For more than a decade, my friend Jody Radzik has dropped countless spiritual mindbombs on me. In fact, he's probably the only person that holds my interest in such matters. He has a wonderfully-open mind, but he's certainly no sucker. Jody's an intrepid explorer, always ready to dig into a belief system but never afraid to knock a guru off his or her throne with a brilliant and witty observation. In fact, his new blog--guruphiliac--is about just that. This week's posts include the likes of subway-gassing Aum Shinrikyo guru Shoko Asahara's prison proclivity to "wearing diapers and mumbling incomprehensibly" and news of Hindus pissed off at a Ford commercial where Shiva discusses how owning the car is good Karma. From the guruphiliac mission statement:
"While we understand that gurus are held sacred by many, they are also public figures deserving of scrutiny. Our primary aim is to inject a little humor into what can be an excessively self-righteous enterprise, and to illustrate the primary truth that no matter how divine their devotees believe them to be, gurus poop on the same pot we do."Link
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.