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Tribe

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mister Paul, 21 Aug 2007.

  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    <end of weekly tribal meeting>

    the chief-

    "Oh, and don't forget lads -that Bruce Parry is coming next Wednesday.

    We need to make up some customs so that the white man looks a complete tit on TV."
     
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    <second in command>

    "why don't we get a mammoth?"

    <chief>

    "nope, bonj has already covered all the bases with mammoths"
     
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    <second in commands second cousin twice removed on his mothers side>

    " I know where we can buy a zonkey for a few dead monkeys "
     
  4. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Leave Bruce alone, I think he's lovely!
     
  5. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    which one of them said that?
     
  6. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    which one of them said that?[/QUOTE]
    Second in commands second cousin twice removed on his mothers sides brother
     
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    which one of them said that?[/QUOTE]

    That's next week.

    Mind, it can't make the eyes water as much as the time when they tried to manipulate his little fella for him. He went visibly green.
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Imagination is a wonderful thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I like Bruce too!

    Actually Mr Paul, you're not so far off. One of our lecturers told us a story about one of the first tribes to be studied by an early anthropologist, who went on to write a book on their customs. 20 or 30 years later , or maybe more, I can't remember, another group went to study them, and would ask them "Why do you do that ritual", or that custom, or whatever. Each time the elders would disappear into the hut to confer with the interpreter and then come out and explain. Eventually one of the researchers asked to be allowed in the hut. The elders were looking the answers up in the original book...
     
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    "oh, and make sure you hide all the porn…"
     
  11. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Margaret Mead was apparently royally stitched up in Samoa, when she was spun a yarn about complete sexual freedom and frolics. It's never been quite established whether she was lied to or whether the girls she spoke to changed their stories under the subsequent influence of Christianity, but it cast a lot of doubt on anthropology as a science. Shows that the act of observing can change the nature of what is being observed.
     
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    like looking busy when the boss comes round
     
  13. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Or being a half dead cat in a box
     
  14. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Aaaanyway...I have to say it was quite a schadenfreude moment watching Bruce puke his whole digestive system up last night...educational. Also, was it me, or did people feel slightly bad seeing monkeys getting killed? It must be their anthropomorphic characteristics.
     
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    I don't know, they had a few good catchy hits, despite their manufactured origins.