Which character from Greek Epics is [ddiapos]?

Discussion in 'VOLuminous' started by IP, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    Nothing quite captures the struggles of life like works of great literature. Homer's epics, The Bible, The Baghavad Gita, etc.

    What character from the Iliad or Odyssey is [ddiapos]? Some might claim he is Hector, the true hero fighting a hopeless battle that is doomed for tragedy.

    Some might claim he is cunning Odysseus, making his way through trials and tribulations on his voyage to get his program "back."

    I have a darker theory: Dooley is Patroclus, Achilles' young cousin. Like Patroclus wished to imitate Achilles, so does Dooley wish to be 'the next Saban." We all know what happened to Patroclus.
  2. tvolsfan

    tvolsfan Chieftain

    Reminds me most of the God Ares. Only important because his name, and everytime something goes wrong he runs home crying to his parents.
  3. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    And like the same epic, Saban will likely avenge Pactroclus' death as well...
  4. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

  5. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator


    He has taken on a task that his ego said he could handle, but he doesn't have the actual ability to pull it off.
    He is trying to fly higher than his abilities will allow and he has crashed back to Earth. Hard. REALLY hard.
  6. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

    I don't know, which one of them was a worthless piece of shit who everyone with any intelligence hated?
  7. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    I think that would be Hephaestus. The crippled smith-god. He worked in his fiery volcano forge on Sicily, while his hot wife Venus banged everything that moved. Everyone hated him for no real reason other than he was an ugly failure.

    But the hair and pants don't fit.
  8. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator


    Aite - spirit of delusion, infatuation, blind folly, recklessness and ruin

    I had to wikipedia that because I forgot the name. It fits.
  9. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    I bet Coach Dooley himself would approve of this thread. Surprised he hasn't used a Greek mythology metaphor himself in a presser.
  10. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I contend the fact we're comparing our coach to Greek gods and heroes is another reason he must go immediately.
  11. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

    How about, which 80s song is Dooley most like?

    I am going with "We Built this City." Created by someone who was once pretty good, but holy [uck fay] it sucks.
  12. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Sadly, during dinner I sat there and pondered which kid's show character is he most like. So far the best I can come up with is Daffy Duck - kinda funny and cute at first, but really doesn't provide anything and gets really annoying after prolonged doses.
  13. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell. He's only got the gig because of his dad and Wil Muschamp did background vocals in an attempt to make him appear competent.
  14. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    Remember, Greek "heroes" aren't the same as our meaning of the word. The greatest villains of our fiction would also fit under "heroes" as the greeks defined. Notoriety and honor were one and the same.
  15. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    As far as a cartoon character, I am going with Foghorn Leghorn.

  16. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    "The Final Countdown"
  17. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    How about "I Don't Like Mondays" by the Boomtown Rats. It certainly applies to how I feel during football season.

    (And before you say it, yes, I know what the song is really about).
  18. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I saw this originally, laughed, and then came back later, saw this again, and laughed harder.

    Well done.
  19. Lexvol

    Lexvol Guest

    I'll go with Bobby Heenan. Up to this point his mouth is his only real contribution.
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