Familiar with the ancient Law of Fives? The ol' 23 skidoo? Apparently a Shoggoth is alive and well and squatting beneath the canals of Amsterdam, which may, for all I know, be mapped out in pentagonal form when viewed askew from the air. For conspiratorial starters, there is the formal door number two and then we have three people on each boat: 2 + 3 = 5. This alone makes me hop, step, and jump to all these conjectures and more: Were each of the working class entertainers paid 23 Euros for their services? Does it take exactly 23 foot peddle revolutions to travel a distance of 5 meters? Could there have been 23 discarded needles mired in the canal muck below when this photo was taken with a 5 megapixel camera at 2:30 in the afternoon on April 23rd. And, lastly, were suspected agents of the Illuminati involved in the appropriation of this peddle boat consciously keeping The Beast at bay when they subtracted one letter from "canal" to render it a harmless 4? Leviathan may never know, but I'm guessing the immanentization of the eschaton was narrowly avoided this day in jackass history by the length of one wascally anal hair. Plain to see, in plain sight, or just another case of a null void like so much else pomp and circumstance in the world? You be the judge, Judy.
(Photos by Danielle Saxe; Amsterdam, Holland 2001)