Polish and Swiss Chocolate… and Lovecraft

For K.C.

Ptasie Mleczko, whipped vanilla-flavored interior, dark chocolate shell (it was a hit in the office).

Ambassador, assorted collection by Cailler Nestlé SA. Purchased at Coop.

While we’re on the topic of chocolate, I can’t resist pointing you to this: Selections from H.P. Lovecraft’s brief tenure as a Whitman’s Sampler copywriter. What, you didn’t know that early in his career Lovecraft temporarily had a second job writing copy for Whitman’s? The Peanut Butter Cup blurb seems to be a reference to Lovecraft’s Shadow Over Innsmouth, while the Caramel Chew‘s “blind caramel God-King” is a reference to Azathoth.

Who knew chocolate could be so sinister?

And while we’re on the topic of Lovecraft, check out Night of the Cephalopods, an innovative computer game with a Lovecraftian theme. The really cool thing is a running commentary done in Lovecraft’s somewhat overwrought style, that varies in real time depending on what’s happening in the game; the commentary sometimes even gives the player hints on what needs to be done (e.g., find ammo when you run out of shotgun shells). Here’s a YouTube video demonstrating the game.

Published in: on 10 January 2009 at 10:24 am  Comments (1)  
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