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Desc:Bamboo control tower and airplane constructed as religous structures
Category:Educational, Religious
Tags:religion, documentary, faith, cultural divide
Submitted:chomez
Date:11/07/07
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theSnake
lol dumb cargostians
Billy Buttsex
Hey-- way to be politically incorrect! No, seriously... way to be politically incorrect. Aborigines = dumb.

Menudo con queso
Papua New Guinea is such an interesting place. It has something like half of the world's languages and the interior didn't have contact with the outside world until early in the 20th Century.

Although I kinda wonder about the "documentary"-ness of this, given all the awesomely composed shots. Feels kinda directed to me, but what the hell do I know.
jihadbaby
This is from Mondo Cane (I just posted a few clips in the hopper), an Italian exploitation-"documentary" from 1962. While the film is more interested in presenting semi-morbid, curious material rather than educating its viewers in any way, it still is an awesome film and through its many juxtapositions ends up being even somewhat profound.

What I'm trying to say is: I love this fucking film, watch it.

P.S.: The music is awesome too.

chomez
Yeah, I thought maybe I should have put "documentary" in quotations too. I especially doubt they spend so much time looking up waiting; most cargo cults seem to just integrate these practices into standing religous ceremonies, not devote their every waking moment to airplanes. This movie is also ultimately responsible for that miscegenation clip that came up earlier from another mondo "documentary."

Herr Matthias
5 just because I used the phrase "cargo cult programming" in a meeting today, and at least two people asked me what the hell I was talking about.
fluffy
Same here, except I referred to how the Agile process is cargo cult management. And every time I refer to this shit people are like "Cargo cult?" and I have to explain it, even if it's someone I've explained it to before. I guess people forget things they don't believe.

yoyo1
OMG same here! The food was not very good at the restaurant so I stood up and said, "By jove, what kind of cargo cult culinary preparation is that?". But everybody looked at me with dumb eyes.
Jesus I hate having to educate people !!!11111.

Scrotum H. Vainglorious
Imagine how they'd react to a low level supersonic pass.
Cap'n Profan!ty
Imagine how they'd react to someone landing a plane there.

Billy Buttsex
Imagine how they'd react if someone DID land a plane there, and then jumped out with glowsticks and a WHOLE SHIT TON OF FELIX DA HOUSECAT

j lzrd / swift idiot
It's not so much that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, so much as any sufficiently backwards people cannot distinguish advanced technology from magic.

Suck on that one Clarke.
Repomancer
What's the difference?

fluffy
You realize that's exactly what Clarke's quote means, right?

Konversekid
Aren't you happy that we don't live in a place where everyone worships something, waiting for it to come and save them?

But then again, these people have actually seen a plane before.
glasseye
Oh relgion, why must you continue chain people in ignorance.
Spastic Avenger
you mean why must an extrasomatic adaptation suddenly not be able to deal with something it has never had to deal with? Cargo Cults are just a way of assimilating new and alien information into an existing matrix of understanding. They are actually evidence of the narrative way in which all peoples deal with problems.


baleen

Hear hear Spastic Avenger. Exactly.

bopeton
lol brown people.
oogaBooga
That plane is never going to fly, and your runway is crappy and small!

Suck on that, confused tribal-type peoples!
CharlesSmith
You won't be laughing when the ancestors return in a plane full of prosperity and you don't get any because you were mean!

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