Mythology, Weekends

Open Myth Call: June 1-7

Back when the world was new and this blog was as well, we had a tradition. On Saturdays, there would be an open thread -- once a month, that thread would serve as a call for myths that need answering. Well, the open threads never got much traffic -- almost as if there wasn't a… Continue reading Open Myth Call: June 1-7

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Weekends: The October Myth Call!

We're continuing the monthly tradition by soliciting the myths you want to see written. It's a lot like how on Mythbusters they solicit fan requests on the site, only on Mythbusters they solicit urban legends that the fans want to watch the team debunk while blowing things up and possibly being injured in the process,… Continue reading Weekends: The October Myth Call!

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Weekend: exhaustion

It is September, the most hellacious of months for those of us who work at secondary schools. This is why there was no Theftworld this weekend. I worked late every night last week, worked Saturday and worked Sunday, and it just takes too much to do. What this means for this coming week I'm not… Continue reading Weekend: exhaustion

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The September Myth Call

It's another month, and that means it's time to put in your requests for myths for the Mythology of the Modern World series. Tomorrow's myth might be late, by the by, by which I mean "it's Labor Day. I can have some time off too, you know." But it should show up before the day… Continue reading The September Myth Call

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Weekends: Navigational!

I am in Ottawa this weekend, which doesn't stop you from sounding off! And here's the action topic! We're now in a situation where there are several multipart stories that are running here over Banter Lattes, no whip, with a shot of sugar free hazelnut. This includes some of the most popular stuff on the… Continue reading Weekends: Navigational!

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Weekend: Environment! (Not about recycling or trees.)

Mrph. Not really awake in any sense of the word, but it's already the afternoon so I should be awake. So, we're back on inspiration, this week. Specifically, ambiance. When you're doing those things you do because you like to do things (write, paint, draw, Sudoku, whatever floats your boat and stimulates your mind), what… Continue reading Weekend: Environment! (Not about recycling or trees.)

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Weekends: The August Myth Call!

Hey all! Sorry there was no weekend open mike last week. Nor yesterday, as I was working a 13 hour day on my day off. I know. You all feel just terrible for me, right? Well, I'm still working my way through the last open call for myth suggestions, but I enjoyed getting them so… Continue reading Weekends: The August Myth Call!

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Weekend: Influential!

Still sick, still achy, still in Canada, and still keeping on keeping on. I hope you're all well and doing better than I am healthwise. (As for non-health? Hey, I'm with my fiancée. I'm golden. It's the weekend, and that means it's open mike day. And I thought today might be fun to discuss influences.… Continue reading Weekend: Influential!

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Weekends: What Myths Do You Want To Hear About?

It's Week Two of our Open Mike Weekends! Today, our topic is mythology. Obviously, our Myths of the Modern World series has kicked off and even seems to be popular, which is cool. And as we've established, the myths generally explain the answers to 'why' something is. Often small things, as the big questions are… Continue reading Weekends: What Myths Do You Want To Hear About?