Why the Fascination with Yetis?

A question I often ask myself. A valid one, at that.

Why not bears? Or antelope? Or zebras?

Something about the mysticism of yetis and their all-around badass-ness draws me to them. They have universal appeal, and maybe someday it will give me an excuse to go to Nepal in search of one! I’ve always wanted to go there.

But it’s more than that. For some reason, besides the badass factor, I am completely fascinated by our snowy brethren. I have always been drawn to things that are overlooked or unloved by society. I feel the urge to help the yeti somehow, even the ones that are cold, hard killing machines that would maul me as soon as look at me. It’s not out of some desire to save all the animals in the world. Take chickens, for example. I don’t like chickens at all, and they’re animals. You don’t see me starting a “save the chickens” campaign, now do you?

One of these days I’m going to write a Yeti Ballad of some kind. I want to spread the love of yetis to the world, and use my music and science powers to prove their superiority as a species. Maybe someday there will be universities with entire programs dedicated to the study of the Yeti. I can see it now! A Bachelor’s of Science in Yeti Biology. A Bachelor of Arts in Yeti and Peace Relations. A Master’s and PhD in Yeti Conservation.

Call me crazy… but normal people seldom change history! I’ve seen the future, and the future is Yeti. Rawr.

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