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(Slate)   "I took the Dalai Lama on a ski trip, and he told the secret of the meaning of life...to a waitress"   (slate.com ) divider line 62
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2014-02-26 09:04:28 PM  
That was laugh out loud funny. Thanks, subby!
 
2014-02-26 09:44:40 PM  
www.worldgolf.com
 
2014-02-27 12:12:24 AM  
You never tell the secret meaning of life to the person who wants to hear it. Instead, you tell it to a person nearby and make sure the person who wants to hear it sees you telling it. All you must say to the person you are telling is this: "This is the secret meaning of life. Now, go. Find someone who wants to hear it, but tell someone else." And so are mythologies born.
 
2014-02-27 12:19:23 AM  
National Geographic had a really interesting article about traditional Chinese skiers.

NPR link

"Their skis are remarkable," he tells NPR's Arun Rath. "They cut them from red spruce. They bend them by heating them and steaming them, and then they nail on horse hair on the bottom of the skis, which is very slick to glide forward but then grabs when you go uphill."

media.npr.org

They've been hunting this way for thousands of years, apparently.

/yes, I'm aware of the relationship between Tibet and China
 
2014-02-27 01:28:05 AM  
Tl;dr: its happiness.
 
2014-02-27 03:00:36 AM  
So the Dalai Lama thinks he's Jeremy Bentham. How nice.
 
2014-02-27 04:31:45 AM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: [www.worldgolf.com image 640x419]


Big tipper, the Llama
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2014-02-27 05:08:34 AM  
And all she has to do is speak the word, "nineteen".
 
2014-02-27 05:11:38 AM  
did it end up like this twilight zone episode?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTKrZpY7Krc
 
2014-02-27 05:35:26 AM  
Nice story.

You know how the Dalai Lama got his name?
It was because he was always late.
Yeah, he'd always dilly-dally on the way.
 
2014-02-27 05:41:56 AM  

jeffjo52: did it end up like this twilight zone episode?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTKrZpY7Krc


Hope so. Seems like some people can handle the truth and some can`t.
 
2014-02-27 05:45:23 AM  
But I've always been told the meaning of life is to get a good job and buy a lot of expensive crap!

This guy is a loony.
 
2014-02-27 05:46:38 AM  
Clooney is making a Monster of Florence movie? Cool.
 
2014-02-27 06:08:35 AM  
Several years ago, we were in Washington, DC and went to a Smithsonian event that included Tibetan Monks making a mandala (sand painting). At the end of each day's work, they would then have a meditation and play these droning songs (I forget the name of the music and the instrument).

Anyway, at first the music is just noise and kind of irritating, but something changed and it wasn't long before people throughout the room were relaxing and falling asleep.

/42
 
2014-02-27 06:17:45 AM  
Gunga galunga. That's what he said.
 
2014-02-27 06:21:30 AM  
His answer to the waitress made perfect sense to me.
Then it made me sad.  Yes, I know exactly what he means.
 
2014-02-27 06:30:23 AM  
So she won't be getting any money, but on her death bed she'll receive total consciousness? Well at least she's got that going for her... which is nice.
 
2014-02-27 06:40:55 AM  
So he made HER one with everything??


/old joke is old
//hotdog
///serene slashies
 
2014-02-27 06:47:12 AM  
TL;DR

was it gunga-lagunga?
 
2014-02-27 07:07:39 AM  
At least he gave her more of a clue than Curly did.

/point that thing at someone else, areshole
 
2014-02-27 07:24:40 AM  
If Tibet were ruled by the Lamas, it also wouldn't be free.
 
2014-02-27 07:29:49 AM  
I'm sure the jerk then left a 5% tip.
 
2014-02-27 07:30:28 AM  

legion_of_doo: If Tibet were ruled by the Lamas, it also wouldn't be free.


Thank goodness they are indigenous to South America, about as far from Tibet as you can get.
 
2014-02-27 07:42:17 AM  
A one L Lama he's a priest.   A two L Llama, he's a beast.
But I bet a silk pajama there isn't any three l lllama.

(That would be a big fire).
 
2014-02-27 07:42:39 AM  

pkellmey: I'm sure the jerk then left a 5% tip.


Nope, left a note saying "All your deeds will be have a threefold return in your next life"
 
2014-02-27 07:43:00 AM  
I wonder what would happen if you took the Dalai Lama on a Safari?
 
2014-02-27 07:44:04 AM  

rnatalie: A one L Lama he's a priest.   A two L Llama, he's a beast.
But I bet a silk pajama there isn't any three l lllama.

(That would be a big fire).


They are the ones from Wales, where you need to keep half a pint of phlegm handy just to ask for directions.
 
2014-02-27 07:49:13 AM  
42?
 
2014-02-27 07:50:08 AM  
www.slate.com

Why am I hearing "Sabotage" playing in my head when I look at this picture?
 
2014-02-27 07:53:25 AM  

RobSeace: [www.slate.com image 590x466]

Why am I hearing "Sabotage" playing in my head when I look at this picture?


Can't understand it.
 
2014-02-27 07:59:01 AM  

dittybopper: RobSeace: [www.slate.com image 590x466]

Why am I hearing "Sabotage" playing in my head when I look at this picture?

Can't understand it.


Starring Nathan Wind as Cochese
 
2014-02-27 08:09:47 AM  

Natsumi: I wonder what would happen if you took the Dalai Lama on a Safari?


Bunch of hipsters and hippies would orgasm and write fluff stories about theocrats?
 
2014-02-27 08:11:16 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: legion_of_doo: If Tibet were ruled by the Lamas, it also wouldn't be free.

Thank goodness they are indigenous to South America, about as far from Tibet as you can get.


Yeah but they had to hide up in that attic when the Nazis invaded their country and it sure is hard to know when it's safe to come out when your're both blind and deaf.
 
2014-02-27 08:28:32 AM  
this is not a drill
 
2014-02-27 08:35:24 AM  
I hope one day the Dali Lama works as a hot dog vendor so I can walk up and ask him to make me one with everything.
 
2014-02-27 08:43:09 AM  

RobSeace: [www.slate.com image 590x466]

Why am I hearing "Sabotage" playing in my head when I look at this picture?


A Chinese tourist, the Dali Lama and two Mormon Missionaries are riding a ski lift.....


/There has a to be a joke in there somewhere..
 
2014-02-27 08:43:49 AM  

TV's Vinnie: I hope one day the Dali Lama works as a hot dog vendor so I can walk up and ask him to make me one with everything.


Then when you pay him with a $20 bill and ask about your change, he will tell you "change must come from within."
 
2014-02-27 08:52:24 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: this is not a drill


That doesn't auger well for our chances.
 
2014-02-27 08:53:56 AM  

sandbar67: dittybopper: RobSeace: [www.slate.com image 590x466]

Why am I hearing "Sabotage" playing in my head when I look at this picture?

Can't understand it.

Starring Nathan Wind as Cochese


I know you planned it.
 
2014-02-27 08:58:16 AM  

legion_of_doo: If Tibet were ruled by the Lamas, it also wouldn't be free.


Yeah it would essentially be trading a disinterested and distant tyranny with an interested and local tyranny.  It would probably get worse if anything.
 
2014-02-27 08:59:05 AM  
This sounds like a new Tom Robbins novel.
 
2014-02-27 09:01:41 AM  
Very nice article, glad it got greenlit.  A soft bright light in a sea of shiatcockery
 
2014-02-27 09:30:20 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-27 09:46:07 AM  
The Buddhist meaning of life isn't a secret.
 
2014-02-27 09:53:32 AM  

Egoy3k: legion_of_doo: If Tibet were ruled by the Lamas, it also wouldn't be free.

Yeah it would essentially be trading a disinterested and distant tyranny with an interested and local tyranny.  It would probably get worse if anything.


I wouldn't call the administration of Tibet by the PRC distant and disinterested.
 
2014-02-27 10:22:10 AM  

dittybopper: Egoy3k: legion_of_doo: If Tibet were ruled by the Lamas, it also wouldn't be free.

Yeah it would essentially be trading a disinterested and distant tyranny with an interested and local tyranny.  It would probably get worse if anything.

I wouldn't call the administration of Tibet by the PRC distant and disinterested.


It's a hell of a lot more distant and disinterested than a conclave of Tibetan monks would be.
 
2014-02-27 10:30:27 AM  

Resident Muslim: So he made HER one with everything?

/old joke is old
//hotdog
///serene slashies


TV's Vinnie: I hope one day the Dali Lama works as a hot dog vendor so I can walk up and ask him to make me one with everything.


You might want to rethink that plan.
 
2014-02-27 10:30:53 AM  

Egoy3k: legion_of_doo: If Tibet were ruled by the Lamas, it also wouldn't be free.

Yeah it would essentially be trading a disinterested and distant tyranny with an interested and local tyranny.  It would probably get worse if anything.


Is this something new? I've seen a ton of "Dalai Lama does something cute" stories and I've never heard anything about the Lamas being a theocratic tyrannical regime. Please explain, if you would.
 
2014-02-27 10:45:33 AM  

phyrkrakr: Egoy3k: legion_of_doo: If Tibet were ruled by the Lamas, it also wouldn't be free.

Yeah it would essentially be trading a disinterested and distant tyranny with an interested and local tyranny.  It would probably get worse if anything.

Is this something new? I've seen a ton of "Dalai Lama does something cute" stories and I've never heard anything about the Lamas being a theocratic tyrannical regime. Please explain, if you would.


It's not new. It's a debate that has been going on for many years and China muddies the waters as often as they can because it's in their interest to do so.  It's not a debate that invites an unbaised observer but some non-Chinese academics (the Chinese academics say that the monks are monsters who eat babies) have been saying that if China releases Tibet that the world will need to offer a ton of support and oversight to make sure that the new leaders aren't a whole lot worse than the current ones.
 
2014-02-27 10:49:52 AM  

phyrkrakr: Egoy3k: legion_of_doo: If Tibet were ruled by the Lamas, it also wouldn't be free.

Yeah it would essentially be trading a disinterested and distant tyranny with an interested and local tyranny.  It would probably get worse if anything.

Is this something new? I've seen a ton of "Dalai Lama does something cute" stories and I've never heard anything about the Lamas being a theocratic tyrannical regime. Please explain, if you would.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serfdom_in_Tibet_controversy
 
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