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2012-04-26 02:11:11 PM  
Was she from the "Village of the Chosen"?
 
2012-04-26 02:11:58 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: You are my food source
My only food source.
You make me hungry
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my food source away


Love it! Good use of "You Are My Sunshine." Fun fact: it was written by a governor of Louisiana...about his horse.
 
G2V
2012-04-26 02:25:08 PM  
I wish more stupid people would take up this diet.
 
2012-04-26 02:36:28 PM  

ashinmytomatoes: I_Am_Weasel: You are my food source
My only food source.
You make me hungry
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my food source away

Love it! Good use of "You Are My Sunshine." Fun fact: it was written by a governor of Louisiana...about his horse.


Um, the lyrics don't really sound like they're about a horse. Especially the verse that's something like:
The other night dear
as I lay dreaming
I dreamt I held you by my side
But when I woke up
I was mistaken
So I held my head and I cried

He talks about her running off and loving another. Most depressing song ever, but it sure doesn't seem like it was about a horse.
 
2012-04-26 02:40:29 PM  
"Dinner's on me, tonight"


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-26 02:44:29 PM  
orthodoxnorth.net
Couldve just parked her next to a window...
 
2012-04-26 02:46:49 PM  
Oh, so your body can get energy from being in the sunlight? Well, that would explain this:

www.bbwjayne.com

/sorry but had to do it
 
2012-04-26 02:48:01 PM  

ajt167: ashinmytomatoes: I_Am_Weasel: You are my food source
My only food source.
You make me hungry
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my food source away

Love it! Good use of "You Are My Sunshine." Fun fact: it was written by a governor of Louisiana...about his horse.

Um, the lyrics don't really sound like they're about a horse. Especially the verse that's something like:
The other night dear
as I lay dreaming
I dreamt I held you by my side
But when I woke up
I was mistaken
So I held my head and I cried

He talks about her running off and loving another. Most depressing song ever, but it sure doesn't seem like it was about a horse.


You're probably right! I remember my mother telling me that it was about his horse and the Wiki says he had a horse named "Sunshine" but he named it after the song, not vice-versa. Here we go.
 
2012-04-26 03:22:12 PM  
She lived as she died.

Dead.
 
2012-04-26 03:24:42 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Occam's_Doctor: Solarvore?

They're called "solarians." Of course there is a movement. Any diet that you can dream of probably has a small group of people talking about the health benefits of it.

I found out about them when I was doing research into just not eating any food at all - except for a pill or a drink that would provide you with everything that you need to be healthy. I thought it would be great to just quit food cold turkey. When people ask you, "would you like some?" you can just say, "sorry, I don't eat food anymore." Heroin addicts can forgo heroin for the rest of their lives. Alcoholics can do the same. Food addicts? Sorry, no, you're stuck with the substance that you're addicted to.

The closest I've come to so far is raw fruit and vegetable smoothies blended in a really high speed blender. You can live indefinitely off of just a quart or two of those a day.


That's still food
 
2012-04-26 03:43:59 PM  
I met a Breatharian fellow in Denver who swore he was living on prana and air.

I asked if I could visit him at his home and he said Yes and I tracked him down. I don't think he was expecting that because I found him in a cheap motel in Nederland CO up in the hills behind Boulder and when he answered the door he had a hamburger in his hand. He looked quite put-out I'd arrived without telephoning first.

That made for a dandy writeup in the local rag I was working for at the time.

Breatharians
 
2012-04-26 03:52:03 PM  

HideMonkey: Lando Lincoln: I thought it would be great to just quit food cold turkey.

Why? Seriously curious.


Food is an addiction for me. I farking hate food.

CruJones: That's still food


Yeah, no shiat. But it's the closest thing I've found to avoiding food altogether.
 
2012-04-26 03:52:51 PM  
Clemkadidlefark
I met a Breatharian fellow in Denver who swore he was living on prana and air.

Those are great on the barbie with garlic butter.
 
2012-04-26 03:55:17 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Occam's_Doctor: Solarvore?

They're called "solarians." Of course there is a movement. Any diet that you can dream of probably has a small group of people talking about the health benefits of it.

I found out about them when I was doing research into just not eating any food at all - except for a pill or a drink that would provide you with everything that you need to be healthy. I thought it would be great to just quit food cold turkey. When people ask you, "would you like some?" you can just say, "sorry, I don't eat food anymore." Heroin addicts can forgo heroin for the rest of their lives. Alcoholics can do the same. Food addicts? Sorry, no, you're stuck with the substance that you're addicted to.

The closest I've come to so far is raw fruit and vegetable smoothies blended in a really high speed blender. You can live indefinitely off of just a quart or two of those a day.


We need to know the exact speed of the blender, in radians/second.
 
2012-04-26 04:12:15 PM  
On a science podcast I listen to, someone asked what would happen if humans could photosynthesize like plants. It turned out that if we could photosynthesize as well as the most efficient plant, and got full sunlight on our naked skin, we could supply maybe 16% of our metabolic needs from light.
 
2012-04-26 04:16:04 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: We need to know the exact speed of the blender, in radians/second.


I don't know, but it will do a heck of a job on an iPhone.
 
2012-04-26 04:19:43 PM  
A Breatharian's version of eating an entire extra large meat lover's pizza:

imgs.littlewhitelies.co.uk
 
2012-04-26 04:49:49 PM  
Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that a woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone.

Um, if she stopped drinking water as well, I suspect she would've died of dehydration long before starving to death...
 
2012-04-26 04:53:05 PM  

Winning: sunlight makes grass grow, cows eat the grass, I eat the cows. I live off of sunlight.


For some reason, I read that in this voice:

24.media.tumblr.com

"Cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water. Our shark."
 
2012-04-26 05:47:07 PM  
If I told her once I told her a thousand times: If you go on a diet of sunlight, LAY OFF THE SUNBLOCK!
 
2012-04-26 07:26:41 PM  

RobSeace: Winning: sunlight makes grass grow, cows eat the grass, I eat the cows. I live off of sunlight.

For some reason, I read that in this voice:

[24.media.tumblr.com image 450x298]

"Cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water. Our shark."


That's how I read it too.
 
2012-04-26 07:33:54 PM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: Isildur: Chevello: [assets.nydailynews.com image 635x425]
Well, THERE'S your problem. She ain't planted deep enough

\hot

She is now...

Plagiarism !!!! Call the RIAA.



Lol, sorry. "Great minds" and all that. ;)
 
2012-04-26 08:10:50 PM  
They forgot to put a warning label on the movie.
 
2012-04-26 08:38:09 PM  
Reality: 1
Woo: 0
 
2012-04-26 08:49:44 PM  
I'd bet that it was a pretty effective diet...
 
2012-04-26 09:00:44 PM  

Winning: sunlight makes grass grow, cows eat the grass, I eat the cows. I live off of sunlight.


Are you not worried about all the bad stuff that comes from processed sunlight? She was just following the latest fad of not eating anything processed. The hard part for me is the thought that an Indian Guru could be a liar.

I have a coworker from India and is the biggest liar I have ever met. I should ask him if he has considered guru-ing it up a bit.
 
2012-04-27 01:41:40 AM  
I remember reading a science fiction book (I think written in the '60s) about 25-30 years ago which was about a bunch of cultists who lived off sunlight. They were able to do this through altering themselves (with genetic manipulation? I forget how) so they had green skin and could photosynthesize.

Clearly this person skipped an important step.
 
2012-04-27 03:25:34 AM  
dumbasses not understanding that Indian Gurus are full of shiat as is there media and culture where people are still arrested for insulting the local religious authorities.
 
2012-04-27 10:47:29 AM  
pseudowho
I remember reading a science fiction book (I think written in the '60s) about 25-30 years ago which was about a bunch of cultists who lived off sunlight. They were able to do this through altering themselves (with genetic manipulation? I forget how) so they had green skin and could photosynthesize.

Clearly this person skipped an important step.


Beggars In Spain? I think that one involved photosynthesis as well as the ability to absorb nutrients from whatever organic structure the skin came in contact with (anything from mud to fabric). There was mention of the nudity taboo having to be done away with, since everyone's clothes would disintegrate. Clearly, the author had never been to Canada.

I seem to recall the context was that a bunch of second-generation hyperintelligent genetically engineered children "gave" it to humanity as a "gift", whether they wanted it or not. Something about being truly independent from limited food sources.
 
2012-04-27 11:57:52 AM  

Spiralmonkey: Love the totally not inappropriate ad on the page "Want to Lose Weight? Do the Math".

/ I was told there would be no math.


Calm down.
Calm Down!

There is no math.
It was a spelling error.

Ad should have said "Want to lose weight? Do the Meth"
 
2012-04-27 06:04:41 PM  
heeeeeeeeeere cooooooooomes the Suuuuuuuuuuuuuun Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing
 
2012-04-27 07:42:18 PM  

Bondith: Beggars In Spain? I think that one involved photosynthesis as well as the ability to absorb nutrients from whatever organic structure the skin came in contact with (anything from mud to fabric). There was mention of the nudity taboo having to be done away with, since everyone's clothes would disintegrate. Clearly, the author had never been to Canada.

I seem to recall the context was that a bunch of second-generation hyperintelligent genetically engineered children "gave" it to humanity as a "gift", whether they wanted it or not. Something about being truly independent from limited food sources.


That sounds sort of similar, but I read this in the 1980s or possibly very late 70s (I wasn't in my teens yet I don't think) and I remember thinking at the time it'd been written in the 1960s. The people with green skin were very like hippies and ended up forming a cult worshiping the sun, IIRC.

All I remember is that and I have a vague image of the 1960s-style cover art having a couple of naked green hippies raising their hands to the sun on a hillside. I think.

Again, it's been up to about 30 years since I read it.
 
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