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(Yahoo)   For the second day, rescuers unable to reach plane that went down while flying over an Antarctic mountain range, officials say that by this time any survivors are likely irreversibly insane or sprouting tentacles   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 55
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2013-01-25 11:06:56 AM
*golfclap*
 
2013-01-25 01:14:39 PM
That non-Euclidian geometry will get you every time.
 
2013-01-25 01:34:17 PM
That, or they've burned down the plane so nobody finds out the truth.
 
2013-01-25 01:37:01 PM
FTFA: "in mountains about 680 kilometers (420 miles) north of the South Pole"

Well that really narrows it down now, doesn't it?
 
2013-01-25 01:37:26 PM
Farking idiots. Everyone knows that you always travel with a rugby team when flying over snow-covered mountain ranges.
 
2013-01-25 01:37:58 PM
I hate saying this, but *WHEW*. I've got a couple of friends who fly for the 109th Airlift Wing. They are the crazy farkers who fly the C-130s down there this time of year, and I'm relieved that it's a Twin Otter instead of C-130.

Hopefully, those in the crashed plane will figure out a way to stay warm enough to survive until a rescue, if they survived the crash.
 
2013-01-25 01:38:06 PM
Maybe the survivors found the Savage Land.
 
2013-01-25 01:38:20 PM
Well played person, well played.

mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-01-25 01:39:46 PM
Whatever you do as you're fleeing the giant blind penguins: never look back, never look back.
 
2013-01-25 01:39:57 PM
FTFA: Its emergency locator started transmitting late Wednesday in mountains about 680 kilometers (420 miles) north of the South Pole.

Well, that narrows it down. Go to the South Pole and head straight North. You can't miss it.
 
2013-01-25 01:40:23 PM

UncaMonkey: FTFA: "in mountains about 680 kilometers (420 miles) north of the South Pole"

Well that really narrows it down now, doesn't it?


Heh. That's only a 2600-mile circle to search.
 
2013-01-25 01:42:15 PM

UncaMonkey: FTFA: "in mountains about 680 kilometers (420 miles) north of the South Pole"

Well that really narrows it down now, doesn't it?


GameSprocket: Well, that narrows it down. Go to the South Pole and head straight North. You can't miss it.


ArcadianRefugee: Heh. That's only a 2600-mile circle to search.


I see this has been covered thoroughly.
 
2013-01-25 01:44:29 PM
At the Amundsen-Scott south pole research station, a skeleton crew winters over to maintain the place. When everyone leaves at the end of summer they kick it off by watching a double feature of The Shining and The Thing.
 
2013-01-25 01:46:12 PM

Bondith: UncaMonkey: FTFA: "in mountains about 680 kilometers (420 miles) north of the South Pole"

Well that really narrows it down now, doesn't it?

GameSprocket: Well, that narrows it down. Go to the South Pole and head straight North. You can't miss it.

ArcadianRefugee: Heh. That's only a 2600-mile circle to search.

I see this has been covered thoroughly.



I suppose they could just as easily have said "in mountains about 12000 miles south of the North Pole"
 
2013-01-25 01:47:22 PM
Is this a D2 reference or is this something slightly less obscure than that that I somehow don't know about? Because it doesn't really fit The Thing, but by god, this is literally the beginning of the plot in D2.

cdn3.spong.com
/Dreamcast 4life
 
2013-01-25 01:48:46 PM

Mock26: Farking idiots. Everyone knows that you always travel with a rugby team when flying over snow-covered mountain ranges.


LOL.

Hopefully they don't encounter any lost Husky dogs!

In all seriousness, I hope they are alive and staying as warm as possible. Wouldn't research planes have some kind of tracking device?

/article wouldn't load
//mobile Farking
 
2013-01-25 01:48:54 PM
mockman.com

"I got this. You can head back."
 
2013-01-25 01:49:34 PM
FTFA: "in mountains about 680 kilometers (420 miles) north of the South Pole"

Has anyone mentioned that this is a large area of land to search? I'll even show my work:

r = 420
2 * (pie) * (420) = ?
pie = delicious
Q.E.D.
 
2013-01-25 01:50:07 PM

TheSelphie: Is this a D2 reference or is this something slightly less obscure than that that I somehow don't know about? Because it doesn't really fit The Thing, but by god, this is literally the beginning of the plot in D2.


/Dreamcast 4life


HP Lovecraft. That is all.

/tekeli li!
 
2013-01-25 01:51:17 PM

snake_beater: TheSelphie: Is this a D2 reference or is this something slightly less obscure than that that I somehow don't know about? Because it doesn't really fit The Thing, but by god, this is literally the beginning of the plot in D2.


/Dreamcast 4life

HP Lovecraft. That is all.

/tekeli li!


I would not be surprised at all if D2 ripped off Lovecraft wholesale.
 
2013-01-25 01:52:11 PM
LOL.
 
2013-01-25 01:55:16 PM
Tekeli-li!
Tekeli-li!
 
2013-01-25 01:55:23 PM
Somewhere over the mountains of madness?
 
2013-01-25 02:00:18 PM

UncaMonkey: FTFA: "in mountains about 680 kilometers (420 miles) north of the South Pole"

Well that really narrows it down now, doesn't it?


GameSprocket: FTFA: Its emergency locator started transmitting late Wednesday in mountains about 680 kilometers (420 miles) north of the South Pole.

Well, that narrows it down. Go to the South Pole and head straight North. You can't miss it.


ArcadianRefugee: Heh. That's only a 2600-mile circle to search.


Bondith: I see this has been covered thoroughly.


UncaMonkey: I suppose they could just as easily have said "in mountains about 12000 miles south of the North Pole"


Toby Flenderson: Has anyone mentioned that this is a large area of land to search?


In that part of the world north means Greenwich England.

/and knowing is half the battle
 
2013-01-25 02:07:05 PM
l3.yimg.com
Mysterious turn in Chandra Levy case

From the "mysterious" squiggles on the right, Chandra Ftagn?
 
2013-01-25 02:11:14 PM
This sounds like an episode of LOST to me
 
2013-01-25 02:17:29 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: [l3.yimg.com image 150x112]
Mysterious turn in Chandra Levy case

From the "mysterious" squiggles on the right, Chandra Ftagn?


That's a harp.

/IT'S A HARP
 
2013-01-25 02:28:07 PM
Thank God it's summer down there. T-shirt weather.
 
2013-01-25 02:37:52 PM

dittybopper: I hate saying this, but *WHEW*. I've got a couple of friends who fly for the 109th Airlift Wing. They are the crazy farkers who fly the C-130s down there this time of year, and I'm relieved that it's a Twin Otter instead of C-130.


Hi! Even for us information is slow coming. The weather's been crap, and Antarctic storms are pretty legen...wait for it...

We've gone out on Twin Otter resucues before. Even hauled their wreckage off the continent. I'm sure they'll be fine. Our LC pilots have had to camp out once in a while.

/...dary
 
2013-01-25 02:38:53 PM
*lights oil lamp, grabs parchment and fountain pen*

Dearest Anabeth:

It was with great trepidation that opened the Commentary section on FARK.com. Being a man of reason and science, I had hoped that the bulwarks of logic and higher learning would shield my psyche from whatever might await.

I was wrong.

All light of civilized thought was overthrown in an onslaught of horrors unimaginable. Irrational Jpegs flitted in and out of vision, encircled with in-jokes and memes that remained stubbornly unfathomable to my perceptions. The intention of comments could not be trusted as grinning and leering faces laughed and japed at those caught in their subtle deceptions.

I managed to hit the 'Back' button, but I fear that I was too late to preserve my faculties of thought. When the lamp goes out, they will come.

I can hear them now.....
 
2013-01-25 02:56:47 PM
ObscureNameHere:

heheh.. Excellent :)
 
2013-01-25 03:09:41 PM

ObscureNameHere: *lights oil lamp, grabs parchment and fountain pen*

Dearest Anabeth:

It was with great trepidation that opened the Commentary section on FARK.com. Being a man of reason and science, I had hoped that the bulwarks of logic and higher learning would shield my psyche from whatever might await.

I was wrong.

All light of civilized thought was overthrown in an onslaught of horrors unimaginable. Irrational Jpegs flitted in and out of vision, encircled with in-jokes and memes that remained stubbornly unfathomable to my perceptions. The intention of comments could not be trusted as grinning and leering faces laughed and japed at those caught in their subtle deceptions.

I managed to hit the 'Back' button, but I fear that I was too late to preserve my faculties of thought. When the lamp goes out, they will come.

I can hear them now.....


I think I can hear HPL chuckling from the other side. Well played.
 
2013-01-25 03:20:22 PM

tomo12144: dittybopper: I hate saying this, but *WHEW*. I've got a couple of friends who fly for the 109th Airlift Wing. They are the crazy farkers who fly the C-130s down there this time of year, and I'm relieved that it's a Twin Otter instead of C-130.

Hi! Even for us information is slow coming. The weather's been crap, and Antarctic storms are pretty legen...wait for it...

We've gone out on Twin Otter resucues before. Even hauled their wreckage off the continent. I'm sure they'll be fine. Our LC pilots have had to camp out once in a while.

/...dary


Tell Mike Delgiacco and Shad Gray the Morse code guy says "Hi".

/They'll know who it is.
 
2013-01-25 03:25:49 PM
ObscureNameHere - do you hear the sound of tiny hooves upon the roof? or a gentle sussuration from a nearby wood?
 
2013-01-25 03:30:24 PM

ObscureNameHere: *lights oil lamp, grabs parchment and fountain pen*

Dearest Anabeth:

It was with great trepidation that opened the Commentary section on FARK.com. Being a man of reason and science, I had hoped that the bulwarks of logic and higher learning would shield my psyche from whatever might await.

I was wrong.

All light of civilized thought was overthrown in an onslaught of horrors unimaginable. Irrational Jpegs flitted in and out of vision, encircled with in-jokes and memes that remained stubbornly unfathomable to my perceptions. The intention of comments could not be trusted as grinning and leering faces laughed and japed at those caught in their subtle deceptions.

I managed to hit the 'Back' button, but I fear that I was too late to preserve my faculties of thought. When the lamp goes out, they will come.

I can hear them now.....


assets0.ordienetworks.com
 
2013-01-25 03:30:38 PM

TheSelphie: Is this a D2 reference or is this something slightly less obscure than that that I somehow don't know about? Because it doesn't really fit The Thing, but by god, this is literally the beginning of the plot in D2.

[cdn3.spong.com image 341x256]
/Dreamcast 4life


I believe it's a reference to The Thing.

104 mph winds at 13000 ft in an Antarctic summer? No thank you.

kudos for the rugby reference.
 
2013-01-25 03:31:15 PM

YixilTesiphon: /IT'S A HARP


I see. It's all clear to me now.
phsview.com
 
2013-01-25 03:41:55 PM
It's true you can only go north from the South Pole...in relation to the earth. On a map of Antarctica though you can go north, south, east and west like any other map. (A map wouldn't be very useful if every direction was north).
 
2013-01-25 03:42:53 PM
ObscureNameHere:
*lights oil lamp, grabs parchment and fountain pen*

Dearest Anabeth:

It was with great trepidation that opened the Commentary section on FARK.com. Being a man of reason and science, I had hoped that the bulwarks of logic and higher learning would shield my psyche from whatever might await.

I was wrong.

All light of civilized thought was overthrown in an onslaught of horrors unimaginable. Irrational Jpegs flitted in and out of vision, encircled with in-jokes and memes that remained stubbornly unfathomable to my perceptions. The intention of comments could not be trusted as grinning and leering faces laughed and japed at those caught in their subtle deceptions.

I managed to hit the 'Back' button, but I fear that I was too late to preserve my faculties of thought. When the lamp goes out, they will come.

I can hear them now.....


All that's missing is "THEY'RE COMING THROUGH THE DOOR NOW THE TENTACLES AGLAGLAGTHALUGHACK"

Seriously, who writes "AGLAGLAGTHALUGHACK" as the tentacles are dragging them away?  I know at least one HPL story where this is how it actually ends.
 
2013-01-25 03:45:42 PM

Skyfrog: It's true you can only go north from the South Pole...in relation to the earth. On a map of Antarctica though you can go north, south, east and west like any other map. (A map wouldn't be very useful if every direction was north).


Sure it would. Just express it in radials.
 
2013-01-25 03:52:00 PM

No Such Agency: ObscureNameHere:
*lights oil lamp, grabs parchment and fountain pen*

Dearest Anabeth:

It was with great trepidation that opened the Commentary section on FARK.com. Being a man of reason and science, I had hoped that the bulwarks of logic and higher learning would shield my psyche from whatever might await.

I was wrong.

All light of civilized thought was overthrown in an onslaught of horrors unimaginable. Irrational Jpegs flitted in and out of vision, encircled with in-jokes and memes that remained stubbornly unfathomable to my perceptions. The intention of comments could not be trusted as grinning and leering faces laughed and japed at those caught in their subtle deceptions.

I managed to hit the 'Back' button, but I fear that I was too late to preserve my faculties of thought. When the lamp goes out, they will come.

I can hear them now.....

All that's missing is "THEY'RE COMING THROUGH THE DOOR NOW THE TENTACLES AGLAGLAGTHALUGHACK"

Seriously, who writes "AGLAGLAGTHALUGHACK" as the tentacles are dragging them away?  I know at least one HPL story where this is how it actually ends.


well, if he was having a heart attack he wouldn't have taken the time to chisel arrrrghhh
 
2013-01-25 03:58:24 PM
as long as the ruins are not Cyclopian in nature I thing they might be safe


/might
 
2013-01-25 03:59:09 PM
"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"
 
2013-01-25 04:02:50 PM
Thanks for the kudos, all.
Early 20th Century lit. is my favourite period and I quite enjoy trying to write in that style from time to time. There was a certain.. hmm. 'cadence' to the prose of the time that I find appealing and like shamelessly copying for my own amusement.
 
2013-01-25 04:14:30 PM

Skyfrog: It's true you can only go north from the South Pole...in relation to the earth. On a map of Antarctica though you can go north, south, east and west like any other map. (A map wouldn't be very useful if every direction was north).


Not sure if trolling or stupid.
 
2013-01-25 04:51:51 PM
Remember "The Champions"? You'll see, just wait.

/had the hots big time for Alexandra Bastedo...
 
2013-01-25 04:55:35 PM
I'm way late to the party but dammit, I'm wearing my Elder Sign earrings today.
 
2013-01-25 06:06:43 PM

Magorn: No Such Agency: ObscureNameHere:
*lights oil lamp, grabs parchment and fountain pen*

Dearest Anabeth:

It was with great trepidation that opened the Commentary section on FARK.com. Being a man of reason and science, I had hoped that the bulwarks of logic and higher learning would shield my psyche from whatever might await.

I was wrong.

All light of civilized thought was overthrown in an onslaught of horrors unimaginable. Irrational Jpegs flitted in and out of vision, encircled with in-jokes and memes that remained stubbornly unfathomable to my perceptions. The intention of comments could not be trusted as grinning and leering faces laughed and japed at those caught in their subtle deceptions.

I managed to hit the 'Back' button, but I fear that I was too late to preserve my faculties of thought. When the lamp goes out, they will come.

I can hear them now.....

All that's missing is "THEY'RE COMING THROUGH THE DOOR NOW THE TENTACLES AGLAGLAGTHALUGHACK"

Seriously, who writes "AGLAGLAGTHALUGHACK" as the tentacles are dragging them away?  I know at least one HPL story where this is how it actually ends.

well, if he was having a heart attack he wouldn't have taken the time to chisel arrrrghhh


Maybe he was giving dictation.
 
2013-01-25 06:10:27 PM

ukexpat: Remember "The Champions"? You'll see, just wait.

/had the hots big time for Alexandra Bastedo...


www.picsdrive.com

I never knew her name, but I used to like the show.
 
2013-01-25 07:59:25 PM
have they tried calling cthulhu?
 
2013-01-25 08:16:13 PM

Omahawg: have they tried calling cthulhu?


Just remember, that farking bastard won't accept collect calls.

crow202.org
/brb, something rugose and squamous is at the door....
 
2013-01-25 08:23:37 PM
It's the end of the summer season, with the Pole still open and active for another month. They were probably ferrying mail and researchers to the pole and hoping for some good wine at the Italian base. Here's hoping they were able to land ok and stay warm. They do carry emergency kits on board for just this eventuality.
 
2013-01-25 11:03:03 PM
How long were you alone with those dogs?

Hour. Hour and a half. Why?
 
2013-01-26 12:10:37 AM
You think that thing wanted to be an animal? No dogs make it a thousand miles through the cold! No, you don't understand! That thing wanted to be US!
 
2013-01-26 05:10:22 PM

dittybopper: Sure it would. Just express it in radials.


Like Kumho, Goodyear or Hangkook?
 
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