February 14, 2005

Cthulhu Threat Advisory: SEVERE

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at February 14, 2005 11:27 AM
Tsunami throws up India relics

The deadly tsunami could have uncovered the remains of an ancient port city off the coast in southern India.

Archaeologists say they have discovered some stone remains from the coast close to India's famous beachfront Mahabalipuram temple in Tamil Nadu state following the 26 December tsunami.

They believe that the "structures" could be the remains of an ancient and once-flourishing port city in the area housing the famous 1200-year-old rock-hewn temple.


The myths of Mahabalipuram were first set down in writing by British traveller J Goldingham, who visited the South Indian coastal town in 1798, at which time it was known to sailors as the Seven Pagodas.

The myths speak of six temples submerged beneath the waves with the seventh temple still standing on the seashore.

Ok. So a tsunami uncovers an ancient mythical city in South Asia with six sunken temples... and we're sending archaeologists to investigate it? Doesn't anyone read Lovecraft? This is just such a bad idea. I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit.

BBC Photo of the
uncovered temple
The coming apocalypse
(artist's rendition)

That totally rules.

I have a student taking a make-up exam tomorrow. I wonder if I should arrange things so that he has to stare at Summer Fun Cthulhu while doing it. :) Well, I guess I should just leave Cthulhu where he is (as the most immediately visible thing when one looks through my office door; he's the centerpiece of my office decor) and see where the student sits.

I am so not looking forward to grading tomorrow. A student e-mailed me to request a meeting, so the bad signs continue.

My Cthulhu once caused one of the department's staff members to remark that this was evidence that I need a woman. See, this is entirely untrue (that this provides any such evidence, that is)---I would much rather hang out with people who enjoy having cuddly incarnations of ultimate evil around!

I am ridiculously filled with caffeine at the moment.

Posted by: Mason | February 14, 2005 8:25 PM

I will admit that this post made me laugh outloud.

Posted by: Tracy | February 15, 2005 2:33 PM
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