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Living with the Machigenga

  1. Jan 28, 2009 #1

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    Mark and Olly "Living with the Machigenga" starts Feb 8th on the Travel Channel. If this is anything like their previous shows, it is well worth watching.
     
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    Any chance of cannibalism?
     
  4. Jan 28, 2009 #3

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    Or hoop-dancing (with minimal clothing???)
     
  5. Jan 28, 2009 #4

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    Maybe a fire-eating shaman? ooh.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2009 #5

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    Or a fire-eating shaman with a glow-in-the dark hula-hoop?
     
  7. Jan 28, 2009 #6

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    hmmm..right before the sacrifice? OK, I'm in.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2009 #7

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    OK, we're good to go. I'll need schedules, but I can get the film crews there.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2009 #8
    So much to look forward to!
     
  10. Feb 6, 2009 #9
    Bumping this up, because it starts on Sunday.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2009 #10

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    I've poked around a bit, and found that these people are hunter-gatherers with low resistance to diseases from the outside world. I hope that Mark and Olly and their crew were all suitably quarantined for the sake of the Machigenga. I'm guilty of having watched "Medicine Man" too many times, perhaps, but South America's indigenous people probably have a wealth of knowledge about the plants and animals in their environment - and we might be better off to find really low-impact ways of gathering that knowledge without sending in film-crews.
     
  12. Feb 6, 2009 #11

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    Two scantily clad, hot, sweaty, good looking guys. Hubba Hubba

    Of course I only watch it for the social, historical and scientific information. :blushing:
     
  13. Feb 6, 2009 #12

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    You mean these guys don't study indigenous tribes in the arctic? Are they the exo-cultural equivalent of Baywatch?
     
  14. Feb 6, 2009 #13

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    Aside from the <cough> beefcake, the two of them are really good. Olly is attempting to chronicle these tribes before they disappear. Mark es mas macho.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2009 #14

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    I get it. They are the Bobby Flay of anthropology and you think they are hot enough to watch even if their "studies" are designed to sell broadcast time. I hope they are REALLY cute, because even Rachael Raye with all her fawning and flirting cannot make me take any of her cooking "talent" seriously. I think I could turn her into a cook, but it would take at least a year or two, and she would have to learn how to stop listening with her mouth.
     
  16. Feb 8, 2009 #15

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    The show is great so far.
     
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