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The Pony with a Thousand Faces: My Little Pony and the Hero’s Journey

(Video Link) In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, anthropologist Joseph Campbell summarized myths and literature from cultures around the world as a “monomyth”–a literary pattern that forms the basis for thousands of different stories about heroes. Campbell’s work has had a tremendous influence on modern day storytellers, including Richard Adams to George Lucas. The hero is [...]

The Great Moon Hoax

Sir John Frederick William Herschel The following is an article from Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. No, not the one about the Hollywood studio and all that -the other one. A WALK ON THE MOON On August 25, 1835, the first of a series of front-page article was published in the Sun, a two-year-old newspaper in New York [...]

16 of Our Favorite Rabbits

The Lunar New Year begins on February 3rd. According to the Chinese zodiac, we will welcome the Year of the Rabbit. Rabbits are an attractive animal: they are adorably cute, relatively unthreatening, full of energy, and have those ridiculous long ears we can laugh at. Plus they seem to live for sex. Let’s take a [...]