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My Goodness – Dumbass Holywood Buddhists and Inflatable Children

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Quick links:

Sharon Stone, who is understandably pissed off about China’s repression of Tibet, has decided that the Sichuan earthquake, which has taken the lives of horrific numbers of lives, was the result of Karma. I learned about if from this post, properly titled “Not everyone who says something stupid about a natural disaster is a Christian.”

Dumbass father in Cambodia decided to inflate his child rather than feed him, apparently. The take on this, here, is priceless:

A father, while “playing” with his 5 year old son decided it would be a hoot to play “inflate my kid.” I don’t know if any of you are familiar with this game but it is the one where the retarded Cambodian father sticks an air hose designed to fill car tires in his 5 year old’s anus. Unfortunately the game was cut short when Daddy learned that kids don’t inflate. Don’t worry, the kid (Sok Sambo is his name) suffered a distended stomach but received medical attention and will be just fine for about 15,000 miles before he may need to be re-inflated and possibly rotated.

My favorite part of the story is that the police have decided not to arrest the man because his only offense was “pure stupidity, against which there is currently no law.” The article was silent on whether the legislature was trying to change that…and how many pounds of pressure a properly inflated 5 year old Cambodian boy’s stomach should achieve.

  1. It’s shocking what “stupidity” can bring.

  2. Will Buckingham over at ThinkBuddha has a provocative analysis of the response to Stone’s comments, in which he questions whether she was really that far off from standard Buddhist assumptions on collective karma. Worth checking out.

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