Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Plague of Lighthouse-Keepers

Certain bloggers become all hot and bothered when they watch ladies from Hagen singing about lighthouses.* This seems a relatively harmless paraphilia compared to all the possible alternatives, and one we should probably encourage. So without further ado, here is Karori Rock... not just a musical genre!



Also too, Freyssinet's 1937 Pharos, which is

(a) conclusive proof that engineer / architects should not be allowed to design buildings modeled after chess pieces; and

(b) the only example of French visionary architecture to appear in Heavy Metal [Nov. 1984 issue]. Boullée, Ledoux and Lequeu all have sads about that.

* As any fule kno, all the best German pop singers come from the Ruhrgebiet. No-one knows why.
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UPDATED with not-at-all-phallic Telescopic Lighthouse fanservice.

Lighthouse goes up, lighthouse goes down. You can't explain it!

19 comments:

tigris said...

Maybe he's got a thing for Leela?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Seems like zombie-bait.
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Another Kiwi said...

See the autombiles carefully driving up and down the tower with no problems.

mikey said...

A Plague of Lighthouse-Keepers

A little known novel from Keith Laumer's anti-depressant period...

Mandos said...

Someone recently informed me that lighthouses could be considered to be phallic symbols.

Strange.

Smut Clyde said...

If erection continues to emit rhythmic flashes of focussed light for more than four hours, seek medical advice.

tigris said...

Honestly, it's the foghorn that really surprises.

mikey said...

And I REALLY hate it when the waves crash on the rocks...

Smut Clyde said...

It's also off-putting when wet scaly sea-monsters emerge from the depths and rub themselves against the tower.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Scaly sea monsters have needs, too.
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Substance McGravitas said...

Important!

tigris said...

Scaly sea monsters have needs, too.

It's the antipuddlian accent: he says "HOT" and it just sounds like "off-putting."

Substance McGravitas said...

Calling colour-vision specialists.

Smut Clyde said...

I read down as far as comment 13, quoting a paragraph from Chingizi about colour blindness, which reads like an attempt to be wrong about as many different things as possible. I don't know where to start with the sentence-by-sentence fisking.

Chingizi is the adaptive-function-of-pruny-fingers evo-psych jerkwad.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Seems like zombie-bait.

I would start in about issues and problems, but my experience is that non-architect/engineer types won't listen anyway. I have also found that once their misguided attempts fail, often in humorous and hilariously ironic ways, the arguments about my billing rates evaporate.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Leela's great, but she's no Nena. Another thing, I prefer my Leela's to be sexy cyclops girls.

Now, about those scaly sea monsters humping lighthouses... the siren song of the foghorn is well nigh irresistible, I say I say.

El Manquécito said...

Discussions of lighthouses should include a reference to the cantina at the end of the world in "Under the Volcano", El Farolito. The cantina it was based on, still going strong, is called La Farola bringing up some gender issues.

mikey said...

This is where I like to hang out.

Another Kiwi said...

I have been watching these fecking things for days. Are they ever going to take off?