iStockphoto.com’s Ravenous Fail Octopus of Death

“Menacing” is probably the word that best describes istockphoto.com’s choice of graphics to adorn its 503 “service unavailable” message. It’s an octopus…that much is clear…but it’s blue. And has a maw full of teeth and dripping blood – presumably from the poor creature it’s just decapitated.

“Menacing” is probably the word that best describes istockphoto.com’s choice of graphics to adorn its 503 “service unavailable” message. It’s an octopus…that much is clear…but it’s blue. And has a maw full of teeth and dripping blood – presumably from the poor creature it’s just decapitated. Is that Max in his wolf suit from “Where the Wild Things Are?” Or the Reddit Snoo he’s devouring? Also interesting: the “H*ck 503s” placard that the fail octopus waves in one arm which, in at least one case, led iStockphoto users to worry that the site had been hacked and defaced.

http://istockphoto.com/503.html

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