George Carlin was born on this day in 1937.
George Carlin was born on this day in 1937.
Your daily community service reminder by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.
Prahlad Jani updated: casting doubt on the possibility he’s sneaking Clif bars, super-extreme faster Prahlad Jani has now gone without food, water, crapping and pissing for 15 days, all of them under the round-the-clock eye of surveillance cameras and closed-circuit TVs.
A practicing breatharian, Jani claims to derive all his necessary nourishment from sunlight and meditation. This seemingly miraculous ability to withstand the ravages of starvation has vexed both Brentwood housewives and Jani’s doctors in the Indian state of Gujarat:
“We still do not know how he survives,” neurologist Sudhir Shah told reporters after the end of the experiment. “It is still a mystery what kind of phenomenon this is.” “If Jani does not derive energy from food and water, he must be doing that from energy sources around him, sunlight being one,” said Shah. “As medical practitioners we cannot shut our eyes to possibilities, to a source of energy other than calories.”
During Jani’s 2-week period of observation, doctors subjected him to a variety of tests, the results of which will be released in the months to come. Jani, meanwhile, has returned to his village to resume his routine of yoga and meditation.
Previously on Dangerous Minds: Super-Extreme Fasting With Prahlad Jani
This video demonstrates:
1. India is badass;
2. India was badass hundreds of thousands of years before you can even count years back to;
3. India will be badass hundreds of thousands of years from now;
4. You can’t kill Ram, don’t even try;
5. Holy shit India is badass.
Score 1008 points for the Sanatana Dharma.
No, this is not the aftermath of a Justin Bieber concert, these girls are giddy for Jesus. This YouTube clip of Pentecostal teenage girls seen “speaking in tongues” after a church service is a depressing thing to watch. These girls are the victims of peer pressure and slow, steady intellectual child abuse. Compare and contrast their brainwashed hysteria to that of the religious/sexual hysteria of the nuns in Ken Russell’s classic—but seldom seen—film, The Devils.
Via Christian Nightmares.
Christoga (yes, that’s pronounced “Chris Toga”) is yoga with all that evil pagan Hindu stuff taken out or, rather, renamed with Biblical-sounding names and dedicated to Jesus. (And with Janine Turner from Northern Exposure, no less?!?) I heard about this from a friend about a year ago but Everything is Terrible linked to it today… however, I couldn’t find the embed code for their mashup version, so I’ve included the original below along with a link to EIT. This boggles the mind, it really does. I imagine like 8 sweaty Jack Chick guys somewhere outside of Atlanta doing down-dog for Christ and I… well, I’ll let you fill in your own emotional reaction.
Indian patient Prahlad Jani claims he has survived without food and water for more than seven decades.
Currently being held in isolation by India’s Defense Research Development Organization, Prahlad Jani has now gone six days without food or water and has yet to demonstrate any signs of hunger or thirst (he hasn’t crapped or peed either). Doctors feel the long-practicing “breatharian” might possess some hidden “key” that will help save lives. And by “lives,” they mean, naturally, military lives:
Mr Jani is regarded as a breatharian who can live on a ‘spiritual life-force’ alone. He believes he is sustained by a goddess who pours an ‘elixir’ through a hole in his palate. His claims have been supported by an Indian doctor who specializes in studies of people who claim supernatural abilities, but he has also been dismissed by others as a “village fraud.”
India’s Defence Research Development Organisation, whose scientists develop drone aircraft, intercontinental ballistic missiles and new types of bombs believe Mr Prahlad could teach them to help soldiers survive longer without food, or disaster victims to hang on until help arrives. “If his claims are verified, it will be a breakthrough in medical science,” said Dr G Ilavazhagan, director of the Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences. “We will be able to help save human lives during natural disasters, high altitude, sea journeys and other natural and human extremities. We can educate people about the survival techniques in adverse conditions with little food and water or nothing at all.”
A short documentary on Prahlad Jani and breatharianism follows below: