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Cargo Cult - Who is John Frum? He is known to us by many names, this Visitor from Elsewhere, dispenser of endless abundance and wielder of mysterious technologies: John Frum, Quetzalcoatl, Osiris, "Bob." His cargo is splendid, his generosity boundless, his motives beyond our understanding. But across the ages and around the world, the stories all agree: one day he will return, bearing great gifts. Our theme this year asks three related questions; who is John Frum, where is he really from, and where, on spaceship Earth, are we all going?

I don't know if this is awesome, or terrible

Postby uncle sticky » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:59 pm

Mad Max, beyond thunderdome, is largely based on a Cargo Cult.
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Postby Sunbeam56 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:00 am

Since the protagonist was a girl/young woman named "Savannah" - it makes it doubly awesome...
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:08 am

OMG!


i heard the lindbergh baby was kidnapped too.


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Postby TomServo » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:09 am

AND! We got our own HotTo...ThunderDome!
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:01 am

Unk, you're just noticing that now? :shock:

Totally Cargo Cult. Hope this helps you get caught up. ;)




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Postby uncle sticky » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:45 pm

Well, given that I haven't watched it in twenty years, I was a little slow on the uptake, so thanks for all the encouragement. Horrible because every time I do watch it, I think "this movie was written by a guy who'd seen Road Warrior, and thought 'I'll just copy the best action scenes, and put some other stuff in there, just for good measure."

If it wasn't for thunderdome, nobody would watch that movie every again.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:35 pm

uncle sticky wrote:Well, given that I haven't watched it in twenty years, I was a little slow on the uptake, so thanks for all the encouragement. Horrible because every time I do watch it, I think "this movie was written by a guy who'd seen Road Warrior, and thought 'I'll just copy the best action scenes, and put some other stuff in there, just for good measure."

And that was before everyone knew that Gibson was a very weird christian. Not that christianity doesn't have it's cargo cult moments...
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:06 am

Christians are confused on how to properly shirtcock.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:39 am

jumpin jesus on a trampoline...

christians don't shirtcock.





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Postby Sunbeam56 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:18 am

I dont know how the writers dream up movie themes. Whomever came up with "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" had to have been in an altered state.
Sci-fi i sort of get. The writer starts with a question, and explores the consequences. Post-apocalyptic fiction is about what if the civilization that protects us vanishes.
In common with other fiction of this kind, the first assumption is that the beastial elements of mankind will form gangs, and terrorize the kinder and gentler elements.
The hopeful aspect of these Mad Max movies, and the same themed movies and writings is that there are kind perso s with great knowledge that contriibute their talents to oppose the beasts.
Fits perfectly with the BM stated goals.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:24 am

Fred is a Fucking Warrior...


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Postby TomServo » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:43 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:Fred is a Fucking Warrior...


seriously.


Fred is the new Bob?
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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:44 am

they are affiliated.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:56 am

Rumor is he was a sniper in Vietnam.

But ah, Thunderdome. I liked the sequence with the kids.

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Postby H.G.Crosby » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:28 am

Rumor is he was a sniper in Vietnam.



thats just a rumor.


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Postby TomServo » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:43 pm

Fred Dobbs..Dobbisano, whatever you like....

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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:38 am

this, is terribly AWESOME.


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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:46 am

Gee, didn't they have great musicals back then?

Now fess up, you could go for this...

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Postby PocoJoe » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:32 pm

I predict MOOP of epic proportions. While all that grass shit may break down where there is humidity and bugs, it is going to blow everywhere and stay forever. Like this theme- it blows and won't go away.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:14 pm

PocoJoe wrote:Like this theme- it blows and won't go away.

Nice.

Ah, but who is talking about grass shit? You're not trying to score some are you? :coffee:

I am going to make my grass skirt from native grasses found on the upwind side of the Black Rock Desert, and it will not be moop, but recycling.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:39 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:
PocoJoe wrote:Like this theme- it blows and won't go away.

Nice.

Ah, but who is talking about grass shit? You're not trying to score some are you? :coffee:

I am going to make my grass skirt from native grasses found on the upwind side of the Black Rock Desert, and it will not be moop, but recycling.


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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:38 pm

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A contact zone is defined as “the space in which transculturation takes place – where two different cultures meet and inform each other, often in highly asymmetrical ways.” Mary Louise Pratt describes what she calls ‘contact zones’ and explains the advantages and disadvantages that they bring. Her view is that a contact zone allows people to interact between cultures and break the cultural boundary. When a contact zone is established, people are able to gain a new perspective because they are able to interact with people of a foreign culture. Pratt describes a situation in which the university she works at was struggling with redefining a course. Ultimately, they made the course more broad and named it “Culture, Ideas, and Values.” Additionally, they designed a new course focused on “the Americas and the multiple cultural histories (including European ones) that have intersected here.” They found that this particular course attracted a very diverse portion of the student population. As a result of this diversity, a contact zone was established. Pratt explains that this made teaching the course exceptionally different than teaching a homologous portion of the student population. Each student had the experience, Pratt says, “…of hearing their culture discussed and objected in ways that horrified them; all the students saw their roots traced back to legacies of both glory and shame…” I believe that this is a very important thing to have. If you are always with people of the same culture as you, you become used to hearing all of the good things about it. Every ethnic/religious/regional/cultural group has had its low points, and it is just as important to learn about the low points as it is to learn about the triumphs.
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