December 31, 2004

Maharishi Vedic City, the newest township in the state of Iowa. "The City is working to establish a permanent group of peace-creating experts whose daily practice of Maharishi’s Transcendental Meditation™ and Yogic Flying techniques will promote coherent national and world consciousness and thereby prevent any negativity from arising in America or in the family of nations."

Also home to Maharishi University of Management ("All academic disciplines at the University are taught in the light of pure consciousness, the source of all knowledge"), Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment ("founded to bring Consciousness-Based™ education to children from preschool to 12th grade"), and Ideal Girls School ("the only Consciousness-Based college preparatory girls’ school in North America"). ...what on earth?

  • Aka, TM™.
  • So much information on their site, and yet so little.
  • The City recognizes the importance of healthy food for its citizens has banned the sale of all non-organic food from its city California! Über Alles! I want to carpet bomb them with fuckin' Kellogg's Pop-Tarts.
  • "is this heaven?" "No, it's Iowa."
  • ... Yogic Flying techniques... Bah! Show me some video, and not that stuff of people hopping around on their butts with their legs crossed.
  • Does this city welcome all socioeconomic classes?
  • If you're going to be out Pop-Tart bombing, you'll find my house just about three miles northwest of the Clinton Presidential Library. Red brick bungalow with the screened porch. Bombs away.
  • I believe Dr John Gray took his degree at Maharishi University.
  • First the communists, now yogic flight. Only in Iowa!
  • BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (XP) - The Kellogg Company today formally apologized for the error that rained sugary destruction on the Tool family of Little Rock, Arkansas. Authorities have promised a full investigation into how a C-130 destined for southeastern Iowa ended up disgorging its payload—40 tons of delicious Kellogg's™ Pop-Tarts® toaster pastries, including promotional tie-ins to popular Scooby-Doo™ and Spongebob Squarepants™ characters—in central Arkansas. "We are deeply concerned for the American family affected by this unfortunate mistake," said Tim Knowlton, vice-president of corporate social responsibility. "Kellogg Company products are ready-to-eat, nutritious and non-perishable, and when consumed responsibly form part of a balanced diet. We hope that we can assist this innocent family as they work to rebuild their lives and communities." Bystanders of the tragedy gave conflicting accounts, but generally agree that the irresistible real fruit filling, along with other flavors that Americans enjoy in their own homes and kitchens, set back the Tool family's New Year's resolutions by over a month.
  • The Maharishis came in and bought a defunct college several years ago. It is weird and creepy, but most of the students aren't native Iowans.
  • goetter: heehee!
  • Sir, I declare that an act of *hurp* *passes out*
  • interesting, i read that as Get your yogurt light now! but seriously folks, here in india, which is just south of asia, a woman told me that she's studying famous yogis who claim to be able to imprint their hands in stone. get your karma dear, lightly on!