October 05, 2005

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtgan...


Maud Newton says "you probably had to grow up in a whacked-out fundamentalist household" to appreciate this Cthulhoid parody of a Chick Tract. Well, I didn't but I do. I think my having had a largely Cthulhu-focused childhood might have helped though.


Posted by Dr. Frank at October 5, 2005 06:17 PM | TrackBack

I don't know what half the words in that post meant, and you know what... i don't care.

Posted by: meldody chest at October 5, 2005 09:15 PM

Nice Cthulhu there. Looks cute and friendly. Although the "WAAAHH!" should be a "YAAAA!", I think.

Posted by: Angie Schultz at October 5, 2005 09:52 PM

That was awesome! I certainly saw my fair share of Chick tracts pass through my hands. I loved reading them, oh so many years ago, almost as though they were fundamentalist comic books.

Posted by: sam at October 6, 2005 05:58 AM

i guess i did care, because i went and found out what a cthulhulu and a chick tract were. where im from, people dont mess with that chick tract stuff but i did get one once at an amusement park about feeding fish and how the fish dont even know their owner (god) loves them and provides food everyday. where do cthuhuluhu's come from though? i gather it is a scary monster that eats people, but is that a star trek thing?

Posted by: melody chest at October 6, 2005 09:07 AM

Melody -- Cthulhu comes from the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.P._Lovecraft.

Posted by: Wes at October 6, 2005 01:21 PM

hmmmmm. The only Lovecraft I'm familiar with is REANIMATOR!!!! If it's half the masterpiece that is then count me in!!!

Posted by: Zaphod at October 6, 2005 02:31 PM

On one of my past cars, I had a "Cthulhu Saves" bumpersticker... and of course, Miskatonic U t-shirts are out there...

I still remember the MU fight song "Miskatonic oozed down the field, we're the spawn of Great Cthulhu and will never yield..."

Posted by: jimf at October 6, 2005 04:30 PM

I remember Chick tracts quite well. At Barnes and Noble in the 90's, I would find them every now and then tucked into a lot of the books in the poetry section. Weirder still, None would be found in books by Bukowski....but they would be stuck in just about every Maya Angelou!

Posted by: David Cummings at October 6, 2005 06:42 PM

Who was it said that their idea of a great practical joke was to arrange for Chic to wake-up to an empty house one morning?

Posted by: Fcb at October 7, 2005 11:28 AM

I've never seen a chick tract before, but I think I'm adding that web site to my "favorites"" list.

"Islamic Guy: Islam is the second fastest growing relgion in AMERICA and YOU people should fear us. We expect a Muslim falg to fly over the White House by 2010."

This is like KKK bad in terms of what you shouldn't teach your kids.

Posted by: josh at October 7, 2005 01:41 PM

This is the funniest thing I have ever seen. Which is, in fact, sort of a sad statement about me. Even so... thanks. This made me laugh.

Posted by: Urgh, a Music Guy at October 8, 2005 07:44 AM

It's good to keep up with the classics, no matter how old they are.


Posted by: Gary Farber at October 14, 2005 05:48 PM