Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Buddhist Monk Mummy Suffers the Indignity of Ray-Ban Sunglasses

This is exactly why I want to be pulverized in some environmentally friendly manner upon death...


Loung Por Daeng died in 1974. He is still sitting in the original cross-legged meditation position as when he died, and his skin is very white in contrast to mummies that have been specifically embalmed where the skin usually takes on a darker tone. When his eyes fell into his head (don’t be squeamish), the monks at the temple fitted him with some sunglasses (Raybans, of course!) and he still wears the traditional orange robes of monkhood.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Horrible.
Scientology is to blame.

Old said...

Hey Akubi,

Here are some early fishnet friday pics pour vous in the form of Keith Richards daughter
Theodora Richards.

Kitty said...

ah celebs... and dry monks...

green crematorium... sure.

it's Thursday...

Thursday murst!

hi akira!!

edgar said...

Long Poor Dang is probably wishing he wasn't a mummy right about now.

Akubi said...

Don't look at the fishnets link above!

I want to save them for Fishnet Friday which I've admittedly been lapsing on with my FYD focus.

Kitty said...

Tom Cruising..... is an mummy idiot.

Akubi said...

BTW,
Hi everyone!
Did you like the juxtaposition?

Kitty said...

Hi Akubi!

I thought it was a matched pair!!!! loolololololo!

wagga said...

Mummification could be the solution to this problem. Las Vegas is hot & dry - just rack 'em up.

edgar said...

@Akubi wrote: Did you like the juxtaposition?

I like all positions. :P

Kitty said...

Me too Edgar!!!

Tailchick said...

Messed up here...

"...they can't afford to bury someone, which taxes the county resources because then the county is responsible for burying these people."
(See the top 10 celebrity funerals.)


Uh... I guess folks need some brain relief ---celebs!

Akira said...

@Tailchick,
Now that is an amusing juxtaposition!

In other news, we were notified that there's a probably H1N1 case in the dept this afternoon. I'm kind of freaking out. The ventilation in the office is terrible.

Kitty said...

Oh boy Akira... that is scary... can you wear a medical mask? Like a designer one?

Akira said...

Hi Akira,
We were notified because we have *already been exposed*.

Simply said...

Wow! that is a scary. I do love the Ray Ban.