Wednesday, August 15, 2007

postal scrotum: other name submissions

Other ideas are floating in via email:

From HK: "the bighominidal pilgrimage" or "crossing the chasms"

"Crossing the Chasms" has a JP2-style "Crossing the Threshold of Hope" ring to it, coupled with nasty visions of hairy chasms as a metaphor for pitfalls along the way.

I like the "pilgrimage" idea. That sounds like a good foundation on which to build or to explore similar-sounding alternatives. The theme of journey or pilgrimage sounds right to me. "Quest" sounds too pretentious; it's a word that's been beaten to death by Hollywood.

From the Nomad: "Thinner."

I emailed him in reply: "Yikes... too Richard Bachman/Stephen Kingesque! I'd imagine myself laboring under a Gypsy curse."

To be sure, one ulterior purpose of the walk is The Thinning of The Kevin. But it's not the primary purpose.



Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Gypsy curse? Hey, I object!

So ... one ulterior purpose of your walk is to become less of a man? For that, you need a walk?

Jeffery Hodges

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Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

P.S. As for name submissions, how about:

"A Lumber Across America"

Abstract: Kevin sets off on a hot and bothered lumber across the United States to find himself, God, the universe, and lucrative fame. Unfortunately, he gets lost somewhere along the way and thus finds none of these. His intermittent blog entries along that dharma path to his extinction of being, however, prove lucrative to others and bring Kevin that fame that so mysteriously eluded him during his pre-parinirvana existence.

A Big Hominidal thanks to Kevin for taking us along on his lumber partway across America...

Jeffery Hodges

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