They are truly delightful creatures, and highly intelligent. Now, this is not a culinary/ethical question, but one of music/character/integrity. I think Ringo’s ode to our Octopus chums is a thing of pure joy and delight, for children and adults alike. Innocent, fun, great tune, harmonies… it ‘s really is a lovely song, and I’ve just saved Ringo from certain death by piano.
I think this song is a perfect litmus test as to whether:
a) You’re a very nice person. You like this song.
b) You’re a shifty bugger. When you visit a zoo, the sky mysteriously and ominously darkens as all the animals freak out and try and hide in their cages/enclosures. You do not like this song.
You are either a) or b). Option c) is for borderline sociopaths and not included in this test.