Published on November 21st, 2013 | by msalt


Buddhist humor, and other myths

It’s sort of a truism that Buddhists are somewhat hilarity-impaired. I’ve submitted funny articles to the likes of Tricycle and Shambhala Sun, and their reaction can best be described as baffled. (I’m referring specifically to American Zen Sayings, which found a home here.) This website actually has the world’s largest collection of funny Buddhist things. It numbers three.

So it’s a special moment when someone delivers actually funny stuff about Buddhism. Who could do such a thing? The Onion? Yes. Of course, the Onion. Buddhist Extremist Cell Vows To Unleash Tranquility On West.

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Mark Saltveit is a writer, standup comedian, skimboarder and dad based in Middlebury, Vermont. His improv show "Palindrome Fight!" will be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Aug. 5-29th 2022 at the Kilderkin Pub, 67 Canongate, at 7:30pm each night except Tuesdays.

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