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. Mending Bridges — September 10, 2014
  2. Moving On — July 28, 2014
  3. Do Talk to Strangers — July 7, 2014
  4. What a Find! — June 7, 2014
  5. A Month Of … The Things We Find — May 15, 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

Sep 10 2014

Mending Bridges

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My first attempt at this task failed. I wanted to call an old friend in California, but he’s still not picking up his phone. From what I understand, he doesn’t pick up his phone no matter who’s calling. I think he’s writing a novel. Plan B was probably better anyway. There’s somebody close to me …

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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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