Thursday, 26 February 2015

octopus’s garden

When I first saw this feature as the frontispiece of a rather venerable and unfailing website, I had a moment of misgivings—wondering if they had surrendered to those catch-penny walls of copy-pasta when one strays too near the lower bounds of a webpage.

You’ve seen, no doubt, those unpalatable grasping advertisement, covert, as 11 Things You Didn’t Know about the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV or Neglecting these 24 Things will definitely result in a Ghost Dog Peeing on Your Bed, but those fears were unfounded as this gallery of unearthly plants with a message to help keep such gardens growing was certainly up to snuff and worth a look. Sorry for the unwarranted criticism.  Catchpenny is such a better term than clickbait but I don’t know if there’s a better expression for copy-pasta, which for me connotes the writhing feelers of the cult of the Flying Spaghetti Monster—a fabulous argument to invoke—because...FSM—that I think can be wholly attributed to this same exceptional site.