Archive for February, 2012

Davy Jones, RIP

The Monkees star has gone to his locker.

Scientists to unleash something lurking 20 million years in Antarctica

Perhaps someone should send them a copy of At The Mountains of Madness. Washington Post:

After drilling for two decades through more than two miles of antarctic ice, Russian scientists are on the verge of entering a vast, dark lake that hasn’t been touched by light for more than 20 million years.

Scientists are enormously excited about what life-forms might be found there but are equally worried about contaminating the lake with drilling fluids and bacteria, and the potentially explosive “de-gassing” of a body of water that has especially high concentrations of oxygen and nitrogen.

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“If it goes well, a breakthrough opens up a whole new chapter in our understanding of our planet and possibly moons in our solar system and planets far beyond,” he said. “If it doesn’t go well, it casts a pall over the whole effort to explore this wet underside of Antarctica.”

If all goes as I suspect and we awaken a slumbering Cthulhu, I just want to take this opportunity now to thank you all. We had a good run. If we survive, I’ll be back with my regular schedule of irregular posting.

Smell

“Listen,” she said. “Smells are very important to me.”

“What do I smell like?” I asked, standing in the kitchen, my fingers interlocked on top of my head.

She stepped closer to me and put her tattooed-arms around me and pressed her face against my T-shirt and inhaled deeply.

“You smell like the playground across the street from me when I was still young and innocent.” She inhaled again. “And like warm hugs. And lazy Sundays in.”

 
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