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    Affection, simplicity and humility

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  1. What are you listening to?

    I don't agree with it being his best but, Some people today, think this is over the top. Imagine what it was like in 1968!
  2. What are you listening to?

    That sounds about right
  3. qi cultivation and body refining

    Do some research into all Wushu styles and then see which ones are near you. Visit all of them, safely or at least skype/zoom with the head guy if possible. Check back here with names and places, we can probably give you some idea as to roots, lineage, legitimatcy, etc. Then after all of the conflicting (LOL) information, you will need to make choices. Good luck!
  4. Dancing

    Impressive! I have always been a fan of dance evolution rooted, in a solid Traditional foundation.
  5. Fellow meatsuits.'_League---- This may be a better place for you. But, If you relax and just be, there is a lot of good stuff and people here. The thousands of past, new bums here, have run the gauntlet, from the extremely fantastical to the highly introverted. We tend to be very open and forgiving of human frailties and obnoxious strengths. Relax and be yourself here.
  6. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. -Martin Luther King Jr
  7. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    In 2008 a group of historians from the UK were commissioned to unearth the oldest joke ever written down. The study was led by humor expert Dr Paul McDonald from the University of Wolverhampton. Ancient Greece, 300-400 AD. An ancient "your mom" joke, Ancient Rome, between 63 BC to 14 AD. "The Emperor Augustus was touring the Empire, when he noticed a man in the crowd who bore a striking resemblance to himself."Intrigued he asked: 'Was your mother at one time in service at the Palace?' "'No your Highness,' he replied, 'but my father was. This one from Sumeria in 1200 BC, is a brainteaser. --"Three ox drivers from Adab were thirsty: one owned the ox, the other owned the cow and the other owned the wagon's load. "The owner of the ox refused to get water because he feared his ox would be eaten by a lion; the owner of the cow refused because he thought his cow might wander off into the desert; the owner of the wagon refused because he feared his load would be stolen."So they all went."In their absence the ox made love to the cow which gave birth to a calf which ate the wagon's load."Problem: Who owns the calf?" Ancient Egypt, 1600 BC.This old joke was found in the Ancient Egyptian story book known as the Westcar Papyrus It goes: "How do you entertain a bored pharaoh? "You sail a boatload of young women dressed only in fishing nets down the Nile and urge the pharaoh to go catch a fish."
  8. Martial Arts demonstrations gone wrong

    I thought the next two would be fun for you!
  9. Dancing

    In Algonquin, “wendigo” translates roughly to “the evil spirit that devours mankind.” According to legend, these emaciated monsters with matted hair and decaying skin were made when a person cannibalized another. They became transformed into a wendigo with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. The Cree developed a dance to help them deal with the nightmare of these cannibalistic creatures. The Wihtikokansimoowin involves satirical portrayals of the man-eating monster and valiant portrayals of wendigo hunters. Legend holds that the Cree’s “Wendigo-like Dance” was performed during periods of famine to reinforce the gravity of their cannibalism taboo. Conceived in a dream, the dance was first performed by the Assiniboine tribe. The Cree eventually adopted it and incorporated it into their Sun Dance ritual. It is always performed on the last day of the celebration. The last known Wihtikokansimoowin in the United States occurred at Leech Lake Indian Reservation in Northern Minnesota.
  10. Dancing

    Tarantella First recorded in the 15th century, the tarantella gets its name from an Italian wolf spider referred to as a “tarantula.” Muscle spasms, delirium, and death were associated with its bite. Legend has it the sweaty, gyrating dance developed to flush the toxin out of the body. Musicians wandered fields expecting pay to play for the plagued. This upbeat tambourine grove soon became the iconic dance of Southern Italy. This cure remained in place for 300 years until people began to investigate. British playwright Oliver Goldsmith forced his servant to be bitten by one of the spiders. He discovered that the bite only caused minor swelling around the wound. A 17th-century Italian doctor concluded that tarantism was a “feigned activity of malingerers.” The tarantula was not the culprit; people just needed to vent. Others theorize that the tarantella may have developed with a Dionysian cult that was forced underground.