Starting today: Anthropology lessons!

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

We invite you to ponder new frameworks: Today, we start a new, award-winning series, “Anthropology lessons.”

In this series of reports, we’ll invite you to ponder a new set of frameworks for understanding the way the American public discourse works. In effect, we’ll be suggesting a new set of “paradigms.”

In truth, we’ll be going over frameworks we’ve recommended in the past. In the process, we’ll suggest you approach the various players in our public discourse as an anthropologist would.

What are the cultural practices of the tribe called the “mainstream press?” Perhaps more importantly at this point, what tribal morés are observed by the groups now emerging on the political “left?”

When you observe the work of these groups, we’ll ask you to consider another possibility. Given their peculiar low functioning, is it possible that these groups are less than fully “human?” Is it possible that basic differences in brain structure account for their odd behaviors? For their surprising reactions to public events?

Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton, her re-emergence has set off a great of wild behavior from the various primitive tribes who create our public discourse. None of their behaviors are new, of course. But these peculiar behaviors never stop being surprising.

What might an anthropologist say about their peculiar conduct? This will be the thrilling perspective coming to you at this site.

We’re starting this week with the screeching—and the unmistakable tool use—set off by Clinton’s reappearance. Next week, we’ll move to other topics.

Please come along for the ride.

Also this, starting tomorrow: Starting tomorrow, we’ll be doing one last set of posts related to our previous series, “Our month of the gaps.”

What do you think makes a good school good? We never quite settled that question.

Tomorrow, what makes a good school good? We’ll start with this comment right here.

34 comments:

  1. OMB (Avoiding Godwin with the OTB)

    "Given their peculiar low functioning, is it possible that these groups are less than fully “human?” Is it possible that basic differences in brain structure account for their odd behaviors"

    Would these groups be the "prehuman droogs" spotted earlier in BOBworld?

    Is it possible this question belonged in the post on French anti-Semitism?

    What "tribe" ascribes nonhuman or subhuman characteristics of a lesser nature to others? The work of David Neiwert on eliminationists comes to mind.

    KZ

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    1. What a worthless piece of trash you are.

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    2. Well, since you are a fan of a guy who calls other prehuman, what could we expect? A reasoned defense of your main guy?

      KZ

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    3. Go away you worthless piece of trash.

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    4. Bob is having a conversation about the behavior of the mainstream press and KZ wants to debate what can be called "human". He should start his own blog.

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    5. KZ knows full well that Bob is cheekily referencing comments made by Janeane Garofolo on MSNBC about conservatives.

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    6. BOB and BObfans may think this is a cheeky reference to Garafalo from back in 2009.

      You should get a 'Defender of the OTB' medal for your uniform.

      We, however, are noting it is a comment about the press and recalling something more recent, when BOB was earning his 'Defender of the Christie' medal.

      "Does anyone plan to be fair to Christie? Does anyone plan to be professional in his or her journalism?

      If so, it will be a first. Our press corps doesn't run on fairness or journalistic professionalism....

      Once the chase has been established, everything goes! ...

      This is the way these prehuman droogs chased after Clinton, then after Gore. This is the way they chased Susan Rice while Joan Walsh sat there saying nothing."

      As you can see, the term came from BOB.

      That said, speaking of Anthropology, BOB here is hearkening back to A Clockwork Orange, like Dowd reverted to Disney. Plus attacking Walsh. That BOB. He's consistent.

      KZ

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  2. Maybe the journalists with damaged brains were small children before leaded gasoline was banned.

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    1. Boomers like Bob?

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    2. Leaded fuel was phased out in the seventies. People younger than Bob got higher doses of lead.

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    3. Somebody feels it necessary to defend Bob from a fairly obvious joke?

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    4. So if you were born in, say, the 60s, you got a higher dose of lead than those born in the 40s.

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    5. Boys in the sixties were so full of lead they used their dicks for a pencil.

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    6. In the 60s, more people could afford cars with high-compression engines, so more leaded fuel was burned.

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    7. Plus color TV's started coming in to vogue, proving Rachel Maddow is mentally unstable.

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  3. Hope somebody is over on the sprawling campus checking on BOB.
    Chris Hayes not only had Nicole Hannah-Jones on the progam tonight,
    he showed footage of black middle schoolers and white parents clamoring to get their kids into school with them. No bodies were found at the foot of Thirty Rock. There may be some at the Golden Gate Bridge, Eiffel Tower, and/or busiest bridge in the world. We just don't know.

    This will obviously spark a renewal of GAP!, the series that wouldn't die!

    Good thing. Dowd and Hillary don't seem to be sparking much of a flame.

    KZ

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    1. What an uncaring jerk you are.

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    2. Perhaps we are, dearie. Perhaps we are. But don't call us uncaring. We contribute.

      That's more than we can say for the handful of others who come to sniff the rarified intellectual air of BOBville, then sneak silently back to their more trafficked haunts with nary a hint they were present, much less a lasting momento of what they thought.

      KZ

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    3. You contribute nothing. Go away you ugly piece of trash.

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    4. KZ is in pain and suffering as most of us are.

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    5. That is no excuse for adding to the suffering of others, as he does here.

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    6. Waaah! Waaah! KZ writes things I don't agree with! Meanie things about my hero, Bob!

      Waaah! Waaah! WAAAAH!!!

      I'm going throw myself on the floor and scream and holler, then I'll hold my breath 'til I turn blue!!!

      Waaah! Waaah! WAAAAAH!

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