Cargo Cults

I recently heard the term “cargo cult”, looked it up on Wikipedia, and found it to be a really fascinating read. Reminiscent of The Gods Must Be Crazy, only real. Read the article, and ponder.

(Loosely-related fact: I originally got the idea to put a “!” after my name from The Gods Must Be Crazy’s cast list. I liked the idea that such an unpronounceable character in our language could be tucked into a name like that.)

One Comment

  1. eddie
    Posted February 18, 2007 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    You should read Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!. It’s hilarious. I came across it when I was subbing for a science teacher and started reading it while the kids watched a boring video. I couldn’t put it down. It’s such a great perspective from an insider from the Manhatan Project.

    Anyway, this whole cargo cult thing reminds me of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. I loved that movie!