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justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 22, 2012 - 10:27pm PT
Behold Cthulhu. He's come a long way from his humble beginnings as a dark entity of the underworld.


Credit: justthemaid


Let's give it up for Cthulhu. No longer a simple Lovecraftian literary horror.. he (it??) has evolved into bigger and eviler things. Republican? Democrat? Pah! Vote Cthulhu!


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Spawning not only madness, but a video game, multiple fan-clubs and even a great knitted hat!


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What's not to appreciate?


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apogee

climber
Feb 22, 2012 - 10:29pm PT
That thing reminds me of Dick Cheney.

Undoubtedly a Republican.
Da_Dweeb

climber
Feb 22, 2012 - 10:29pm PT
It's about time we had one of these.
MisterE

Social climber
Feb 22, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
New shirts are on their way as we speak...

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d-know

Trad climber
electric lady land
Feb 22, 2012 - 10:47pm PT
cthulhu saves.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Feb 22, 2012 - 11:11pm PT
Hilarious. I did my Lovecraft stint, took the 100 steps down to slumber and the thousand steps down into deep sleep.....

DMT
cintune

climber
Midvale School for the Gifted
Feb 22, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
Wgah'nagl fhtagn, yo.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2012 - 11:19pm PT
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cintune

climber
Midvale School for the Gifted
Feb 22, 2012 - 11:37pm PT
Kinda sorta something like this... er, probably.

justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 12:10am PT
The Great Cthulhu's political platform,for those considering him/it for candidacy:

Q) What is the candidate's position on campaign finances?

A) Cthulhu accepts any donation which a citizen wishes to make. It doesn't oppose contributions from organizations, conglomerates, or conspiracies. In fact, it accepts any and all types of financial assistance or other donations. Preferably, large quantities of currency will be sent along with human brains,other donated organs, or your first born.

Q)What would the Great Leader's position be on the U.S. Military? Would we see a shift away from cooperative multi-lateralism with the United Nations? How does the Great Leader feel about nuclear weapons?

A) Our future leader would ban a standing U.S. Military. Cthulhu does not feel that humans should have the privilege to killing other humans, it reserves that right to itself.

The Great Cthulhu's solution to the United Nations will be to eat all current U.N. delegates. It will then build the U.U.N. (Unilateral United Nations)

Our Great Leader is greatly opposed to nuclear weapons in the possession of others, because the melting of human flesh, and mass destruction, are not mortal rights.

Q) What is Great Cthulhu's position on obvious cult fronts (such as Microsoft, Lego and most gaming companies); will he/she/it treat them as previous administrations have? (i.e. pretend they don't exist or support them/crack down on them) Also and more important will he treat all cultists equally, or give his particular thrill kill cultists preference leaving (for example) shub-niggurath disciples such as Clarence Thomas and Bob Packwood out in the cold?

A) Good question. Within the first 100 days of its reign, the Great Cthulhu pledges to destroy the following cults:

* Disney.
* Mass Media.
* Yuppies.
* Kentucky Fried Chicken.
* People who use the phrase "information superhighway".

Cthulhu cultists will be given the following priveleges:

* They will die last.

Q) What solution does your candidate have for the problem of massive overspending by the government on the poor and elderly. Does he have a way to free up this money for other important projects, like going to mars or building big guns.

A) The Great Cthulhu's solution to massive overspending by the government on the weak, will be to go right to the heart of the problem, by destroying the elderly, poor, and clinically insane. It does not need a big gun, and Mars will be eaten immediately following Earth's demise.

Q)My roommate, being a conscientious citizen of the US, would like to know who will The Illustrious One's running mate be. And how will he solve the national deb t. I've told him, debt will no longer be a concern for his merely mortal mind t o ponder. Now, my concern, as a citizen of a foreign country, how will Cthulhu rule my country as well. Please see to it that It is given more money for bombs and other implements of destruction. Will Cthulhu use psychic powers to drive u s all mad, or must a study be made of this?

A:As of yet, the almighty Cthulhu has not chosen a running mate. If you feel you know a good candidate, or perhaps you've eaten one lately, please submit your candidate suggestions to: runningmate AT: http://www.cthulhu.org/

As stated above, Cthulhu will treat all countries in the same manner as it treats the United States. No study will be needed, since to merely gaze upon it is insanity itself.


Q) What is the candidates stand on welfare? I think all of the bums should be eaten by mister cthulhu.

A) You are wise. You will be eaten second to last.

Q) Just what does Cthulhu think of the institution in corporate America known as the "power lunch"? Out here in California, it is often held at a Japanese restaurant and features sashimi (raw fish), tempura-fried vegetables, teriyaki chicken or beef, tonkatsu (a type of breaded pork chop) and/or sushi. Would it continue to be deductible under the IRS regulations if he were elected?

A) The Great Cthulhu is opposed to any an other such institutions. They sound way too nice. Anyone caught committing such a henious act will suffer multiple seconds of torture before being destroyed.


Q)If Great Cthulhu becomes president, we obviously would all go mad. Do we get to choose which particular pathological condition we are blessed with, or does the big C just roll a d100 and we get what we're given? Also: He's been dead but dreaming for quite a bit of time now. What's to say He's not going to be a bit sleepy when he wakes up? I mean, how's a Priest of the Old Ones supposed to destroy a world effectively if He's half-asleep for goodness sake?!

A) The Great Cthulhu will not give humans that kind of decision over their own fate. They are far too weak to be able to handle that kind of pressure. Ever notice how your potential for destruction increases when your in that state? This will only enhance Cthulhu's domestic policy.


Q)Will he, as president, go jogging? (what a nasty thought!)

A) The Great Cthulhu is in perfect health, and due to its high metabolism and steady diet of human flesh, has no pathetic human need for exercise. In fact, those humans caught jogging with be destroyed immediately.







(From "the Home Page for Evil")
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Feb 23, 2012 - 12:54am PT
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 23, 2012 - 01:59am PT
Eric was quite into Lovecraft, and even named a route at the base of El Cap Cthulhu.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:34am PT
Is it Lovecraft's birthday?
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:40am PT
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

How can you not like that?
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Feb 23, 2012 - 02:43am PT
isnt that a Metallica song?

edit: yep http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM0XvXEt2lo
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Feb 23, 2012 - 03:36am PT
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Feb 23, 2012 - 04:14am PT
Out of curiousity, and semi related to Lovecraft... Is 'Red Nails' in Squamish named after the Robert E Howard tale?
Josh Holmes

Trad climber
UT
Feb 23, 2012 - 08:30am PT
Cthulhu should pick up FSM for his running mate.

Credit: Josh Holmes
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2012 - 09:38am PT
Egads- How could I have forgotten about inspiring the Metallica song?

I think I just moved down the to-be-eaten list.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Feb 23, 2012 - 09:44am PT
another f*#king political thread....or sushi fest TR?



Cthulu/Nature 2012
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Feb 26, 2012 - 05:08pm PT
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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 26, 2012 - 05:17pm PT
Also a spicy 5.10d put up by Eric Weinstein and Dave Anderson in 1975 just right of Peter Pan's first pitch.

Werner isn't too big on R rated face routes so this one might not be on his list.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 26, 2012 - 05:32pm PT
Free on Netflix:

froodish

Social climber
Portland, Oregon
Feb 26, 2012 - 06:21pm PT
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon May 11-13, 2012 Hollywood Theatre, Portland Oregon

Be there or be sane!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Feb 26, 2012 - 06:47pm PT
Be careful getting your hands on him:

Credit: Calamari
Da_Dweeb

climber
Mar 29, 2012 - 07:25am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#242646
Dos XX

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 29, 2012 - 08:31am PT
The real deal:
Pimoa Cthulhu
Pimoa Cthulhu
Credit: Gustavo Hormiga

Etymology

Pimoa is derived from the language of the Gosiute people in Utah and means "big legs". Gustavo Hormiga, who named the species, derived the specific name from Howard Phillips Lovecraft's fictional deity Cthulhu, which Hormiga writes is "akin to the powers of Chaos".

Distribution

The range of Pimoa cthulhu is restricted to areas of Mendocino and Sonoma counties in western California. Within that range the species is associated with redwood forestland habitats such as redwood stumps and logs.

Description

Male Pimoa cthulhu are distinguishable from related species by the unique cluster of thick spines found on the cymbial projection. Female P. cthulhu are very similar to the related species P. vera, but are distinguishable by the long sausage-like epigynum which is narrower and laterally compressed at the distal end. Males of P. cthulhu have a cephalothorax length which ranges from 4.4 to 5.7 millimetres (0.17 to 0.22 in) while females range from 4.0 to 6.1 millimetres (0.16 to 0.24 in). Both males and females are very similar in coloration, with a light to very light brown cephalothorax that is slightly darker towards the margins and an abdomen that is dark gray with four dorsal whitish spots. The males have a brown sternum, while in the females the sternum is reddish brown. While the females have legs which are dark reddish, the male legs are covered in long setae instead.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Mar 29, 2012 - 08:49am PT
Excellent on that Josh!!
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Mar 29, 2012 - 09:49am PT
I think Cthulhu was made Captain of a Pirate Ship!

justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2012 - 10:25am PT
"Big legs" indeed on that spider. Looks like the type of bug that leaves quite a welt if you get bitten by it. Lives in California of course.

The "My Little Pony" incarnation is hilarious.

I keep finding weirder and more random stuff every time I look.

Darth Vader Cthulhu? Really???

Geeks have way too much time on their hands.



Credit: justthemaid
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
May 11, 2012 - 11:53pm PT
It was either adding to the political moron heap, screwing my second (tempting) or bumping a mythical creature... well, the decision was made by a guy who just walked into the gym wearing a Cthulhu for President shirt... last time he was here I swear he had a World of Warcraft shirt on, his buddy wears Tapout shirts...

Charles
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
May 12, 2012 - 12:20am PT
And I am surprised Ed Hartouni hasn't already scolded us:

Cuthulu (sp), below Peter Pan 5.10d R, Eric Weinstein et al 1975.


Dale Bard and I on the climb, thinking we were doing a first ascent erroneously:



socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
May 12, 2012 - 12:42am PT
Stellar looking corner Peter!

Charles
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 26, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Credit: Darwin


also:

http://teamcthulhupdx.com/

Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 10, 2013 - 03:33pm PT

I cut and pasted these without permission from Tony's post in the birds thread. I suspect he would want me to add that they are Masked Lapwings.

Photo credit: Tony
Photo credit: Tony
Credit: Tony

Photo credit: Tony
Photo credit: Tony
Credit: Tony
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Oct 10, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
Seuss does the Call

http://drfaustusau.deviantart.com/gallery/34469914?offset=0
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
Awesome^^^ :)
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 12, 2013 - 05:14pm PT


Well worth a visit, i.e. it cracked me up.

http://archiemcpheeseattle.com/index.php?s=cthulhu&search=SEARCH
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 12, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
Me want^^^

I don't do Christmas trees but I'd totally put that up for the holidays LOL

merry cthulumas tree
merry cthulumas tree
Credit: justthemaid
MisterE

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 27, 2014 - 09:47pm PT
Bump for missing my wife on Thanksgiving -she's weird but I am too.

The Cthurkey:

justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 27, 2014 - 10:09pm PT
Mmm cthurkey :). Looking pretty tastey after the San Francisco hippy vegan Thanksgiving I just got through with.
The Call Of K2 Lou

Mountain climber
North Shore, BC
Nov 27, 2014 - 10:23pm PT
I'm a fan.
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Nov 27, 2014 - 11:12pm PT
Skip!!!

Ur osom!

Moose
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Dec 24, 2014 - 11:42pm PT
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thebravecowboy

climber
just banana-jam it
Dec 25, 2014 - 01:03am PT
I like this. I can vote for the greater evil here and still feel G-A-reat!

Credit: webs
MisterE

Gym climber
Small Town with a Big Back Yard
Jan 16, 2016 - 09:21pm PT
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justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2016 - 03:50pm PT
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MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Nov 8, 2016 - 08:40pm PT
hmmmm...


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Credit: MH2

Credit: MH2



thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Nov 8, 2016 - 08:45pm PT
my home
my home
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Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Nov 17, 2016 - 04:42pm PT
Is it gluten-free and pro-biotic?
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Nov 17, 2016 - 04:45pm PT
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pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 17, 2016 - 05:28pm PT
Thanks a lot Skip!
It ain't scary 'til you know about it!

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Don'tKnowHim

Social climber
California
Nov 24, 2016 - 10:16am PT
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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 24, 2016 - 11:14am PT
The original HP Lovecraft drawing...
Credit: Reilly
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 25, 2016 - 11:08am PT
Mr. E - missed opportunity to have ear-flaps be the wings?

otherwise, quite impressive...
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 1, 2017 - 11:22am PT


This seems to be from an article http://tribunist.com/politics/stephen-king-compares-trump-to-cthulhu-cthulhu-displeased-responds/
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
Jun 7, 2017 - 10:16pm PT
Now, Cthulhu board games: http://www.npr.org/2017/06/07/530186764/h-p-lovecrafts-monster-is-wrapping-family-game-night-up-in-tentacles?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170607
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2017 - 09:50pm PT
Credit: justthemaid

PS: Nice find Reilly. I actually always wondered if Lovecraft envisioned the octopus- thing.
If you read the story, he actually doesn't exactly describe it that way- so I always assumed it was late 20th century artistic licence
clifff

Mountain climber
golden, rollin hills of California
Jul 22, 2017 - 07:57am PT
"The Call of Cthulhu". "Then, driven ahead by curiosity in their captured yacht under Johansen's command, the men sight a great stone pillar sticking out of the sea, and in S. Latitude 479', W. Longitude l2343', come upon a coastline of mingled mud, ooze, and weedy Cyclopean masonry which can be nothing less than the tangible substance of earth's supreme terror - the nightmare corpse-city of R'lyeh, that was built in measureless aeons behind history by the vast, loathsome shapes that seeped down from the dark stars."
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jul 22, 2017 - 05:23pm PT
read it in high school. My son just produced a copy that he read recently. Thought I'd give it another read, this time in Spanish. Can you say miedo?

Credit: little Z
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