Okay, that is a bit strange...but, I assure you, stranger things have happened in stranger places (like the backseat of a Volkswagon).
That is a weird place for an HPL quote to pop up.
So COC: Dark Corners of the Earth finally has a real release date? I remember that I was still living at my parents' house when they failed to meet their first projected release date. I'm still very curious, but I'd be hesitant about splitting the cost. Apart from just not wanting to encourage software piracy over livejournal, there's the fact that one of us would end up with the packaging, CDs, manuals, etc., and the other would just get copies of the CDs.