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Date: 04/15/10 11:03 AM

38 Responses to Mexico Invented The Pinata… [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18950 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 11:30 am
    Link: Mexico Invented The Pinata... - ...but India perfected it.
  2. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2010 at 11:40 am
    This is the festival of Mahajalawral.
    The dried out pieces of bull dung are sprinkled on the people to show how much Brahma, the Bull of Heaven, cares for the People.
    The are next to the River Ganges, holy to them, where they will use the dung as a Holy Soap and accept the blessings of Lord Krishna.
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    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 11:53 am
    So that`s why India smells bad?
  4. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2010 at 11:55 am
    So wait..they sprinkle bullpoo on people to show how much the gods care about us?

    I`m not religious but that sounds like a pretty honest religion!
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    Nervchild Male 18-29
    68 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    india is such a dirty country
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    this picture makes no sense unless you heard the conversation between Raj and Rishi

    "hey bronesh, vaht you up too"
    "ooooh you know, just working the call centre"
    "vant to come hang with me"
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    Yup, instead hitting something with sticks, now you have a dude throwing candy at you
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    Boomsie Female 18-29
    251 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    wow. christianity is pretty boring, huh?
  9. Profile photo of mervviscious
    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1793 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    So what comes out when you smack him with a stick?
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
    654 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm
    i have to wonder if he is even the main story here...everyone in that picture seems to be focused on something further ahead than the guy hanging around
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    what??????? creepy
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Wooah so weird. nice shot
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    woomanfoo Male 18-29
    534 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm
    You`re a terrible person, Fatninja.
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    Shortbuskid Male 18-29
    39 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    suspension whilst throwing candy... hmmm
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    Aerophyre Male 18-29
    177 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    Hah! beat that Jesus!
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    rawrarrg Female 18-29
    120 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    where is he hanging by? :l
    it reminds me of those people that put hooks in their backs and hang themselves..
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    CHICOMIMI Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    I....don`t know what to say. I just hope he has M&M`s.
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    redcuber Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    aww that looks fun, me next!!
  19. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    "This is the festival of Mahajalawral.
    The dried out pieces of bull dung are sprinkled on the people to show how much Brahma, the Bull of Heaven, cares for the People.
    The are next to the River Ganges, holy to them, where they will use the dung as a Holy Soap and accept the blessings of Lord Krishna."

    To answer some questions that have been posted:
    -The people are not looking at him because they reject pride, looking for the grace of Brahma during this ritual, or in general, in life is against the point of this ritual.
    -The smell is contained because the manure is dessicated, and when they are in the River they have water all around them
    -The guy spreading the manure is called the Vajna-yana, and this ritual is traced back loosely to the Upanishads, specifically the Brihadaranyaka. If the crowd grows large enough they will get up to 19 of them to sprinkle the manure.
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    iiiihatejmac Female 18-29
    477 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm
    peter pan
  21. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    And IAB makes fun... of Christians?
  22. Profile photo of Vibc
    Vibc Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    I think it`s India...
  23. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    April 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    Woah!
  24. Profile photo of lerie
    lerie Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    Thanks for the explanation, StarDagger. ;)

    Also, to add some more culture...Mexico did not invent pinatas. They were brought here by Spanish missioners. Marco Polo took the pinata to Italy around the 12th century from China. The chinese made a bovine figure and covered it with coloured papers, then filled it with seeds. It was broken by beating it, during the spring celebrations.
    When the missionaries brought it to Mexico, it was used to attract people to religious festivals in order to facilitate conversion. Later on, the missionaries created an elaborate story around it (Mexican pinatas are traditionally a 7 pointed star. Each point supposedly represents each of the capital sins, and by breaking it you vanish sin and bring all the blessings of God. Or you jut get hit in the head with an orange lol.)
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    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm
    "Thank you for calling Quest technical support. All of our service technicians are busy catching BS at the moment. Your call is very important to us. Please hold on the line."

    I knew the truth was out there.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    Its Superman after the chemotherapy took all the Element X out of his blood.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2010 at 7:23 pm
    Yeah, and all the Mexican beer was actually originally brewed by German immigrants.
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    India is such a filthy place full of filthy customer support agents. I think the only natural resources are slurpee crops and slim-jim caves.
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    dapaperboy Male 13-17
    214 posts
    April 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    whoooooa india has a swing ride? i wanna go there!
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    SoundlesHero Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2010 at 11:19 pm
    "India is such a filthy place full of filthy customer support agents. I think the only natural resources are slurpee crops and slim-jim caves."

    That`s so funny, splurbyburbl, that`s exactly how I feel about the Southern US. Except with Skoal crops and sister fuc**r caves.
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    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
    447 posts
    April 16, 2010 at 12:09 am
    SoundlesHero... K.O. :)
    India is beautiful and their people are very kind.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3621 posts
    April 16, 2010 at 12:28 am
    this is like their santa clause :D
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    Spocom Female 13-17
    709 posts
    April 16, 2010 at 5:59 am
    Ooooh it`s Jesus! I see what they`re goin` for now...
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    Hitaki318 Female 13-17
    193 posts
    April 16, 2010 at 8:44 am
    I thought of "Stand Out" from A Goofy Movie.
    o.o
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    April 16, 2010 at 9:10 am
    "The are next to the River Ganges, holy to them, where they will use the dung as a Holy Soap and accept the blessings of Lord Krishna."

    That is hilarious. Using poop for soap to wash off poop that was sprinkled on you in a river full of poop and dead people and animals. Why you so silly India?
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    April 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    this isn`t perfection of the pinata this is perfection of torture even if that is done voluntarily
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    April 16, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    Seems kind of like imperfection actually. No matter how hard you hit him the candy will never come. .*sadface*
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2353 posts
    April 16, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    Seriously Slurpyburbl?

    Slurpee crops sound f*cking awesome what is your deal?

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