Fantastic review of a Sanskrit play:
They were also believed to break the five basic prohibitions of renunciates: liquor, meat, fish, parched grain, and getting it on. Often.
So the stereotype was of creepy horny drunk carnivorous beggars covered in human ash, accompanied by hott chick acolytes, carrying around someone’s skull, asking you for money.
I think they used to squat in Tompkins Square Park.
[via the sainted Cosma Shalizi]