I really enjoy this series on the History Channel. They tell the tale of some of the great stories of Greek mythology like Theseus and the Minotaur, Perseus and Medusa, Odysseus and Hercules. The storytelling style is riveting and they make an attempt to make real world connections to the old tales. We know that there is an actual labyrinth on Crete, the home of the mythical half man/half bull creature, the Minotaur. However, these connections are not really necessary to hook the viewer. There is a reason these tales are timeless. They speak to the hopes and fears inside all people. I would love to see modern day remakes of all of these and wish a channel like 'HBO' or 'History' would take on the task. 'Showtime' has a great series called 'Spartacus, Blood and Sand' starting in January and it promises to be terrific.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.