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July 27 2012

Holy Facts - Fertility Festivals

Category:  Holy Facts

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Gotham Chopra explores fertility festivals.
His first stop is a Japanese festival that features giant phallus statues, candies and souvenirs. Strange as it may seem, the tradition dates back at least 1,500 years. Before we judge eastern cultures for their fertility fixation, Gotham reminds us that our own Easter tradition likely derives from ancient fertility goddess worship...in Gotham's words: "We're more alike than different when it comes to how we party."

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  • Seems like so much is centered around the penis in our world; What about ovaries, the uterus..... The Male dominated world is all we see. Sorry! The 'MATRIX' is sooooo important! The universe needs to see more of it!!!

    Anita Barankovich // 2012-07-27 18:57:28 // //
  • Wow....

    Lisa Torre Brossman // 2012-07-27 21:41:32 // //

 

 

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  • Looking forward to an era of more openness of sexuality, and the removal of shame and taboo from body parts and lovemaking. This is a great start. Enjoy it! Celebrate it!

    pseuzieq // 2012-08-01 12:36:44 // //
  • (((( NOOO )))) thats not cute or funny or shoud be seen in public

    Anita Owens // 2012-07-31 12:04:21 // //
  • ok so doesn't it take two to conceive? Should they not be celebrating the uterus and ovaries too?

    Lindsay Tabin // 2012-07-31 11:19:51 // //
  • I like them in a wonderful way!!!!! big is beautiul.:-)

    Johnay Fritzgerald Fredricks // 2012-07-30 09:33:00 // //
  • As if men aren`t already obsessed with their penises enough...

    celheal // 2012-07-30 08:52:51 // //
  • And how do they celebrate the wondrous powers of the female anatomy?

    Catrina Anastasiou // 2012-07-28 17:20:11 // //
  • worshiping the phallic ? not my cup of tea !

    Andrew Hillestad // 2012-07-28 14:59:56 // //
  • mmmh a big one

    Cherry Robinson // 2012-07-28 09:42:58 // //
  • A giant ??? loaf of bread?

    Jan Silvestro // 2012-07-28 07:42:11 // //
  • great!

    Paula Moser Steffen // 2012-07-28 07:29:53 // //
  • very funny gotham! :)

    Michael Schweizer Anliker // 2012-07-28 07:21:22 // //
  • And this? http://b-spot.up.d.seesaa.net/b-spot/img200703/2007-03-15-10.jpg?d=2007_03_14_17_33_14

    Peter Yokoyama // 2012-07-28 03:31:22 // //
  • The wooden pole is definitely a phallus. It is definitely a scene from a Japanese festival. Then, what do you think those women with white scarves on their heads and the huge mask represent?? http://b-spot.up.d.seesaa.net/b-spot/img200703/2007-03-15-01.jpg?d=2007_03_14_17_30_44

    Peter Yokoyama // 2012-07-28 03:30:41 // //
  • Gross.

    Zaira Vera // 2012-07-28 02:07:16 // //
  • bARRF

    Marcelle Goldstein // 2012-07-28 02:03:58 // //
  • nasty!!

    Sonja Rupnik // 2012-07-28 00:15:08 // //
  • are you kidding? jeeeeezzzz!

    Rosa Isela // 2012-07-27 23:28:00 // //
  • great job Gotham!!!! too funny and interesting at the same time....keep it coming dude!! ;)

    Judy Canales // 2012-07-27 23:17:06 // //
  • How is this for a Holiday. Interesting

    Teresa Hoffman-Curry // 2012-07-27 22:01:38 // //
  • Wow....

    Lisa Torre Brossman // 2012-07-27 21:41:32 // //
  • best

    Kush Puri // 2012-07-27 21:15:18 // //
  • While I appreciate it in theory...

    Kathy Bishop // 2012-07-27 20:57:39 // //
  • is that a penis? jesus

    Jacqueline Lovecraft Nietszche // 2012-07-27 20:42:44 // //
  • Big giant wang as the thumbnail lol

    welldonefromhereon
    // 2012-07-27 20:38:13 // //
  • Oh good I am not the only one who sees the "shaft" to this irony:P

    Julio Espinoza // 2012-07-27 20:13:49 // //
  • where is the big vagina?

    Emmie Itterly // 2012-07-27 19:54:51 // //
  • hint: it has to do with human reproduction

    Lisa Doucet // 2012-07-27 19:28:04 // //
  • gross

    Brenda Willard // 2012-07-27 19:11:02 // //
  • Seriously nice job Gotham. Incredibly interesting subject and another way we westerners can expand our appreciation of teachings from the other side of the great pond!

    Susan leger Ferraro // 2012-07-27 19:09:04 // //
  • yikes....

    Kathleen Shotz // 2012-07-27 19:05:30 // //
  • Seems like so much is centered around the penis in our world; What about ovaries, the uterus..... The Male dominated world is all we see. Sorry! The 'MATRIX' is sooooo important! The universe needs to see more of it!!!

    Anita Barankovich // 2012-07-27 18:57:28 // //
  • Inanna Ki // 2012-07-27 18:57:12 // //

  • LOLOL lovin that is is a Deepak post! haha

    Penny Wade // 2012-07-27 18:57:09 // //
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k1rSMT9dbM

    Solbrise Dollier // 2012-07-27 18:55:24 // //
  • japanese people have this festival,, marching with a big pennis.. you can see the video

    Solbrise Dollier // 2012-07-27 18:55:10 // //
  • Uh...

    Lisa Marie // 2012-07-27 18:54:17 // //
  • Considering the size of the people around it I would say it's 'Dicky Dong' the Fertility Mascot!

    Leonard Howell // 2012-07-27 18:36:56 // //
  • Some folks have all the fun!! }:>

    Susan Ash Engels // 2012-07-27 18:31:01 // //
  • I really hope that's a loaf of bread!

    Sid EachoneTeachone Taylor // 2012-07-27 18:30:36 // //
  • laughter is good for the soul. Thanks Deepak i'm laughing.

    Kahn Bailey // 2012-07-27 18:26:23 // //
  • it's not wrong, it's just a little gross looking

    Alexandria Ramirez // 2012-07-27 18:13:44 // //
  • to all those that think this is not right: 1st it is necessary to life, 2nd there is no reason for it to be seen as something bad or wrong... it's a symbol equal to any other symbol. There is no reason for it to be put on a different perspective. If you really think its wrong maybe saying why it is so wrong? i would be interested.

    Clarence Drolet // 2012-07-27 18:11:57 // //
  • Thehell?

    Sam Heywood // 2012-07-27 18:10:39 // //
  • HOLY??

    Heulwen Renshaw // 2012-07-27 18:09:29 // //
  • !!!!!????

    Heulwen Renshaw // 2012-07-27 18:09:12 // //
  • YES, you all, it IS A GIANT PHALLIC REPRESENTATION. The video's great. Please watch.

    Vittoria Conn // 2012-07-27 18:08:40 // //
  • Loaf Of Bread!!

    Brenda Harper // 2012-07-27 18:05:12 // //
  • Been a Deepak fan for awhile, nice to see others are too.

    Joyce Richardson // 2012-07-27 17:46:24 // //
  • As others have pointed out, this evokes an image of something I'd rather not see.

    David Nivans // 2012-07-27 17:43:30 // //
  • This is GROSS

    Penny Singleton // 2012-07-27 17:41:24 // //
  • what is it?? seriously???

    Haema Stephanie Kyaw // 2012-07-27 17:38:43 // //
  • Is that the business end of a baby maker?

    Paula Campbell // 2012-07-27 17:34:55 // //
  • wtf !!! good deepak

    Magali Aubert // 2012-07-27 17:20:39 // //
  • That was cute - I 'm now a fan of Gotham too... loved his commentary :)

    Kristin Thomas Colier // 2012-07-27 17:16:52 // //
  • da fuq?!

    Mario Acosta Aguirre // 2012-07-27 17:16:21 // //
  • Please don't let my husband know where this festival is, bad enough he already does what it tells him do!!

    Ann Marie Mason Morrison // 2012-07-27 17:16:01 // //
  • Am I looking at a giant penis??

    Sheena Noblet // 2012-07-27 17:15:52 // //
  • PEW

    Greg Guerrero // 2012-07-27 17:12:37 // //
  • wtf?

    Jennifer Bratanch // 2012-07-27 17:09:03 // //
  • well seems they chopped the video...

    Sheila Kelly // 2012-07-27 17:08:20 // //
  • A baguette? lol

    Vanessa Jane Warren // 2012-07-27 17:07:33 // //
  • How very enlightening!!!

    Monica Moberg // 2012-07-27 17:07:28 // //
  • This is so great, haha!

    Sean J Venkersammy // 2012-07-27 17:06:19 // //
  • That's looks like something I had for dessert last night ;-).

    Juliano Bodega // 2012-07-27 17:05:49 // //
  • Is it the famous holy penis?

    Marco van den Brand // 2012-07-27 17:05:19 // //
  • Leaves no room for the imagination and no doubt either.

    Renee Reinhardt // 2012-07-27 17:05:16 // //
  • Amo

    Eleni Sol // 2012-07-27 17:05:13 // //
  • A breakfast roll.

    Lisa Kirwan // 2012-07-27 17:04:57 // //
  • huge dick..is it?

    Saurabh Bickle // 2012-07-27 17:04:28 // //
  • Madey eyes water !!

    Victoria Storey // 2012-07-27 17:01:49 // //
  • is like something that tickles

    Ali Rashidatu // 2012-07-27 17:01:37 // //
  • is like something i

    Ali Rashidatu // 2012-07-27 17:01:14 // //
  • Thats a big loaf of bread

    Hernan Madrid // 2012-07-27 17:01:05 // //
  • Just was about to say what Pat said...that looks like a penis there

    Tara Tots // 2012-07-27 17:00:36 // //
  • patricia...I think that would stand to reason.

    Vittoria Conn // 2012-07-27 17:00:21 // //
  • Can somebody please clue me in on what the heck that is!?

    Lisa Cronin // 2012-07-27 17:00:20 // //
  • omg.. is that a baby ?

    Craig Scorpio-Sag // 2012-07-27 17:00:13 // //
  • Fertility festival? Looks phallic to me...lol

    Patricia K Shields // 2012-07-27 16:59:46 // //
  • SWEET

    Lisa Chan // 2012-07-27 16:59:17 // //