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(Yahoo)   Thai Buddhist temple claims that the late Steve Jobs is now living in a "parallel universe" as a "mid-level angel." No idea how he gets those turtlenecks on over his wings   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line 35
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2012-08-24 04:25:47 PM
3 votes:
An angel.... people should read his biography before calling him an angel.... or use any apple product...
2012-08-24 04:23:31 PM
3 votes:
In the unlikely event of an afterlife, I doubt he's being rewarded.

That asshole came away from Reed with all the wrong lessons.
2012-08-24 08:02:30 PM
2 votes:
Oh come now, Steve Jobs was lawful evil at best. Just ask anyone who worked with or for him. He's currently a minor clerk in the propaganda division of hell. If you consider this to be a bad joke based on a gaming system that uses imagination, consider that any religion you can think of is and does the same thing as any gaming system. However that does not change the fact that Jobs was a total prick to anyone he had any power over.
2012-08-24 05:42:13 PM
2 votes:

PonceAlyosha: Jim_Callahan: Buddhism: Hinduism's Scientology.

//Just pointing that out for anyone under the mistaken impression that it's ever been considered remotely credible by anyone that's not a crystal-gazer.

Hinduism: The Indus River Culture's Scientology.

/yeah I went there


Nah, it's more like the Indus River's Unitarianism. It was tying a bunch of existing mythologies together into a (kiiiiinda) coherent whole, not looking at a single religion and social structure and going "no u".
2012-08-24 05:19:11 PM
2 votes:
Nobody posted this, yet?

weknowmemes.com
2012-08-24 05:18:55 PM
2 votes:
how int he shiat was jobs living the middle way, not too much not too little at all?
2012-08-24 05:01:15 PM
2 votes:

Donn C. Drummond in Disguise: tankjr: ComicBookGuy: In the unlikely event of an afterlife, I doubt he's being rewarded.

That asshole came away from Reed with all the wrong lessons.

He was a secretly awesome person. About 10 years ago when some friends of mine were researching computers to help their autistic son. They got a call from "Some guy that works for Apple named Steve Jobs" and he sent them a free Mac. He wasn't a pure douchebag.

He was a fanatical control-freak perfectionist, like so many other geniuses. Edison, Ballanchine, Mahler, etc.
We seldom admire THEM as much as we do their work. Although I have multiple issues with Apple (divided family not the least).


I'm so tired of hearing that Jobs was a genius. Dennis Ritchie is a genius. Jobs was a shrewd business man who headed a cult of personality. Great products and all, but he simply mined ideas that originated in the 60s.
2012-08-24 04:57:45 PM
2 votes:

Gyrfalcon: What does one have to do to become an "upper-level angel"?


Not be a colossal douche?
2012-08-24 04:56:12 PM
2 votes:

tankjr: ComicBookGuy: In the unlikely event of an afterlife, I doubt he's being rewarded.

That asshole came away from Reed with all the wrong lessons.

He was a secretly awesome person. About 10 years ago when some friends of mine were researching computers to help their autistic son. They got a call from "Some guy that works for Apple named Steve Jobs" and he sent them a free Mac. He wasn't a pure douchebag.


He was a fanatical control-freak perfectionist, like so many other geniuses. Edison, Ballanchine, Mahler, etc.
We seldom admire THEM as much as we do their work. Although I have multiple issues with Apple (divided family not the least).
2012-08-24 04:34:46 PM
2 votes:
In Judaeo-Christian mythology, Lucifer is also an angel.

Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
2012-08-24 04:02:07 PM
2 votes:
Either these people are sadly misinformed or bad Buddhists.

Karma, how does it work?
2012-08-24 04:01:29 PM
2 votes:
Buddhism: Hinduism's Scientology.

//Just pointing that out for anyone under the mistaken impression that it's ever been considered remotely credible by anyone that's not a crystal-gazer.
2012-08-24 07:27:36 PM
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: Buddhism: Hinduism's Scientology.

//Just pointing that out for anyone under the mistaken impression that it's ever been considered remotely credible by anyone that's not a crystal-gazer.


Thank you for pointing out something we all know; and why do you feel the need to tear down religions when this isn't a religious thread, dumbass?
2012-08-24 06:25:59 PM
1 votes:
"According to the report, a Witthayathorn is a type of angel that is a seeker of knowledge through the sciences, and a Yak is the Thai word for giant"

Oh FFS. Two things:
1) Jobs was a galactic-scale douche, so if there's an afterlife, he's not being rewarded
2) Jobs was about as far from a "seeker of knowledge through the sciences" as you can get. The guy was a marketer and a glorified design wonk.
2012-08-24 05:40:09 PM
1 votes:

Icetech3: An angel.... people should read his biography before calling him an angel.... or use any apple product...


Lucifer is an angel
2012-08-24 05:26:42 PM
1 votes:
Ugh, wrong thread.
2012-08-24 05:17:41 PM
1 votes:
"If I give you all this cash, you promise you'll say something nice about me after I'm gone? And you'll wait a bit so it seems credible? Cool"
2012-08-24 05:14:28 PM
1 votes:

Noticeably F.A.T.: dbubb: I'm so tired of hearing that Jobs was a genius. Dennis Ritchie is a genius. Jobs was a shrewd business man who headed a cult of personality. Great products and all, but he simply mined ideas that originated in the 60s.

It takes a certain amount of smarts to be able to do that effectively. He didn't just crib off other ideas, he grabbed and improved ideas that would make money.


Sure, but I think that Jobs was a incrementalist. Probably the most interesting stuff that he tried to do was at NeXt, and that failed. Surely he was very successful and intelligent. But not a genius.
2012-08-24 05:01:50 PM
1 votes:

Dadoody: When the hell did Thai buddhists start believing in angels?


Buddhists are very metaphysical. They just don't have a personalized version of "god" but they are not "atheists" in the sense of denying stuff like the "between-lives" area.
2012-08-24 04:58:30 PM
1 votes:
Angels aren't dead people---they are created. You may become like an angel during your ascenscion but its not the same thing.
2012-08-24 04:56:59 PM
1 votes:

MHZ: Came for a D&D reference, leaving unsatisfied.


Paging Farker Alphax, Alphax, report to this thread.
2012-08-24 04:44:02 PM
1 votes:
Did ya know that there's actually a Buddhist version of the Prosperity Gospel?

It's true. It leads to rich people spending millions on things like this in a very impoverished country:

i47.tinypic.com

Welcome to "Budda Park, Kathmandu." I kid you not, there's a sign calling it that, and yes, that is real gold.

Scientology has it's Sea Org, Catholicism has it's Vatican, there are any number of Crystal Cathedral megachurches for the Protestants and tabernacles for the Mormons.

It's almost as if there was some opportunity for people to abuse systems like that.
MHZ
2012-08-24 04:33:37 PM
1 votes:
Came for a D&D reference, leaving unsatisfied.
2012-08-24 04:21:03 PM
1 votes:

Noticeably F.A.T.: saturn badger: Phrathepyanmahamuni

Say that fast one time. Go ahead. I dare ya.

I'm not sure I could say it one time at any speed.


Great minds and all that
2012-08-24 04:20:27 PM
1 votes:

saturn badger: Phrathepyanmahamuni

Say that fast one time. Go ahead. I dare ya.


I'm still struggling to say it once, slowly.
2012-08-24 04:20:16 PM
1 votes:

saturn badger: Phrathepyanmahamuni

Say that fast one time. Go ahead. I dare ya.


I'm not sure I could say it one time at any speed.
2012-08-24 04:16:27 PM
1 votes:

socodog: No. He's dead "underground" as "high grade worm food".

Silly comic book character culture.


Now, if this truly were a comic book character culture, they would predict Steve Jobs' inexplicable return from the dead within a few months.
2012-08-24 04:09:20 PM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: What does one have to do to become an "upper-level angel"?


Pretty much the same thing, except you treat your workers better.
Pav
2012-08-24 04:07:20 PM
1 votes:
Grats Steve!
2012-08-24 04:06:32 PM
1 votes:

Old Smokie: Either these people are sadly misinformed or bad Buddhists.

Karma, how does it work?


Localised versions of religions add in all kinds of folk beliefs. There are some very strange variations out there. Norwegian Christians terrified of elves in the local hillside for example.
2012-08-24 04:01:50 PM
1 votes:
Assuming that these fantasy lands did exist, I'd say that it's more likely that Jobs is sharing a room in hell with Leona Helmsley.
2012-08-24 03:59:56 PM
1 votes:
So he's got that going for him, which is nice.
TWX
2012-08-24 03:57:48 PM
1 votes:

Impasse: No idea how he gets those turtlenecks on over his wings

He doesn't. The turtleneck is soldered onto him.


Looks more like a brazing process to me... No excess material visible, and I don't think that soldering would be strong enough, given the operating temperatures of many of the products that Apple produced...
2012-08-24 03:56:38 PM
1 votes:
Does he battle high level Scientologists now?
2012-08-24 03:55:30 PM
1 votes:
I was a mid-level angel in a parallel universe once. Then I filled out the wrong forms and ended up here. Supernatural paperwork is a real biatch.
 
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