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   Undertoad  Thursday Mar 25 04:17 PM

3/25/2004: Monk takes one to the groin



Official cap: Former Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson, D-Culver City, kicks Zhang Xiao Ju betweent the legs during a demonstration performed by Buddhist monks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Monday. In their first visit to the United States, a group of Shaolin martial artists from SongShan, China demonstrated acrobatic flips and shows of strength among other things. With the monks urging him on, Wesson made several kicks to the monk who showed no emotion.

I have no comment.



Elspode  Thursday Mar 25 04:35 PM

Re: 3/25/2004: Monk takes one to the groin

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
I have no comment.
I do...


AAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!! OW! JESUS CHRIST, FUCK! AAAAAAAAA!!!!

I don't know what these guys are studying, but I hope I never piss one of them off.


ndetroit  Thursday Mar 25 04:41 PM

We've come a long long way.....

Imagine if this picture were published in the 50's or 60's? ... You've gotta admit, it's pretty metaphorical... I'm not exactly sure what the metaphor is, but the US flag in the background is a nice touch.


also: HOLY SHIT HOW IS THAT DUDE ABLE TO JUST STAND THERE AND NOT FLINCH FROM BEING KICKED IN THE *BALLS*???



jinx  Thursday Mar 25 04:49 PM

I think that's gotta be the ugliest freakin' carpeting I've ever seen! What the hell were they thinking? Does CA have a Sect'y of the Interior I could email or something?



e unibus plurum  Thursday Mar 25 04:52 PM

shuddup & pay yer taxes

ummm... Grasshopper



dar512  Thursday Mar 25 04:55 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by jinx
I think that's gotta be the ugliest freakin' carpeting I've ever seen! What the hell were they thinking? Does CA have a Sect'y of the Interior I could email or something?
I understand it completely. It's the color of money.


glatt  Thursday Mar 25 05:13 PM

How do we know that this monk has, in fact, any balls at all?



Elspode  Thursday Mar 25 05:52 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by jinx
I think that's gotta be the ugliest freakin' carpeting I've ever seen! What the hell were they thinking? Does CA have a Sect'y of the Interior I could email or something?
This is California. They probably have a Secretary of the Interior Decoration...


xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Mar 25 06:03 PM

I'd read the monks can pull them up into their abdomen as an exercise.
Or his name is Nancy.



Torrere  Thursday Mar 25 06:22 PM

Mr. Wesson must not be very well balanced.



Pearcie (AUS)  Thursday Mar 25 06:37 PM

No Balls

I'm with Glatt and Bruce, he either aint got none or he's sucked em up into his abdomen for this demo. I cant believe anyone would allow someone else to smash the hell out of their manhood just to demonstrate discipline or mind over matter or whatever.
Or are the monks so far advanced that they can actually prevent their body from reacting in a normal way (eg swollen balls - perhaps internal bleeding). That would be rather impressive. If so, I think the next demonstration should involve a shotgun to the chest. Seein a monk cop that without flinching (or dying) would be REALLY IMPRESSIVE!



Beestie  Thursday Mar 25 06:53 PM

I've seen the touring shaolin and they are beyond amazing. And it is rumored that the more skilled of them *can* pull their nads up into their abdomen.



Brigliadore  Thursday Mar 25 07:27 PM

I was intrigued by this so I just did a little research on google. From what I have read it looks like:
A: There is a particular move in the Shaolin martial arts style, that they teach people to preform called the Tuite Technique. The Tuite Technique consists of grabbing your opponents testicles, and then twisting and pulling at the same time.
B: As a way to counter the effects of the above Tuite Technique they teach the monks to resist huge amounts of pain. I couldn't find anything that says for sure that they learn to retract their testicles, but I did find lots of references to hanging 50+ pound (and heaver) weights from the testicles as a way or training the body not to register the pain.

Remind me never to get in a fight with one of those guys.



lumberjim  Thursday Mar 25 08:18 PM

that's nothing

I saw video of a lady stamping a guy's nuts into a tile floor with her high heels. He seemed to enjoy it. These are just some kinky monks, that's all.



richlevy  Thursday Mar 25 10:17 PM

Unofficial cap: Former Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson, D-Culver City, kicks Zhang Xiao Ju between the legs. Mr. Wesson was demonstrating for Californians the relative effects of tax increases and service cuts which will be required to balance the budget.



Pearcie (AUS)  Thursday Mar 25 10:23 PM

High Heel Mash

Quote:
Originally posted by lumberjim
that's nothing

I saw video of a lady stamping a guy's nuts into a tile floor with her high heels. He seemed to enjoy it.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!!!
I've seen that luberjim, it made me cringe and reach for my own tackle. Some people have some strange ways of gettin off.

Man, I'm still laughing quietly to myself just thinking about that mov.


novice  Thursday Mar 25 10:24 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
I'd read the monks can pull them up into their abdomen as an exercise.
Or his name is Nancy.
I read a similar story about ninjas. Before a battle they would physically push their nuts up and bind them in place with a cloth jock-strap.
Being a 'seeing is believing' type of guy I can attest this is feasible, albeit uncomfortable.


BrianR  Thursday Mar 25 10:30 PM

I have studied some Chinese martial arts, once upon a time.

For the record, I cannot perform this particular act. I was taught to NOT let that happen in the first place. However, it is also true that the masters can shrug off unbelieveable amounts of pain as though it were a mosquito bite.

I forget what they call the "Iron Body" training, but it is real. I studied the "chi sao" or "sticky hands" technique. Works fairly well considering I haven't practiced in years. This seems to be a demonstration of that Iron Body thing.

Note, I will remember what the term is as soon as I hit Submit. I will edit it in if that happens.

Brian

edit: Yep. the Iron body is called "Chi Kung". Or was it Chi Gung? Something like that.



Troubleshooter  Thursday Mar 25 10:32 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by BrianR
I have studied some Chinese martial arts, once upon a time.

For the record, I cannot perform this particular act. I was taught to NOT let that happen in the first place. However, it is also true that the masters can shrug off unbelieveable amounts of pain as though it were a mosquito bite.

I forget what they call the "Iron Body" training, but it is real.[
Chi Gung, or Chi Kung depending on your regional dialect.


MAdMoNKEY  Friday Mar 26 10:52 AM

Charades

"...and then Ralph Maccio was like, hiiiyaaaaahhhh!"



tjennings  Friday Mar 26 10:52 AM

Do you think this picture will work against this guy the next time he tries to run for office?

"Herb Wesson, he kicks peace loving monks in the nuts."



MAdMoNKEY  Friday Mar 26 10:54 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by tjennings
Do you think this picture will work against this guy the next time he tries to run for office?

"Herb Wesson, he kicks peace loving monks in the nuts."
Or it could work in his favor:

"Herb Wesson, he doesn't take s**t from nobody!"


jinx  Friday Mar 26 11:08 AM

I saw a clip from this on the news last night. It showed the monk falling flat on his face after he was kicked. Now I really don't get it...



mrnoodle  Friday Mar 26 09:58 PM

Sumo wrestlers are trained to retract their balls as soon as they drop. They have to massage them up into their abdomen - unfortunately they don't pop in and out like cat's claws. Still... ow.



hermex  Tuesday Mar 30 03:25 PM

Looks like Arnold has the most baddass secret service ever.



mrputter  Wednesday Mar 31 03:57 AM

The thing that gets me about this picture is that Wesson seems to be using the flat part on top of his foot (and lower leg) to connect, with the tip of his foot somewhere behind the monk's ass.

Now don't get me wrong... I'm quite sure that's painful enough. But I do tend to wonder if the monk would be that implacable if he'd actually embedded the pointy end of the shoe in there...

Cuz, I mean, that's how I'd do it if I actually meant it.


(argh. flipping typos)



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