Tuesday, June 01, 2010

A Shadow Too Dark For Atlantis

... Next, the so-called "nuclear option" is about to get a lot of attention. In this case, of course, nuclear option is not a euphemism. It's the real idea that the best way to kill this thing is to stick a small nuke in there and bury the well under rubble. Supposedly it's been done in Russia, and by the middle of the coming week, it will be all over cable news, as pundits press The White House hard on whether it's being considered and why not.

Joe Weisenthal, 5/29/10, The Business Insider

... One prominent energy expert known for predicting the oil price spike of 2008 says sending a small nuclear bomb down the leaking well is "probably the only thing we can do" to stop the leak.

Matt Simmons, founder of energy investment bank Simmons & Company, also says that there is evidence of a second oil leak about five to seven miles from the initial leak that BP has focused on fixing. That second leak, he says, is so large that the initial one is "minor" in comparison.

Daniel Tencer, 05/29/10, The Raw Story

... Complaints from many liberal organizations were met with long confidential discussions, and representatives were taken on trips to certain camps and prisons. As a result, these societies became surprisingly passive and reticent. Newspaper men were harder to manage, but seemed largely to cooperate with the government in the end. Only one paper - a tabloid always discounted because of its wild policy - mentioned the deep diving submarine that discharged torpedoes downward in the marine abyss just beyond Devil Reef. That item, gathered by chance in a haunt of sailors, seemed indeed rather far-fetched; since the low, black reef lay a full mile and a half out from Innsmouth Harbour.

The Shadow Over Innsmouth at Wikipedia

H. P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth

This is a type of sailboat called a “Nonsuch 30.” It is very much an East Coast design for a sailboat, with a hull shape derived from classic American workboats called ‘catboats,’ but updated with a modern keel and a high-tech free-standing mast equipped with a simple yet efficient wishbone boom. These boats have been in production since the late 1970s and they have proven very seaworthy and have generated tremendous devotion from sailing enthusiasts. As thirty-foot yachts go, the Nonsuch is not particularly expensive. If I sold a manuscript or generated a reasonable amount of money through this or that supervillain scheme I would buy a Nonsuch.

As if The Shadow Over Innsmouth sank down

and disappeared with the people it altered

but now is spilling up through a ten-inch bore

and who knows what cracks in the rocks next to it

into our world in the Gulf of Mexico

or what we have been thinking of as our world

but now a shadow from long ago is back

darkening this world making this world its own

and if carefully designed East Coast sailboats

want to sail the Atlantic Circle searching

for old Atlantis they’d better set sail soon

because the old darkness of the Great Old Ones

is changing things claiming things and Atlantis

might not want us changed transhumans to find it

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