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“Global warming shrinks Shivalingam,” according to the Hindustan Times:
The Shivalingam at Amarnath in Jammu, which stood 12 feet tall even till June 18, has now reportedly shrunk to 4 feet.
Now that’s a euphemism I hadn’t heard yet….
“Global warming shrinks Shivalingam,”Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2007 06 29 at 02:00 PM • permalink
In case you all thought that thing they were all fighting for in Indiana Jones: The Temple of Doom was something Hollywood nitbots thought up.
“Global warming shrinks Shivalingam”
Really? Explain. So what has been the mean temperature rise over the last couple of years? The standard deviation of the mean? Any data on local temperature fluctuations over the past decades? Past centuries?
I have heard college educated people attribute almost weather change to global warming. Have a heat wave, its global warming. (Gee, its summertime, well, duh!) What the global warming hysteria has shown me is the public’s general lack of the most rudimentary knowledge and methods of science combined with a complete ignorance of physical history of the earth. This is particularly inexcusable among “environmentalists” who claim to be “experts” on the earth. It is depressing to observe that here in the 21st Century hysteria and superstition still win out over knowledge.Posted by Mark Razak on 2007 06 29 at 02:27 PM • permalink
Like a frightened turtle. . . .Posted by cobalt blue on 2007 06 29 at 02:45 PM • permalink
And did Shiuvawhatta do last summer?
More importantly, when is our online media going to stop running stories that cry out for a picture without including a picture?Posted by tim maguire on 2007 06 29 at 03:00 PM • permalink
- Posted by Mystery Meat on 2007 06 29 at 03:28 PM • permalink
So warmer weather is causing the Shivalingam to become smaller. What is made of, ice cream?Posted by David Crawford on 2007 06 29 at 03:55 PM • permalink
It must have been Bush. Everyone knows that fire can’t melt Shivalingam. Google it.Posted by andycanuck on 2007 06 29 at 04:40 PM • permalink
“Srinagar , Jun 15 (KONS): The Jammu and Kashmir government has asked the devotees intending to undertake pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath this year not to touch or tamper with the ice ‘Shiva lingam (phallic symbol of Hindu diety Shiva)’. The Directorate of Tourism has issued dos and don’ts for the devotees to ensure smooth conduct of the pilgrimage.”
“Subject to the weather conditions, the annual two-month-long pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir would commence simultaneously from both traditional Pahalgam and shorter Baltal routes on June 30 to end on August 28.”
“In its advertisement, the Directorate asked the pilgrims not to touch or tamper with the holy ‘Shiva lingam’. It has also asked the devotees not to place or throw anything on the ice-lingam. The appeal comes in the wake of a religious controversy over the alleged tampering with the ‘ice-lingam’ at the holy cave shrine last year which forced the authorities to order a judicial inquiry into the matter and also resulted in the resignation of a senior member from the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, headed by Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen (Retd) S K Sinha.”
Quit touching it/throwing crap on it (and knocking off pieces for temporary keepsakes, I’m sure), and it won’t melt away.
Trust me on this one.Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 06 29 at 05:16 PM • permalink
This particular one is made out of ice, and it turns out that if 8 zillion pilgrims lay their hands on an ice shivalingam, it’ll melt.
Go figure.Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 06 29 at 05:21 PM • permalink
- They are allowed touch it? 8 million sweaty pilgrims breathing in the same room would have as much effect.
For non-melting shivalingams, there’s a traffic bollard in Golden Gate Park that was put aside behind some bushes, and later “miraculously discovered” by a Brahmin priest who now anoints it daily and lays wreaths of flowers on it and has become a site for worship. Wonder if it helps with traffic-tickets?
I sawthis and my shivalingam shrunk.Posted by dean martin on 2007 06 29 at 06:32 PM • permalink
- Posted by dean martin on 2007 06 29 at 06:32 PM • permalink
- The fools! The answer is right under their noses and they can’t see it!
“The SASB had come under attack last year for placing dry ice at the cave.” Dry ice = frozen carbon dioxide….. yes, that’s right everyone.. Global Warming does exist and this is the first example of a verifiable case of man made global warming!
So remember one and all …
This shrine is sacred and on hallowed ground
It is to be treated with the utmost respect and reverence
No laughter or jokes about it are allowed
[Especially smutty jokes about body parts]
Everything you need to know about the Shivalingam at Amarna.
Cleary the Goracle is at war with Shiva.
#34 Did you say Shenanigan?
“Does anyone know what, if anything, is happening to the shivayoni…”
Packed up and went looking for a large Shivalingam.
Fickle, no?Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 06 29 at 09:09 PM • permalink
Now hold on y’all. I did sell them the Polar Atmospherics Chill Optimizer. It is there and in proper working order… except they wouldn’t go for the upgrade package that includes the Power Attachement Connection Organizer.
It is not my fault and not my problem and no blame to me if they cant get juice to their PACO because they refused to buy a PACO to allow power to run their PACO.
Embarrassing moment 154: When my tongue stuck frozen on the Shivalingam.Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 06 30 at 12:32 AM • permalink
“The Shivalingam at Amarnath in Jammu, which stood 12 feet tall even till June 18, has now reportedly shrunk to 4 feet.”
So, erections don’t last forever.
This is news?Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 06 30 at 03:47 AM • permalink
Maybe it’s just osteoporosis. What the heck is the thing made out of, anyhow?