A few years back, during my Banter Latte days, I wrote a series of vignette and short stories under the blanket title of The Mythology of the Modern World. The high concept was simple enough — look at the different annoyances, weirdnesses, or otherwise unexplained phenomena of the world, suspend the part of your brain that gives you the rational real-world explanation of those phenomena, and work out the mythological reasons for it.
Well, I’m not sure what form it will take just yet, but I’m looking to revive those stories again. And just like before, I’d like to solicit folks into asking questions about it — what are the things you notice, the questions that nag at your mind?
And, when you have those questions, ask them here!
A few choice myths from the first go-around:
- Why does Starbucks Drip Coffee tastelike… um, you know what? Just read it.
- Why is the sky above Los Angeles that particular shade of yellowish-grey?
- Why do some people stay on the train past the end of the line?
- Why do we get spam e-mail that’s complete gibberish or random sentences from books strung together?
- Manannán mac Lir and the Isle of Ninjas.
- Prosperina: A Mythology of the Modern World Holiday Special
Thank you in advance, and thank you for your support.
Reposted here for my own dark purposes. Mu hu… hah hah hah