A different sort of water pick?

August 9, 2010

INDIA/

Blog Guy, I know you are an expert on other cultures. A couple from India has moved in next door to us, and I’d like to invite them over for a drink. Any tips for me?

No, just make them feel really welcome and you’ll be fine. Oh, and naturally, break out your best nose cans for the occasion.

INDIA/Excuse me?

Please, you DO know that Indians drink through their noses, right? Oh my gosh, what a cultural faux pas if you had offered them drinks in GLASSES! Look at these photos taken at a nice bar in Punjab, and learn from them.

But… But… I’m not sure our nose cans are fine enough! I’ll go online and order some better ones…. I’m SO thankful I checked with you!

We plan to offer guacamole dip and Doritos chips with the drinks. That’s okay, isn’t it?

Of course, but be sure to serve them in your best ear funnels.

Ear funnels? Um….

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People perform Jal Neti, or nasal wash, an ancient yogic technique, during a yoga session at Mohali in the northern Indian state of Punjab, August 6, 2010. Many Indians believe that Jal Neti cures diseases related to the eyes, nose, throat and brain. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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Heh. If they mean by “cure”, drowning, I’m all for it. Looks like a Darwin award in the making.

Now if I could just find my goat….

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

I wasnt into much yoga… except the usual SuryaNamaskars…
this is like really advanced stuff… and to me, very weird…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose… Geez, some things would be much better done in private. Must have been a wonderful sight for anyone passing by. And I bet they kept walking!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Look at the guy holding his ear like he is afraid the water is going to wash his brain out through it.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Well, to be honest… yoga is widely popular aint it?
More so in the west than at home really?
Unca.. you practice and teach yoga, dontcha?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@ Pilot, it looks like its already been washed out.

Posted by Insane | Report as abusive

@ Pilot, it looks like its already been washed out.

Posted by Insane | Report as abusive

Looks like a line of people with a drinking problem.

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

@Insane… does that mean he is gonna become a zombie? Is that their plan, to make zombies?? Lock and load people, the time has come!

I saw “Zombieland” last night. Funny movie, ending kinda sucked.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

OK, Unca, I’ll play the straight man. What kind of pot DO they use for the high colonics?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Time to nut up or shut up, pilot….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Imma trade in my medi-doughnut for a medi-Twinkie Mr. B.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Such a beautiful sight… NOT

:-@

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

@fwd079…don’t you mean “snot”?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

High colonic. Who’s pouring?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Shantih. Shantih, Shantih.

(“Shantih,” repeated as here, is a formal ending to an Upanishad, meaning “the Peace which passeth under and through the nose holes while standing.”)

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I think there are guacamole flavored Doritos if I am not mistaken.

See Spin it just keeps getting better and better!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

If Guacamole Doritos do not exist in reality, I’m pretty sure they are referenced in Ezra Pound’s “The Cantos,” a poem of 120 cantos. I know for a fact there is a reference to Cool Ranch Doritos. But, you know, Pound wrote the best of the Cantos while deemed insane….

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Doc is right. In those days, he was signing his text messages Ezra #

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive