Trobriand Island Cricket anyone?

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Trobriand Island Cricket anyone?

Postby Marscrumbs » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:42 pm

Since we are going native...or more native this year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jTP7a9I0dU
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Re: Trobriand Island Cricket anyone?

Postby Marscrumbs » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:39 pm

You mean all of you are too young to remember Anthropology 101? This would be the perfect game between tribes for Cargo Culting.
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Re: Trobriand Island Cricket anyone?

Postby trilobyte » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:47 am

Speaking for myself, I got the reference but just wasn't interested.
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Re: Trobriand Island Cricket anyone?

Postby Marscrumbs » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:02 pm

Oh? Then that's ok, Trilobite. But flashy jungle costumes like the airplanes, feasting, cerimonial dances between each play with teams of any size jumping up and down and a predetermined outcome mocking the dominant colonial culture. Well that's my idea of a burning jolly good time.

Wish I could find the entire original video include the "Antropologist" mascot with the coconut binoculars.

Ok, next brilliant idea please....
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Re: Trobriand Island Cricket anyone?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:52 pm

It was a bloody boring game after they took out the headhunting bit. Cracking good time though, wot?
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Re: Trobriand Island Cricket anyone?

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:37 pm

Aren't all sports pretty much meaningless magic ceremonies?
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Re: Trobriand Island Cricket anyone?

Postby katy potaty » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:21 pm

As a former anthro student I would LOVE to play Trobriand cricket-peekay, peekay!
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Re: Trobriand Island Cricket anyone?

Postby Marscrumbs » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:46 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Aren't all sports pretty much meaningless magic ceremonies?


I liked the umpires casting magic spells agains the other team.
And no more sticky wickets?
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Re: Trobriand Island Cricket anyone?

Postby Marscrumbs » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:49 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:It was a bloody boring game after they took out the headhunting bit. Cracking good time though, wot?


We could add that back in.
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