Wednesday, February 08, 2006

You and your flying metal bird can go fuck yourselves

The Sentinelese have recently been in the news for offing a couple of drunk Indian fishermen.

A lone Sentinelese tribesman aims his bow at an Indian coast guard helicopter

After learning more about their exploits (below) we have officially declared them to be the new mascots of Your Prayers Make the Real Gods Angry. Indeed, I'm sure that all your prayers make their gods extremely angry.

In the spring of 1974, North Sentinel was visited by a film crew that was shooting a documentary titled Man in Search of Man, along with a few anthropologists, some armed policemen, and a photographer for National Geographic. In the words of one of the scientists, their plan was to "win the natives' friendship by friendly gestures and plenty of gifts." As the team's motorized dinghy made its way through the reefs toward shore, some natives emerged from the woods. The anthropologists made friendly gestures. The Sentinelese responded with a hail of arrows. The dinghy proceeded to a landing-spot out of arrow range, where the policemen, dressed in padded armor, disembarked and laid gifts on the sand: a miniature plastic automobile, some coconuts, a tethered live pig, a child's doll, and some aluminum cookware. Then they returned to the dinghy and waited to observe the natives' reaction to the gifts. The natives' reaction was to fire more arrows, one of which hit the film director in the left thigh. The man who had shot the film director was observed laughing proudly and walking toward the shade of a tree, where he sat down. Other natives were observed spearing the pig and the doll and burying them in the sand. They did, however, take the cookware and the coconuts with evident delight.

As for the drunk Indians that got what they deserved this week:

The Indian coast guard tried to recover the bodies using a helicopter but was met by a hail of arrows. Photographs shot from the helicopter show the near-naked tribesmen rushing to fire. But the downdraught from its rotors exposed the two fishermen buried in shallow graves and not roasted and eaten, as local rumour suggested."


Blogger Wino McHackenpuke said...

Ba ha ha ha!!

5:27 PM  

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