No, guys, I have not been hired by any United States Antarctic Research Program to assist John Blair and his fellow scientists at Outpost 31. Neither will I be relocating to any research base in Antarctica. Nor do I have a college alumnus named R.J. MacReady.
Those were lies. My post yesterday was an April Fool’s Day prank. The setting and people I described yesterday are derived from the classic 1982 sci-fi/horror film, John Carpenter’s “The Thing.”