Posts Tagged ‘Cthulhu’

Lemonade or Lovecraft?

August 20, 2013

Yuk or yum?

We’ll get to the lemonade shortly.

First though, grab your NECRONOMICON!

Pulp writer H. P. Lovecraft was born today in 1890. Mr. Lovecraft dominated the horror pulp magazines in the 1920’s and 40’s. His first book, however, was published after he died. Since that publication, Mr. Lovecraft has become revered by ghost story fans around the world.

He wrote of bleak places with mysterious, pre-human histories of perhaps extraterrestrial origins. He hinted at powerful interstellar gods whose malignant earthly remnants were absolutely to be avoided by sensible people and thus were resolutely pursued by soon-to-be-doomed seekers of forbidden knowledge. You wanted neither hurt nor help from Mr. Lovecraft’s gods: you really only wanted to be overlooked.

As far as I know, none of Mr. Lovecraft’s works have been turned into musicals – go figure.

Quote of the Day

It has to be this cheery little observation by Mr. Lovecraft. “The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.”

There are a couple of other birthdays of interest today.

–          Former UK football coach Rich Brooks was born today in 1941. Coach Brooks did it right and he did it well.

–          Another sci-fi/fantasy author was born today. Greg Bear (1951) gave us the brilliant and scary BLOOD MUSIC. I highly recommend it.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Finally the lemonade! It’s National Lemonade Day, but I’m not sure this is what they had in mind.

Loco Lemonade Cocktail

1½ oz. Durango Tequila

1 oz. Grenadine

4 oz. Lemonade

½ oz. Lemon Juice

Build over four ice cubes and squeeze a lemon over the top.

Listen! I think I hear the call of Cthulhu! Run you fools!

Cheers!

Roger

8/20/2013.

Lovecraft & Lemonade!

August 20, 2012

Yuk or yum?

We’ll get to the lemonade shortly.

First though, grab your NECRONOMICON!

Pulp writer H. P. Lovecraft was born today in 1890. Mr. Lovecraft dominated the horror pulp magazines in the 1920’s and 40’s. His first book, however, was published after he died. Since that publication, Mr. Lovecraft has become revered by ghost story fans around the world.

He wrote of bleak places with mysterious, pre-human histories of perhaps extraterrestrial origins. He hinted at powerful interstellar gods whose malignant earthly remnants were absolutely to be avoided by sensible people and were resolutely pursued by soon-to-be-doomed seekers of forbidden knowledge. You wanted neither hurt nor help from Mr. Lovecraft’s gods: you wanted to be overlooked.

As far as I know, none of Mr. Lovecraft’s works have been turned into musicals – go figure.

There are a couple of other birthdays of interest today.

–          Former UK football coach Rich Brooks was born today in 1941. Coach Brooks did it right and he did it well.

–          Another sci-fi/fantasy author was born today. Greg Bear (1951) gave us the brilliant and scary BLOOD MUSIC. I highly recommend it.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Finally the lemonade! It’s National Lemonade Day, but I’m not sure this is what they had in mind.

Loco Lemonade Cocktail

1½ oz. Durango Tequila

1 oz. Grenadine

4 oz. Lemonade

½ oz. Lemon Juice

Build over four ice cubes and squeeze a lemon over the top.

Listen! I think I hear the call of Cthulhu! Run!

Cheers!

Roger

8/20/2012.

Grand Slams, Cannon Shots & Real Big Hair

August 20, 2011

It’s Father’s Day in Nepal! If you missed the United States version of that holiday, here’s a chance to make good. Tie sales will soar!

It’s also a big day in sports and for loud music;

–         The National Football League was founded this day in 1920. It’s rumored they’re still playing.

–         Today in 1938, Lou Gehrig hit his 23rd career grand slam – a record that still stands and is honored by a breakfast named after him at Denny’s.

–         Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” debuted in Moscow today in 1882. Boom!

We have interesting birthdays;

–         Kentucky’s former football coach Rich Brooks was born today in 1941.

–         Sci-fi writer Greg Bear (1951) and blues growler John Hiatt (1952) share this birthday.

–         Boxing promoter Don King (1931) was born today. Mr. King was probably more famous for his amazing hair than for his fighters.

–         Alan Reed was born today in 1907. You’ve probably never seen him, but I’m sure you’ve heard him. Mr. Reed was the original voice of Fred Flintstone. W-I-L-M-A!

Inspiration for our gruesome “Drink 4cast 4 2Day”.

On this day in 1890, master of the macabre H. P. Lovecraft was born. I’m not sure we’ve had a safe moment since. Mr. Lovecraft’s panoply of malevolent Gods and menaces always seem to lurking just beyond the corners of our vision. Thanks a lot for that, Howard!

Cthulhu Rising Drink Recipe

1 oz. Absinthe

1 oz. Fernet Branca

2 oz. Red Bull

1 whole sugar cube

Mix Absinthe and sugar with water using an Absinthe spoon.

Add Fernet and Red Bull and mix together with ice.

Strain and serve.

Quietly tremble!

Cheers,

Roger

8/20/11.