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2013-02-13 11:15:13 AM  
5 votes:

Jake Havechek: 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.


Hey, buddy, that's my wife!
2013-02-13 03:21:16 PM  
4 votes:
*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.....
2013-02-13 11:11:20 AM  
4 votes:

Jake Havechek: 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.


I've got the weirdest boner right now
2013-02-13 10:43:10 AM  
3 votes:
Awww, lookit the little guy, iddn' he cute?

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2013-02-13 07:44:58 PM  
2 votes:

Therion: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

I, for one, am glad they included a helpful illustration of what a hole drilled in ice may look like.


Christ, what an icehole.
2013-02-13 11:20:36 AM  
2 votes:
Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!
2013-02-13 02:36:56 PM  
1 vote:

KingKauff: Hey, Swedes!


They're Norwegians, Mac.
2013-02-13 01:52:14 PM  
1 vote:
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I, for one, am glad they included a helpful illustration of what a hole drilled in ice may look like.
2013-02-13 11:56:25 AM  
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.


Next thing you know, we find out that Cthulhu and every other creature in the Cthulhu Mythos actually exists and we are all screwed.  I'm not taking any chances and I'm going to be one of the first ones eaten.
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2013-02-13 11:40:39 AM  
1 vote:
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 11:38:43 AM  
1 vote:
What are those weird piping sounds I'm hearing?
2013-02-13 11:20:44 AM  
1 vote:
If the giant albino penguins look nervous, RUN.
2013-02-13 11:16:38 AM  
1 vote:

Too Pretty For Prison: Jake Havechek: 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.

I've got the weirdest boner right now


Forget it. He's talking about my ex-wife.
2013-02-13 11:08:40 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:54:13 AM  
1 vote:
So we've got what, about 27,000 hours?
 
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