Mythology

Why do people check the time on mobile phones instead of watches?

It was a week of system issues and exhaustion, but that is done and now it's Myth Time again, and with a little luck we'll be on the full on normal schedule again starting this week. Starting off, we're going back to Banter Latte pal CrazyDave, who asks us: Why have people stopped wearing watches… Continue reading Why do people check the time on mobile phones instead of watches?

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Why are there Suburbs?

And good morning... to you. Today's myth comes to us from "zeruslord" (who, I am given to understand, is Lord of Zerus, and there is no doubt one does not want to be on the bad side of the Lord of Zerus, so you'll understand if I answer the request, I trust. Mythologists have to… Continue reading Why are there Suburbs?

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Why is there a disconnect between Art and Industry?

Man, I love autumn. I just do, and you can't stop me. And hand in hand with loving autumn please enjoy this myth. It comes to us from reader teckstphyle, who asks: Why is there a disconnect between Art and Industry? Why can art not be "useful?" Why can't industry "inspire?" More correctly, why are… Continue reading Why is there a disconnect between Art and Industry?

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The Princess and the Wyverns

Many of you have read this before. It first appeared on Websnark, and while I considered it a part of the Mythology after starting it, it hadn't explicitly been put here. And as I had no time to write a myth this past week, this is what we have for today. I figured you would… Continue reading The Princess and the Wyverns

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What’s the real deal with gasoline prices?

Today, we have a myth as suggested by a fellow who goes by Channing, who I know by a couple of other names but "Channing" works as well as any. Channing asks: What really is the deal with gasoline prices? Half the time there’s some kind of patent price-jacking going on to coincide with major… Continue reading What’s the real deal with gasoline prices?

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Why is the sky over Los Angeles that particular color of yellowish grey?

And here we have the next of our little modern myths. This one is less digressive -- it also ended up being longer than I had initially thought, but it's shorter than the last and it's a lot more story driven. It also has a few asides here and there, but they're brief. Let me… Continue reading Why is the sky over Los Angeles that particular color of yellowish grey?

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Why can we walk past beautiful artwork without noticing it?

This was one of those nice, simple myths that would be fun to write that turned into seventy five hundred words. Still, I had fun doing it, and that's a cool thing. If nothing else, it proves that yes, I am still a writer, and that's always good. Wednesday, when I described the premise to… Continue reading Why can we walk past beautiful artwork without noticing it?

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Why does Starbucks Coffee… um… maybe you should just read it.

It's monday, so it's time for our second myth of the modern world. I promise you they won't all be about coffee. I'm not obsessed or anything. Anyway, with a little luck I won't be sued over this one.... *** *** *** *** When amateur mythologists and fantasists try to populate their pantheons and philosophies… Continue reading Why does Starbucks Coffee… um… maybe you should just read it.