E-Mail Inspirations

In the olden days, “urban legends” were called folklore. They were stories, songs and riddles so synched to our collective psyche that they spread like a virus through tribes and villages — and were passed down for generations. Epics like the Iliad, Beowulf and the Nibelungenlied (inspiration for Wagner’s Ring-symphony) are products of that oral tradition.

Today, the same phenomenon thrives — not on social-networking sites like Facebook — but in an old-fashioned medium called e-mail. We share folklore every week via these sometimes-funny, group-hug e-mails that your friends and family forward to your Outlook, Gmail, or Yahoo. Here we curate both moving and mind-bending exhibits.

Please shoot us a piece of e-folklore that’s come to you by emailing us here:

Wonders of the world

  • Amazing striped icebergs
  • Here comes the Sun
  • Spectacular Road To Bolivia
  • Breathtaking Pictures and Facts
  • Spiritual Satire, funny stories (even Eric Idle)

  • Celestial Entertainment (Music and lyrics by Eric Idle)
  • Happy St. Paddy’s Day
  • Evolution vs Creationism
  • Can you say OIL?
  • Why’d the chicken cross the road? (Answers by Oprah, Obama, Hillary . . .)
  • Scenes that make you do a double-take
  • The Obama-Palin paradox (guest-starring, John McCain) 
  • Kids say the wisest things

  • Zen-lightened 1st graders
  • Kids and Pets (Precious)
  • Out of the mouth of babes
  • What love means to 4-8 year olds
  • Inspirational stories

  • A German’s Point of View on Islam
  • The Reverse Circle of Life
  • To handle yourself use your head, to handle others, use your heart
  • Urban Legends and E-folklore

  • Water or Coke?
  • Online magic-trick
  • What happened the year you were born
  • Consciousness Reminder: There was a blind woman . . .