What Are You Smoking?

This is definitely a case when it doesn’t really matter what you put in the pipe. The pipe itself is enough to beg the shocked and horrified question.

What The Fuck Are You Smoking?What The Fuck Are You Smoking?

Surgeon General’s Warning: Smoking Cthulhu may cause lung cancer, night-gaunts, mi-go, shoggoths, and the end of the world. It may also impair breathing and sanity.

Related Reading:

Smoking Meat: The Essential Guide to Real Barbecue
Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box
H.P. Lovecraft's the Call of Cthulhu for Beginning Readers
Smokin' with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue
The 50 Funniest American Writers*: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion

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Cthulhu be Praised?

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn … of hot babes with octopus tattoos?

Yeah, it’s not every woman who can pull off an octopus chest tattoo. But, Cthulhu be Praised, this one can.

Cthulhu be Praised? Dagon She's Hot?
Cthulhu be Praised?

And because I tend to dislike and, therefor, avoid posting pic of women’s parts without their faces included, here’s a small sampling of Harliequinnx…

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Dagon She’s Hot?

OK. I now return you to your normally scheduled morning. Please don’t think about any Elder Eldritch Horrors having erotic dreams about tattooed brunettes. :(;,;):

Related Reading:

Call of Cthulhu Rpg Keeper Rulebook: Horror Roleplaying in the Worlds of H.p. Lovecraft (Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying)
Society: The Basics (14th Edition)
Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry
Tattoo Tarot: Ink & Intuition
The Tattoo History Source Book

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Other Than Eldritch

When one thinks of H. P. Lovecraft, if one does think of him at all, one thinks naturally of his Cthulhu Mythos. That’s unsurprising since Lovecraft is heralded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, writers of horror fiction of the twentieth century and the Cthulhu Mythos was the centerpiece of his writing. Lovecraft, however, wrote more than just horror. He also published a journal heavily focused on sociopolitical thought, The Conservative.

H. P. Lovecraft’s The Conservative had little no nothing to do with eldritch horrors. It was a journal edited and self-published sporadically by H. P. Lovecraft between 1915 and 1923. Some of its pieces were written by Lovecraft himself, but many of them were written by others. They included not just political and social commentary on the issues of the day, but also poetry, short stories and literary criticism.

The period in time covered by The Conservative coincided with some of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century, including the First World War and the Russian Revolution.

It’s quite the interesting read.

Note, however, that I said it was an interesting read. It is not an easy one; not at all. It is firmly grounded in the society, issues, and history of a century ago. Still, I wholeheartedly recommend it as an addition to any American’s library.

Related Reading:

Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity
The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America
The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law (Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives)
America : A Patriotic Primer
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

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