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Punning in Innsmouth


I've been rereading my electrobook version of The Complete H. P. Lovecraft, and just realized that there's a groaner at the center of The Shadow Over Innsmouth. In TSOI, the coastal town of Innsmouth is being
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covertly taken over by fishmen from the deeps.


The only hotel in town is The Gilman.


That Howard, what a card!
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:18 PM
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By any chance did it cost a fin per night to stay there?
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:32 PM
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aaaaaarrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhh
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I'll sojourn there for the halibut
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That's near Cape Cod, aye?
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I was going to add some more fish puns but I think I'll take care of everything at once by posting a link to this song.
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I was going to add some more fish puns but I think I'll take care of everything at once by posting a link to this song.
*cover blown, goes looking for new material*
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Was the hotel run by Ethel Merman?
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Was the hotel run by Ethel Merman?
That woman had sole.

"You'll be swell, you'll be great!
I'll eat this whole fish on a plate!"

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That woman had sole.
Maybe, in the Lovecraft story, the fishmen attack from the deeps after she sells her sole to the devil.
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Maybe, in the Lovecraft story, the fishmen attack from the deeps after she sells her sole to the devil.
Wouldn't that be the devil ray?
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Devil Ray plays the piano at the hotel.
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:41 AM
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Geez, it was like I dropped a torch into a field of dry grass...
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Devil Ray plays the piano at the hotel.
Stay away from the Devil's Reefer he sells, though. That stuff left me feeling squamous and rugose for three days.
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Devil ray told me he's going trolling by the local school. I didn't like the imbrications.
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Geez, it was like I dropped a torch into a field of dry grass...
You didn't realize that your thread title could be read as an imperative?
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You are *all* going straight to shell for these puns.

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At the end of the movie version of the story, the camera pans to a wall at the hotel covered with framed photos of Ethel Merman singing and performing down the years. The camera slowly zooms in on one old black-and-white photo with the following caption: "Ethel Merman sings with... Devil Ray & The Fishmen." The credits roll.
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Devil ray told me he's going trolling by the local school. I didn't like the imbrications.
Speaking of which, the drama dept. is putting on a production of Porgy and Bass.
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We should dolphinitely scale back on the fish puns. You all should walk the plankton.
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You are *all* going straight to shell for these puns.
Carp Diem.
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It's beginning to look a lot like fishmen.
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Speaking of which, the drama dept. is putting on a production of Porgy and Bass.
I got first roe tickets.
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Fishmen puns leave my blood cold.
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Fishmen puns leave my blood cold.
you'll char if it gets too warm
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:51 PM
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What a crappie discussion!
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You really scrod the perch with all these fish puns. Bad move.
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You really scrod the perch with all these fish puns. Bad move.
I do believe we've just been schooled.
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I'll be the first to break this fishy cycle; all the songs in the Ethel Merman musical sections were written by Bert Batratchian.
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Are you getting frosch with us?

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Hey, let's at least admit we're all trolling here.
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