Mummified monk not dead, just trancing

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I’d accept this if the guy wouldn’t gloat about it.

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C: I wish to complain about this Monk what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

O: Oh yes, the, uh, the Mongolian Mum…What’s,uh…What’s wrong with it?

C: I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it, my lad. 'E’s dead, that’s what’s wrong with it!

O: No, no, 'e’s uh,…he’s resting.

C: Look, matey, I know a dead monk when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now.

O: No no he’s not dead, he’s, he’s restin’! Remarkable monk, the Mongolian Mum, idn’it, ay? Beautiful plumage!

C: The plumage don’t enter into it. It’s stone dead.

O: Nononono, no, no! 'E’s resting!

C: All right then, if he’s restin’, I’ll wake him up! (shouting at the cage) 'Ello, Mister Meditator! I’ve got a lovely fresh mandalla for you if you show…(owner hits the cage)

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I just dropped in for the Dead Parrot references…

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I am…vastly skeptical…of this ‘trance-not-death’ theory; but, it might be worth inquiring as to whether Team Medicine might take a look. There are all kinds of invaluable medical advances that could be derived from a reliable mechanism for inducing ultra-low-metabolism states in humans(surgery with less bleeding out, stabilization of accident victims during transport, potential replacement for heart/lung machine during serious surgical interventions, etc. never mind what Team Space Travel wants for long haul voyages).

Surely a monk of this level of enlightenment might be feeling enough selfless benevolence to assist in easing the suffering of those less capable of self-inducing these states?

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He might not be dead, but he ain’t alive, that’s for sure.

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I think this guy was in a Sandman Slim novel.

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I’m going to use that line on my boss the next time he catches me napping at my desk…

Oh, I forgot, I’m self employed.

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He’s getting better.

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If true, you really have to admire his commitment.

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They found a whole monastery of these guys in Jodorowsky’s The White Lama.

Given that the copyright generally expires at 70 (or, generally, n) years after author’s death, I can envision publishing houses with vaults full of shelves with meditating authors.

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Meh, I saw him blink.

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Maybe this is the origin of the rumours about Walt Disney’s cryogenic suspension?

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I just dropped in to see what condition meditation was in

Yeah, yeah, yeah, what condition meditation was in.

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“You’re not dead until you’re warm and dead” as legal theory…

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Maybe you’re not self employed. Maybe you’re just trancing.

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Just stick him in a crate with some poison rigged to a radiation source - then you can claim that no one will ever know for sure.

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He’s pining for the steppes…

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So, is this what a K Hole is like?

(asking for a friend)