Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bagged and Tagged: The Armchair Squid

It's that time again, when all paper bag puppets arise and show their flat heads. Welcome to another edition of  Bagged and Tagged Day. Who shall I put in the bag this week?  I remind you, it's a Flipster badge of honor.

Another favorite blogger of mine is The Armchair Squid. Squid has a clever, insightful way of breaking down books, movies and television shows into the subtle layers that made them great. More than once, I thought to myself: "Wow. I never considered that - but Squidimus Maximus is spot on."

It doesn't hurt that he waxes retro, from time to time.

One of my favorite series of posts were about the original Star Trek; I'd forgotten how great it was to watch all those episodes as a kid and marvel at the (fictional) technology, endless expanse of space and weird civilizations and time-shifts. Hey, I wanted a tribble, but had to settle for a fuzzy slipper lookalike (that made me think the trouble with tribbles might be that they smell like feet).

Squid is also the host of the monthly bloghop, The Cephalopod Coffeehouse, and co-hosts Mock Squid Soup, along with MOCK! (of course).

My description doesn't do him justice. Follow the links and check out his blog!  You're welcome, America.

You've been bagged and tagged, Armchair Squid. 


  1. Good morning, dear Cherdo!

    I'm afraid I don't have much to contribute today. I have been a horror and science fiction enthusiast since the age of three and have seen every episode of shows like The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Way Out and Lost in Space. I also watched Sharknado (winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture) a few nights ago. For some some odd reason, however, I never took an interest in Star Trek. (Maybe Shady's brain needs examining). Mrs. Shady loves the series and has seen all the movies it spawned,

    I do want to applaud you for drawing another brilliant cartoon and for acknowledging Mr. Squid and his outstanding blog. Congratulations, Mr. Squid, for this well deserved recognition!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday, dear friend Cherdo!

  2. The part of your brain that should have been reserved for Star Trek was consumed by the music and memories (it needed twice the space that an average music lover would have needed!). And then, there's the puns... There's only so much a man can do.

    Thank you for the compliment! You know me, Jack of all trades, master of none. The blog posts give me an excuse to doodle.

    Live long and prosper, Shady.

  3. Growing up I was never a sci-fi fan, always mystery, until Star Trek! Then I became a big fan :). Great picture! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting :)

  4. Great cartoon! It's perfect for The Armchair Squid. He's a cool guy.


    1. I love his blog, especially whem he reviews television and movies!

  5. A wonderful subject to bag and tag. Well done, Flipster!

  6. I participate in a couple of his blog hops, but I never really watched Star Trek! I always try to find a way to comment anyway--I used up my story about the time my husband met William Shatner already (the conversation was going great until my husband did his William Shatner impersonation--apparently he doesn't like it when people do that!).

    1. Ah, to be a fly on the wall when that occurred... Funny!

  7. Aw... I'm quite touched.

    Sorry about the ink, Jim. Baking soda, then blot, don't wipe.

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo