FMYLIFE Moments in Greek Mythology

The fmylife posts and similar websites have become a recent sensation in the internet. McSweeney’s Quarterly has published a list with FMYLIFE Momnets in Greek Mythology. The stories are really funny and clever. Enjoy!

Aeneas

After the Greeks began to burn down my city, I was ordered to leave. I was hurrying out of Troy with my son, my father (who can’t walk), and my household gods. The one thing I forgot? My wife. Now she’s dead. FML

Icarus

Today my father made wings out of feathers and wax so that we could escape the king’s castle. But I flew too close to the sun and the wings melted. I then fell into the ocean below. I can’t swim. FML

Odysseus

Today I came up with a plan that helped my country win a 10-year war. But, because I forgot to pray to Poseidon, I won’t get to go home for another 10 years. FML

Polyphemus

This morning, I came home to find a bunch of guys sitting around my cave, so I locked them inside to teach them a lesson. Afterward, I got drunk and passed out. I woke up with a horrible pain in my eye. Those men had poked my eye out with a huge sharpened stick. I’m a 50-foot-tall giant and they were 5-foot-tall humans. Oh, and did I mention I was a Cyclops before I met them? FML

Oedipus

I’ve been really busy. I solved the riddle of the Sphinx, gained entrance to the city of Thebes, killed the king and took his place, and then married his wife and had several kids. As it turns out, the guy that I killed to become king was my dad. And the chick that I married and had kids with was my mother. FML

Source: http://mcsweeneys.net/links/lists/24JonMitchellEdgeandTimCaine.html

(BY JON MITCHELL EDGE AND TIM CAINE)


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