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Tribal People Discovering Cheesecake Will Make You Grin for Hours - YouTube
I think I have officially OD"d on cheesecake this week. Being the statutory Mary Birthday week, it was celebrated by yours truly with:
Cheesecake at the Casino (with a candle).
Store bought cheesecake at home,
and now my neighbor gave me two more pieces of it.
I just wish lobster were as cheap...I'd be scarfing down that like a hungry tiger.
The guy who picked up the big piece with his hand and crammed it in his mouth…that’s my man!
The guy singing happy birthday to everyone was cool too. Like he said, it must be someones birthday. He seemed to have a cheerful outlook.
I don't deny the reality of virtues, kind deeds, or good intentions in the superficial world. In my journeys here and elsewhere and studies throughout history, I often find the reality to be somewhat different and perhaps less complementary to the egotism and ideas that society may have about itself or life in general. Having been indoctrinated into seeing this nation through the lens of current and past education/history/religion as reality, the shock of truth can overwhelm some if/when it arrives. e.g. If they realize their religion and saviors are fake/false/manmade or realize their leaders use them to further personal agendas rather than public service. How about when you need justice and it exists but is unavailable to you and you cannot afford it if it were? I have received all sorts of comments and reactions running the gamut from support to outright hatred yup even from my own kind. Perhaps I am dead wrong! You decide. I have.
"Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
Watch lights fade from every room.
Bedsitter people look back and lament,
Another day's useless energy spent.
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
Lonely man cries for love and has none.
New mother picks up and suckles her son,
Senior citizens wish they were young.
Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
Removes the colours from our sight.
Red is grey and yellow white.
But we decide which is right.
And which is an illusion???." [Democracy]
Cheesecake tastes good but is not good for you. Right? Truth or Illusion?
@WTF Vax Up I've been visiting and revisiting it for 25 or so years. I watched the vid a 1/2 a dozen times. I thought it was a good presentation. Those who don't believe in the existence of the soul will likely disregard the concepts Plato presents like the teaching method. I'd guess below might approach the idea of quantum entanglement...what little I know of it. Professor Gundel are you here?
Not sure if the whole world does, but I need more cheesecake.
@CoffinBuilder There were always extra people at my family's dinner table when I was growing up. Breaking bread with friends, old and new, is one of the best things in life. I enjoyed the video, thank you for sharing.
@Delusionalmale Same here DM. I delivered a lot of meals my mom made for people who were alone, or having a rough time. Thanks for your input!
I believe there is always room for a nice piece of cheesecake. And a cup of ice-cold milk to go with it.
I made a fresh blackberry cheese cake this week!
I want to kiss your hands...but I want to try, large slice please, of your cheesecake first.
Good friend is making her delicious cheesecake, fresh berry compote, for my wife's birthday next month. Two days later wife will present said friend with wonderful carrot cake for her birthday. I plan on behaving til then.
@Delusionalmale Stay outta trouble or no cake for you!😆
OK. My .02.
My first mental image is grabbing a glucose meter.
Some of these people blessed the unknown substance before they ate it. It could have been a mindful act of faith or, a prayer that they would tolerate/survive eating the substance.
Most seem to have a bit of trepidation. a universally human response provided by, IMO, their body language and the bridge of understanding provided by the translation.
I attended a Sikh Gurudwara out of curiosity a few years ago. The foreignness of it was really "in your face" and the language barrier aspect of it conferred intangibility that was stupifying. This was in addition to attempting to understand the philosophical aspect of Sikhism teachings/philosophy. However, I could sense the good intentions of the group. I could likely never assimilate into their group, that is to say, if I were invited to, which I was not.
If any religious group's numbers grow large enough, they could declare their own doctrine of Manifest Destiny.
Still, there are aspects of eastern culture (and other cultures) that Americans desire and so they appropriate aspects of the target culture in a 'BORG" like manner. My opinion is that this is generally not appreciated by the group whose lifeways are being interpreted or misinterpreted, by outsiders. Certainly, these eastern human groups have cultural/tribal/ beliefs and socialization that have a deep degree of what I would call religious indoctrination...or in this case being identified as "Tribal".
I suspect a couple of years of exposure to American culture would destroy much of their humility.
It is an enterprising capitalistic intent to monetize, through youtube, the concept, and identification of an eastern person's unawareness of a certain product or object as a "tribal" reaction. The word "tribal" can have some dehumanizing quality to it depending upon the context in which, it is being used.
The American military uses/appropriates the names of American Indian Tribes or objects to describe their most destructive and vicious killing machines separating, and identifying the source humans as the same bloodthirsty entity.
When, the word "tribal", is used to describe American politics, the word becomes virtually devoid of culture, IMO, and becomes an exposition of more or less ugly, ruthless villainy and dishonesty on one or both sides of the issue.
I don't know why they chose to describe the men as "tribal"
I think I would have just said what country they were from. I also think I would have asked them how they would like to be identified.
There are other videos made by the same people, where they just state what country the tasters are from. "Korean woman try texas BBQ" for instance.
@CoffinBuilder CB, I did not intend to take a sh*t on your post. You are correct, I was triggered by the use of the word "tribal". It is an overall friendly and decent message. I apologize.
@Dip Dibbler No problem Dib. I thought the video mainly showed joy, and that no matter where we are, we are all humans who appreciate good food.
I imagine the term tribal could be used in a very negative way, and if I had bad experiences with the word, I might see things differently.
I will Allah this.
Love this. Saw it a couple of years ago and it’s still hilarious