DATELINE: Next Stop, Romania
More shenanigans have resulted in a second Monolith discovery, this time in the historic mountains of Romania, not far from the castle of Vlad the Impaler, we suspect.
We hate to cross pollinate A Space Odyssey with Dracula, but satire knows no boundaries.
The hacked version is not as aesthetic as the original, but it is still a hollow tin cup of mystery. This one is smudged with lettering in some foreign tongue spoken in Alpha Centauri.
We now see how easy it is to double your mono.
And, the Monolith (black only in its heart) is placed on lands protected by government fiat. Yes, we have another illegal parker, nosy or not. Romanian meter-maids are on their way with tow-truck in hand.
Our monolithic LSD trip now brings us to face Romania’s Mount Ceahlau, which locals call the Holy Mountain.
So, what are we to make of monkey business that now includes international placement of Zarathrustrian proportions.
Are these things dropping from the sky, or simply being downloaded by UFOs? Beam us up and your Monolith too.
Art for art’s sake is now causing more monkey business than we can joke about.
Keir Dullea has still not tweeted his impressions of the biggest event of his life, waking up with a Monolith in his bedroom.
Stanley Kubrick may be laughing somewhere in the Universe, having taken the route of celestrial light with him. Or, perhaps, we are talking that signpost up ahead reading, “Twilight Zone.”