It is a great album -- though their second album, Eight Arms to Hold You, cemented their place as one of my favorite bands of all time. And so let's also have a look at two of the greatest music videos ever, Shutterbug and Volcano Girls:
NYARLATHOTEP: [GURGLING BLOOD VOMIT-LAUGHTER]
MINOR SHOGGOTH: Congratulations to you, too, sir. This season's Soul Harvest was particularly heinous and effective for us, as well. We learned from the best, if we're being honest over here. Thanks to your continuous night-reign of absolute horror, it has been that much easier on our end to instigate the Doomed Era in our neck of the woods.
NYARLATHOTEP: [THE SOUND OF ONE MILLION BLINKING EYES]
MINOR SHOGGOTH: (laughter) Yes, yes. That, too. I should hope we converse both over the phone and through nightmare visions more often. It could only help us both in ensuring our legions are as endless and all-encompassing as we promised during our respective campaign seasons.
Within the offices of Transocean Ltd, such a journey might have been described with corporate seemliness as an "end-of-life voyage"; but in the saltier language heard offshore, the rig was "going for fucking razorblades" -- for scrap, to be dismantled in a shipbreaking yard east of Malta. [...]
Back behind the sand, where the beach narrowed and formed an uneven track up to the coastal road, lay the gravestones of a hundred or so islanders. A fractional difference in the gusts and tides overnight, and the runaway Winner might have brought her great weight down on the resting place of one Malcolm MacCauley, whose grave was set closest to the water. [...] However terrific a noise this made nobody was around to hear it, bar the seabirds and snails. The police started to arrive around 7am, as did the first stunned residents.
You may remember Transocean from such previous hits as "Deepwater Horizon (Volcano of Oil mix feat. BP)", and:
I have xmlrpc.php disabled, but the botnets love it. Is it safe to fail2ban an IP after a single hit? Or will that result in false positives from other WordPress internals trying to do something stupid?
It's impossible to find a coherent explanation of how it is used or why.