Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sri Sri's Peacemaking Skills

File under: The Siddhi of PR

They appear to need a bit of work:
At least 45 civilians have been killed in eastern Sri Lanka after army shells hit a camp for people displaced by the fighting, Tamil Tiger rebels say.

Independent monitors who visited the scene confirm that many people were killed or injured. They say the attack seems to have come from army areas.

Another 125 were wounded in the shelling in the Vakarai region, rebel spokesman S Puleedevan told the BBC.
Say bye-bye to the Peace Prize, Sri Sri.

Update: A reader just informed us [Ed.note: Yes, we're wearing a tall, pointy dunce cap at the moment.] that Sri Sri lost the Peace Prize a month ago. Better luck next year, Sri Sri!

27 Comments:

At 11/08/2006 4:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know you loooove milking the peace prize angle (and I looove reading about it!), but you're aware that the 2006 laureate was declared last month right? It's kinda early for Sri Sri to start campaigning for next year's prize ;)

 
At 11/08/2006 5:49 PM, Blogger jody said...

Er... I guess that makes me a dunce!

 
At 11/09/2006 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

("The Blade" here. )

Never mind Jody. It's a dunce's cap with an extremely sharp and hard and poisioned tip and you do GREAT WORK skewering inlated gurus even with your dunce's cap on! :)

 
At 11/09/2006 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And he goes very easy on you, Blade, with your long winded promotion of your own ideas and insights, and will as long as you agree with him.

 
At 11/09/2006 1:48 PM, Blogger jody said...

And he goes very easy on you, Blade

Dude, the Blade is down with the Guruphiliac. Were I a corporation, I'd offer David a seat on my board of directors.

 
At 11/09/2006 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blade, with your long winded promotion of your own ideas and insights.

Geez anonymous, how bad of me to have some thoughts, ideas and insights of very my own and have some passion in promoting them. I guess I just don't have what it takes to be a guru-follower, do I? Mind you, I don't tend to promote myself as some special and exclusive Source of those ideas (the same things have occurred to Jody and others), which means I'd be a pretty lousy guru too. Sigh, I just don't have what it takes to get into that sick game from either end, so the best I can do is expose how sick it is.

Long-winded? Maybe as written at times, though I actually take no joy in verbiage. I just need a good editor, or to have lots of time on my hands to write better. Would you like to edit for me darling? :)

 
At 11/09/2006 4:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the blade said, "Mind you, I don't tend to promote myself..."

Mind you? No, thanks!

Don't tend to promote yourself as some special source of knowledge?

That's a laugh!

 
At 11/09/2006 5:06 PM, Blogger jody said...

Don't tend to promote yourself as some special source of knowledge?

He hasn't done anything like that here. He doesn't have to. I'm doing it for him.

 
At 11/09/2006 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and doing it with considerably more humor and humility.

 
At 11/09/2006 9:17 PM, Blogger TheBlade said...

and doing it with considerably more humor and humility


Agreed 100%! And I'm fine with being the lesser. I'm happy to be just Igor to Jody's Dr. Frankenstein. :)

 
At 11/10/2006 7:58 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Blade the Beloved said,

"I'm happy to be just Igor to Jody's Dr. Frankenstein. :)"

Now you're making anonymouse's point again, Blade. This is like saying that you don't need to be Jesus Christ, you're happy sitting on his right hand as John the Beloved. More narcissism at work!

 
At 11/10/2006 8:40 AM, Blogger TheBlade said...

Chuck, you are reaching the point of going on a hate-spamming spree here against TheBlade. Think a little about the quality of Guruphiliac comments. For their sake, I feel a little bad even responding. Hate-spam, and even defense against it, is BO-RING.

P.S. Look up narcissism. You just might be confusing it with self-esteem......

 
At 11/10/2006 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Blade,

I often don't appreciate Chuck's brand of humor but I don't think he means you any harm and I don't detect hate in his bullshit. You can't seem to take a joke nearly as well as Swami Anand does. I have noticed several times how quickly you feel like you're being attacked.

Could be you're taking yourself too seriously. There's a term for that you use often and well when applying it to others.

 
At 11/10/2006 10:31 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Blade,

Here's what you said to the Swami you clearly think is full of shit:

"Let me first compliment you and say there is a lot to commend in the way you are handling this -- for example, you are taking a lot of rough play without getting hostile. That's always a good sign."

Still looking for a good sign from you...

 
At 11/10/2006 10:37 AM, Blogger TheBlade said...

Anon, it's possible that I'm misreading hatefulness in what Chuck wrote, but I'm not sure you've been following all that he wrote in earlier messages. Perhaps recommendations for urine poultices and so on are done without hate.

In any case, there's a big difference between what Swami Anand got from me and Jody and what Chuck is giving out.

 
At 11/10/2006 11:15 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Blade said,

"Perhaps recommendations for urine poultices and so on are done without hate."

Yea, they are. The issue of medical value of urine as suggested in some scriptures somewhere came into a discussion. The fact is that urine has great healing properties, taken internally or as a topical ointment. Many cowboy books also recommend its use. So if you don't believe in scriptures you also have westrn writers as authorities. Read about it before you condemn it!



"In any case, there's a big difference between what Swami Anand got from me and Jody and what Chuck is giving out."

That's just another asshole's opinion. And why bring Jody into this? Jody doesn't mind people knowing he's an asshole. Neither do I. You get pretty gleeful when you're putting your blade into someone else's sacred cow. I'm just pointing this out as a way to "help" you.

Best of luck and good wishes :)

 
At 11/10/2006 12:38 PM, Blogger TheBlade said...

C'mon, fergods sake. I happen to know well of the benefits of urine and they are irrelevant. I also know that when a North Texas cowboy is recommending a urine poultice in the way you did, he is not making a healing suggestion. :)

Don't get me wrong Chuck; I don't personally resent your remarks. I'm just not sure we should be polluting Guruphiliac comments with this kind of crap. But I am new here and maybe it's considered OK here..... Every place has its own culture.....

 
At 11/10/2006 1:32 PM, Blogger jody said...

Hey David. Chuck is our resident button pusher around here. He just looks for a button and pushes. He means no harm and is kinda fun, and he's definitely one of the clown squad around here.

 
At 11/10/2006 1:36 PM, Blogger TheBlade said...

OK. We have our very own troll. :) Fine. And this place is tolerant of that. Now I have been told.

 
At 11/10/2006 2:31 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

One more thing you didn't know, Mr. Blade is that North Texas and North East Texas are different animals. NE Texans consider N Texans to be little different from Yankees.

"the benefits of urine and they are irrelevant."

How could that be? When you need it, it's always there.

You may consider what I say to be crap. But I can say the same thing about the quality of what you are saying. Even if I agree with you, it comes off a little bit
self-inflated and cocky. I have found that people who blow their own horns with as much of a flair as you do, don't always know what they're talking about.

Thanks, Jody for including me in the clown crowd.

 
At 11/10/2006 3:01 PM, Blogger jody said...

Thanks, Jody for including me in the clown crowd.

I'm standing right here next to you, Chuck.

 
At 11/10/2006 3:37 PM, Blogger TheBlade said...

Chuck said:
Even if I agree with you, it comes off a little bit self-inflated and cocky.


Geez. Is that all it is? A bit self-inflated and cocky??? Why didn't you say that? I wouldn't have given you any contest on that....

 
At 11/11/2006 8:03 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

"I'm standing right here next to you, Chuck."

Thanks, Jody. I am very touched by what you have written here.

Blade, I apologize for being too rough and coarse.


Chuck

 
At 11/11/2006 10:51 AM, Blogger TheBlade said...

I appreciate your apology Chuck -- no problem, and there's room for more of your course remarks, especially when I know it is not meant meant with such ill-will. :)

 
At 11/11/2006 12:09 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Alright, but remember you asked for it!

 
At 11/11/2006 3:55 PM, Blogger TheBlade said...

CHUCK said...
Alright, but remember you asked for it!


Sure, and I'll probably ask for it again because...

Even if I agree with you, it comes off a little bit self-inflated and cocky.


It's not just a fiction cliche that you probably won't find a passionate and dedicated cop who doesn't have at least a wee bit of the criminal somewhere inside him... :)

 
At 11/11/2006 7:19 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Blade said, "you probably won't find a passionate and dedicated cop who doesn't have at least a wee bit of the criminal somewhere inside him... :)"


Now you're talkin!

 

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