Saturday, July 08, 2006

The night they drove ole Dixie down!

Saturday, Sarah's sis, Karen, and her charming daughter Harley, have moved back to good ole Newfoundland. I haven't bumped into em yet, but when i do, i'll put in a good word for my homeboy Mitch! Now, more importantly... Have you heard of the Bloop? Ok, the story goes thusly, In 1997, a system set up by the US during the cold war picked up a deep sea sound described only as "bloop". Many confirm that the sound could only be coming from a biological creature, but it would have to be even bigger than a Blue Whale! A giant Squid has been ruled out, as has an octopus or machinery. Two listening posts 3000 kilometers apart both registered the sound. The scary part is this, the sound emanated from roughly 50 S longitude; 100 W lattitude. Now read the following passage from H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Cthulhu":

"Then, driven ahead by curiosity in their captured yacht under Johansen's command, the men sight a great stone pillar sticking out of the sea, and in S. Latitude 47°9', W. Longitude l23°43', come upon a coastline of mingled mud, ooze, and weedy Cyclopean masonry which can be nothing less than the tangible substance of earth's supreme terror - the nightmare corpse-city of R'lyeh, that was built in measureless aeons behind history by the vast, loathsome shapes that seeped down from the dark stars."

This is it my friends, the stars may soon be right! The
tenth planet could very well be Yoggoth! The Black Hole at the center of our galaxy, the vile void of Azathoth, is in fact spinning faster and faster, and growing. Our doom is assured. Weep, O son of man, for the end of our time is near, the great old ones will ascend, we will weep and wail, scream and howl until our throats are raw and soaked in blood, and then as the great eyes watch, we will tear the flesh from our own bodies. Make peace with your chosen god, for in the end we will all face Cthulhu!

I don't know about you, but i'm fucking terrified!

Need more proof?
check this out!

Want to hear the bloop for yourself? (warning: May cause madness!)

Our end is at hand, the stars are right!

In other news, Caught Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest at a midnight showing. I could give you a detailed review, but i'm not going to, i don't want to spoil anything. suffice it to say, it's a damn fun ride of a flick. Every bit the equal of the original, with a jaw dropping final act and at least two "holey shit!" moments (one of which comes immediately before the end credits). If you do check it out, stay after the end credits for a neat little extra.

Also watched Sky Blue something like three times during the week - amazing flick!

S'it for now.

The rundown:

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest/ Sky Blue / Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

Listening to:
Sheavy - Blue Sky Mind / Sheavy - Republic? / Sheavy - The Electric Sleep/ Wolfmother / The Ramones - The Ramones / The Tragically hip - In Between Evolution

Reading: Legends - various authors

Playing: Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel (PS2) / Street Fighter Alpha Anthology (PS2) / Resident Evil 4 (ps2)

Eating: Rice Krispie Squares

Wishing: Humanity wasn't doomed to a fate worse than death at the hands of the great old ones.

Why is the rum always gone!

"Where there's smoke... There's a world consumed in the fires of our own insane creation."


Dunnyman's Castle said...

I love shit like that, mysterious sounds, un-identifiable things, there truly is more in this world than we know...

SteveTP said...

"There are worlds within worlds little man..."

Ain't that the truth!

Mitch said...

Thanks for lookin' out for me, bud. ;)

kevin said...

how wonderfully strange...

SteveTP said...

Mitch, i got yer back man.

I'll get photos :)

Kev - strange, and HAUNTINGLY CHILLING!

My soul's prepared... how's yours?

Mitch said...

Mitch, i got yer back man.

I'll get photos :)

Ooooh, baby.

You're my boy, Blue! :)

Jondre the GianT said...

Man... I just listened to that bloop thingy while I was alone in the library... eerie.

SteveTP said...

Jon, you sick bastard!

See if they've got any collected works of Lovecraft out there that you can scam for me :)

Yannick said...

Maybe it's just those NTIs from The Abyss?

SteveTP said...

Yeah, keep wishing that Yan, i'd love for it to be some benevolent "save us from a tidal wave" extra-terrestrials.

Unfortunately, what's actually out there, it's only interest in us is from a culinary standpoint. It isn't curious about humanity, except maybe how we taste with some Lemon Zest and a dash of Paprika!

Dan Mancini said...

It's the Kraken. We better score Medusa's head, pronto. Let's go, boys.

Mitch said...

You guys can go score Medusa's head. I'm gonna go score Judi Bowker.

SteveTP said...

Dude - You don't know what Lawrence Olivier might have done to her... be my guest.

Jon The Uncool said...

We don't need Medusa's head. The God of War walks among us in St. John's.

Dan Mancini said...

Dude - You don't know what Lawrence Olivier might have done to her... be my guest.

Besides, I've made it a rule to always take a pass on Harry Hamlin's leavings.

Mitch said...

Hamlin wasn't boning her. He was boning Ursula Andress. Pat Roach might've dogged her, though.

Jondre the GianT said...

We don't need the God of War either... all we need is Captain Canada!

Dan Mancini said...

Pat Roach might've dogged her, though.

I don't mess with Pat Roach's leavings either.

all we need is Captain Canada!

You mean Captain Atlantis?

SteveTP said...

Nay, i'd say the extraterrestrial might of even Captain Atlantis/Newfoundland would be no match for the timeless evil from beyond space and time that is great Cuthulhu.

Jondre the GianT said...

Steve: There's a couple of collections of Lovecrafts stuff here in the QEII. They are checkedout now, but I could always order them in for you...