[ by Charles Cameron — clear proof that blasphemy is more provocative than ironic protest ]
It is apparently safer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation to put headphones on the US bald eagle as featured in the seal of the National Security Agency…
… than it is for a Kiwi bar-keeper to put headphones on the Buddha while advertising an event at his bar in Rangoon, Burma.
A little something to chew on.
It seems plausible that the Buddha, had he wished to wear headphones, would have chosen the noise-cancelling kind.