It’s SOP in Thailand for Hollywood movies to be marketed under two titles — one English, one Thai. This is often the source of some amusement for better-educated Thais. In 1997-1998, there was a rumour (false, I believe) that in the Northeast region of Thailand, Titanic was being marketed as ชู้รักเรือจม (Chū́ Rák Rʉa Com) [...]
Archive for August 2005
A public library in Holland has been swamped with queries after unveiling plans to “lend out” living people, including homosexuals, drug addicts, asylum seekers, gipsies and the physically handicapped.
Dustin Wax recently posted to Savage Minds musing ‘What do they want from us?’ They, of course, are the hoi polloi, and us are the anthropological cognoscenti. He lists a number of good points, and then ends in a joke: ‘They want to know about the dinosaurs.’ I’ve got to say, I think that highlights [...]
I get up, and we shake hands. I say ‘I’ll be back in a couple hours.’ ‘It don’t matter.’ ‘Yeah,’ I say, ‘but I’m bringing something.’ ‘Now that do matter!’
Attention Anthropologosphere: I discovered, earlier today, that WordPress was leaving trackbacks on other blogs without my knowledge. This would be great, except that WordPress doesn’t always do a very good job of figuring out which blog entry to comment upon when all it has to go on is the base URL for a site. I [...]
‘Homie, when you write this down, it’s going to be the craziest story you ever told.’
I have a rule about film adaptations of comic books. And that rule is: No. But this was before Savage Minds’ Kerim Friedman and the Smithsonian’s National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives’ Robert Leopold introduced the anthropologosphere to the astounding Matt Price, Jr.
A just so story about anthropologists and informants…
This morning, I forwarded this New York Times op-ed piece by David Brooks to the Anthro-L listserv. I was going to tear it apart, here, but Dustin Wax over at Savage Minds beat me to the chase, and did a far better job than I would have. One of the things I’ve wanted to do [...]
Here goes nothin’…