Author Archives: Scott Gilman

Joke: Asexuality and Garlic Bread

Main Piece:  Collector: “I remember a while ago you were talking about the link between garlic bread and ace people, right? Can you explain that?” Informant: “Well, essentially, the consensus is that garlic bread is better than sex. And thus, slowly, over time, through memes and such, it became part of ace- asexual culture to… Continue Reading »

Joke: Saving it for Later

Main Piece:  Informant: “My grandpa, he had this big bushy moustache and so he would always get food stuck in it. And people would like point it out, like if my mom was like ‘Hey, you have something in your moustache’ he’d be like ‘Hm. Saving it for later.’” Background: My informant acknowledged that he… Continue Reading »

Dungeons and Dragons Ritual: “How Do You Want to do This?”

Main Piece:  “Oh! Yeah, so ‘How do you want to do this?’ is a thing that’s been picked up since it’s been become used by Matt Mercer in Critical Role where like if a person gets a sufficiently good kill at like, say, the end of a combat, the DM will go ‘How do you want to… Continue Reading »

Dungeons and Dragons Superstition: Wil Wheaton Dice Curse

Main Piece:  “Yeah, so, when Wil Wheaton was on Critical Role, kinda like he has a dice curse. Like any dice he touches, he curses- so many nat 1s, so many low rolls. It’s uncanny. And, you know, that’s just kind a fun thing, but my side of it… His dice curse is folklore on its… Continue Reading »

Folk Belief: It’s Good Luck to Kill a Scotsman

Main Piece:  Informant: “There’s a law in England that in York on Sunday, you’re allowed to kill a Scotsman with a bow and arrow. So- I mean, this was put in place in the 1700s when England was at war with Scotland and it was never repealed, so it still exists. So, apparently, some people… Continue Reading »