Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas calendar post number something or another

You know the way I'm forever carrying on about the nights not being properly dark in these dark end-of-days days, blah, blah, and how the cloudy night sky is a diseased hue of post-apocalyptic orange-brown, blah blah? Just for the record - I haven't been lying.



Please note I have done nothing whatsoever to the image (taken just before six pm on Saturday 13th of December) - not even straightened it (the thingumy I was using as a makeshift tripod for the night-time low-light camera-function thing was crooked, and so's the picture), let alone tint it.

I rest my case. Let the oil run out quickly, let the nuclear reactors run dry, let there be no electricity wasted on making the world this colour. The Green Revolution can't come quick enough, I say.

8 comments:

Reading the Signs said...

Is it because of all the street lighting etc. or have the aliens invaded? It does look a bit diseased, in a glamorous post-apocalyptic way. And very empty of people. This isn't the Invasion of the Body Snatchers is it?

Invasion of the WVLs:
gessbyin

Anna MR said...

Empty of people? Signs, this is Helsinki in a post-apocalyptic Christmas shopping throng, what are you talking about? But yes, no, never mind the street lights, the invasion of the alien body snatchers was actually in full swing when I got there. I took out my camera, as one does, and snapped away, and did get a few shots where you can just make out the ghostly figures of Helsinkiites disappearing into another space-time continuum, to have evil tests run on their systems. I wasn't going to talk about it, for they (the invading snatchers) offended me, see - I went up to one and said (again, as one does - and they do this in sci-fi films and things, so I had a guideline all mapped up in my head) "Beam me up, too, space brother, this planet is nasty" but he said (most rudely, as I thought) "We have no space or need for the likes of you". You may wonder how I knew that's what he said, but he'd first given me this special tap on the shoulder which makes one understand the garblational bollocks their space-speak sounds like. And so I thought well fuck you, comrade, I will so not report on your puny invasion and body-snatching, but since it's you Signs, I'll post a picture that shows a bunch of their hapless victims, before their disappearance (the lucky bastards). Just click on my link and pan to the bottom left, you'll see their ghostly apparitions frozen mid-gesture.

Over at your place, the WVLs said "nopha" to me. I ran away, screaming, unable to post a comment in the face of such succinct and threatening rudeness.

We need to keep tapping, Signs, it's the only way to save the universe...

trousers said...

Here's my own take on the same thing, dear ms mr.

Your case is indeed rested.

If the word ver = the name of various species of alien invaders, as lovely signs suggests, then accompanying this comment is a curious creature called moopo.

Anna MR said...

Oh phew, housut, thank God you brought a moopo. These are, as all (should) know, life-affirming creatures, benign in the extreme, who can cleanse souls just by having been in a room months before. Rounded, smooth-limbed, not unlike hippopotami in their physical appearance, yet graceful like dancers in motion (not unlike yours truly, really), they can even turn body-snatching space fucks into smiling but harmless dimwits.

As it happens, I really needed a moopo, today, so thank you ever so for bringing one.

trousers said...

Marvellous! Glad to be of assistance. Well today's word ver/ alien interloper is undocom which sounds like a website for those with something to hide.

Anna of Bogglethon said...

Okay. Now I'm really freaked - "something to hide? God oh God, they're onto me", I thought, and quickly did a googlesearch on undocom. Imagine my flabbergastic reaction when I found an online document, by someone called Universe, on the all-important topic of "4 Major Keystones of OO", and he (wait for it) - lives in Undocom.

I kid you not, housut, and made none of this up. Click my link if you have any doubts. The mind boggleth.

trousers said...

My goodness, that has made my mind boggle too. Time for 50 -100 on the next thread, I think....

Anna MR said...

That's it, housut - do utilise the counting thread, whenever life is just too much, be it in the resse or boggle department.