Friday, April 10, 2009

Friday Fishmen

Lots of work to do today, so I'll just share with you some of the random tunes stuck in my head.

I love that the fans of early 20th century horror writer H.P. Lovecraft -- purple-prose writing, misanthropic, paranoid, and kinda racist (check out his descriptions of the "swarthy races" of Brooklyn if you doubt me) -- are themselves such a fun-loving and cheeky bunch. On the McNally Jackson blog the other day, Dustin posted a video touting the benefits of "Eldritch Sign", a product designed to thwart, um, some sort of floaty Lovecraft monsters, much to the bewilderment of the customer/participants. It's pretty funny. But my favorite Lovecraft homage will always be this:

Good luck getting that (or its Christmassy counterpart) out of your head. Ha! Happy Friday.


paige said...

That was great! I was totally impressed with his pronunciation of Y'ha-nthlei.

Aside from the racism, after reading his letters HP struck me as a goofy, funny, sweet fella, and toward the end of his life he did recant on that subject quite a bit...

Kelly the little black dog said...

That was fantastic! Ya HP is a bit of a guilty pleasure, but he was also a product of his time and environment. Folks forget just how horribly racist the early 20th century was, and that modern eugenics really got its start in the North east.