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drwilson
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I didn't want to just throw this into one of the existing threads on the Cups and Balls, so here it is.

While visiting the Freer Gallery of Art in DC, It was struck by the appearance of some ritual objects used in Esoteric Buddhism in Tibet. They are bells. In Esoteric Buddhism, the teachings are not written down, but passed as secrets from teacher to student.

Here is a link to a picture of a similar object in another museum:

http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/mus_dict/hd2305e.htm

Now does that look like a Gazzo cup or what?

Of course, the street conjurer has removed the "handle" in order to further disguise the source of his power.

Yours,

Paul
Ron Giesecke
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Sound good to me. Smile
Mark Rough
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Paul,

I've gotten a lot out of the Café over the years but I think you just made the years of surfing while I should be working worth while. Great idea!!!

Mark
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Drwilson wrote:
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Now does that look like a Gazzo cup or what?

what.
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Jonathan Townsend
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Taking an object out of context can be interesting. When the object is part of someone else's religious practice... not so polite to do.
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Aw rats! Does that mean that I can't do my comedy squirting crucifix any more? Or my Chop Cup Chalice?

I'll bet that the Whoopie Kneeling Cushion and Pucker Host are out, too.
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Poindexter
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Mr Palmer,

You might be able to keep the Chalice, the Cushion, and the Pucker Host, but, IMHO, the Comedy Squirting Crucifix has definitely wandered into the realm of the impolite...
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I've been like that ever since someone stole the propellor off my yarmulke.
"The Swatter"

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My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

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