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(Seattle Times)   Breatharian sees the light, gives up fasting; still can't figure out why anyone would ridicule her   (seattletimes.com) divider line 88
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2013-06-18 11:59:42 AM  
She did not die?  I am disappointed.
 
2013-06-18 12:02:25 PM  
Here's the thing. If you take Breathairianism's central tenet, that breathing is crucial to sustaining life, you'll find that it's pretty much spot on.

If you tried to live without breathing, you'd have a pretty tough time. You'd die pretty quickly, actually.
 
2013-06-18 12:03:06 PM  
www.ikea.com
Needs light.


static.freepik.com

Needs sammiches.
 
2013-06-18 12:03:07 PM  
Maybe if she would have looked around she could have seen the homeless live outside and are in the sunshine a lot yet still seem to find the need to ask people for money so they can EAT.
 
2013-06-18 12:03:26 PM  
How the fnck do you "run out of money" from not buying food?
 
2013-06-18 12:03:50 PM  
Never underestimate the healing power of a chocolate banana split.
 
2013-06-18 12:03:56 PM  
She ran out of money and is quitting her attempt to just eat sunlight?

I guess I'm not that surprised that McDonald's is cheaper than sunlight and air.
 
2013-06-18 12:04:23 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Here's the thing. If you take Breathairianism's central tenet, that breathing is crucial to sustaining life, you'll find that it's pretty much spot on.

If you tried to live without breathing, you'd have a pretty tough time. You'd die pretty quickly, actually.


everytime i''m eating another's genitals, eventually, i need to come up for air
 
2013-06-18 12:05:01 PM  
Anyone else notice "I got people talking" is now the alternative to admitting you were wrong.
 
2013-06-18 12:05:18 PM  
"I was just asking a question, but there was just so much negative response that that means the question can't even be asked,"

WTF does that even mean?
 
2013-06-18 12:05:51 PM  
Hah, I love her definition of hater. " Anyone who doesn't agree with my fantasy is a hater with low self esteem."  Is she 65, or 12?
 
2013-06-18 12:05:54 PM  
she quit because she ran out of money?
if you don't eat anything wtf you spending money on?

/ she should try the all man-juice diet.
 
2013-06-18 12:05:56 PM  
She says she's quitting on Wednesday in part because she's run out of money, and in part because of the public reaction.

How the hell do you run out of money attempting to live on air and light?  Seems like that would be a money-saver.
 
2013-06-18 12:06:17 PM  
Think like a vegetable, live like a vegetable.

/thinks she forgot the manure.
 
2013-06-18 12:06:18 PM  

Mjeck: AverageAmericanGuy: Here's the thing. If you take Breathairianism's central tenet, that breathing is crucial to sustaining life, you'll find that it's pretty much spot on.

If you tried to live without breathing, you'd have a pretty tough time. You'd die pretty quickly, actually.

everytime i''m eating another's genitals, eventually, i need to come up for air


You're timing the thrusts wrong.
 
2013-06-18 12:06:54 PM  
"Hey, what are you doing?"

img.fark.net

"I'm on a diet"
 
2013-06-18 12:07:30 PM  
It's good that she supplemented her diet of sunlight with synthetic crap vitamin C.
 
2013-06-18 12:08:00 PM  
Watching fat people who "eat like birds"* shovel it in while saying "I just look at food and the pounds leap to my thighs" has taught us that people who think they are eating nothing are delusional and have very, very selective memories.

Breatharians have simply turned normal human stupidity and denial into a religion. (Forget I said that. We don't need another religion thread.)

*The humming bird, for one, must eat continuously or die. Most birds can eat their own weight several times a day.

Some breatharian excuses:

It doesn't count if I don't see it.
It doesn't count if it's liquified or a beverage.
There are no calories in midnight snacks.
I was just being polite / trying to not stand out in the crowd.
I'm allowed an occasional treat but there aren't any real nutrition in this stuff.
Sure, I eat food sometimes, quite often actually, but I am getting all my nutrition from love, air and fresh water, with maybe a quart of vodka added for flavor.
Spies creep into my hut at night and force-feed me this stuff, which they then bury under the corner of my mud hut for the next time.

Seriously, one South Asian breatharian guru was found to have food buried under the corner of his hut. Another, Australian breatharian was caught eating on an airplane--a preordered meal.

Many breatharians die of malnutrition--those are the ones that don't know you are supposed to cheat every chance you get.
 
2013-06-18 12:08:05 PM  
Breathe.

Breathe in the air

Don't be afraid to care.
 
2013-06-18 12:09:17 PM  
She didn't run out of money; she ran out of credit.  She may run out of money later as she tries to pay off the charges for her Webcams.
 
2013-06-18 12:09:22 PM  
It's true you can live on nothing but air!

Just not for very long.....
 
2013-06-18 12:11:13 PM  
She's quite full of vitriol, calling people names like "hater" and claiming we're all insecure.  I would have thought the "being accepting of others' opinions" lesson would have come before the "living on sunlight" lesson.

She should have added a steak to her tea.
 
2013-06-18 12:12:10 PM  

SirTanon: "Hey, what are you doing?"

[img.fark.net image 400x400]

"I'm on a diet"


Sorry I can only give you 1 Funny. Well done sir.
 
2013-06-18 12:12:36 PM  
Darwin swings hard... and misses.  Better luck next time Big D.
 
2013-06-18 12:13:42 PM  

probesport: Breathe.

Breathe in the air

Don't be afraid to care.


Leave but don't leave me

Look around and chose your own ground
 
2013-06-18 12:14:30 PM  
`I think I'll become a "Breatharian".'
*PHAAAARP*
`So much for that hippie bullsh*t!'
 
2013-06-18 12:14:51 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Anyone else notice "I got people talking" is now the alternative to admitting you were wrong.


Yes.

I hates it.

Although it's a good way to find out who's an attention whore (as if we needed help in this case).
 
2013-06-18 12:15:43 PM  
I'd be curious to know how breatharians suppose that humans derive energy from sunlight and air. Do they think that humans have secret chloroplasts?
 
2013-06-18 12:19:16 PM  
houseofgeekery.files.wordpress.com

i read that as baratheon
 
2013-06-18 12:19:26 PM  

Jubeebee: I'd be curious to know how breatharians suppose that humans derive energy from sunlight and air. Do they think that humans have secret chloroplasts?


Midichlorians.
 
2013-06-18 12:19:54 PM  
I'm glad I had no money on that one. I was sure she'd die of malnutrition.
 
2013-06-18 12:20:21 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Hah, I love her definition of hater. " Anyone who doesn't agree with my fantasy is a hater with low self esteem."  Is she 65, or 12?


i41.tinypic.com
"Seems reasonable to me!"
 
2013-06-18 12:20:27 PM  

probesport: Breathe.

Breathe in the air

Don't be afraid to care.


If you don't eat your sunlight, how can you have any meat?
 
2013-06-18 12:21:31 PM  

buckler: Jubeebee: I'd be curious to know how breatharians suppose that humans derive energy from sunlight and air. Do they think that humans have secret chloroplasts?

Midichlorians.


From the wiki, I'd suspect they wouldn't know the difference.

The answer is magic, obviously. I should have known that.
 
2013-06-18 12:24:10 PM  

Jubeebee: I'd be curious to know how breatharians suppose that humans derive energy from sunlight and air. Do they think that humans have secret chloroplasts?


They don't know what a chloroplast is let alone understand what it does or why they would need one to live off of sunlight. They are most likely below average intelligence and/or mentally ill.
 
2013-06-18 12:24:12 PM  

DirkTheDaring: Ker_Thwap: Hah, I love her definition of hater. " Anyone who doesn't agree with my fantasy is a hater with low self esteem."  Is she 65, or 12?

[i41.tinypic.com image 550x311]
"Seems reasonable to me!"


God her eyes creep me the fark out. I have watched that episode twice now, and I end up laughing my ass off every time. The creepiness of her eyes are negated by her ability to speak cat.
 
2013-06-18 12:25:06 PM  
www.geeksofdoom.com
 
2013-06-18 12:28:09 PM  

Jubeebee: I'd be curious to know how breatharians suppose that humans derive energy from sunlight and air. Do they think that humans have secret chloroplasts?


My understanding of their philosophy is that your body will go looking for other sources of energy when it runs out of food fuel. If you believe strongly enough that your body can do it, it will start to use light as energy. Kind of The Secret mashed together with other New Age woo and a gross lack of science knowledge.
 
2013-06-18 12:31:12 PM  

Egoy3k: Jubeebee: I'd be curious to know how breatharians suppose that humans derive energy from sunlight and air. Do they think that humans have secret chloroplasts?

They don't know what a chloroplast is let alone understand what it does or why they would need one to live off of sunlight. They are most likely below average intelligence and/or mentally ill.


Or you know, a lot of them.
 
2013-06-18 12:31:25 PM  

Jubeebee: buckler: Jubeebee: I'd be curious to know how breatharians suppose that humans derive energy from sunlight and air. Do they think that humans have secret chloroplasts?

Midichlorians.

From the wiki, I'd suspect they wouldn't know the difference.

The answer is magic, obviously. I should have known that.


They do it the same way any other quack does. They'll deny science, reason, and evidence in favor of their own desire to feel different or special. In all cases, they're either a scammer trying to grift stupid people, or one of the stupid people who got grifted and refuse to admit they're wrong.

In the case of pseudo-medicine/nutrition, they'll either realize that they're wrong (and quit), die, or rationalize some form of cheating to continue doing it.

My favorite was my aunt, who truly believed in the power of healing crystals.... Right up until she got strep throat. It didn't take long before she quietly went to the doctor and all those "crystals cure everything!!!" posts stopped showing up on my Facebook.
 
2013-06-18 12:34:20 PM  
A million years of evidence is not enough data to support the claim that you need to consume food to live!!!!
 
2013-06-18 12:37:01 PM  

TheCruxOfTheBiscuitIsTheApostrophe: Think like a vegetable, live like a vegetable.

/thinks she forgot the manure.


I dunno, she sure took in a lot of bullshiat at some point to believe that "Breatharianism".

This story sounds like the plotline to a Portlandia skit.
 
2013-06-18 12:38:01 PM  

Coolfusis: Jubeebee: buckler: Jubeebee: I'd be curious to know how breatharians suppose that humans derive energy from sunlight and air. Do they think that humans have secret chloroplasts?

Midichlorians.

From the wiki, I'd suspect they wouldn't know the difference.

The answer is magic, obviously. I should have known that.

They do it the same way any other quack does. They'll deny science, reason, and evidence in favor of their own desire to feel different or special. In all cases, they're either a scammer trying to grift stupid people, or one of the stupid people who got grifted and refuse to admit they're wrong.

In the case of pseudo-medicine/nutrition, they'll either realize that they're wrong (and quit), die, or rationalize some form of cheating to continue doing it.

My favorite was my aunt, who truly believed in the power of healing crystals.... Right up until she got strep throat. It didn't take long before she quietly went to the doctor and all those "crystals cure everything!!!" posts stopped showing up on my Facebook.


I remember back in the 80's, when "healing crystals" were all the rage in some circles, a guy on alt.slack (the USENET Subgenius newsgroup) bought up a truckload of third-rate quartz crystals for a few cents a pound. He advertised them as healing crystals in the backs of new-age magazines, charging some $20 a pop, and made a mint on the suckers.
 
2013-06-18 12:39:05 PM  

germ78: TheCruxOfTheBiscuitIsTheApostrophe: Think like a vegetable, live like a vegetable.

/thinks she forgot the manure.

I dunno, she sure took in a lot of bullshiat at some point to believe that "Breatharianism".

This story sounds like the plotline to a Portlandia skit.


Just from reading her Facebook page, she seems to have bought into every new age scam that was thrown her way. Kind of sad, really.
 
2013-06-18 12:41:27 PM  
Didn't she know she needs to incorporate chlorophyll in her skin in order to live off sunlight?

isamaras.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-18 12:52:34 PM  

buckler: Coolfusis: Jubeebee: buckler: Jubeebee: I'd be curious to know how breatharians suppose that humans derive energy from sunlight and air. Do they think that humans have secret chloroplasts?

Midichlorians.

From the wiki, I'd suspect they wouldn't know the difference.

The answer is magic, obviously. I should have known that.

They do it the same way any other quack does. They'll deny science, reason, and evidence in favor of their own desire to feel different or special. In all cases, they're either a scammer trying to grift stupid people, or one of the stupid people who got grifted and refuse to admit they're wrong.

In the case of pseudo-medicine/nutrition, they'll either realize that they're wrong (and quit), die, or rationalize some form of cheating to continue doing it.

My favorite was my aunt, who truly believed in the power of healing crystals.... Right up until she got strep throat. It didn't take long before she quietly went to the doctor and all those "crystals cure everything!!!" posts stopped showing up on my Facebook.

I remember back in the 80's, when "healing crystals" were all the rage in some circles, a guy on alt.slack (the USENET Subgenius newsgroup) bought up a truckload of third-rate quartz crystals for a few cents a pound. He advertised them as healing crystals in the backs of new-age magazines, charging some $20 a pop, and made a mint on the suckers.


Oh god. She was convinced that the color and size of the crystal meant they could cure different things. When I told her about the placebo effect, or that she was paying $10-40 on crystals that were chemically no different than the ones I picked up at a souvineer shop in Alaska for 10 cents a piece, she would just call me "closed minded" and stop the conversation.

I'm always tempted to be an asshole and ask her why she no longer wears a little purple one as a necklace anymore.
 
2013-06-18 12:53:42 PM  
Maybe she lives in a place where the air isn't healthy enough. Like those hungry people in the Sahara. She should spend her early mornings down at Monsanto. She could breathe in just the right amount of chemicals that her body could convert or store to sugar. Then walk over to the metal works. Get some iron for her blood. Early afternoon, go down the the nuclear plant and soak up some isotped air. Just the pick me up for and afternoon of deep breathing at the paper mill (cellulose which is a kind of sugar. Sure. Why not?)
 
2013-06-18 12:55:43 PM  
It's a proven fact that food causes autism. Every autistic person in the world as eaten food.
 
2013-06-18 12:58:02 PM  
The cognitive power of a box full of hammers.
 
2013-06-18 01:18:11 PM  
I wonder if she ever thought, "Gee, droughts and famines occur. How could that be if sunlight were edible?"

At some point it must have occurred to her that hunger exists even where it's sunny a lot. You could probably write a psychology textbook on whatever her rationalization was.
 
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