Saturday, March 19, 2011

What NOT to say to an Anthropologist

Time for a little rant, methinks.
Now, if you know anything about me by now you probably know that I am an Anthropologist.  I study cultures from all over the globe.  I study pretty much anything that has to do with the material culture of humans. Someone had the bright idea cross their mind to send me a link to a video. This particular video is a rather bland exposé on Balkan erotic myths.  If someone had sent this video to me on a normal day, I would have been like, "Wow, this is extremely interesting." But for the sake of all that is good, do NOT send this video to me and say "omg i lold so hard at this.'  If you are a mature individual with a mild curiosity for Balkan Erotic Myths you can see the video here.
I can assure you, this video is not a joke.  It is however an artistic rendition of a certain culture's folklore.  The lady in charge of producing this film and several others is Marina Abramović, a Yugoslavian performance artist who has had several performances and exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, NY and the Guggenheim Museum, NY.
I may not have my PhD yet, but I can assure you that I do know a thing or two about subjects such as these.  I pride myself in the knowledge that I have acquired in the past few years and I am not afraid to use it.  You therefore, cannot try to brush off the mistake of forwarding the video to me by saying its just a fake piece of internet trash made for the enjoyment of imbeciles across the country. I am not amused.  You will fail to bullshit me.  Also you may note for future reference: when your plan fails to BS me, you will also fail when you try to blame someone else for sending it to me. I understand that I can be scary when  I am legitimately mad but please own up to your own mistake, or else I will just have to brush you off as just merely being an ignorant fool.  People seem to underestimate the depths to which I can see into a person.