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Cargo Cults

Hits: 7003 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: Travel | Added by: Bachi-Atari
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Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12218 Posts
Monday, January 07, 2013 7:20:17 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.

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1393 Posts
Sunday, January 06, 2013 1:38:00 AM
Troll 'm with an RC plane...

Lednar
Male, 18-29, Europe
 108 Posts
Saturday, January 05, 2013 8:57:49 AM
'Twas aliens!

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Saturday, January 05, 2013 8:03:25 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.


trippyhippy9
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 562 Posts
Saturday, January 05, 2013 6:05:00 AM
no more strange than any other religion. Quite a bit less strange than some...

thubanstar
Female, 40-49, Southern US
 804 Posts
Saturday, January 05, 2013 5:35:43 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.

Bakcagain21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 553 Posts
Saturday, January 05, 2013 5:35:42 AM
And look up the Prince Phillip Movement, Cargo cult which worships the Duke of Edinburgh, consort to Queen Elizabeth II.

Bakcagain21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 553 Posts
Saturday, January 05, 2013 5:27:49 AM
Always the white man's fault....

Bachi-Atari
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 234 Posts
Saturday, January 05, 2013 1:04:04 AM
HOBY: pretty sure he was, but can't always trust that.

HOBYandy
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3065 Posts
Saturday, January 05, 2013 12:47:35 AM
Gerry is being ironic, Bachi-Atari.

HOBYandy
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3065 Posts
Saturday, January 05, 2013 12:46:32 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.

Bachi-Atari
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 234 Posts
Saturday, January 05, 2013 12:43:04 AM
"Huh?
I thought the Cargo Cult were those fashion retards who wear cargo pants."

Please be sarcasm.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Friday, January 04, 2013 11:32:13 PM

Huh?
I thought the Cargo Cult were those fashion retards who wear cargo pants.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6401 Posts
Friday, January 04, 2013 9:32:28 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14125 Posts
Friday, January 04, 2013 8:13:17 PM
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

-- Arthur C. Clarke's 3rd Law.

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Friday, January 04, 2013 8:09:50 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.

Scuzoid
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1270 Posts
Friday, January 04, 2013 8:00:21 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."

ScottSerious
Male, 18-29, Western US
 5329 Posts
Friday, January 04, 2013 7:20:39 PM
well isn't that depressing

ByOwlPost
Female, 18-29, Western US
 520 Posts
Friday, January 04, 2013 7:02:35 PM
O.o dude..

Bachi-Atari
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 234 Posts
Friday, January 04, 2013 6:35:30 PM
Link: Cargo Cults [Rate Link] - Or, white man messin' with everybody!


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