June 20th, 2006

sleestak idol (Enlightenment)

8415 - What speak you words that have no meaning?

Danny and I were pretty bushed yesterday, after work.. not in the mood for movies about weather or bigh boats or wacky couples sharing an apartment. Instead, we walked around toys 'r us, had Thai/Japanese food. (interesting to have veggie rolls as appetizers, and then Pad Thai with tofu for main meal.)

Waitresses were stern, but massively skilled, superb service and swift... smiles flickered to their faces when eye contact was met... only to fade out as they moved on. Danny ventured that they were under cover martial artists, due to the clockwork precision. They were tipped well.

We went back to my place to do a little game of pirates, but were feeling too lazy to roll dice or push 2 inch plastic boats, so we watched an episode of Red Dwarf, Zefrank's video journal, and about 10 minutes of Land of the lost.

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Next Get-together will probably be Thursday. Newt treated Danny pretty well this time around. Tomorrow, he ges to learn the hustle with his mrs.



1 year ago - Dr Who finale review, goateed, I'm a bad sci-fi tv fan / rpg guy, book prefs, tony the tiger, poop-chute, monkey steals the peach, moonmama passes away, blurty-spam, vanity search, bk wants to spam blogs,

2 years ago - atlfanghost (turns out the creator go his own website, too), ft laud guerrilla art, CoH, Mr Chan's Chinatown Almond Cookies (still the only hit), recent search terms

3 years ago - Island boy quits (he returns about a month or so later), Orrin hatch pirate, power spike, rainy day

4 years ago - apt hunting, tiling my current apt, NexGen Money, planning Breakfast, remembering jsw vs freakshow

5 years ago - ogee, waxing mushy, sambo white in some ads, either-or poll, house of leaves

6 years ago - blank

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8416 - ook

Tailing a monkey man in search of healing powers

KOLKATA (Reuters) - Thousands of people are flocking to an impoverished Indian village in eastern West Bengal state to worship a man they believe possesses divine powers because he climbs up trees in seconds, gobbles up bananas and has a "tail."

Devotees say 27-year-old villager Chandre Oraon is an incarnation of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman -- worshipped by millions as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion.

"He climbs up trees, behaves like a monkey and is a strict vegetarian, but he is no god and his condition is just a congenital defect," says Bhushan Chakraborty, the local medical officer.

Tucked away in a hamlet in Banarhat, over 400 miles north of Kolkata, the state capital, devotees wait for hours to see or touch Oraon's 13-inch tail, believing that it has healing powers.

Doctors said the "tail" -- made up of some flesh but mostly of dark hair -- was simply a rare physical attribute.

"It is a congenital anomaly, but very rarely do we find such cases," B. Ramana, a Kolkata-based surgeon, told Reuters.



"He climbs up trees, behaves like a monkey and is a strict vegetarian, but he is no god and his condition is just a congenital defect," says Bhushan Chakraborty, the local medical officer.

If I had a dime for every time I heard someone say that...