RIP Paul the Octopus

Dear Paul,

So sad to hear you’ve passed. I had high hopes of you retiring in sunny Barcelona. I was a late believer, but you brought a small bit of tentacular joy to the football frenzy. Who’s crazy idea was it anyways to put these flags in your tank? Thanks for the free drinks and the good times. May the people of Spain shed a tear as they bite into their calamari sandwiches.

Love Lurgs.

In honour of Paul, I’ll give away a Paul pin or magnet to 3 lucky winners if you’ll leave a 4 line “Ode to Paul” in the comments. I’ll pick the top 3 on Nov. 6th. You’ll get the choice of Paul on green, El Pulpo Paul (Spanish edition), or Deutsche Paul (not shown, but will be similar to the one on the right except with black, red and yellow bands). Cheers to Paul!

Here’s the Paul the Octopus song by Parry Gripp:

** Thanks to Mack and Beka for honouring Paul! You will both receive all 3 octopi in your choice of format! **

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5 Responses to “RIP Paul the Octopus”

  1. Mack says:

    Oh Octo boy, the squids, the squids are calling
    From reef to reef, and down the river side
    The summer’s gone, and all the leaves are flying
    ‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must cry.
    But come ye back when heart’s in the shallows
    Or when the net’s hushed and calm with snow
    ‘Tis I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow
    Oh Octo boy, oh Octo boy, I love you so.

    Goodbye, Paul The Octopus!

  2. Beka says:

    There once was an octopus named Paul
    And yes he knew it all
    He could pick the winner
    Every time he had dinner
    He’s gone – but now sushi for all?

    If you want a piece of Paul
    He can live inside you all
    Just grab a bite of sushi
    You’ll feel all warm and gushy
    Knowing he lives inside you all

  3. Beka says:

    Oops, it’s supposed to be 4 lines.

    If you want a piece of Paul
    He can live inside you all
    Just grab a bite of sushi
    You’ll feel all warm and gushy

    :)

  4. Lurgs & YY says:

    haha, that’s ok. The 2 stanzas were great!

  5. Beka says:

    Oh sweet!
    Magnets please :)
    I should have tweeted this contest…next time!

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