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Cold? Damp? Shy? PolarSquid enfolds you in its lovin’ arms.
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I’ve tried hats, balaclavas, hoods, and Gordion scarf-layering techniques, but only PolarSquid provides completely adaptable, yet stylish protection against the elements.

PolarSquid is a fleece squid hat that you can configure to meet your personal head protection needs. Its eight floppy arms can be wrapped around your face and fastened to any point on the body of the hat, thanks to a cunning use of lightweight magnetic tape. In addition, two extra-long tentacles (analogous to those used for feeding by the eponymous cephalopod) can be wrapped around the throat like a scarf and jauntily tossed over the shoulders to trail down the wearer’s back.

Need to blow your nose? Simply unfasten the appropriate arm, and leave the rest of your face covered, as needed.

Available in a thinner waterproof material for warmer, wetter climes. Water siphon attachment available for athletic purposes upon request. For an air of mystery on social occasions, consider our black velvet model with gold trim.


This originally appeared March 5, 2003. It was deleted along with the [devnull] account.

brenna, Mar 12 2003

(?) PolarSquid illustrated http://www.people.h...rmer/PolarSquid.jpg
Too many arms due to boring meeting [brenna, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

comparative anatomy http://www.enchante.../labelanswers.shtml
[brenna, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

Architeuthis dux, AKA the "Giant Squid" and friends http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/squid.html
Squid-o-rama! [brenna, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

Kind of baked http://www.sciplus....03&CFTOKEN=79136252
Kind of, but not really, since this one doesn't look very functional. [AO, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       See if it is black, short and round, made of felt with a small brim.... would it be a bowler-squid?
Jinbish, Mar 12 2003

       i like your creativity
joshkouri, Mar 12 2003

       It's soooo cute! I want one!
futurebird, Mar 13 2003

       I would like to know more about Gordion scarflayering techniques. I am not sure I would want to wear a Gordion scarf unless I were Alexander.
bungston, Mar 13 2003

       Octopuses with hands, cool.   

       Illustration, anyone?
FloridaManatee, Mar 13 2003

       Already illustrated by me; see first link, [Florida].   

       [bungston], they wouldn't let me carry a sword to work. That's why I had to develop this alternative.
brenna, Mar 14 2003

       Practical..... (+)
LoneRifle, Mar 14 2003

       Very cool [brenna]. It looks a bit like some dagged medieval hoods. I'd wear one and it'd be great for kids.
madradish, Mar 18 2003

       marvelous. There's money in that. Great for the ugly/shy/acne-ridden too. Kind of like a new-age birka. Not that i'm suggesting anything about birka-wearers.
BrianMaiden, Apr 15 2003

       Also available in crab, octopus and lobster (see link).
AO, May 16 2003

       It reminds me of a rasta hat my friend had that had dred locks attached to it. The dreds were nastay... maybe they would have been better quality if created at the bubble road kill hair extension hut? ;)
bubblegrrl79, May 16 2003

       Hee, so cuuute !!!!
Japanese_Coffee, Jun 28 2003

       Dang, the illustration disappeared.
RayfordSteele, Jul 02 2003

       I wonder if she'll fix it? brenna? Oh and by the way, WTAGIPBAN.
krelnik, Jul 26 2003


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