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Flying Spaghetti Monster spotted off Angolan coast

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BFD.

We have those in the public pools here.

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Happy

Re: BFD.

"We have those in the public pools here."

I think you call them 'churches'...

Also - Yarr!

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They think they know what it is...

...but can they really be sure? What if they are wrong? I for one welcome His Noodly Goodness.

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Re: They think they know what it is...

And have they tried cooking and eating it? Possibly highly nutritious.

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Happy

at first I laughed until

I watched the video and then I thought "What a lot we still do not know"

But there again it is reasonably early on Friday and not enough caffeine yet :-)

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Anonymous Coward

Re: at first I laughed until

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

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Coat

Of all the deities that would prove to actually be real ...

... it would HAVE to be the bloody atheists deity, wouldn't it!

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Now that it has been recognised - it will grow to an enormous size and power.

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Re: Atheists deity

'Aetheists deity' is a bit of a contradiction. Aetheists don't believe in His Noodly Goodness unless the see a photo...

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Anonymous Coward

"[...] it will grow to an enormous size and power."

Disappointed that the reference was not more appreciated. You'll get roasted in a brass tortoise for that.

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Facepalm

For years they were serving him incorrectly

Cold water, NOT hot water!

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Re: For years they were serving him incorrectly

AND they should put salt in it ... NOT olive oil.

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Joke

Re: For years they were serving him incorrectly

Heretic. Burn the Heretic.

Oh and Splitters!

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Trollface

Re: For years they were serving him incorrectly

Oh give it a br...

ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD

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Anonymous Coward

That's just plain silly everyone knows spaghetti grows on trees.

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Heretics!

That's not the Flying Spaghetti Monster, it's his aquatic cousin, the Swimming Spaghetti Monster.

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Re: Heretics!

Is that the one who rules the depths of the underworld? Where the sole's go?

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Joke

Re: Heretics!

Is that the one who rules the depths of the underworld? Where the sole's go?

My soles go on my feet :D

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Re: Heretics!

no no, wrong god. Nike takes care of the sole's in the underworld. He recently bought out Reebok in a tense and universe spanning stealth leverage move. you can read about it in the hallowed tombe "Goldmann Sachs and the management consultants letter to the apostles"

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Re: Heretics!

Swimming? Surely floating,so we can keep the FSM abbreviation?

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Re: Heretics!

I noticed his noodly-appendageness had some bodyguards along (a few eels - not sure who his enemies are at that depth though)

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Re: Heretics!

oops...i should have checked first...Nike is of course female. no offence your worthyness-ess

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Re: Heretics!

Where the sole's go?

Filleted and then sautéed gently in butter.

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It depends..

Have they checked for ruins of the Eldritch variety in the vicinity? Could be a baby Shoggoth..

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Re: It depends..

Is it saying "Tekeli-li" in a cute high-pitched baby shoggoth voice?

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Devil

blaspemy!

As noted, this is not his holy noodlyness, for a start, everyone knows he exists only in holy Marinara sauce.

There is also a distinct lack of meatballs.

Worshippers of a false god should be subjected to death by the holy knife and fork.

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Happy

Re: blaspemy!

Maybe he's hiding his meatballs. I mean, I tend to do the same. The public tend to frown on such public exposure and the police tend to take a dim view too - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/naked-man-tasered-after-running-6233271

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Coat

Re: They call it an ROV.

So who's the midgit [sic]?

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Angel

Re: They call it an ROV.

"What the world needs now is rov, sweet rov..."

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> Jones’s colleague Philip Pugh then nailed the creature as probably Bathyphysa conifera.

Barney McGrew concurred, citing an article in Nature by Cuthbert, Dibble and Grubb.

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Happy

"Jones’s colleague Philip Pugh then nailed the creature..."

Blasphemy!

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Re: "Jones’s colleague Philip Pugh then nailed the creature..."

Hugh Jones? nice one :)

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And, of course, when Bathyphysa goes to sleep.

All his friends go to sleep too.

The mice were ornaments on the mouse organ.

Gabriel and Madeleine were just dolls.

And Professor Yaffle was a carved, wooden bookend in the shape of a woodpecker.

Even Bathyphysa himself, once he was asleep, was just an old, saggy fish dish,

Baggy, and a bit loose at the seams,

But the Japanese loved him.

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Re: "Jones’s colleague Philip Pugh then nailed the creature..."

Huge what now?

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Unhappy

First and last picture

of his noodliness?

This was BP, so expect 20,000 tonnes of crude to be tipped over the area soon :-(

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Re: 20,000 tonnes of crude

It's OK. They can just siphonophore it off.

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Re: First and last picture

The somewhat fawning line "through the generous help of offshore oil and gas companies" does stick in the throat somewhat. As if these companies are doing for anything other than PR and the hope that they might spot a good drilling location.

Yes I know we all require oil to run modern day society, but there really should be some habitats that are off limits. Unfortunately thats not the case whether its deep sea drilling in the artic or in the forests of nigeria.

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Fawning...

The somewhat fawning line "through the generous help of offshore oil and gas companies" does stick in the throat somewhat.

Yeah it's a bit sickly, but at the same time BP etc don't have to let these guys use their ROVs. So in that context, they are being generous, and chaps benefiting from this generosity are politely acknowledging this.

I think to call it "fawning" is unfair. They aren't saying BP are on wondrous and magnificent endeavours for the good of all mankind, just thanks for letting us play with your toys.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Fawning...

I worked for one of the big oil companies in the 90s - it was the first company I worked at that had recycling bins by every desk, a company policy of not using lifts if only going 1 or 2 floors, using public transport whenever possible, etc.

When your business is nasty, dirty stuff, it makes sense to try and be as green and positive in everything else you can do.

So, yes, oil companies do care, even if it's only because they have to (and, internally, they don't have to go to as much trouble as they do).

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Joke

Cue a load of John Hurt impersonations

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Cue a load of John Hurt impersonations

"Oh no... Not again!" - Spaceballs

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Coat

It looks like a real life tentacle monster.

Thankfully it looks far to small to pose any real kind of threat to a Japanese girl's school.

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Trollface

Re: It looks like a real life tentacle monster.

I can understand every single word in that sentence perfectly, except the "Thankfully" part. What is wrong with you?!?

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Boffin

Upside down?

Probably just me, but this looks very much like a sea anemone which has become detached and is slowly floating down to the ocean bed upside-down.

Earlier footage where the ROV bounces off the undersea installation it was inspecting?

Voices off saying "that's better - last few trips it felt like we were towing something"?

Thankfully His Noodly Goodness does not require literal belief.

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I think I lost my belief in intelligent design unless it's a Monday morning design of course.

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Unhappy

Monday morning design

Whoever designed Monday mornings wasn't intelligent...

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Joke

Re: Monday morning design

Fair enough, I would say. On the other hand I can never quite get the hang of Thursdays

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Headmaster

Amazing Discovery

So spaghetti does exist in nature! And attached to a giant meatball too!

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