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Date: 01/04/13 06:34 PM

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    Bachi-Atari Male 18-29
    263 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    Link: Cargo Cults - Or, white man messin` with everybody!
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    ByOwlPost Female 18-29
    519 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm
    O.o dude..
  3. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 7:20 pm
    well isn`t that depressing
  4. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm
    "well isn`t that depressing"

    Doesn`t help that I`ve never seen an aboriginal portrayed in media smile. Fairly certain that`s true of even american natives set in period material. Like the whole game is "Make sure they look depressed."
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    If they really wanted to mess with em, they would land a small RC plane there and watch `em all try to figure out how to get in it.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 8:13 pm
    "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

    -- Arthur C. Clarke`s 3rd Law.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 9:32 pm
    This is from the 1962 film "Mondo Cane," the name being Italian for "a dog`s world." It`s a pastiche of odd cultural practices and rituals from around the world; the cargo cult segment is the last, hence the big THE END.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36187 posts
    January 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Huh?
    I thought the Cargo Cult were those fashion retards who wear cargo pants.
  9. Profile photo of Bachi-Atari
    Bachi-Atari Male 18-29
    263 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 12:43 am
    "Huh?
    I thought the Cargo Cult were those fashion retards who wear cargo pants."

    Please be sarcasm.
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 12:46 am
    Thought this was a scene from The Gods Must Be Crazy at first. Also, they don`t seem too bothered by the giant camera up in their faces.
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 12:47 am
    Gerry is being ironic, Bachi-Atari.
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    Bachi-Atari Male 18-29
    263 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 1:04 am
    HOBY: pretty sure he was, but can`t always trust that.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 5:27 am
    Always the white man`s fault....
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 5:35 am
    And look up the Prince Phillip Movement, Cargo cult which worships the Duke of Edinburgh, consort to Queen Elizabeth II.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
    815 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 5:35 am
    This is why people are basically crazy. 1. See something you don`t understand. 2. Make up some nonsense so it fits into your world.

    Every culture does this.
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 6:05 am
    no more strange than any other religion. Quite a bit less strange than some...
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 8:03 am
    Richard Feynman wrote an excellent commencement address for his inauguration at CalTech in 1974, likening the approach some so-called scientists take to their work as being akin to these cargo cults. I see it in my work (software development) all the time too: people who see the behaviours of successful people/teams/companies, and who try to replicate their success by copying the superficial aspects of their behaviour, but with no deep understanding of why certain behaviours are pertinent in some circumstances but irrelevant and inapplicable in others. The results those people get are often about as successful as the `airports` built by cargo cults are in attracting aircraft. And it`s just as big a mystery to them why they`re unsuccessful.

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    Lednar Male 18-29
    109 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 8:57 am
    `Twas aliens!
  19. Profile photo of MrAtari
    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1562 posts
    January 6, 2013 at 1:38 am
    Troll `m with an RC plane...
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    January 7, 2013 at 7:20 am
    There are a lot of southern pacific islands like this. Backwards places like Vanuatu, Melanesia, PNG and Australia, where the locals will believe in anything set before them, such as the Australian Labour Party.

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