We may not have an official day of rest at Vacation Necronomicon School, but we can have a day of Lovecraftian humor.
My first selection is “Boats: an Elder God’s Only Weakness” from Myths Retold, which is a fairly honest (if somewhat vulgar) retelling of “The Call of Cthulhu.” It contains such gems as “reading one paragraph of this cthulu shit is roughly equivalent to TWELVE WEEKS IN VIETNAM” and “so yeah some dude falls like six degrees to bumfuck turnways.” The author of this little recap doesn’t use punctuation, but does have something against polysyllabic adjectives, as his mid-narrative critique of Lovecraft’s writing proves. (It just makes it funnier, though.) This was my favorite bit of Cthulhu-related silliness all year, honestly – though I know it’s not for everyone. (It’s “not safe for work” mostly just because of salty language.)
My second selection is “Late Bloomer,” a short film that I came across last spring, though it’s a few years old. I included it just for the over-the-top narration, really. Again, not for everyone – though it is nearly perfect Lovecraftian parody. (This one is “not safe for work” mostly because of throbbing animated diagrams, which seems incredibly silly, but many workplaces are incredibly silly about such things.)
We have a new lesson coming tomorrow…so enjoy your day off!
Note: Feel free to share any recently encountered (or favorite) Lovecraft-related humor in the comments.