You know that this was inevitable.
If you’re one of the few people who don’t at this point, well.
One of the greatest sitcom sequences ever.
Fair enough, fair enough. Personally, I’m trying to decide what else to stuff the Cornish game hens with tomorrow. I know about the lemon, of course.
I hope everybody has somewhere to go, and that you’ve already gotten there because there will be Crazy People On The Roads. Our own plans got reconfigured because of all the snow that got dumped last night on our idyllic West Virginia vacation spot; but, hey, no travel now and no cooking in a strange kitchen.
It’s as true a thing as a thing could be, in fact.
How do you know you’re at your parents’ house? The wifi password is long, complicated & written on a piece of paper no one can find.
— Chris Rock (@ozchrisrock) November 26, 2014
So I got tweeted this:
@moelane I absolutely need to know your opinion on the Jurassic World trailer.
— Chris Valentine (@cmvbrielman) November 25, 2014
…which refers to this:
So here’s my response: YOU DAFT IDJITS IN THAT UNIVERSE NEED TO STOP CLONING DINOSAURS. IT NEVER WORKS OUT THE WAY THAT YOU EXPECTED IT TO.
Seriously, guys. Cloning might be a respectable field of scientific study in my world, but in yours it’s a fast-track to Dino-Mega-Rampage. Maybe you guys should build, I don’t know, animatronic robots or something…
PS: Look, there’s not a chance in Hell I will be capable of taking this movie seriously, sorry.
Ken Hite once (half-despairingly*) called The Case of Charles Dexter Ward the second best horror novel ever written, and he’s correct about both the quality and the half-despair. If you read nothing else by HP Lovecraft, read this one (you should also read other things by HP Lovecraft).
Adieu, The Peshawar Lancers.
*It almost didn’t get published at all. And if it had been published in Lovecraft’s lifetime he might have lived longer.