"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Friday, November 23, 2012

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.

The BBC reports that "Sandy Island," a feature appearing on Google Maps, doesn't really exist.  The island is (was? was supposed to have been?) located about half-way between Australia and New Caledonia, in the Coral Sea:
Scientist Maria Seton, who was on the ship, said that the team was expecting land, not 1,400m (4,620ft) of deep ocean.
"We wanted to check it out because the navigation charts on board the ship showed a water depth of 1,400m in that area - very deep," Dr Seton, from the University of Sydney, told the AFP news agency after the 25-day voyage.
"It's on Google Earth and other maps so we went to check and there was no island. We're really puzzled. It's quite bizarre.
"How did it find its way onto the maps? We just don't know, but we plan to follow up and find out."
The BBC report includes no information on the mental state of Ms. Seton, or her fellow passengers.

In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.

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