Global superstar Paul the Octopus, who has probably surpassed Sir Paul McCartney, the guy from the Bible, Paul Wall and Paula Abdul as the coolest creature named Paul in the universe, has been a picking fiend in this year’s World Cup soccer tournament. Unfortunately for him, every time he chooses correctly against a team he picks up a legion of haters who are hungry for a plate of his tentacles. For example, Psychic Paul was beloved by his home country Germany up until he picked them to lose to Spain. They did. Now they want to eat him.
Not an ordinarily superstitious people, Germans became believers in Paul’s possible psychic powers. The country was shocked and distraught when he picked Spain to win after tipping German wins over Argentina, England, Ghana and Australia.
German newspapers and websites were filled with suggestions of what to do with Paul — most involved cooking and eating him.
“Throw him in the frying pan,” wrote the Berliner Kurier newspaper in a popular sentiment echoed by Die Welt, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the Hamburger Abendblatt and other newspapers.
“Nothing beats grilled octopus,” said Dolores Lusch, a Germany fan who works on a Berlin fish stall. “Cut him up in thin slices and grill him on all sides with a dash of lemon juice, olive oil and garlic on it. Delicious!” -Yahoo!