Photoshopping the Dalai Lama

Rupert Murdoch’s Australian newspapers published this digitally altered image on the weekend.

Funny? I don’t think it is.

Food that has meaning

I can’t see Benedict XVI being a judge on a reality television program. Yesterday the Dalai Lama was, sort of.

” Entrants in MasterChef Australia were speechless and some in tears yesterday when the Dalai Lama made a surprise visit to the hit show. His Holiness spent 50 minutes tasting specially made dishes from the seven remaining contestants on the Channel 10 program.

‘He was heavily critiquing the bread and when I say he was heavily critiquing he either loved it or would say nothing’, Calombaris said.

The Dalai Lama tasted all the dishes contestants prepared but, in line with his Buddhist teachings, he refused to judge. He left that to Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris. ”

themercury.com.au/article/2011/06/12/237091_entertainment.html
The Sunday Telegraph