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saturday morning, brunch time.

i got woken by the horrid cat, and went upstairs.
ryskie was already curled up in the comfy red chair with macbook.

we grunted at one another, and thus ascertained that there wasn't any coffee yet made.

i began preparations.

at this point, i didn't realize the supernatural forces at work, and the true import of my morning.

i rummaged around in the fridge. we had a few eggs, so i began to make breakfast.
megpye was home from the oil fields , 606 was down from calgary for the weekend, ryskie and i were hungry so i decided we needed a Big Breakfast.

hash browns.

i got some potatoes out from the cupboard, washed them and began to chop them.
there was something about this one potato, i couldn't put my finger on it at first, but it seemed somehow more important than the others.

the skin was slightly darker, clouded. i brought it over to the window to see it in a brighter light.
even the brilliant prairie sunshine could not penetrate the potato's secrets.

i turned the tuber over in my hands, and set it out upon the cutting board. i raised my knife, paused, and turned the potato over again. there was a slight mark on the one side, darker then the rest. i poised the blade over it, and made a decisive cut.
alas, my knife blade did not reveal the pure milky white of an ordinary potato.
i uncovered an ancient evil.

there was a purple shape, indistinct at first. and a green halo.
"hey ryskie!" i exclaimed, "there is something in this potato, like a picture. but i don't think it's jesus."
i could not have been more wrong.

we both cast our eyes towards the potato, but we could not look upon the horrors it held.
our screams rose 606 who knew the power of the Great Old Ones. he knew the horror of evils that could not be looked upon without madness.


his Dread face is in the middle of my potato.
i made a thin section, slightly deeper into the potato to be sure.
it's him alright.

606 will post photos later today.
if we survive.

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there was a message in my potato | 13 comments (13 topical, 0 hidden)
I would have been tempted to make fries by georgeha (4.00 / 3) #1 Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 11:34:59 AM EST
of an unearthly, non-Euclidean shape that would drive people insane.

Did the cutting release any ichor? by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #2 Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 01:21:28 PM EST
If there was no ichor present, I wouldn't be too concerned.
Send the remains to me, postpaid & c/o Miskatonic, and I'll have a look.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

E-Bay is calling! It the Virrgin Mary by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #3 Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 04:56:41 PM EST
and a corn chip shaped like Illinois made money, just think what a potato section of Chuthulu would bring...


A sign that Cthulhu is rising in Edmonton? by Phil Urich (2.00 / 0) #4 Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 05:00:07 PM EST
Maaan, and here I thought being so far from the coast would at leave have that upside. Does this mean I have to bail town? Thank Lovecraft that I finished all my midterms last week.

the mighty north saskatchewan by misslake (4.00 / 1) #5 Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 09:09:44 PM EST
runs into the sea.

and by sea i mean lake winnepeg.
this far inland, i thought i'd be safe from him... this time.

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cthuhlu bird by MissTrish (4.00 / 1) #6 Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 10:00:28 PM EST

ypu're a chair
Where is by littlestar (4.00 / 1) #7 Sun Oct 19, 2008 at 09:02:05 AM EST
the minty fresh vagina? The tags are lying!!! (and I am disappointed)


in my pants! by misslake (4.00 / 3) #8 Sun Oct 19, 2008 at 12:28:39 PM EST
i carry it around with me EVERYWHERE.

i'll show you how minty fresh it is when next i see you.

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This is my nomination for Thread of the Year. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #11 Sun Oct 19, 2008 at 10:13:13 PM EST
I am not the least bit joking here. I'll be in my bunk.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Whilst fresh is obviously good by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #12 Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 03:06:12 AM EST
I am not so sure about the mint.
Other fruits, herbs and spices are much better

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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Look foreward to seeing you!!!!!! by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #13 Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 04:56:11 AM EST


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BEHOLD by 606 (4.00 / 2) #10 Sun Oct 19, 2008 at 06:46:55 PM EST

imagine dancing banana here
there was a message in my potato | 13 comments (13 topical, 0 hidden)