Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nazi Buddha

Okay, it's not really a Nazi Buddha. I just thought that was a funny title. Like the worst superhero ever, or something.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19735959

Anyway, I'm trying to think of an artifact that could be more awesome than an ancient Tibetan statue carved from a meteorite.

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Still nothing.

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Okay, I'm going to stop trying now. If I come up with something before I post, it'll ruin the whole setup.

4 comments:

  1. First mention I had seen of it was "Nazi-discovered space Buddha", the literal interpretation of which is a level of awesome sadly not to be found outside of a Mignola comic.

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  2. Well, you do know the Nazis co-opted the symbol:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

    It's been a religious symbol for millenia. Sadly now connected to a failed water color painter...makes you wonder what might have happened if Van Gogh had lived during the cold war era...

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  3. Space Buddha! Now there's a super hero.

    ADD: Yeah, I knew about the symbol. I think the reason the word "Nazi" found its way into the title is that the Nazis had the statue.

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  4. Fun fact: it is impossible to say, hear or read the phrase "space Buddha" without a guitar riff going off in your head.

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