Kind of a random McSweeney's entry (most of them are) but is wry chuckle worthy in places and makes the possible kick off point for a tongue-in-check Trails of Cthulhu pulp adventure, I suppose. It's like a long form New Yorker cartoon, almost, drawn with non-Euclidean geometry (then again, how many aren't drawn with non-Euclidean geometry, amirite?)
An excerpt:Fortunately, I was able to drop by the Library of Congress on my way here and grab a pretty thick book, so I figure I'll just read from that. And if anyone's interested—not that it matters—the title of the book is The Necronomicon. I know, I know, it sounds pretty dry, but that's sort of the point. Anyway, let's get this filibuster started.
Oh, wow, the inside cover says, "translated from the original Arabic." Yikes, I didn't know that. Hopefully it's not a religious text, right? Just joking (not really). Okay, okay, here we go.
That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with this verse even death may die.
Well that's a little grim, maybe—hey, did anybody just hear that? It was kind of like a subterranean groan