And Now for Something Completely Different…

These are pictures from the bottom of the earth. (Click on ’em for higher res.) Who needs alien planets?

This is part of a transmission from the bottom of the earth, recently received from a very cool chick I met at Readercon last year, who works with satellites and builds raccoon-scaring robots as a hobby and to whom I owe an e-mail:

“I ended up getting drafted into hosting a small movie party that involved lots of martinis and half the guys wearing skirts (I’d never made out with a guy in a skirt before; there are advantages).

Life really is very strange down here!”

Now I can’t get the image of Kurt Russell in a grass skirt out of my head. If I was a horror writer I’d probably be able to put that image to constructive use.

The photos were taken by Anthony “Antz” Powell and are used with permission. I do not know what he looks like in a dress.

Any shapeshifting alien they dig up down there? Gonna be in therapy for fucking years.

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5 Responses to “And Now for Something Completely Different…”

  1. Erm…didn’t quite follow the last bit of that post, but pretty pictures anyway!

  2. What else is a Scotsman to do when the the closest sheep is in Bloody Australia!! Penguins? Too damn Fishy!
    and Leopard seals bite!!! Not to mention the draft making mr. happy shrink like paris hiltons bank account!
    Bring on the Shapeshifting Aliens say I!! :-)
    Btw Love the books Peter, Keep up the good work Squid boy!
    Da’ Smeef

  3. He meant John Carpenter’s The Thing

    An American Antarctic research station is infiltrated by an alien creature, which has the ability to perfectly imitate any animal or human it comes into contact with. The crew of the station come to distrust each other as they cannot tell who is human and who is not. One by one they are killed, either by the creature or by each other.

    Scary as hell when I saw it. But I didn’t see it in the theater, I went to Bladerunner instead.

  4. Lmao, thank you Brenda. I’m kind of a dumbass, I love that film and probably should’ve gotten the reference.

  5. Da’ Smeet ranted

    What else is a Scotsman to do when the the closest sheep is in Bloody Australia!! Penguins? Too damn Fishy!
    and Leopard seals bite!!! Not to mention the draft making mr. happy shrink like paris hiltons bank account!
    Bring on the Shapeshifting Aliens say I!! :-)

    Wait a minute. You live down there, don’t you? You’re one of them.