Friday, March 11, 2016

The Miskatonic University Kutha Expedition

Dale Bigford returns to our pages with this collection of items from the infamous Miskatonic University Kutha expedition.  What makes this particularly notable is that it's part of an elaborate joke inspired by an obscure self-help tape from the 80s featured in a video from Red Letter Media.  Yes, the "Mr. Plinkett" guys.

I think the prop set successfully accomplishes what it set out to do- prove the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" proposition.  That's the idea that even the most stupid and ridiculous concept can be cool if you treat it seriously.  His craftsmanship and attention to detail goes a long way toward selling the inherently goofy notion of a cult worshiping a demon grief clown.

1 comment:

CoastConFan said...

Perhaps this explains the Insane Clown Posse and their minions, the Juggalos. Also consider the associated fact that for decades, the company that made the inexpensive drink Faygo used “contaminated” water in their 1920s factory. The Juggalos drink it and the ICP sprays attending fans at their concerts with gallons of Faygo. Now, take all that with the tape, the Kutha Expedition assemblage and the ICP & Juggalos to make a modern CoC scenario. All of the above can be verified via Google and Wikipedia. Besides, clowns are creepy.