Erstellt am: 9. 10. 2012 - 12:30 Uhr
Today's Webtip: Zen
Eastern philosophy is probably the last thing that comes to mind when I think about the South Park boys. As a matter of fact, it's one of those things that rarely comes to mind when considering any aspect of mainstream American culture.
Which probably isn't fair. The fascination with things like Zen Buddhism, Taoism, and meditation has long made it's way to the most remote backwaters in the U.S. and commercialized variations are a pretty massive business. Something we can probably thank Alan Watts for. Not the business, just the spread.
Now try to wrap your head around the idea of the South Park guys animating a talk by someone like Alan Watts. And then, just to make it more entertaining, imagine Cartman's reaction.
Now that we have a setting established, let's watch the result:
You can read more about Alan Watts, find links to other interesting tid bits, AND find another, longer animation if you go to the post at openculture.com.