Figure 2. Morphology of Cthulhu macrofasciculumque by differential interference contrast light microscopy (LM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). (A) SEM showing overall characteristics of Cthulhu, including the posteriorly protruding axostyle and subanterior emergence of a bundle of flagella. Because they are bundled an exact number is hard to conclude, but 20 distinct flagella can be counted in this picture and in (B), which is a detailed view of the flagellar emergence. This flagellar bundle has an elongated shape, but others (e.g., G) appear rounded.
Etymology: The name is based on the fictional many tentacled, cephalopod-headed demon found in the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, specifically The Call of Cthulhu. The tentacle-headed appearance given by the coordinated beat pattern of the anterior flagellar bundle of Cthulhu cells is reminiscent of this demon. The name is supposedly impossible to pronounce as it comes from an alien language, but currently it is most often pronounced "ke-thoo-loo".
There will be no tickets available at the door, sorry.
Also, we are taking some strong anti-scalping measures for these shows, so please don't let yourself get ripped off.
In political news, the Western SOMA Plan is finally law. That took eight or nine years. We had a little celebration at DNA Pizza last night, and way more people turned up than we expected! Here's what CMAC said about it:
Yes, you read it right, after almost a decade of work, the Western Soma Plan has been signed by Mayor Lee on Tuesday. CMAC played a large role in making the plan more entertainment and hospitality friendly. For the first time since the 1980s entertainment venues on 11th Street, like DNA, Slim's and Beat Box are (as of right) legal and no housing can be put on that block. They have a more secure future, can expand, evolve and keep competitive thanks to CMAC leadership and huge community support. Celebrate on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at DNA Pizza from 6 to 8 PM with Supervisor Kim and her staff along with the many neighbors and merchants who now have a up to date zoning plan.
We're happy to have entertainment actually be allowed on 11th Street again (instead of being grandfathered in as "existing nonconforming", which it had been for many, many years). There are other good changes in the rezoning too, like, Folsom St. is going to be two-way instead of one-way. I believe the changeover is moving from 12th St. down to 7th St., which should make those blocks much less menacing to pedestrians and bicyclists.
Some photos from our GDC-heavy last week:
...nope. That's what we call a confirmatory smirk. [...]
That look is her thinking "I'm a professional diplomat, my whole job is not to get into situations like this..."
This week, we'll be continuing our favorite hobby of 'Reverse Shoplifting' fake products into grocery stores. [...] The bar codes on the box are functional and the back of the box features fun games for the whole family. Enjoy!
We will be dropping 10 signed and numbered TRUSTO / OBEY cereal boxes into grocery stores around Los Angeles at the end of this week. We will post their locations on the @trustocorp Instagram page. First come, first serve and good luck getting them out of the store!
Update: "Secret prize inside!"