474 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 79 PART 3 MAY 2021
Arena what a name! will be uncharted waters. Legend has it the Kraken can
never be vanquished. Sure, all professional sports teams lose games but the
successful squads never allows their spirit to be extinguished.”
Just over a decade ago, Paul the Octopus, a resident of the aquarium in
Oberhausen, Germany, successfully predicted the results of various key
football (soccer) matches. His predictions were expressed through his
choice of which of two boxes of food, each marked with a different team
flag, to eat from first.
David J.P. Wells and Leslie R. Hildebrandt were appointed to the council
of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the
Province of British Columbia for terms ending October 31, 2023 and October
31, 2024, respectively.
Lawctopus describes itself as “India’s most popular and trusted website for
English is so much fun. Its use is governed by ironclad rules of usage like
“i” before “e” except when your foreign neighbour, Keith, receives eight
counterfeit beige sleighs from feisty caffeinated weightlifters. Weird.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote of The Kraken as follows:
Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
Other kinds of sea monsters also find their way into case law. The U.S. District
Court for the District of Hawaii invoked Scylla and Charybdis in
Ancheta v. Watada, 135 F. Supp. 2d 1114 (2001) in finding that the state had
established an unconstitutional method of regulating protected speech:
candidates for public office were placed “in the position of choosing