Monday, February 14, 2011

Hope He Doesn't Get Bent Out of Shape

I didn't know this but apparently celebrity-yogi Bikram Choudhury had patents out on some of his Hot Yoga moves. What a creep. If you teach any of "his" poses you have to pay him a fee. I thought these were in the public domain since Yoga has been around for a few thousand years. Leave it to our money grubbing western mentality to have a twisted mind like Choudhury get patents. But the Indian government is sticking it to him big time by putting over 1,300 yoga asanas online. All those poses are considered to be in the public domain and therefore unpatentable. Here's one pose that Choudhury can still patent:

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pet Peeve of the Month

Here's something that gets my gourd: imitations of the Beatles' Abbey Road album cover. How I wish they had patented that and never allowed anyone to use it. Their prodiction was iconic and eternal; anything after has been mere pretentious imitation. Please, please "creative types", could we have a moratorium on Abbey Road rip offs?

First photo: stupid. Second photo: These people didn't even have the decency to look straight ahead.

Doing Abbey Road imitations has become the tourist equivalent of sticking your head inside a cannon.