Wednesday, July 23, 2008

20 Tammuz 5768: National Vanilla Ice Cream Day/Hot Enough For Ya Day

Greetings.

Today’s news and commentary:Today’s H. P. Lovecraft story, in place of a weird thing due to the Three Weeks, is “The Festival”.


WARNING:  SPOILERS AHEAD!


Theological review of “The Festival”:

This is the story of someone who goes back to his ancestral town to celebrate Yule, only to find his relatives there are a bunch of weirdos who use the Necronomicon as a sourcebook for the ritual. This is another nearly-no-plot wonder, and no one does anything worthy of scariness. There is also nothing here of particular theological interest.

Theological rating: I (for lack of relevant material).

Scariness rating: I, still wearing my pants, mock this story.


In the queue for tomorrow:  “The Call of Cthulhu”. If you get annoyed by only one Cthulhu Mythos tale, get annoyed by this one!

Aaron
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