Posts Tagged ‘paul the octopus’

RIP Paul the Octopus

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

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! **

Paul the Octopus at Nyood!

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Not only is Paul the World Cup predicting Octopus good at calling the winning team….but he can get you free shots!

Last night I had a delicious Summerlicious meal at Nyood at Queen & Dovercourt.  With the great summer weather, the front was wide open and it was a cool and spacious spot to lounge and enjoy dinner. I had the Lamb Fougasse Flatbread, Panko Crusted Striploin and the Hazelnut Chocolate Tart, which were all very tasty. I regret not taking picts of these as I was too busy savouring them in my mouth.

The service was both attentive and helpful. When we asked about the results for the Germany – Uruguay match, we also got into a discussion about Paul the Octopus whom one of our servers had not heard about and thought we were joking. He got us the final score and someone set him straight about the octopus, so we were rewarded with delicious shots of Chambord and pineapple juice. In return, we gave him a Paul button. Thanks Nyood!

So Cheers to Paul the Octopus! and Cheers to España for their win today!

~ Lurgs

For Spanish edition buttons, check out cunning&crafty! ¡Viva España!