Paul the German Psychic Octopus--whose uncanny predictions of World Cup games enlivened so many slow news days this summer--was found dead in his tank this morning. He was 2.5. Twitter honored his memory the only way they knew how: with calamari and ink jokes.


Paul the soccer-predicting Octopus, now appearing on a sushi menu near you -- http://is.gd/gk0AA (h/t @mpoindc)less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


Paul the Octopus died [puts on sunglasses] and you can write that in ink.  YYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!less than a minute ago via web


morning starting with a dead telepathic octopus. things have to get better, right?less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


RIP Paul the Octopus.  I'll never forget the time we spent together at the ESPYs. http://twitpic.com/310v5sless than a minute ago via Twitpic


Paul The Octopus's Wikipedia page is almost as long as Wayne Rooney'sless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


You know what Branch Rickey always said: You transfer the octopus a year too early, not a year too late.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


.@lizzieohreally the only thing to do with a dead octopus is play "tapas."less than a minute ago via txt


Paul the Octopus died.  A tragic loss right before our midterms, especially since his soccer picks were so much better than @fivethirtyeightless than a minute ago via web


The good news is, the Octopus had picked himself in the Death Pool.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck