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September 22, 2010

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Blog Guy, I’ve noticed you often use pictures of the Dalai Lama in your blog. He’s always smiling, and he seems to have true inner peace.

dalai lama accordion 300Yeah, I suppose so. But that’s his job, isn’t it?

You’re SO cynical! I bet you’re constantly hoping something will push him over the edge and make him snap, but of course nothing will ever do that.

Oh yeah? I have three words for you: Oktoberfest, lederhosen and accordions.

GERMANY/Watch carefully what happens when the Dalai Lama goes to Germany and they make him listen to some children playing the accordion.

What does happen?

Well, in the top photo it looks to me as though he’s putting his hands together to give that little accordion girl a karate chop while she’s playing “Beer Barrel Polka.”

And on the right, I think this picture shows him going for that little accordion boy’s neck.

You’re one very twisted dude, Blog Guy. To me it just looks like the Dalai Lama is applauding and showing joy.

Right! And I suppose in this picture on the left he isn’t interrupting their concert and shouting, “I’m out of here! I don’t get paid enough to listen to this crapola!”

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The Dalai Lama applauds as two children in traditional Bavarian clothes play music after his arrival in Passau, Germany, September 21, 2010. The spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people is in Passau to receive an award by the forum for international understanding “People in Europe.”

REUTERS photos by Michael Dalder

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Ok, so we’ve determined in the past the the accordian is a tool of the devil right? So, is the Dalai Lama & his buddy in the top picture staring @ demon wings on the back of the little girl…They are in Germany after all.

Posted by MamaC326 | Report as abusive

Lol!!! They could be saying.. “yes, we definitely need to get her away before she starts sprouting teeth and a tail.. and yes, just take le petite garcon, just in case.. “

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

With the Buddist idea of reincarnation, the Dalai Lama is trying to figure out what these children did that was so horrible in their past life.

Posted by ijnewtonmm | Report as abusive

Weird Al Yankovic is very popular and he plays the accordian. Is he a messenger of the devil?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

My idea of Hell would be a room full of new accordian players playing Lady of Spain. Now THAT’S eternal suffering!

Posted by inebgreen | Report as abusive

I don’t know, Spin. Quoting from classic poetry may be a little too close to teaching for Shra’s taste…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

“Three ‘L’ lama is a fire”? Saywhowhunow?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Nice post BG! I take it you’ve had your doughnut today.

I bet the ol’ Dalai is secretly wanting to play that accordian.

The grey-haired gent in the first pic looks like he’s bending over to add his own little oom-pah-pah to the music. ;-)

@Shra … out of cookies. :-(

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

ooooooo!!!!!
Spinny! You need a tassy!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

The Dalai has just thrown a red ping pong ball in the air…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

The Dalai is playing jacks
The dude next to the Dalai looks like he’s fixin’ to smack that poor kid in pigtails upside the back of her head…

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

@Ifly – try ‘three alarmer’, as in the fire station alarm rings three times to indicate a major fire (oh the good old days).

The poor old Dalai Lama, I know his hearing is not so good these days, so when he heard someone asking him to attend a ‘Children’s Peace Accord’ what they actually said was ‘Children playing a piece on their accordians’.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

@Spin: Good grin with the Three “L” lama!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

@Nosmo … LOL!! :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Ha ha “Three ‘L’ lamma is a fire”. I get it now, quite clever!

@Shra, a joke is not educational! It enhances social qualities by breaking down barriers with laughter! Ya really can’t tase for that right?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Ok.. just this once, Spin..
Cam, I am surprised they lasted so long.. hope you liked them! :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Actually, I’ll bet these pics were from the pilot for “Germany’s Got Talent!”

The Dalai is a celebrity judge.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

LOL justCAM! :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

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It appears Benny Hill is still alive and kicking….proof in the pic :)

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