RE: [SACC-L] About the Mayan Calendar
- My recollection is that Gary Larson took anthropology and primatology courses in university and was/is married to an archaeologist.
From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Lloyd Miller [lloyd.miller@...]
Sent: July-27-12 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: [SACC-L] About the Mayan Calendar
I agree, Deborah. I think Gary Larson's anthropological jokes are inspired. If I recall correctly, he never denigrated indigenous people but often satirized and poked fun at anthropologists or at situational encounters between anthropologists and others. Many if not most anthropology and biology departments reputedly maintained bulletin boards full of Larson cartoons. Perhaps some still do.
On Jul 27, 2012, at 4:58 PM, Deborah Shepherd wrote:
> Thanks, Dianne. Very interesting.
> This is a creative one reflecting on the Euro:
> On the one hand, I am irked by so many supposedly educated people being so
> willing to make ignorant jokes ("I only had room to get to 2012") about one
> of the primary American cultures, but on the other, this subject is the
> first one most American immigrants have ever learned (or mis-learned) about
> the Mayans. Am I being overly sensitive? It seems to me that Gary Larson's
> anthropological jokes were of a different quality.
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> Lloyd Miller
> Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 4:25 PM
> To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [SACC-L] About the Mayan Calendar
> Hi Dianne, thanks for posting these cartoons. Some are quite funny.
> I noticed, though, that the round calendar stone used in many of them looks
> suspiciously like the Aztec calendar stone housed in the National
> Anthropology Museum in Mexico City. I suppose this distinction is important
> only to anthropologists, historians and Mexican school children, many of
> whom, by my observations, learn their national history quite well.
> On Jul 27, 2012, at 8:25 AM, <dianne.chidester@...>
> <dianne.chidester@...> wrote:
> > I don't know if the attachment will come through or not. If not,
> > here's a link to a lot of Mayan calendar cartoons.
> > http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=mayan+calendar+cartoons&qpvt=mayan
> > +c
> > alendar+cartoons&FORM=IGRE
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