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Date: 01/10/11 09:59 AM

76 Responses to Famous Burning Monk Photo Gets Colorized [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of f0rk0
    f0rk0 Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:02 am
    Link: Famous Burning Monk Photo Gets Colorized - You`re familiar with the haunting B&W Burning Monk photo, but here it is with color. Would you do this for your beliefs?
  2. Profile photo of raiin
    raiin Female 18-29
    293 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 10:05 am
    nothing like setting yourself on fire and sending yourself to hell.
  3. Profile photo of SHadowT1988
    SHadowT1988 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:09 am
    this was on reddit yesterday....
  4. Profile photo of FAKEBACON
    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
    586 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 10:13 am
    Uhm, no.
  5. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:13 am
    Still pretty haunting. The video is just unreal.
  6. Profile photo of WorldOfJames
    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
    978 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 10:14 am
    shopped
  7. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:20 am
    i love that blue on that car
  8. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:29 am
    colorization makes it look fake.
  9. Profile photo of Sonsglow
    Sonsglow Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:30 am
    There is more hell on earth caused by intolerance than could exist after death.
  10. Profile photo of Kickan
    Kickan Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:32 am
    Would I set a monk on fire for my beliefs? Hell yeah!
  11. Profile photo of Thesphinx
    Thesphinx Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:34 am
    It`s pretty incredible, protesting a war by setting yourself on fire and just sitting there letting yourself die. Nothing gets the message across quite like that.
  12. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:37 am
    I`d set YOU on fire... then run like crazy!
  13. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:37 am
    I like it better in black and white.
  14. Profile photo of greggpethers
    greggpethers Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:38 am
    the bad press suicide bombers get these days (totally deserved of course) really takes away from the power of an act such as this.

    imagine caring about something this much, that you would burn yourself alive! it;s an incredibly powerful idea, and something that i honestly cant identify with... im just not comitted enough to anything. humbling stuff.
  15. Profile photo of citizen_kane
    citizen_kane Male 18-29
    272 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 10:41 am
    FAKE
  16. Profile photo of draquoir
    draquoir Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:42 am
    nearly flawless.
  17. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:51 am
    Dhalsim from Street Fighter
  18. Profile photo of theend81
    theend81 Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2011 at 10:58 am
    @greggpethers ... the difference is he didn`t have to hurt others to make his point.
  19. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 11:03 am
    @SHadowT1988 So what? Who cares where IAB gets stuff from? Do you really expect IAB to post original stuff?
  20. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2011 at 11:12 am
    @citizen_kane- I hope you`re joking.
  21. Profile photo of KitFox
    KitFox Female 30-39
    595 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 11:12 am
    The answer is no. What are you accomplishing?
  22. Profile photo of DixxyRarr
    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 11:28 am
    I wish Fred Phelps would take a clue from this guy.


    All joking aside: .........
  23. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 11:40 am
    "I wish Fred Phelps would take a clue from this guy. "

    :`D
  24. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2011 at 11:43 am
    wow, thats brutal!
  25. Profile photo of Cats_Suck
    Cats_Suck Male 18-29
    57 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 11:51 am
    roasting Monk-mallows over a campfire.
  26. Profile photo of Raokin
    Raokin Female 18-29
    452 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 11:58 am
    I`m not sure that a monk setting himself on fire would convince me of anything.
  27. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    @greggpethers

    Besides not hurting anyone else the difference is a suicide bomber if done correctly would kill them instantly not slowly burn to death so ya suicide bombing still is spineless.
  28. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7562 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    Well, The colour does not look real ( well it isn`t real), but it certainly makes the photo worse. And for those saying `fake` and `shopped`- I really hope you are very young.
  29. Profile photo of Ska_Machine
    Ska_Machine Male 13-17
    153 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    It looks pretty realistic to me, for some reason it helps appreciate it more when it`s in color.
  30. Profile photo of greggpethers
    greggpethers Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    hmmm mcgovern and theend (both 81, weird eh?)

    my point was that because of the suicide bombers in recent years, and the totally justified hatred they recieve (because its stupid, and wrong), it`s easy to forget that dying for your beliefs can be inspiring and powerful.

    these days dying for your beliefs is seen as an extremist and militant act. but this guy advocated the opposite of militant behaviour. so much so that he was able to summon the strength and courage to do what we see in the photo.

    I am not defending suicide bombers. sorry for confusion. and also, cool re-do of the photo je pense.
  31. Profile photo of smurfite
    smurfite Male 13-17
    17 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    I couldnt set my whole body on fire

    maybe a leg if i was just drunk, arm if i cared about why i was doing it
  32. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1184 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    I don`t remember the original image (I know I`ve seen it), but with the color added, the fire spread looks nearly impossible. Which means either it was an absolutely horrific coloring job and someone needs to go learn basic coloring (inside the lines anyone?), or this guy actually took the time to spread oil in an unnatural, but seemingly entirely meaningless pattern BEFORE setting himself on fire.
  33. Profile photo of joryjmnz
    joryjmnz Male 18-29
    4 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    Q: would you do this for your beliefs?

    A: yea, I`d burn a monk for my beliefs

    All joking aside its a really powerful photo I think the color takes away from that.
  34. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    @greggpethers
    Oh ya I didn`t think you were supporting that just saying Id rather blow up than burn eesshhh that`s nasty.
  35. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    Ouch?
  36. Profile photo of Lukgeezy
    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Thats real Faith for ya!
  37. Profile photo of JayElDoubleU
    JayElDoubleU Male 13-17
    87 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    Rage against the machine
  38. Profile photo of mirnik
    mirnik Female 40-49
    11 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    RATM !
  39. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    "or this guy actually took the time to spread oil in an unnatural, but seemingly entirely meaningless pattern BEFORE setting himself on fire."

    He poured like 5 gallons of gas on himself and set it alight. I`m sure it would have been very random.
  40. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    I don`t think buring yourself ever did any good for anybody.
  41. Profile photo of raiin
    raiin Female 18-29
    293 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    why can`t Christians show there faith like that?
  42. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    @raiin
    i lol`d
  43. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    I`m sure a lot of work went into this, but I have to say that it looks somehow fake. The original was much more powerful.


  44. Profile photo of sawdusty
    sawdusty Male 40-49
    491 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm
    HOTT!
  45. Profile photo of ChickODee
    ChickODee Female 18-29
    152 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    Raiin...
    I think I am in love <3
  46. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    want to listen to rage against the machine now
  47. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    Damn that`s a great revamp!
  48. Profile photo of epiphany101
    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    For those who don`t know what this was about, the monk in question (Thích Qu&#7843;ng &#272;&#7913;c) was protesting the persecution of Buddhists (who made up the majority of Vietnam at the time) by the South Vietnamese Diem regime. He wasn`t protesting the war as such. That he could sit there & not move a muscle or make a sound while he burned to death is not only horrifying & astounding but testiment to his strong beliefs. This photo (well...the original one) was widely credited with prompting JFK to remove American support for the Diem regime. It`s just a shame someone had to die in such a spectacular way to get their point across.
  49. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    @raiin responded:
    why can`t Christians show there faith like that?

    handys003 replied:
    You mean like the ones who stick their hands in a box full of copperheads, cottonmouths, and rattlers/ Then pick them up and sing and dance drinking strychnine?

  50. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36679 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 5:12 pm
    the original photo is famous...but no one remembers what he was protesting....

    I`d have to class the monk as a FAIL
  51. Profile photo of Samsquanch
    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    @raiin...really? Really? Really?!
  52. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm
    Jeesh ... and I get upset when I burn my toast!
  53. Profile photo of handimanner
    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 7:37 pm
    He was demonstrating the violence. Indo-china (Vietnam) was a french colony before WW2. After the Vietnamese kicked out the Japanese they wanted their country back. France whined to the UN, sent in the Canadians (got asses kicked) UN whined to the US, please kill these people, they want to be free. US sacrifices 50,000 troops to kill 1,000,000 patriots.
  54. Profile photo of rockstar0511
    rockstar0511 Male 18-29
    1 post
    January 10, 2011 at 11:44 pm
    @handimanner

    i suggest you get your facts straight, canada had no hand in the vietnam conflict, except in a political capacity.
    unless you count taking in american draft dodgers.
  55. Profile photo of handimanner
    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    Read your history rockstar. Canada was first in. Oh, and I WAS a draft dodger.
  56. Profile photo of handimanner
    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm
    Canada sent by the UN
  57. Profile photo of handimanner
    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    January 10, 2011 at 11:58 pm
    1958-60
  58. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 12:17 am
    That`s... insane O.o
  59. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 12:19 am
    "Oh, and I WAS a draft dodger."

    GTFO!
  60. Profile photo of CurlybackJoe
    CurlybackJoe Male 18-29
    222 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 1:45 am
    I love Rage Against the Machine (:
  61. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 3:02 am
    If I ever get banned from the internet then yes!!!
  62. Profile photo of binarystarr
    binarystarr Male 30-39
    479 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 4:58 am
    reminds me of Good Morning Vietnam. "it`s so damn hot i just saw a bunch orange guys burst into flames"
  63. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 7:16 am
    theres a black and white video of a monk doing this doesnt even twitch. Nirvana not looking so bad now is it?
  64. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 8:24 am
    binarystarr
    reminds me of Good Morning Vietnam. "it`s so damn hot i just saw a bunch orange guys burst into flames"
    -------------------
    I lol`d so hard. So bad yet so funny.
  65. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 9:13 am
    >.<
  66. Profile photo of mcfudge
    mcfudge Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 9:51 am
    Why would anyone ever want to see this in color?
  67. Profile photo of DamienLike
    DamienLike Male 13-17
    705 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 9:55 am
    Haunting. Powerfully haunting.

    ...Where`d I put my RATM album?
  68. Profile photo of Porkchop275
    Porkchop275 Male 18-29
    120 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 11:33 am
    makes me want bacon
  69. Profile photo of bigbangbilly
    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    This picture reminds me of the enemy or enemies that posted "tron-ified" shock img on tron-sector.com and trying to get me unbanned from tron-sector.com by threatening them with those "tron-ified" shock img
  70. Profile photo of n0n
    n0n Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm
    I can`t even begin to imagine how any human being is able to pray or meditate so peacefully whilst burning alive.
  71. Profile photo of watdatdoo
    watdatdoo Male 18-29
    31 posts
    January 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm
    This was in Vietnam if you don`t know. Everyone givess up but this guy fights till the end.
  72. Profile photo of chimmeychang
    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 7:26 am
    actually i believe he was protesting the treatment of the Buddhist(majority) by the Roman Catholics(minority), not the war...
  73. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 9:10 am
    Hey buddy. Got a lite?
  74. Profile photo of PTPete
    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    January 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    Horrifying. I wanted a Bud Lite.
  75. Profile photo of milo126
    milo126 Male 18-29
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    January 12, 2011 at 5:15 pm
    chimmeychang is right. The buddhist and other people of that region have had trouble forever.
  76. Profile photo of cannonpenis
    cannonpenis Male 30-39
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    January 16, 2011 at 8:56 am
    omg thats AWSOME!

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