Categories Uncategorized Today’s Picture, 11/14/13 Post author By John Scalzi Post date November 14, 2013 18 Comments on Today’s Picture, 11/14/13 Gargoyle at the University of Chicago, November 2013 Share: By John Scalzi I enjoy pie. View Archive → ← The Big Idea: Nicola Griffith → Reminder: Appearance at Bradford, OH Library, Saturday, 10am 18 replies on “Today’s Picture, 11/14/13” This pedant says: Clearly this is a grotesque, not a gargoyle. Yep. Not a gargoyle. That to be a waterspout I think. This is a gargoyle http://www.gonvilleandcaius.org/view.image?Id=573 I wouldn’t normally dare to contradict Mr Scalzi but ‘s my birthday so I’m feeling luck y Apologies for the missing words and letters: That *has* to be… But it’s…. I blame this stupid wireless keyboard which apparently cannot deal with 60 wpm or so. Progress? I think not Shadow War of the Night Dragons movie poster? It doesn’t look particularly fearsome to me; more like the bumbling nephew of the Night Dragon. Nah, what this is is a demonstration of the reaction speed of the average grotesque. He’s reacting (horror/surprise) at the passing of the Great Scalzi before his eyes, about a hundred yards to the left a couple of minutes previously. We could have used this beastie, gargoyle or grotesque, for the benefit of some our our patrons yesterday. The internet was down, and they were very surly. Hopefully our bandwidth will behave itself today. No fangs even. Then again, I don’t much fancy being gnawed on by a boulder. That is one goofy face! Mom ! Get down from there. Cobb Hall? Close–I’m pretty sure it’s one of the ones on Cobb Gate–with the little gargoyles (well, they look like gargoyles!) climbing up the peaked roof behind it to the big guy on the summit. My favorite grotesque is Darth Vader on the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. “Hi guys! Wanna ride bikes?” ha…it’s on a good chunk of the official UChicago merchandise. Brings back some interesting memories. (And yes, it’s the Cobb Gate one. Right off 56th St, directly south of the Regenstein.) Yay! Gnarly gargoyle! There aren’t nearly enough gargoyles or grotesques on most modern buildings. I love those things. Reblogged this on Pink Iguana and commented: Need to talk about technology behind drone gargoyles for the home – helping the mailman to stick to his side of the driveway. Comments are closed.