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Name: Cory O'Brien
Date registered: June 11, 2013
URL: http://www.bettermyths.com

Biography

Cory O’Brien is a technojester and word wizard of the highest caliber. He has a book called Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology, in which he retells ancient myths like it’s 3AM and he’s ten drinks past his maximum. You should buy it. You should also check out his website, which is bettermyths.com.

Latest posts

  1. Hearing Voices, Cory’s Version — September 1, 2013
  2. Cory’s Elevator Task: It’s Raining Men, and Those Men Are All George Washington — July 28, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Cory’s Elevator Task: It’s Raining Men, and Those Men Are All George Washington — 8 comments
  2. Hearing Voices, Cory’s Version — 1 comment

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Sep 01 2013

Hearing Voices, Cory’s Version

Go slow. Respect boundaries. Danger lurks.

This month’s task lends itself to a sort of wacky, jackass-style completion. But the title has all kinds of awesome religious implications. For both these reasons, I decided to do something a little different. Let’s start at the beginning. I have this tattoo on my left wrist: It only takes up about three square inches …

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Jul 28 2013

Cory’s Elevator Task: It’s Raining Men, and Those Men Are All George Washington

Pursuant to the assigned directive, my associates and I induced fiduciary precipitation in a dumbwaiter. In other words, me and my homies brought a stack of bills into an elevator and made it fuckin’ rain.

I’m not sure how we originally arrived at the idea (we being me and Miss Polly “The Uke-meister” Yukevich), but it appealed to us on a number of levels. One, it would definitely be unexpected. Two, a rain of dollar bills has the potential to really brighten someone’s day. Three, we really wanted to treat a bunch of business professionals like strippers.

PREPARATION:
We figured we should make it rain on a weekday, since that’s when most elevators in the Loop get the heaviest traffic. Ideally we were looking for a building tall enough and busy enough to have an express elevator, so that the skipped floors would give us more time to do our thing. We figured fifty dollars would be enough to achieve the desired effect. Aside from that, we needed business clothes (for disguise) and a portable speaker (for blasting dance music in the elevator). During our practice runs in Polly’s apartment, we also determined that it’s hard to make it rain effectively unless you are standing on some kind of elevated structure, such as a bar at a strip club or – in our case – a plastic crate.

This crate is also my bedside table. Highly practical in a variety of situations.

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