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(Daily Mail)   I'm not saying they've found Cthulu's lair, but they just discovered a whole underwater stone city in the Baltic   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 72
    More: Interesting, Baltic Sea, Baltic, Atlantis, Cthulu, Swedish, Greek philosophers  
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2014-01-27 03:19:18 PM  
Buildings underwater...

In before someone says ATLANT... er... never mind.
 
2014-01-27 03:37:14 PM  
Daily Fail:  Divers in Sweden have discovered a rare collection of Stone Age artefacts buried deep beneath the Baltic Sea.

Daily Fail:  Buried 16 metres below the surface, Nilsson uncovered wood, flint tools, animal horns and ropes.
 
2014-01-27 04:04:18 PM  
lolthulhu.com
 
2014-01-27 04:11:51 PM  
static3.wikia.nocookie.net


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-27 04:12:34 PM  
Where?
Baltic?
Ball-Dick who?
Cthulu?
Chill-who-who?
He's on First.
Cthulu ?
Exactly
 
2014-01-27 04:12:37 PM  
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
 
2014-01-27 04:16:32 PM  
Fark off, with your stupid giant octopus cult, and your Atlantis nonsense, this can only be... Glaðsheimr. The old legends are true!!
 
2014-01-27 04:17:14 PM  
It's amazing how Swedish nomads were able to live under water 11,000 years ago, yet Fartbama can't balance a budget.
 
2014-01-27 04:18:15 PM  
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
 
2014-01-27 04:21:44 PM  
That's a long way from Innsmouth.
 
2014-01-27 04:22:55 PM  

unlikely: Buildings underwater...

In before someone says ATLANT... er... never mind.


Atlanta?
 
2014-01-27 04:23:46 PM  
Clearly these people were the earliest victims of global warming.
 
2014-01-27 04:24:02 PM  
It's beginning to look a lot like fish-men.... eeeeverywhere I go...
 
2014-01-27 04:25:12 PM  
Wonderful relics... not shown.

Idiots.
 
2014-01-27 04:28:37 PM  
fc07.deviantart.net
 
2014-01-27 04:29:32 PM  
We lost the beach comber civilization after the last ice age. Thousands of years of coast dwellers forced inland by the melting glaciers.
 
2014-01-27 04:30:45 PM  
Duh subby, it's not like a stone city could float....
 
2014-01-27 04:33:32 PM  
Something's afoot.
i.dailymail.co.uk
www.globalnerdy.com
 
2014-01-27 04:33:46 PM  
H.P. Lovecraft was inspired by the man made stone islands (and tombs) of Nan Madol, part of the Federated States of Micronesia in the South Pacific. The photographs of these volcanic rock tombs helps to show why.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/nan-madol

Here's a map:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/Map_FM-Nan_Madol. PN G

The real island of Pohnpei (Ponape in H.P. Lovecraft's day) is mentioned in his work.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pohnpei

Mind you, the Baltic would have been a great setting for a Lovecraftian SF Horror mystery. In his works the natives are always up to no good worshiping monstrous gods and monsters from before human prehistory.

He was pretty racist to start out but he later became a convert to FDR's New Deal, and he moderated his prejudices somewhat. He even visited Canada, where the French Canadian magicians of New England's lore and literature proved to be mostly harmless.

As a child he read extensively in mythology and the supernatural, and was a great fan of Lord Dunsany. As an adult he ransacked exotic locals and folklore for more material which he wove into a mythology as comprehensive and deep as any SF world, including the the likes of Olaf Stapledon.

He made a living writing, ghost-writing and assisting authors to punch up their work and his great stroke of genius was to allow his friends and fans to add to his Mythos freely. It was a highly successful form of open source writing which probably did more to ensure his fame and recognition than his talent as a creator of eldritch and squamous monstrosities. Those are two great words, by the way, and among his favorites.
 
2014-01-27 04:35:28 PM  

Flab: Daily Fail:  Divers in Sweden have discovered a rare collection of Stone Age artefacts buried deep beneath the Baltic Sea.

Daily Fail:  Buried 16 metres below the surface, Nilsson uncovered wood, flint tools, animal horns and ropes.


Uh, 50 feet is pretty deep in water terms.
 
2014-01-27 04:40:01 PM  
Correction: exotic locales, not exotic locals. There are no exotic locals except maybe in Wales or Scotland.

He also did a roaring trade in sinister inbred yokels. The frog-faced, toothy kind you see in Gahan Wilson cartoons.
 
2014-01-27 04:40:57 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: It's amazing how Swedish nomads were able to live under water 11,000 years ago, yet Fartbama can't balance a budget.


www.wearysloth.com
Had to be done.
 
2014-01-27 04:42:05 PM  

rockforever: That's a long way from Innsmouth.


Yer darn tootin'! Mmpglflfgflmflg...

farm2.static.flickr.com
 
2014-01-27 04:42:22 PM  

Captain Steroid: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!


Oi, that's really quite a mouthful; can't quite cram it in my noggin.
 
2014-01-27 04:42:48 PM  
Not seeing any stone cities in the TFA subby just some bones and artifacts and what not, just like you find under the English Channel and the Black see as well.   Sea levels were much lower before the end of the last ice Age and people often live near the water's edge
 
2014-01-27 04:43:50 PM  
Take someone else's story about nomad relics, featuring a researcher who's annoyed that tabloids tried to insert a nonsensical Atlantis angle, and turn it intoa poorly-written article which is mostly about Atlantis?What a festival of jackasses the Daily Fail (and their Fark partners) are.
 
2014-01-27 04:47:25 PM  
A shuggoth bit my sister once.
 
das
2014-01-27 04:47:51 PM  
Diggers or Duggers???
 
2014-01-27 04:52:32 PM  

das: Diggers or Duggers???


Whichever, they're people who annoy me.
 
2014-01-27 04:54:48 PM  
I thought we already found Atlantis. Isn't it in Georgia? I think James Brown was from there...is he a descendant of Chthulhu?
 
2014-01-27 04:55:32 PM  

Captain Steroid: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!


So what part of Wales is your home?
 
2014-01-27 04:56:27 PM  

kroonermanblack: Flab: Daily Fail:  Divers in Sweden have discovered a rare collection of Stone Age artefacts buried deep beneath the Baltic Sea.

Daily Fail:  Buried 16 metres below the surface, Nilsson uncovered wood, flint tools, animal horns and ropes.

Uh, 50 feet is pretty deep in water terms.


20,000 leagues is far deeper.
 
2014-01-27 05:00:59 PM  

Two16: [fc07.deviantart.net image 636x900]


Sure why not? I wasn't planning to sleep tonight (or for the rest of the year) anyway.
 
2014-01-27 05:10:24 PM  

Captain Steroid: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!


You rang?
 
2014-01-27 05:14:09 PM  

Slaxl: Fark off, with your stupid giant octopus cult, and your Atlantis nonsense, this can only be... Glaðsheimr. The old legends are true!!


And discovered by the Swedish, no less.
 
2014-01-27 05:14:45 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: unlikely: Buildings underwater...

In before someone says ATLANT... er... never mind.

Atlanta?


Atlantic Cod?
 
2014-01-27 05:15:08 PM  

gunther_bumpass: kroonermanblack: Flab: Daily Fail:  Divers in Sweden have discovered a rare collection of Stone Age artefacts buried deep beneath the Baltic Sea.

Daily Fail:  Buried 16 metres below the surface, Nilsson uncovered wood, flint tools, animal horns and ropes.

Uh, 50 feet is pretty deep in water terms.

20,000 leagues is far deeper.


That's getting Cthuluish
 
2014-01-27 05:15:17 PM  
Okay question. Who in their right minds would be swimming in the Baltic in January?
 
2014-01-27 05:17:06 PM  
Did anyone notice that in that map from 1540, they try and claim the continent of South America is Atlantis.
 
2014-01-27 05:17:39 PM  

mutterfark: Nana's Vibrator: It's amazing how Swedish nomads were able to live under water 11,000 years ago, yet Fartbama can't balance a budget.

[www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]
Had to be done.


hehe.  Yes it did.
 
2014-01-27 05:19:39 PM  
 
2014-01-27 05:33:11 PM  
Fiiiiiiiinally
 
Al!
2014-01-27 05:34:57 PM  
It's come to the point where I only read Daily Fail links to see how bad they fail.  There's a lot of fail in that article:

FTFA: shows Atlantis Island in red at the bottom, labelled Nouus Orbis

Nouus Orbis means New World (if I'm translating that right...), and the map clearly depicts a rudimentary "New World," complete with jungles in the Amazon basin and a North, Central and South America.  It also clearly copies parts from earlier maps, and those maps clearly show the new world as it was known at the time.  Compare the islands in the Pacific on that map to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Sch%C3%B6ner_globe  Nearly identical.
 
2014-01-27 05:45:12 PM  

brantgoose: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/Map_FM-Nan_Madol. PN G


Thanks for that, BG.
 
2014-01-27 06:05:00 PM  

unlikely: Buildings underwater...

In before someone says ATLANT... er... never mind.


Atlanta?  Atlanta underwater sounds like a good thing.
 
2014-01-27 06:13:15 PM  

Mock26: unlikely: Buildings underwater...

In before someone says ATLANT... er... never mind.

Atlanta?  Atlanta underwater sounds like a good thing.


A bunch of sprawling minidomes surrounding a really boring underwater city center, with hideous submarine traffic? No thanks.
 
2014-01-27 06:19:21 PM  

Captain Steroid: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!


God!  My timing sucks today.
 
2014-01-27 06:20:16 PM  

mbillips: Mock26: unlikely: Buildings underwater...

In before someone says ATLANT... er... never mind.

Atlanta?  Atlanta underwater sounds like a good thing.

A bunch of sprawling minidomes surrounding a really boring underwater city center, with hideous submarine traffic? No thanks.


Don't worry, the Coca-Cola plant will aid rapid transformation into Mer-people, eliminating the need for submarine traffic.

/did it just get warmer?
 
2014-01-27 06:22:01 PM  
I can see Noah's house from here
 
2014-01-27 06:26:06 PM  

mbillips: Mock26: unlikely: Buildings underwater...

In before someone says ATLANT... er... never mind.

Atlanta?  Atlanta underwater sounds like a good thing.

A bunch of sprawling minidomes surrounding a really boring underwater city center, with hideous submarine traffic? No thanks.


No, not Atlanta as an underwater city, just Atlanta underwater.
 
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