Undertoad Thursday Sep 26 03:07 PM
This is Ansuman Biswas, and he's a hermit.
He wasn't always a hermit. But Shugborough Hall, a stately home in England, wanted to revive the 18th century tradition of having its own hermit. So they asked for applications, and Mr. Biswas won.
The gent is a performance artist, normally living in London and not a hermit, but he wants to remind people of the need for "quiet contemplation" in the modern world.
Speaking as a hermit myself, quiet contemplation is important, but when you take too much time in it you go insane.
InkEye Thursday Sep 26 04:54 PM
"Hello, I'm Hermit THE Frog bringing live news coverage from Shugborough Hall in England where I'm waiting to interview Ansuman Biswas, the local hermit here. Ah there he is!---
"Excuse me, sir, the public would like to know, if you were at a bar and saw a woman you wanted to talk to, --would you demonstrate for us how you would have her come talk to you?
"...Uhm, yeah; OK... I think it's suddenly clear why you've 'chosen' to be a hermit."
Torrere Thursday Sep 26 05:59 PM
That would probably be a pretty cool thing to do. I wonder how long Mr. Biswas is going to remain as a hermit?
hermit22 Thursday Sep 26 06:07 PM
This guy's my hero...
blowmeetheclown Thursday Sep 26 06:17 PM
\Her"mit\, n. (Cookery) A spiced molasses cooky, often containing chopped raisins and nuts.
I see the nut, possibly a fruit, but the only thing that looks remotely like molasses might be what he's sitting on.
Not much of a traditional hermit if people are coming out to see him and take his picture.
blase Friday Sep 27 12:13 AM
What kind of employment agency do you go to for these positions? I'd like to get a job as a hermit.
Count Zero Saturday Sep 28 12:15 AM
If he's a hermit, why is he talking to a camera ?
Hermits these days....
Torrere Sunday Sep 29 03:25 PM
I would view this as an example of The Media corrupting society... Look at how far they'll go! They're attacking the time-honored lifestyle of hermits.
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