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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.