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MythTickle by Justin Thompson for January 05, 2011

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    Edcole1961  almost 10 years ago

    Mythed it by that much.

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    senigami  almost 10 years ago

    Wikipedia for Robert Asprin’s Myth Adventures: http://bit.ly/gldX48

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    Kirokithikis  almost 10 years ago

    Mythnomers and Impervections Myth Inc Link Little Myth-marker Another Fine Myth Mythconceptions Hit or Myth Myth Directions Mything Persons

    Personally I liked the brother and sister pair from the dimension Trolla - he (Chumley) is a troll and she (Tananda) is a trollop

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    puddleglum1066  almost 10 years ago

    Then there was Helen of Troy, who used to be a myth. Then she got married, and now she’s a mythyth.

    (Sorry. Hmm… I think I first read this gag in an early ’60s Rocky and Bullwinkle comic, which also contained a musical number involving two Arabs: “…and we’re out together dancing Sheik to Sheik”).

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    j2p2  almost 10 years ago

    As any professor or lawyer will tell you, Thor, never volunteer more than is asked…

    SurfStuff55, don’t denizens of Perv prefer PerVECT? :)

    If you’re interested (sorry for wandering off point, Justin), Studio Foglio has done a series based on one of the first books (which I admit I haven’t read, but am looking for now)…Google Girl Genius and you’ll find their most popular strip–go to the link on the right of that site called “Our Other Comics” and you’ll see MythAdventures.

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    prrdh  almost 10 years ago

    I prefer Sallustius’ view of myths as stories about “things [that]never happened, but always are.”

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    trimguy  almost 10 years ago

    surfstuff55 : check Amazon.com

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    marty  almost 10 years ago

    Loved Asprin’s “Myth” series. It was a charming light read with off-kilter “quotes” from historical figures at the beginning of each chapter. I recall them as being in the same vein as Justin’s “nobody” reference on New Year’s Day.

    Thanks Justin for the bonus level jokes hidden in your work.

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    ChukLitl Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I didn’t remember that it was Asperin’s mythadventures, but I thought there was a connection here. I liked his Thieves World series & his contributions to Merovingen Nights.

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    runar  almost 10 years ago

    Robert Asprin (aka Yang the Nauseating) apprenticed himself to Gordon Dickson with the understanding that he would take over the Dorsai series when Dickson retired or died. At a Windycon back in the seventies, Asprin was presented with a teddy bear named Tylenol (non-Asprin).

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    MisngNOLA  almost 10 years ago

    Acetominophen doesn’t do squat for my migraines. Aspirin is much the same. Migraine Strength Excedrin (a combination of the two plus caffiene) barely does anything. My doc has prescribed Imitrex which generally works but leaves me incapacitated for an hour or so. Now he just gives me Vicodin which works on both the migraines and the pain from the herniated discs in my lower lumbar spinal area.

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    mntim  almost 10 years ago

    A couple of years ago, I was in Uncle Hugo’s, the preeminent science fiction bookstore of the midwest, filling out my Robert Asprin collection. The counter clerk told me that Asprin had died only a few days before, clutching a Terry Pratchett novel, no less. I said that was too bad, but if you had to go, you could do worse that to go while reading Pratchett. Then the clerk asked another clerk, “Are we putting warning labels on the Pratchett shelf?”

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