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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.
 
2013-06-18 01:21:06 PM
They only have one hymn. It's pretty good, but it gets old when they do it over and over again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7duPNQCp-w4
 
2013-06-18 01:21:17 PM

Harry Freakstorm: 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?)


If you want radioactivity you should go to a coal plant. Nuclear reactors are very well isolated to contain trace radiaton because people tend to.complain about that kind of stuff. Yet somehow nobody cared about radiation from coal powered plants.
 
2013-06-18 01:23:29 PM

DerAppie: Harry Freakstorm: 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?)

If you want radioactivity you should go to a coal plant. Nuclear reactors are very well isolated to contain trace radiaton because people tend to.complain about that kind of stuff. Yet somehow nobody cared about radiation from coal powered plants.


Well, it's like Tim Horton's light watery coffee vs. Starbucks heavy duty coffee. Sometimes you just don't want all that extra trace radiation.
 
2013-06-18 01:24:51 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: "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?


It means she's an idiot. We do know what happens when people don't eat. It's not some strange mystery.
 
2013-06-18 01:30:33 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: 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.


TFA implies she might chalk it up to a lack of belief. That's how this health BS works- if you believe in it (sunlight, crystals, other "natural and alternative" medicines) then it works. If you don't believe in it then it won't work. So you not only need to have the claimed substance, you need a fervent belief that it's effective.
 
2013-06-18 01:40:15 PM
I'll just wait for the inevitable diet book.
 
2013-06-18 01:40:18 PM

Ed Grubermann: MaudlinMutantMollusk: "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?

It means she's an idiot. We do know what happens when people don't eat. It's not some strange mystery.


Wait, you mean all those Ethiopian children in the '80s weren't full of sunshine? Because why else would their bellies be so swollen?
 
2013-06-18 01:45:20 PM
Should have been born under a red sun.
 
2013-06-18 01:50:52 PM

Stone Meadow: Didn't she know she needs to incorporate chlorophyll in her skin in order to live off sunlight?

[isamaras.files.wordpress.com image 550x302]


Schlock Mercenary actually dealt with that idea.  Even if your skin is completely photosynthetic, you can't absorb enough sunlight to sustain a warm-blooded creature, and so you'd still starve if you didn't eat anything.

Not to mention the fact that you can't make amino acids by photosynthesis...
 
2013-06-18 02:33:34 PM
Breathe the pressure!  Come play my game; I'll test you!

/psychosomatic
//addict
///insane
 
2013-06-18 02:51:06 PM
If only people could live off of sheer stupidity alone.  The world would need a lot less food.
 
2013-06-18 02:59:34 PM

CaliNJGuy: 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.


Yes, I'm sure that's why they are asking people for money. If you were to bypass the middleman and just give them food directly, they'd be even more appreciative, I'll wager. They probably even offer to work off the debt somehow.
 
2013-06-18 03:25:13 PM

nytmare: CaliNJGuy: 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.

Yes, I'm sure that's why they are asking people for money. If you were to bypass the middleman and just give them food directly, they'd be even more appreciative, I'll wager. They probably even offer to work off the debt somehow.


That is the litmus test to see if they are legit. Offer to walk with them to a burger stand or grocery store and buy them food. Truly hungry will be grateful, the others won't.
 
2013-06-18 03:29:50 PM

nytmare: CaliNJGuy: 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.

Yes, I'm sure that's why they are asking people for money. If you were to bypass the middleman and just give them food directly, they'd be even more appreciative, I'll wager. They probably even offer to work off the debt somehow.


Newsflash:  Many homeless people deal with addictions and mental illness (which go hand in hand more often than they don't) and may use the money you give them to buy drugs or booze.  They are also mistrustful of people giving them food because they fear they may be poisoned or drugged.  More at 11:00.

Seriously though the fact that they might purchase drugs or alcohol is not a reason to refuse to give homeless people money.  It's a rationalization to avoid feeling guilty about it. First of all you shouldn't feel guilty for not helping them out. It's not mandatory and you aren't exactly alone. Lots of people don't help the homeless.

If you do feel guilty though convincing yourself that they are subhuman scum isn't really going to make you feel better about not helping them. In the long run you'll still feel shiatty.
 
2013-06-18 03:36:11 PM

buckler: 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.


 Sort of reminds me of how some 'murcuns reacted to metric tools, they'd grab everything to find anything that would work.
The only one I know for certain is that a 14 mm and a 9/16 are interchangeable.
I had no better luck with religions.
Became a Satanist.
Better parties.
Till they turn orthodox.
Sold my soul to Rock N Roll!
The dude never even looked in the sack.
 
2013-06-18 03:42:32 PM

Mock26: She did not die?  I am disappointed.


I came here to say this, I am truly, truly disappointed
 
2013-06-18 03:48:16 PM

akula: Mambo Bananapatch: 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.

TFA implies she might chalk it up to a lack of belief. That's how this health BS works- if you believe in it (sunlight, crystals, other "natural and alternative" medicines) then it works. If you don't believe in it then it won't work. So you not only need to have the claimed substance, you need a fervent belief that it's effective.



Read some of the background articles.  She's a classic hippy-dippy.  Changed her name to the Hindi word for "new", and bases all this breatharian crap off something that a yogi was purported to have done.

If you're not enlightened and on a higher plane of consciousness, then of course you can't live on sunshine.
 
2013-06-18 03:48:34 PM

ReverendJimBobHammer: Mock26: She did not die?  I am disappointed.

I came here to say this, I am truly, truly disappointed


"Son, I am disappoint."
 
2013-06-18 04:03:59 PM
"The haters, I think when people say something bad about somebody else, they're really talking about themselves."

Right, what I'm really saying is that  I'm a stupid idiot who nearly killed herself because she somehow made it six decades past kindergarten without learning why plants are green and people aren't.
 
2013-06-18 04:10:38 PM
She was doing it wrong...

"It is better to have some diet coke in your bloodstream (if possible) before starting the meditation exercise.  You may drink as much as you desire of diet coke in the 20 oz and 1 liter sizes and at McDonald's (with caffeine) in the plastic bottles only.  The double-quarter-pounder/with cheese meal at McDonald's is the other part of this diet."
 
2013-06-18 04:21:10 PM

Egoy3k: Seriously though the fact that they might purchase drugs or alcohol is not a reason to refuse to give homeless people money.


I don't give money to the homeless because they are more than likely going to waste it buying some camera equipment and streaming server time to broadcast some cockamamie "experiment".
 
2013-06-18 04:32:07 PM
FTA: Doctors have warned that it is not possible for humans to photosynthesize, and four deaths have been linked to people who apparently had tried.

And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-06-18 04:38:10 PM
"Vegetables sauteed in water."

You mean boiled?
 
2013-06-18 04:47:50 PM

ReverendJimBobHammer: Mock26: She did not die?  I am disappointed.

I came here to say this, I am truly, truly disappointed


According to the article, she's resuming eating with a "meal" of a spoonful of lemon juice and a spoonful of maple syrup. At this rate, there's still a good chance. Her metabolites are going to be all out of whack for a while yet.
 
2013-06-18 05:00:28 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: "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?


Anyone got a cookie?
 
2013-06-18 05:22:22 PM

FrancoFile: akula: Mambo Bananapatch: 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.

TFA implies she might chalk it up to a lack of belief. That's how this health BS works- if you believe in it (sunlight, crystals, other "natural and alternative" medicines) then it works. If you don't believe in it then it won't work. So you not only need to have the claimed substance, you need a fervent belief that it's effective.


Read some of the background articles.  She's a classic hippy-dippy.  Changed her name to the Hindi word for "new", and bases all this breatharian crap off something that a yogi was purported to have done.

If you're not enlightened and on a higher plane of consciousness, then of course you can't live on sunshine.


Well, shiat. I'm off to get a Quarter Pounder then.
 
2013-06-18 06:00:42 PM
"Doctors have warned that it is not possible for humans to photosynthesize, and four deaths have been linked to people who apparently had tried."

And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-06-18 06:59:45 PM
Now she can move on to drinking 2 gallons of water (hyponatremia), or soy sauce (hypernatremia)!

Seriously, Darwin has the knives out for this doofus.
 
2013-06-18 07:01:12 PM

anfrind: Stone Meadow: Didn't she know she needs to incorporate chlorophyll in her skin in order to live off sunlight?

[isamaras.files.wordpress.com image 550x302]

Schlock Mercenary actually dealt with that idea.  Even if your skin is completely photosynthetic, you can't absorb enough sunlight to sustain a warm-blooded creature, and so you'd still starve if you didn't eat anything.

Not to mention the fact that you can't make amino acids by photosynthesis...


Um, I must confess that I had to look that up...never having heard of Schlock Mercenary. *hangs head in shame*

And while you are correct about photosynthesis, let's not take it too far. After all, I was linking to a 40-year old photo of an actress with green skin paint, not making a serious point about biology. :)
 
2013-06-18 07:29:00 PM

Thai_Mai_Xhu: ReverendJimBobHammer: Mock26: She did not die?  I am disappointed.

I came here to say this, I am truly, truly disappointed

"Sun, I am disappoint."


Fixed that for you.
 
2013-06-18 07:55:53 PM

FrancoFile: If you're not enlightened and on a higher plane of consciousness, then of course you can't live on sunshine.


Even if I was into this woo, I'd assume that you had to separate your soul/being/whatever from your corporeal body in order to derive sustenance from light. At which point you'd be, you know, dead. But you'd be an astral traveler, so wouldn't that be worth it?
 
2013-06-18 08:11:47 PM

foxyshadis: FrancoFile: If you're not enlightened and on a higher plane of consciousness, then of course you can't live on sunshine.

Even if I was into this woo, I'd assume that you had to separate your soul/being/whatever from your corporeal body in order to derive sustenance from light. At which point you'd be, you know, dead. But you'd be an astral traveler, so wouldn't that be worth it?


I'm not sure.  If the Celestial TSA is always groping my aura, I might just stay home.
 
2013-06-18 08:22:34 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.
"I was just asking a question, but there was just so much negative response that that means the question can't even be asked," she said.
She also says that she didn't want to be responsible for others trying "Living on Light" without having their "belief systems lined up." She says that would be like "giving a loaded shotgun to a baby."


And because she was farking hungry!

But no, can't admit that, that would admit error.
 
2013-06-18 08:34:52 PM

Mambo Bananapatch: 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.


According to them, you have to have the right frame of mind (meditation involved?) to  correctly achieve the "Living off sun and water" effect.
 
2013-06-18 08:42:18 PM
"but there was just so much negative response that that means the question can't even be asked"

so, the question can be asked... any anyone with an ounce of sense already knows the answer. The answer is "No, and you're a either delusional or stupid to think otherwise"
 
2013-06-18 09:10:05 PM
Nothing I hate more than a quitter.
 
2013-06-18 09:57:46 PM

LOL:


Doctors have warned that it is not possible for humans to photosynthesize, and four deaths have been linked to people who apparently had tried.
 
2013-06-18 11:10:07 PM

DirkTheDaring: How the fnck do you "run out of money" from not buying food?


Medical bills and psychological evaluations?
 
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