Eldritch, Squamous Birthday to You!

| August 20, 2007 | Reply

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, gaunt scarecrow of a man whose brilliant prose haunts many a dream to this day.
Happy Birthday to you!

In honor of the day, I recommend that you curl up with a good story this evening. Good choices would include “The Call of Cthulhu” and “The Colour out of Space”. My favorites would be “The Haunter of the Dark”, “The Shadow over Innsmouth”, and my all-time Lovecraft favorite “The Dunwich Horror”

In unrelated news, today also marks the day when, in 1741, Vitus Bering discovered the frozen and forbidding wastes of Leng Alaska.

And while I’m here, two days ago was the anniversary of the birth of Virginia Dare, the first child born to settlers in the United States. Three years later, her father returned to the colony, on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, to find the colony had completely and inexplicably disappeared.

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