by Jude Feldman
I'm a news junkie. And when the news gets to be too much (as it can when you're contemplating the possible imminent fall of the Euro,) I frequently turn to cute pictures of cats to make things temporarily better. (Cute cat pictures being one of the two major things for which the Internet was invented.)
However, in one of my recent searches for cute cat videos, I came across a video of a Not Even a Little Bit Cute Super-Creepy Deep Sea Creature that had been caught on film by a remotely operated video camera. Do keep watching, as the critter leaves the camera's field of view for a while, but then comes back with a vengeance: http://www.wimp.com/creaturecaught/
Steven Haddock PhD., a research scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium who specializes in bioluminescence and zooplankton, claims this thing is a Deepstaria enigmatica as explained here.
But those of us at Borderlands know the truth -- that this is actually one of the Old Ones -- and are brushing up on our pronunciation of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn". Sweet dreams to all of you!