Gouranga? ゴウランガ? 強乱牙?
I received a weird e-mail the other day, from “Neateye” [email@example.com]. Not your everyday spam. It was so weird and random that I’ve decided to share it with you.
Call out Gouranga be happy!
Gouranga Gouranga Gouranga
That which brings the highest happiness…
To be honest, the only reason I didn’t instantly delete it like most spam is that I misread it and thought it said “Gouraiger,” which would be the evil rangers from the Japanese Power Ranger show Hurricanger a few years back. That’s them on the right there. Since my brain had already switched into the mode that “this must be something Japanese related,” I thought it was maybe someone I knew, sending something weird. It wasn’t. Brian, who was at my apartment, had no clue either. Time to do some investigating.
Turns out, after doing some hard core research (by which I mean Google and thus Wikipedia), I found out this is some kind of non-intrusive religious group’s e-mail and calling card. Something called Hare Kirishna? Anyways, I just wanted to remind everyone that I also received a few Jesus-related text messages when I was at Target back in the Fall, so apparently these religious fanatics are trying to take advantage of technology all over the place. Either that or they’re targeting me just to get mentioned on my blog.