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The Lava Lamp of Yog-Sothoth   (+8)  [vote for, against]
Only a congeries of iridescent globes, yet stupendous in its malign suggestiveness.

In H.P. Lovecraft's classic Mythos, the Outer God Yog-Sothoth is described as

"...great globes of light massing toward the opening, and not alone these, but the breaking apart of the nearest globes, and the protoplasmic flesh that flowed blackly outward to join together and form that eldritch, hideous horror from outer space, that spawn of the blankness of primal time, that tentacled amorphous monster which was the lurker at the threshold, whose mask was as a congeries of iridescent globes, the noxious Yog-Sothoth..."

A writhing mass of protoplasmic, iridescent globes? Sounds like a lava lamp to me, folks. And with the great and growing number of Cthulhu fans, the time is ripe for licensing Lovecraftian products.

Here's what I imagine: A lava lamp fashioned to look like a miniature stone pillar wrought with strange, horrible heiroglyphs. Motorized cultists and demon servitors dance mindlessly around the monolith, to the tune of a gibbering flute playing as well as flutes can gibber. Above the ghastly structure writhes the great, glowing Yog-Sothoth, trapped (for now) in a multi-faceted crystal chamber, lit from below...

Optionally sold with a home planetarium system that shows the night sky when "the stars are right".
-- DrWorm, Feb 09 2010

Mercury thyocianate decomposition (video) http://www.liveleak...ew?i=15e_1223382719
Saw this yesterday. It has a definite Cthuloid feel about it. [DrBob, Feb 09 2010]

The fact that H.P.Lovecraft was a bit of a twat predisposes me against this idea, but I like lava and I like lamps, so [ ].
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 09 2010


"Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth."

... which suggests some sort of wireless doorbell feature on the DeLuxe version ?

// H.P.Lovecraft was a bit of a twat //

When we are watching Great Cthulhu dining greedily on you living brain (if any) by sucking it out through your sinuses, we will remind you of that.
-- 8th of 7, Feb 09 2010

I get the impression that H.P. must have dictated his stuff whilst eating biscuits.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 09 2010

Quite possibly, but no doubt specially, dark, evil biscuits, baked from an arcane and secret recipe from the Necronomicon over a briskly-burning Wicker Man full of devout Mormons.

The recipe probably doesn't include chocolate chips or currants, so what those little dark lumps are is a mystery.

At least he bequeathed his dark, evil sauce to a grateful mankind.
-- 8th of 7, Feb 09 2010

H.P. Lovecraft is one of my personal obsessions. Call it a guilty pleasure.
-- DrWorm, Feb 09 2010

It's a guilty pleasure.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 09 2010

// one of my personal obsessions //

"One" ? So, what are .... no, on second thoughts, don't answer that.
-- 8th of 7, Feb 10 2010

I won't. But after seeing [DrBob]'s amazing video, I might have to pick up mercury thyocianate as another... obsession.
-- DrWorm, Feb 10 2010

That mercury thiocyanate looks like the Black Snakes of firework fame. But not black.
-- bungston, Feb 10 2010

I have never before seen a video that smelled that bad.
-- wagster, Feb 10 2010

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