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In case you were not aware (being new to this neck of the woods, and such), my associate does a wonderful graphic novel, posted online for your pleasure. Please give it a look!

What could possibly be a more formidable foe and dangerous creature than the mighty bull-headed minotaur? Why, it’s David Bowie and his army of muppet goblin allies, of course! If you have never witnessed the absolute ridiculousness of the 1986 film Labyrinth starring David Bowie, then fie on thee! You are truly living under a rock.

Thanks to Liz for inspiring the punchline to this comic!

I’ve been reading a very popular book by Joseph Campbell entitled The Hero With A Thousand Faces. It is a magnificent read for anyone interested in mythology and how we, as a species, require myths and stories for imparting knowledge, wisdom, and moral ideals to members of our societies. It got me to thinking about the differences and similarities between our modern myths and those of the ancient world. Labyrinth and Theseus and the Minotaur are great examples even though they seem completely disparate. The former is a sort of goofy romp featuring a grown man and his package kidnapping a child. The moral it imparts is that sometimes you don’t miss something until it’s gone and that family is even more important than personal safety. Theseus and the Minotaur (while part of a larger narrative) imparts a heroic feeling to the reader, inspiring them through Theseus’s actions. It talks about fate, courage, and the unification of a people through good deeds.

While these are wildly different sets of information, they both do a solid job of imparting these ideas and morals to a younger generation. How interesting!

Also, the idea that David Bowie lives in a Labyrinth is hilarious. What the hell is he doing there anyway? What sort of lonely pathetic man kidnaps children?

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This week, HT has seen a rather large jump in visitors in comparison to previous weeks. I can only assume this is from Stumble Upon, which is a rather nifty site, if you’re into that sort of thing. To those that added HT to this internet alchemy, I thank you! To those telling their friends, family, and gods, I thank you also.

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