Monday, October 02, 2006
HE WAS ALSO FRIGHTENED OF INVERTEBRATES...
posted 11:26 PM
...marine life in general, temperatures below freezing, fat people, people of other races, race-mixing, slums, percussion instruments, caves, cellars, old age, great expanses of time, monumental architecture, non-Euclidean geometry, deserts, oceans, rats, dogs, the New England countryside, New York City, fungi and molds, viscous substances, medical experiments, dreams, brittle textures, gelatinous textures, the color gray, plant life of diverse sorts, memory lapses, old books, heredity, mists, gases, whistling, whispering—the things that did not frighten him would probably make a shorter list.
--Luc Sante, on H.P. Lovecraft
THE PHANTOM SENTINEL
posted 3:05 PM
By Edward Gorey.
Well no, not really, as much as it sounds like he'd have written it.
It's another variant on the U.S. Army's recent frisbees-from-hell R&D bonanza, this one more boomerangy, and intended, to judge from the photo, to be deployed by teams of Wild Boys .