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(io9)   Life has been discovered beneath the Antarctic ice by team of scientists who have never once seen a John Carpenter movie   ( ) divider line 12
    More: Cool, John Priscu, Lake Whillans, Enceladus, Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf, ice  
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2013-02-13 11:07:53 AM  
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Life has been discovered beneath the Antarctic ice by team of scientists who have never once seen a John Carpenter movie

...or read an H.P. Lovecraft story.
2013-02-13 11:08:40 AM  
3 votes:
It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train-a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter.
2013-02-13 03:21:16 PM  
2 votes:
*lights oil lamp, grabs parchment and fountain pen*

Dearest Anabeth:

It was with great trepidation that opened the Commentary section on 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.....
2013-02-13 11:40:39 AM  
2 votes:
In the end I must rely on the judgment and standing of the few scientific leaders who have, on the one hand, sufficient independence of thought to weigh my data on its own hideously convincing merits or in the light of certain primordial and highly baffling myth cycles; and on the other hand, sufficient influence to deter the exploring world in general from any rash and over-ambitious program in the region of those mountains of madness. It is an unfortunate fact that relatively obscure men like myself and my associates, connected only with a small university, have little chance of making an impression where matters of a wildly bizarre or highly controversial nature are concerned.
2013-02-13 11:20:36 AM  
2 votes:
Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!
2013-02-13 10:20:47 AM  
2 votes:
This is why I believe that if there ever WAS life on Mars, there probably still is.  Deep in ice, volcanic ocean vents, caves, microbes and even some complex life has evolved to fill some pretty strange niches. I don't think life could come to be on Mars at present, but if it ever was, the change was gradual enough that I imagine something would have carried on living somewhere there.
2013-02-13 06:57:52 PM  
1 vote:

offmymeds: Life has been discovered beneath the Antarctic ice by team of scientists who have never once seen a John Carpenter movie

...or read an H.P. Lovecraft story.

...or watched a Howard Hawks movie
2013-02-13 02:36:56 PM  
1 vote:

KingKauff: Hey, Swedes!

They're Norwegians, Mac.
2013-02-13 12:09:12 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-13 11:38:43 AM  
1 vote:
What are those weird piping sounds I'm hearing?
2013-02-13 11:36:52 AM  
1 vote:

Fartiste: Meanwhile,'s priorities are clearly in order with a hard-hitting main story titled "Cruise ship kid: 'Mommy, it's so scary'" and no mention of this at all.

What did you expect, ACTUAL news from them?

/kinda makes me sad that I get my real news on Fark and John Syewart
//on second thought, nope
2013-02-13 11:10:35 AM  
1 vote:
Or X-Files..
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