If Any Stray Sled Dogs Are Found In the VicinityBURN 'EM!
A TEAM of Russian scientists has mysteriously lost contact with
colleagues in the U.S. as they drill into a lake buried beneath the
Antarctic ice for 20 million years.
Keep in mind that while this could have been a mishap it's actually more likely that simply a communication glitch, as an accident would be unlikely to take out all 6 team members. None of the news stories seem to be taking it TOO seriously as I haven't seen one that failed to mention THE THING.
Of course it's also possible that they found something really distracting.
Ah, something that belongs in the Moe-Moe Cthulu Encyclopedia
Moe-Moe Cthulhu Mythos
Encyclopedia! The Amazon preview doesn't include my favorite; I'll
have to scan in the Shoggoth sometime.
Perhaps those Russians are now starring in the Living with Monster Girls comics
with Monster Girls ... (and I hadn't known until just now
that they're being turned into games)
Posted by: J.Greely at Sun Feb 5 13:51:09 2012 (EJaOX)
I copied and pasted it into the next comment along with his signature,
added the tags then deleted the original. It defaulted back to #3 just
like if a spam had been deleted. This is clumsy and runs the risk of
people comment on the comment one deletes before one reposts it.
I didn't want to delete his comment but the links went to pages that
would cause some of my readers nosehairs to curl which would no doubt
precipitate a fit of sneezing which could conceivably cause a lamp to
get knocked over, thereby starting a fire which, if the reader is in an
apartment complex could kill lots of innocents and precipitate a gas
explosion thereby raining debris onto a nearby interstate thus causing a
multi-car pile up that could conceivably include a truck carrying numerous prototype kill bots that due to damage to their programing might slaughter thousands and then make their way to the CDC in Atlanta where they no doubt would unleash smallpox, marburg, Spanish influenza and airborne Ebola, starting a worldwide series of terrible pandemics killing millions and destroying civilization and ushering in a new Hobbesian dark age for the few scattered survivors.
...and I just didn't want to have to deal with that.
Had I known that I was going to destroy civilization, I'd have added some creepy overspecialized Tumblr-porn links just to finish the survivors off in style.
(his editing technique was revealed by the hash at the end of the comment)
Posted by: J Greely at Mon Feb 6 12:15:49 2012 (2XtN5)
I saw a picture recently, that I wish I could find again.
It was purportedly of the Lake Vostok drilling site, and prominently featured a large red transporter or crane or something with the words "Natural Environment Research Council" (a UK group that seems to be involved in the project) stenciled in white.
Only, somebody had 'shopped the last word into "Venture", instead.
Posted by: BigD at Wed Feb 8 19:34:48 2012 (qLkdZ)
eath_C0015_wings-of-light.jpg">this was pretty much what I though of when the news broke that they lost contact with the team.
Posted by: JP Gibb at Wed Feb 8 20:53:49 2012 (VSD03)
The hell? I swear that worked when I previewed it.
Posted by: JP Gibb at Wed Feb 8 20:55:00 2012 (VSD03)