Religion News - Japanese Naked Man Festival

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The Japanese have just celebrated their 500 year old annual Naked Man Festival, where some 10,000 men, naked except for sumo-style loincloths, try to cram into a temple to catch little wooden sticks thrown into the crowd that are supposed to bring good luck. It's not for the faint of heart. Temperatures can be below freezing and they say that it can get violent as the men fight for the sticks. In past years guys have been crushed to death.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bare-cheek-ja...29784.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...Japan.html

(MR's been quiet recently, where's he been?)


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(Feb 21, 2017 12:28 AM)Yazata Wrote: (MR's been quiet recently, where's he been?)


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Isn't that MR scratching buddy's itchy ass (2nd from bottom right)??? Loin cloth too tight maybe. Angel
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They're doing it again! For the 510th time!!


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Is this is what it takes for MR to start liking religion again...?
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(Feb 18, 2019 08:56 PM)Yazata Wrote: They're doing it again! For the 510th time!!


Reminiscent of that squirming, orgy heap of male residents in the South Park episode "Goobacks".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xjm0f_l4bk

Goobacks: The mysterious person, who has come from over a thousand years in the future, is looking for work because of the overpopulation and poverty in his time ... Soon enough, large numbers of immigrants begin to come through the [time] portal. The future people are described by CNN as "a hairless, uniform mix of all races" with the same skin color, while their language is a guttural mixture of all world languages; also, the immigrants are referred to as "Goobacks" due to having some kind of goo attached to them after exiting the portal. ... the immigrants are willing to accept jobs for [...low...] pay, the original workers throughout South Park are replaced, thus resulting in massive unemployment throughout the town. ["They took our jobs!"]

One man suggests everyone start stripping and engaging in a gay orgy ... as it is the only way to stop the immigrants from coming because homosexual couples cannot spawn offspring. The protesters agree and begin the orgy. ... Although the townspeople's [other] efforts [recycling, alternative energy, planting trees, giving to the poor] are successful and the Goobacks begin to fade away, the boys observe that the work is "gayer than all the men getting in a big pile and having sex with each other", and with an exclamation of "We're sorry, back in the pile!", the male adults including the boys resume their orgy.

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How many of those guys grab the wrong baton? If you found a 'lucky stick' there isn't many places to hide it from the competition. If fellow stick seekers have any brains, they'll know where to look.

CC...I remember that episode. Funny as hell. Can’t figure out the significance of the ‘Caution’ sign in the background. Looks like a man, woman and child fleeing an area. Some subtle message here, a metaphor? Has to mean more than just for motorists to watch out for fleeing families. Is that it, if USA isn't careful, immigrants taking low paying jobs or working for less will spark the exodus of the American family/culture?
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People risking their lives, risking being trampled over for a wooden stick? Well, I guess we have our version of that here in America. Black Friday at Walmart? Big Grin
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(Feb 20, 2019 02:22 PM)Leigha Wrote: People risking their lives, risking being trampled over for a wooden stick? Well, I guess we have our version of that here in America. Black Friday at Walmart? Big Grin

Nice one. Glad I'm not a shopper.

I guess there's always Pamplona for a run with the bulls. I used to work with an Italian gal who annually went to Italy to have tomatoes thrown at her at some kind of festival. Then there's those guys with much bigger sticks who ride giant logs down a hillside, but only saw it on documentaries a few times.
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