Watch out Paul the Psychic Octopus, Ahmadinejad does not like you! The President of Iran says the clever cephalopod is an agent of “western propaganda and superstition”. Ahmadinejad probably thinks that octopus should be eaten and not heard.
Personally, I’ve been waiting eagerly for a reason to write about Paul the Psychic Octopus. I think he’s cool! The eight-tentacle bearing soothsayer had a perfect score in picking World Cup winners. He even bested the Malaysian parrot who tried to upstage him.
Now that Paul has become part of an brewing international incident, I can finally say my peace on the psychic octopus. First, Ahmadinejad is probably just jealous that Paul picked World Cup winners better than he did. Nobody likes a smart aleck and the Iranian madman President worse of all.
Secondly, Ahmadinejad is further upset that Germany’s Paul the Psychic Octopus is more accurate than Iran’s soothsaying creature, Achmed the Doodlebug. I’ve been following the prognostications of both very carefully. While Paul the Psychic Octopus is 7-0, Achmed the Clairvoyant Doodlebug was only 2-5. Clearly, Germany is beating Iran in the psychic animal gap.
Of course, Ahmadinejad hatred of octopus of any variety is well known. According to my unnamed sources in the Cephalopod Intelligence Agency, the Iranian leader once had a bad experience after watching “Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under The Sea”. They report that he even has ‘accidents’ when watching “Plan 9 From Outer Space”. So it is not surprising that Ahmadinejad hates octopus, especially a gifted talented one like Paul the Psychic Octopus.