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Old 07-15-2015, 06:51 AM
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Cthulhu is on Pluto!


I realize that we have a Pluto thread already*, but this is different.


CTHULHU IS ON PLUTO!!!


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...usaolp00000592



Of course, there's also a Balrog and Meng Po. If the Plutographers had actually been Lovecraft fans, you'd expect a reference to Yuggoth someplace, and maybe even Tsathoggua and Cxaxukluth.

But you take what you can get.



* http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...1#post18518799

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Old 07-15-2015, 06:55 AM
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That's not what I've seen on the two most recent images:
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...ac&oe=56110EEF

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/pluto.png
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My favorite of the image-overlay memes that have been going around- the spot that so many are referring to as a "heart", someone did way better and demonstrated that it is actually the Disney character Pluto. Hence, the (dwarf) planet's name.

Proof of Pluto on Pluto
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:53 AM
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I always knew Cthulhu was destined for greatness! Go Cthulhu!
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:24 AM
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My favorite of the image-overlay memes that have been going around- the spot that so many are referring to as a "heart", someone did way better and demonstrated that it is actually the Disney character Pluto. Hence, the (dwarf) planet's name.

Proof of Pluto on Pluto
I like this NdGT one.

And this meme I saw floating around.
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If the Plutographers had actually been Lovecraft fans, you'd expect a reference to Yuggoth someplace . . .
"Yuggoth... is a strange dark orb at the very rim of our solar system... There are mighty cities on Yuggoth—great tiers of terraced towers built of black stone... The sun shines there no brighter than a star, but the beings need no light. They have other subtler senses, and put no windows in their great houses and temples... The black rivers of pitch that flow under those mysterious cyclopean bridges—things built by some elder race extinct and forgotten before the beings came to Yuggoth from the ultimate voids—ought to be enough to make any man a Dante or Poe if he can keep sane long enough to tell what he has seen..."

—H. P. Lovecraft, "The Whisperer in Darkness"
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If Pluto is a dog ... what's Goofy?
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If Pluto is a dog ... what's Goofy?
Dog, obviously... but apparently Pete is supposed to be a cat!!
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If Pluto is a dog ... what's Goofy?
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...-what-is-goofy
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Am I the only one who can't see it Cal's linked photo
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If Pluto is a dog ... what's Goofy?
I used to read The Trentonian newspaper. Once a chemistry class wrote the editor to ask what Goofy was. The answer was, "That's what you studying? Goofy's a dog. Now what's the atomic weight of tungsten?"
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Am I the only one who can't see it Cal's linked photo
Do you mean that you can't get the link to work (with image), or that you get the image, but can't see it?


The image is the second one on the page -- you have to scroll down. "Cthulhu" is what they're calling the dark patch to the left (west?) of the "heart".


If you can see the map, but don't think it looks like Cthulhu, then

a.) I don't think it was intended to suggest that the dark patch actually looks like a cephalopod-headed winged being -- it's just a name they gave the dark patch.

b.) It DOES kinda look like one of those "Cthulhu Fish" bumper decorations, if you squint.
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"That's what you studying? Goofy's a dog. Now what's the atomic weight of tungsten?"
74. The chemical symbol is W.
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Do you mean that you can't get the link to work (with image), or that you get the image, but can't see it?


The image is the second one on the page -- you have to scroll down. "Cthulhu" is what they're calling the dark patch to the left (west?) of the "heart".


If you can see the map, but don't think it looks like Cthulhu, then

a.) I don't think it was intended to suggest that the dark patch actually looks like a cephalopod-headed winged being -- it's just a name they gave the dark patch.

b.) It DOES kinda look like one of those "Cthulhu Fish" bumper decorations, if you squint.
Well that's a relief. I thought it was another case of me not being able to see what everyone else can, like sonagrams and those pictures where you have to look at it a certain way to see the hidden image.
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If Pluto is a dog ... what's Goofy?
A dwarf planet.
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Mordor has been found on Charon.
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I just hope at some point they give some Plutonian land-feature the name of Uberwald.
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Mordor has been found on Charon.
Who the fuck gets to name the features on these spaceballs?

Mordor? Really??? Why not Disco Inferno?
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Mordor has been found on Charon.
"Cheron ... that's in the southern part of the Galaxy!"

http://en.memory-alpha.wikia.com/wik...ield_(episode)

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Old 07-15-2015, 04:28 PM
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Mordor has been found on Charon.
We could save a lot of money; on our next mission, instead of all the big fancy expensive rockets, we should just have some guys walk there.
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Who the fuck gets to name the features on these spaceballs?
The International Astronomical Union has the final say, but often they approve the names given to objects by their discoverers.

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/...uestion42.html
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We could save a lot of money; on our next mission, instead of all the big fancy expensive rockets, we should just have some guys walk there.
Naw, much faster to use eagles.
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Strictly speaking, since it's on Yuggoth, shouldn't it have been Nyarlathotep Regio?
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