Henry Stokes, over at “I Love Yetis,” has come up with a new graphic. He is attempting to overview the last five decades of the influence of the Abominable Snowmen or Yetis in popular culture. (Both male and female Yetis, I must point out.)
I, too, love Yetis, needless to say. I’m a stickler for details when it comes to Yetis. When I see a Sasquatch or Bigfoot popping into a chart like this, it makes me know that I must be a purist, because I feel uncomfortable. But not abominable.
Henry did it for fun, and I enjoy it, as a visual explanation of impact. Sometimes you have to retain your sense of humor in this field, right?
Update: Indeed, Henry and I are on the same page.
He wrote me this afternoon, with this clarification: “I realize I didn’t make it clear that all of the things with green circles underneath them getting interjected in are meant to be non-Yetis. If you saw any Bigfoots in there, they should be in green circles and are meant as ‘Influences’ and not Yetis.
“I too consider myself an absolute purist and stickler. And always hate it people get Yeti and Bigfoot messed up.
“Hope that clears it up. I really honestly don’t think Bigfoots are Yeti! LOL. I just meant that the popularization of Bigfoot is an influence on depictions of Yeti.”
Okay, now try your hand at naming all these Yetis and fellow travelers. Hint: The answers are NOT over at Henry’s blog. We are doing this as an exclusive exercise here.