Cory

Author's details

Name: Cory
Date registered: September 28, 2013
URL: http://bettermyths.com

Biography

Cory O'Brien is a Word Wizard and Technojester of the nth degree. He works in a wood shop, making things look older than they actually are. Obviously he has a Master's Degree.

Latest posts

  1. Moving On — July 28, 2014
  2. Do Talk to Strangers — July 7, 2014
  3. What a Find! — June 7, 2014
  4. A Month Of … The Things We Find — May 15, 2014
  5. Water Under The Bridge — April 18, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Moving On — 3 comments
  2. Cory’s Elevator Task: It’s Raining Men, and Those Men Are All George Washington — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 28 2014

Moving On

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Yes, yes, I know we were allowed to destroy sentimental objects in ways OTHER than setting them on fire. But from the moment I saw the task, I knew that for me, fire was the only way. Luckily a number of other people at the show felt the same way, so we agreed to meet …

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Jul 07 2014

Do Talk to Strangers

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It’s difficult to find a context in which I can compliment strangers and they are okay with it. This is not the fault of the strangers. This is because I am a tall white dude, and compliments from tall white dudes historically come with ulterior motives. Generally, people who I compliment assume I want something …

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Jun 07 2014

What a Find!

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I thought it’d be mean to just glue a coin somewhere. All that does is make people sad. So instead I used an un-gettable coin to put a person in a position to see something they COULD get: a flash drive in sealed container. It took me a long time to decide what to put …

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May 15 2014

A Month Of … The Things We Find

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Thanks to all who came out to tonight’s show. We shared stories of fictitious paramours, grocery-store solicitations, and all manner of amorous hijinx. Plus, we selected this month’s task. Here it is: The Things We Find Glue a coin to a sidewalk in a public place. The meaning of “coin”, “sidewalk”, and “glue” are of …

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Apr 18 2014

Water Under The Bridge

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I am a teacher of writing. The maxim I try to hammer home to my students above all else is this: be specific. So when I received this mission, to write a love letter and put it in a public place, I had a problem. How could I write a love letter specific enough to …

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Dec 07 2013

JUGGLEMANIA 2013

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GUYS WE HAD TO SET SOMETHING ON FIRE AND I SET SOMETHING ON FIRE GUESS WHAT IT WAS IT WAS JUGGLING TORCHES. THESE ARE THEY: I MADE THEM BY STICKING A DOWEL INSIDE AN ALUMINUM PIPE. THEN I WRAPPED A CUT-UP SODA BOTTLE AROUND THE PIPE. THEN I WRAPPED ELECTRICAL TAPE AROUND THE SODA BOTTLE …

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Nov 12 2013

No Shirt No Shoes and I Don’t Get Service

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I hate this task for two reasons. One: I don’t have much money, which makes dining out repeatedly a losing proposition. The only place I can afford to dine out at repeatedly is the restaurant I used to work at, where the manager consistently buys me food and it doesn’t matter what I wear. Which …

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Oct 04 2013

A List of My Fears

I’m a very impatient person. This stems, I think, from one of my greatest fears: being helpless. When I was little, zombies terrified me with their promise of slowly undoing my mind and forcing me to eat my friends. These days I still have a lot of trouble being put under anasthesia. I often wake …

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Sep 01 2013

Hearing Voices, Cory’s Version

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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