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The Value of Ritual and Myth in Society

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You need not have studied Joseph Campbell to understand the vital importance of ritual and myth in society. All you need to have done is see a Star Wars movie. 

 

Larry Kasdan wrote the first Star Wars movie. He's a Michigan man and he took the course multiple times. Luke Skywalker is the good character. Darth Vader is the evil character. Spoiler alert: Darth is Luke's father! And on and on. 

 

Kasdan tapped into many ancient myths and themes in Star Wars. 

 

Here in Nebraska we have our Tunnel Walk. First the music. Perfect modern martial music. The armored warriors leave their cave of safety and march onto the field of battle while their Husker Nation wildly cheers them. Admit it. Just reading those words gets you fired up. The Nebraska Tunnel Walk is one of the many rituals that makes college football so great. 

 

Other rituals and mythologic characters. 

Herbie Husker.

Little Red. (For the kids)

The school song. 

Release of the balloons. 

The fair virgin cheerleaders 

Celebrating before and after the game with other tribe members around campfires and now called tailgating. 

 

The above points out how important ritual is to success of Big Red. It is also why it is a categorical imperative that there be a ritual cleansing of Husker Nation's soul. We must forever rid Husker Nation of the bad memory of failed coaches and AD's of the past starting with Steve P. from NP. Sean E. from Wisconsin would be the last one disposed of in our ritual. Frank Solich, of course, would be spared. He's firing started the downward spiral where we have now hit bottom. 

 

Mark my words, until this ritual is completed we will continue to suffer. 

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Completely agree. Free Speech and Deep Thought are pointless. 

 

Big questions for me: What kind of defense do we run in the Red Zone against OSU and who will be our third string right OT next season. Important stuff. 

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Sounds like the Pender police should be notified...

 

Someone is a little too infatuated with rituals and sacrifice.  Next thing you know, the goats and sheep of Pender will be found dead at makeshift alters in the middle of the pasture.  The boys in Pender won't take their girlfriends being sacrificed well....

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7 minutes ago, funhusker said:

Sounds like the Pender police should be notified...

 

Someone is a little too infatuated with rituals and sacrifice.  Next thing you know, the goats and sheep of Pender will be found dead at makeshift alters in the middle of the pasture.  The boys in Pender won't take their girlfriends being sacrificed well....

those sheep are not virgins so their sacrifice won't help.

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Sorry for this guys-

Ok Thurston, I'm bored.  How do you propose we do this ritual.  

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45 minutes ago, commando said:

are we throwing thurston into the volcano as a sacrifice to the football gods?

We sure as hell SHOULD be doing that.

 

Every once in awhile I'll have diarrhea from something I ate. I wonder what it's like to have chronic diarrhea of the mouth/mind? Thurston?

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3 minutes ago, Hilltop said:

Sorry for this guys-

Ok Thurston, I'm bored.  How do you propose we do this ritual.  

Seems like a great topic for the politics & religion department.  Lol

But heck Husker football is the biggest religion in Nebraska and it certainly gets extremely political sometimes!   

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Listen, it's bad enough with @Roundball Shaman drunken ramblings so we can't have two of you in here clogging up the threads.  There can only be one.  So, let's fire up a Roundball Shaman v. Thurston contest in the Shed and we'll vote on a winner.  Call it a loser leaves town thread if you will.  If you two fail to do this, you both get banned.

 

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1 hour ago, Thurston from Pender said:

You need not have studied Joseph Campbell to understand the vital importance of ritual and myth in society. All you need to have done is see a Star Wars movie. 

 

Larry Kasdan wrote the first Star Wars movie. He's a Michigan man and he took the course multiple times. Luke Skywalker is the good character. Darth Vader is the evil character. Spoiler alert: Darth is Luke's father! And on and on. 

 

Kasdan tapped into many ancient myths and themes in Star Wars. 

 

Here in Nebraska we have our Tunnel Walk. First the music. Perfect modern martial music. The armored warriors leave their cave of safety and march onto the field of battle while their Husker Nation wildly cheers them. Admit it. Just reading those words gets you fired up. The Nebraska Tunnel Walk is one of the many rituals that makes college football so great. 

 

Other rituals and mythologic characters. 

Herbie Husker.

Little Red. (For the kids)

The school song. 

Release of the balloons. 

The fair virgin cheerleaders 

Celebrating before and after the game with other tribe members around campfires and now called tailgating. 

 

The above points out how important ritual is to success of Big Red. It is also why it is a categorical imperative that there be a ritual cleansing of Husker Nation's soul. We must forever rid Husker Nation of the bad memory of failed coaches and AD's of the past starting with Steve P. from NP. Sean E. from Wisconsin would be the last one disposed of in our ritual. Frank Solich, of course, would be spared. He's firing started the downward spiral where we have now hit bottom. 

 

Mark my words, until this ritual is completed we will continue to suffer. 

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