in Parkstone, Poole a couple weeks ago and bought an octopus finger-puppet girl-friend for my pal Andy:



Apparently, she was knitted by a Peruvian family in a village outside of Lima and the guy in the shop swore they'd been paid handsomely for their sterling efforts. I hope he wasn't shitting me; us puny, white, m/class liberals can get awful hissy when people fuck with us.

Haven't come up with a name for her yet. I think she's a very nice girl, and she's definitely been a calming influence on our Andy, but the downside is that the pair of them have been keeping me awake at night shagging under my pillow.