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(Slate)   Scientists discover huge deep trench deep beneath the arctic ice, admit they don't know what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is   (slate.com) divider line 91
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2014-01-21 04:24:22 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: Odd Bird: The Googles Do Nothing: [svpow.files.wordpress.com image 850x644]

This is new to me.  Explanation please?

(checks image info)
oh, the movie looked disappointing so I passed.
Anyone here recommend seeing it?

If you like big huge robots fighting big huge monsters then it is awesome.  If you don't like big huge robots fighting big huge monsters then you won't enjoy it.

I enjoyed it.  I didn't really give a crap about the characters or the acting, just the explosions.

BOOM! BLAM! KA-BLAMMO!!!

boom.


Or if you like huge robots fighting big huge monsters and want a plot and characters you can like/hate you could go watch Gunbuster.

Even the Pacific Rim trailer was better with the Buster Machine March.
 
2014-01-21 04:25:11 PM

Odd Bird: The Googles Do Nothing: [svpow.files.wordpress.com image 850x644]

This is new to me.  Explanation please?

(checks image info)
oh, the movie looked disappointing so I passed.
Anyone here recommend seeing it?


If you can just enjoy a film as silly entertainment it does a good job. I just wish they didn't have that whole stupid wall idea in the plot. No one, not even in stupid movie land would ever think the wall was a good idea. But it was cool seeing giant monsters fighting giant robots. Worth it, I'd say, on the whole.

As for the video here the style of narration reminded me of the the intro-ride in Jurassic Park, where they go around and then force it to stop to watch a baby dinosaur being born. Also wtf with Genarro asking if they're "auto-erotica".
 
2014-01-21 04:26:51 PM

x23: the north pole and the south pole are actually two different places. true story.


Not where they meet in the middle. But, that would have to be one heck of a deep trench.
 
2014-01-21 04:28:57 PM
static-bc.blogcritics.org
We're so farked.
 
2014-01-21 04:30:15 PM

SMB2811: The Googles Do Nothing: Odd Bird: The Googles Do Nothing: [svpow.files.wordpress.com image 850x644]

This is new to me.  Explanation please?

(checks image info)
oh, the movie looked disappointing so I passed.
Anyone here recommend seeing it?

If you like big huge robots fighting big huge monsters then it is awesome.  If you don't like big huge robots fighting big huge monsters then you won't enjoy it.

I enjoyed it.  I didn't really give a crap about the characters or the acting, just the explosions.

BOOM! BLAM! KA-BLAMMO!!!

boom.

Or if you like huge robots fighting big huge monsters and want a plot and characters you can like/hate you could go watch Gunbuster.

Even the Pacific Rim trailer was better with the Buster Machine March.


I like big monster movies but I don't like anime.   I guess I'm just miswired.
 
2014-01-21 04:38:09 PM
i1211.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-21 04:39:25 PM

The_Fuzz: So what you are saying is scientists found a giant frigid gash in the Mother Earth?


So not entirely like Subby's mom?
 
2014-01-21 04:43:00 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: [svpow.files.wordpress.com image 850x644]


imagine how awful that would smell?
 
2014-01-21 04:45:54 PM

DuudeStanky: MrBallou: The headline was silly and unrelated to the content of the video, yet it was still 10x more informative than the video. I want my 1:27 back.

Linking to autoplaying 'news' videos with no written article should result in chemical castration for both subby and the article author.

If I am elected your president, I will make this a reality.


media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-21 04:46:28 PM

joeshill: trappedspirit: Scientists discover huge deep trench deep beneath the arctic ice, admit they don't know what the hell's in there

I'm just gonna go ahead and say, ice

You win.


No way. It's the Savage Land.
 
2014-01-21 05:00:27 PM
I'm gonna say "Probably a dimensional rift through which giant monsters will enter to try to reclaim the planet after we terraformed it via CO2 emissions".

/Seriously, how in hell did Del Toro even come up with that.
 
2014-01-21 05:03:56 PM

The Googles Do Nothing: Odd Bird: The Googles Do Nothing: [svpow.files.wordpress.com image 850x644]

This is new to me.  Explanation please?

(checks image info)
oh, the movie looked disappointing so I passed.
Anyone here recommend seeing it?

If you like big huge robots fighting big huge monsters then it is awesome.  If you don't like big huge robots fighting big huge monsters then you won't enjoy it.

I enjoyed it.  I didn't really give a crap about the characters or the acting, just the explosions.

BOOM! BLAM! KA-BLAMMO!!!

boom.


This. It tried to be very big mechanical vs freaky monsters. It does that very well...

why a movie HAS to do everything to be liked I don't understand.

try to guess the mechanism references in the movie.
 
2014-01-21 05:05:23 PM
"Thanks for thinkin' about it though."
 
2014-01-21 05:09:17 PM
We should build some kind of nuclear powered research vessel to explore the sub glacial valley and collect samples.
What could go wrong?
 
2014-01-21 05:18:44 PM
i.stack.imgur.com
 
2014-01-21 05:19:35 PM
It's the portal to the Hollow Earth.
Duh.
 
2014-01-21 05:35:59 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: It's the portal to the Hollow Earth.
Duh.


agrees:

raincoaster.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-21 05:48:14 PM
Probably find either lootie, or chthulu at the bottom.
or possibly both sucking on a heiniken
 
2014-01-21 05:57:35 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-21 06:22:02 PM
Up from the depths
Thirty stories high
Breathing fire
His head in the sky
Godzilla!
Godzilla!
Godzilla!

/Godzooki unavailable for comment.
 
2014-01-21 06:35:24 PM
In the early hours of August 3rd, 1947, Reginald Brecht, one of the world's finest minds--who, as such, the bulk of mankind would never know because those who had enjoyed the fruits of his labors preferred things that way--created what he called 'synthetic flesh.'

The purpose of his latest invention, as Brecht originally perceived it, was meant to aid in the recuperation of burn victims, and perhaps, more boldly, to act as an 'independent and supplemental exo-dermis to augment the frailty of God's design.'

By the spring of 1948, the breakthrough was out of Brecht's hands. As with several other of his profound gifts to man, the military had secreted Brecht's research into 'further development.' Brecht, for his part, a man who could be counted on to always have too many irons in the fire, was not too put off and quickly moved onto his other work in [REDACTED], but that is quite another story.

Operation  Fish Scale was bold. So much so that even those brightest minds brought on board in its birthing stages were at first convinced they were being played the fool. 'This had to be a joke. A  bad joke.'
A submarine. A Gar Class. Three hundred and eight feet in length and twenty seven in beam, sheathed in 'skin.' Flesh and blood.  Skin. That was the concept, and by the winter, to their amazement and then as they laid claim to the accomplishment, by God, it had been done.

The few--those most important men and soon to be silenced 'workers' who had seen 'the fish' become reality--those lucky few who watched as the massive silver leviathan slipped her berth, they, to a man, and just one woman, gasped and more than a few shuddered as they troubled over their ingenuity...their success.

And she was a success. She ran fast. Faster than even had been projected. And silent, of course. That had, after all, been the point. And she ran deep, flesh and muscle augmenting the steel. The most subversive fish.
It was someplace over the Aleutian Trench, in waters forever deep cold and turning quickly to ink-waters that sink into places that man will never know-that she was inexplicably lost.

There are no accounts. No records. Not even the name of the boat. She will ever be a ghost with no name. After all, the highly classified project, from the men who dreamed it up, to those who must have died along with it--and Brecht, of course--they, and the thing took that them, they never existed.
 
2014-01-21 06:39:04 PM
Nancy Grace's Ovaries?
 
2014-01-21 07:12:29 PM
I also nominate subby's mom
 
2014-01-21 07:39:51 PM
Where is Rei Ayanami when you need her?
 
2014-01-21 07:47:49 PM

verbaltoxin: Seeing Thing, Lovecraft, Godzilla, and Pacific Rim references, leaving very satisfied.

~

And yet no love for this great movie??? If the title isn't a big enough hint to jog someone's memory.

i40.tinypic.com
i39.tinypic.com

[no love for this movie when I started my Google image search]
 
2014-01-21 07:48:35 PM
This scares me.

I'm terrified of the fact that OP doesn't know the difference between Arctic and Antarctic, and that no one else has mentioned it yet.

Fark be slippin'.
 
2014-01-21 08:10:53 PM
what, no GWAR?
 
2014-01-21 09:07:55 PM

Big Ramifications: And yet no love for this great movie??? If the title isn't a big enough hint to jog someone's memory.


Russian water tentacles unavailable for comment...
 
2014-01-21 09:13:57 PM
Standard issue pyramid.
ericfm.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-21 09:29:50 PM
Oh sure, you're all laughing NOW, but when the Shoggoths start invading YOUR basement, you'll be as pissed as I am.

They're worse than a litter of feral cats.
 
2014-01-21 09:35:40 PM
So what, an underwater canyon. When it thaws we can send robots down and do whatever.
Drill many core samples while you can.
 
2014-01-21 10:23:59 PM

Ernie the Fork: In the early hours of August 3rd, 1947, Reginald Brecht, one of the world's finest minds--who, as such, the bulk of mankind would never know because those who had enjoyed the fruits of his labors preferred things that way--created what he called 'synthetic flesh.'

The purpose of his latest invention, as Brecht originally perceived it, was meant to aid in the recuperation of burn victims, and perhaps, more boldly, to act as an 'independent and supplemental exo-dermis to augment the frailty of God's design.'

By the spring of 1948, the breakthrough was out of Brecht's hands. As with several other of his profound gifts to man, the military had secreted Brecht's research into 'further development.' Brecht, for his part, a man who could be counted on to always have too many irons in the fire, was not too put off and quickly moved onto his other work in [REDACTED], but that is quite another story.

Operation  Fish Scale was bold. So much so that even those brightest minds brought on board in its birthing stages were at first convinced they were being played the fool. 'This had to be a joke. A  bad joke.'
A submarine. A Gar Class. Three hundred and eight feet in length and twenty seven in beam, sheathed in 'skin.' Flesh and blood.  Skin. That was the concept, and by the winter, to their amazement and then as they laid claim to the accomplishment, by God, it had been done.

The few--those most important men and soon to be silenced 'workers' who had seen 'the fish' become reality--those lucky few who watched as the massive silver leviathan slipped her berth, they, to a man, and just one woman, gasped and more than a few shuddered as they troubled over their ingenuity...their success.

And she was a success. She ran fast. Faster than even had been projected. And silent, of course. That had, after all, been the point. And she ran deep, flesh and muscle augmenting the steel. The most subversive fish.
It was someplace over the Aleutian Trench, in waters forever deep cold and tu ...


FOR THE LOVE OF ZOD SOMEONE, ANYONE, TELL ME WHAT THIS IS FROM!??
 
2014-01-21 11:08:24 PM

lucasorvis: Ernie the Fork: In the early hours of August 3rd, 1947, Reginald Brecht, one of the world's finest minds--who, as such, the bulk of mankind would never know because those who had enjoyed the fruits of his labors preferred things that way--created what he called 'synthetic flesh.'

The purpose of his latest invention, as Brecht originally perceived it, was meant to aid in the recuperation of burn victims, and perhaps, more boldly, to act as an 'independent and supplemental exo-dermis to augment the frailty of God's design.'

By the spring of 1948, the breakthrough was out of Brecht's hands. As with several other of his profound gifts to man, the military had secreted Brecht's research into 'further development.' Brecht, for his part, a man who could be counted on to always have too many irons in the fire, was not too put off and quickly moved onto his other work in [REDACTED], but that is quite another story.

Operation  Fish Scale was bold. So much so that even those brightest minds brought on board in its birthing stages were at first convinced they were being played the fool. 'This had to be a joke. A  bad joke.'
A submarine. A Gar Class. Three hundred and eight feet in length and twenty seven in beam, sheathed in 'skin.' Flesh and blood.  Skin. That was the concept, and by the winter, to their amazement and then as they laid claim to the accomplishment, by God, it had been done.

The few--those most important men and soon to be silenced 'workers' who had seen 'the fish' become reality--those lucky few who watched as the massive silver leviathan slipped her berth, they, to a man, and just one woman, gasped and more than a few shuddered as they troubled over their ingenuity...their success.

And she was a success. She ran fast. Faster than even had been projected. And silent, of course. That had, after all, been the point. And she ran deep, flesh and muscle augmenting the steel. The most subversive fish.
It was someplace over the Aleutian Trench, in waters forever ...


My latest short story. One from my second collection. Due out very soon.
 
2014-01-21 11:31:46 PM

lucasorvis: Ernie the Fork: In the early hours of August 3rd, 1947, Reginald Brecht, one of the world's finest minds--who, as such, the bulk of mankind would never know because those who had enjoyed the fruits of his labors preferred things that way--created what he called 'synthetic flesh.'

The purpose of his latest invention, as Brecht originally perceived it, was meant to aid in the recuperation of burn victims, and perhaps, more boldly, to act as an 'independent and supplemental exo-dermis to augment the frailty of God's design.'

By the spring of 1948, the breakthrough was out of Brecht's hands. As with several other of his profound gifts to man, the military had secreted Brecht's research into 'further development.' Brecht, for his part, a man who could be counted on to always have too many irons in the fire, was not too put off and quickly moved onto his other work in [REDACTED], but that is quite another story.

Operation  Fish Scale was bold. So much so that even those brightest minds brought on board in its birthing stages were at first convinced they were being played the fool. 'This had to be a joke. A  bad joke.'
A submarine. A Gar Class. Three hundred and eight feet in length and twenty seven in beam, sheathed in 'skin.' Flesh and blood.  Skin. That was the concept, and by the winter, to their amazement and then as they laid claim to the accomplishment, by God, it had been done.

The few--those most important men and soon to be silenced 'workers' who had seen 'the fish' become reality--those lucky few who watched as the massive silver leviathan slipped her berth, they, to a man, and just one woman, gasped and more than a few shuddered as they troubled over their ingenuity...their success.

And she was a success. She ran fast. Faster than even had been projected. And silent, of course. That had, after all, been the point. And she ran deep, flesh and muscle augmenting the steel. The most subversive fish.
It was someplace over the Aleutian Trench, in waters forever ...

~

Looks like you've got an answer, but FWIW, after reading that comment I excitedly Googled "Reginald Brecht" hoping to get the skinny on this mad genius, only slightly suspicious that I'd never heard of the man or his "fish submarine" before.... and the only really good matching link was to a writer's forum.

Bah! I was had.
 
2014-01-21 11:50:42 PM
Sorry...wasn't trying to pull the wool over on anyone. Just a short story of mine that seemed so apropos to the thread.

If you liked it, the link to my blog is in my profile.
 
2014-01-22 03:15:28 AM
Fark you and your autoplaying video, subby.
 
2014-01-22 03:38:14 AM

Ernie the Fork: Sorry...wasn't trying to pull the wool over on anyone. Just a short story of mine that seemed so apropos to the thread.

If you liked it, the link to my blog is in my profile.

~

Nah, it's all good. I like being had occasionally. Keeps me on my toes. // was an enjoyable writing style, FWIW.

My first guess if-your-story-wasn't-true was that it was the spoken introduction to [1984 version] The Philadelphia Experiment that I had forgotten. Not sure if that's a compliment or not.

Y'see, time travelling war ships = skin-hulled war ships. Sort of? Right? Right?
 
2014-01-22 04:03:12 AM
I fell into Mariana's trench once. She was a hottie.
 
2014-01-22 05:04:09 AM

Forecaster18: Fark you and your autoplaying video, subby.


This. May Cthulu arsefark you with every tentacle for submitting an autoplay video, especially one with no user control
 
2014-01-22 07:30:20 AM
My guess is a subduction trench.
 
2014-01-22 07:57:03 AM

cgraves67: Someone has finally located Gaea's snatch. Zeus only knows what horrors lie within.


Huh, I thought everyone knew what it was like to be eaten by their father.

/oh shiat, I'm insane now
 
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