Thursday, July 31, 2008

Slow news day...

Anybody heard about the "Montauk Monster" - the crazy, monster-looking animal carcass that supposedly washed up on the beaches of the Hamptons?

Did somebody make it out of latex? Are the pictures photoshopped? Is it an authentic, undiscovered breed of creature?

Have we considered viral marketing for the upcoming Dark Crystal 2? That thing is clearly a Skeksi...

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8 comments:

Courtney said...

A friend of a friend actually took that photo! They say it's in one of their backyards. There really is an animal disease testing facility on an island close by to there...

Courtney said...

And it's Montauk :)

John Potter said...

Copy-edited! Thanks.

I remain skeptical about this situation, but if your friends have party that has this thing as the centerpiece, please invite me.

Courtney said...

haha i will, done deal. i'll let you know if i hear anything more...
it's kind of weird they won't show it to anyone if it's supposedly there. i went to high school with one of the other girls involved too, and she honestly sucked a whole lot, so i am also suspicious.

Dave said...

The news up here said it might be a water-bloated raccoon, but I'm voting for it being a dog. Though ... where'd the hair go? Someone asked whether it was a turtle that had lost its shell. I'm no scientist; I guess we'd better just call it a monster.

John Potter said...

Dogs and raccoons don't have beaks (or flippers), and sea turtles don't have teeth.

I thought I had an original angle with my viral marketing idea, but it looks like plenty of other people have the same idea, about a Cartoon Network show...

But I really hope it's a monster.

Courtney said...

A friend sent me this link, suggesting it was an experiment by the artist.
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/feminist_art_base/gallery/piccinini.php?i=1006
*sucking in of air*.. EWWWWWWWWWWWW

John Potter said...

May have been viral marketing for a carnival-themed movie filming on long island:
http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/08/09/montauk-monster-was-viral-marketing-for-splinterheads-movie/