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Throwback Thursday From Feb. 2015 – “Stop The Freakin’ Presses!!”

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Throwback Thursday From Feb. 2015 – “Stop The Freakin’ Presses!!”

“THE AMAZINGLY INTACT REMAINS of a meditating monk have been discovered in the Songinokhairkhan province of Mongolia, according to a report in Mongolia’s Morning News.”

I can’t speak for anyone else, but when I want news from Songinokhairkhan province, I turn to the Mongolia’s Morning News.

The monk in question is thought to be about 200 years old and, according to “experts,” is not actually dead, but in a deep meditative state. Then I should assume that my cat (J.P.), that I thought died in 1998, is actually in a deep, meditative catnap.

The said mummy (the guy in Mongolia, not my cat in California) was discovered covered with the skin of a cow. Either someone thought he might be a bit chilly or this guy wasn’t a monk at all, but a 19th century biker dude wearing his club colors leather jacket.

Just speculation on my part there.

Now, I’m not one to take people to task over their religious beliefs, but…one look at the photo of this fellow tells me that he isn’t in the best of health. They are saying he’s a monk and “amazingly intact.” I’m saying he looks more like a catcher’s mitt. Two hundred years without some moisturizer is not something I wish to contemplate.

According to the news accounts the monk was found in a cave sitting in the lotus position. I tried doing that one time and it took me quite a while to untie myself and get back the feeling in my legs. Maybe the monk was in a yoga class there and everybody else left to go get some frozen yoghurt and, well, you see where this is going. Poor guy. Two hundred years later he’s still waiting. If he had a coupon on the yoghurt I’ll bet it is expired by now.

Another expert, this one from “The Siberian Times,” chimes in with, “If the person is able to remain in this state for more than three weeks – which rarely happens – his body gradually shrinks, and in the end all that remains from the person is his hair, nails, and clothes.”

Sounds like a Kardashian, except for the shrinking part. I don’t think Silicone shrinks over time. I could be wrong on that.

When I first read this story my initial thought carried me back to an old Monty Python sketch where a fellow returned his parrot to the pet store sure that they had sold him a dead bird. The clerk’s answer to this complaint was, “He’s not dead. He’s just resting.”

If this story follows true to form I think we can expect this monk to pop up on the Oprah Network, get a three book deal, and around holiday time, his own movie on the Hallmark Channel – “Mummy Comes Om For Christmas.”

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2 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday From Feb. 2015 – “Stop The Freakin’ Presses!!”

  1. This monk isn’t dead. He’s just pining for the Gobi.


  2. He could use a few days at the spa at the Ulan Bator Hilton.


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