Monday, March 24, 2008

Meet Conan, the Praying Chihuahua


(AP)

Sometimes I get so wound up in the world of idiotic Christians that I forget that all religions have to ability to be dizzyingly weird and stupid, so today I bring you Japan's amazing praying dog. Maybe if his monk friend thinks about it long enough, he'll get the idea that just as mankind came down from living in the trees, perhaps this "praying" business can be left to the animals as well? Maybe he'll realize if dogs can do it, it isn't really all that impressive? Ha ha, I doubt it. Here's another pic of the praying pup:



Wheee! So metaphorically rich! Happy Monday! I'm afraid there's no Condi Roundup today at Wonkette, and for the lamest reason possible: there I was, merrily typing away, and then I somehow deleted practically the whole thing without saving it, and I totally lost the will to reconstruct it. It was a boring Condiweek, anyway, so let's hope that this one will be more fun!

11 comments:

karenzipdrive said...

Will pray for kibble.

Lulu Maude said...

Did Condi have a new Easter bonnet? with all the frills upon it?

Start diggin'.

John said...

It just goes to show the power of positive reinforcement and yummy treats.

dguzman said...

No doubt that dog's really going to heaven or Valhalla or nirvana or whatever.

Anonymous said...

"I somehow deleted practically the whole thing without saving it, and I totally lost the will to reconstruct it."

This is my sentiment about the Bush administration.

Anonymous said...

Does dog have Buddha nature? Mu!

Lamb Cannon said...

I somehow deleted the entire content....

the "dog ate my homework" excuse of the moderne blogger. better set that editor on auto-save....

drew in sf said...

FTA: Priest Joei Yoshikuni would like Conan to meditate, but "it's not like we can make him cross his legs", he says.

Ha! Ha! I'm picturing Condi, shins a-flyin', with a chihuahua head!

No Marsupial Equivalent said...
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No Marsupial Equivalent said...

Actually, from the Buddhist perspective, what these pictures are meant to suggest is that every living thing has the capacity for enlightenment.

Toriko said...

I'm going to have to agree with Mr. marsupial. There is a cute allegorical story in the Hindu tradition that says cats (and other animals) don't need to be trained to meditate because they already know how, its only us messed up humans that have to work at it.

I bet Conan does a mean adho mukha svanasana