In Japan — The Evil One advertises

O maia ina mua0, muah ooooo muaooooo, Chuhu!
[There is one that is seeking and judging, and that’s The Evil One. —Samoan saying ]

takoyaki
Top photo via jeffkole‘s flickr (creative-commons notice) | Bottom photo via MrsTsk

Read the Rest-of-the-Story about these OCTOPUS BALLS…

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  1. In case you were wondering, those signs are for Tako-yaki takoyaki  in japanese kana and kanji, literally meaning “fried octopus” or “grilled octopus”, is a ball-shaped dumpling made of a piece of batter and cooked in a special takoyaki pan. The batter is typically filled with diced or whole baby octopus, pickled ginger, spring onions, and crispy tempura scraps (tenkasu). Tako-yaki is usually brushed with the slightly sweet brown tokayaki sauce and mayonnaise, and topped with with aaonri (green laver, or green seaweed) and katsuobushi (bonito flakes).

    OCTOPUS BALLS! (aka Takoyaki )
    takoyaki
    This a a close-up of a Takoyaki snack make in the Dotonbori entertainment district of Osaka Japan. Photo thanks the flickr photostream of wallyg. creative-commons notice

    takoyaki osaka dotonbori japan octopus balls
    Photo via wallyg’s flickr: Japan, Osaka – Namba: Dotonbori district —- Takoyaki | creative-commons notice

  2. den4 wrote:
    taro-chan

    Just a language note:
    The word Takochan comes from tako meaning in Japanese “octopus” and chan meaning “darling”—in other words, ‘Little Miss Octopus’ or ”Darling Cthulhuesque Cephalopod.’

  3. Tako-chan

    It turns out that “Tako-chan” is a Dumbo octopuses
    octopoids
    …Dumbo octopuses (Grimpoteuthis) have ear-like fins that resemble the ears of Disney’s flying elephant Dumbo. These octopuses live at depths of 3,000 to 4,000 metres below sea level and hover just above the seafloor, hunting for food. Although little is known about them, researchers believe there are at least 18 different species of dumbos—the largest ever recorded was 1.8 metres in length and weighed 6 kilos.

  4. OBEY!

    dumbo-octopus
    Embiggen.

    Dumbo Octopus (Grimpoteuthis) for world overlord!
    Can’t do any worse than our current world leaders!
    :D

  5. Squid becomes a Tako and flies through the air

    tako or kite

    In Japanese “Tako” can mean either a kite or an octopus, depending on the word play usage….. :)

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