Posts tagged mythography

Does Jersey Stink?

So the Mythographer has recently moved to Jersey  City, New Jersey, from the bucolic reaches of upper Manhattan. I make this announcement with some measure of caution, though I’m excited for my new digs, because when you say “I live in Jersey,” especially to New Yorkers, you get a lot of scorn. Jersey is of… More →

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Independence Day debunking

As if to answer my prayers for mythography inspiration, the always-genius NPR program On The Media stepped into my vacation-induced void with their July 3rd program all about debunking national myths.  Some of their debunking targets: Rosa Parks as meek older lady whose feet were just too tired to move to the back of the… More →

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Mars Zombies Attack NPR!

Recently the Mythographer’s Mom passed on an PowerPoint presentation of dubious provenance which claimed that, come August, the planet Mars would be so close to Earth that it would appear spectacularly large and bright at night, the size of another full moon.  Said Mom, “Wow!” The planets are vast myth repositories, especially the Red Planet. … More →

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What’s a Mythographer?

Myths are everywhere.  They constantly intersect with our daily lives.  They can be attached to a religious tradition, like the story of the parting of the Red Sea, or they can be free-floating on the ether, like razorblades in Halloween apples.   A myth survives because people believe it.  You can disprove a myth, and people… More →

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