Author Topic: Funny, also brilliant--BabaKiueria  (Read 11116 times)

Offline Laurel

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Funny, also brilliant--BabaKiueria
« on: October 17, 2011, 03:24:27 pm »
"I've always been fascinated by white people. The evidence of their culture is all around us: their art, their industry, their way of life...."

This is Australian, but the parallels are obvious. All three parts are posted and all are very well worth the watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06DKCdJWK2c

Offline KrazyKraut

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Re: Funny, also brilliant--BabaKiueria
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 08:50:40 pm »
Bruhaha.. this is soooo cool

Re: Funny, also brilliant--BabaKiueria
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 11:04:43 pm »
interesting.. i feel the same way watching this as i do any documentary
on a "peoples"..  even though it's supposed to be funny.. i don't really
find it funny.. maybe it's just my mood today.. but i don't find it funny
when "peoples" are filmed/treated this way regardless of what kind of
"peoples" they are.. and regardless if it's supposed to be funny..
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Offline Laurel

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Re: Funny, also brilliant--BabaKiueria
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 08:30:14 pm »
Sounds to me like you got the point? Some parts of this made me squirm and look away, and I think that's as it should be/that's what the filmmakers meant to accomplish. But I still laughed at parts of it.

Re: Funny, also brilliant--BabaKiueria
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 02:58:48 pm »
Probably. I think it's good for those who have never seen it from the other side.. mostly
the white peoples who go about making 'documentary' of this sort.. I've just never liked
those things, nor do I like shows on petroglyphs or ancient civilizations cuz I just always
think they don't know what any of it means and are just making it up to what they think
it must mean.. can't stand that sort of stuff. I remember in grade school being taught about
the Vikings, and asking the teacher, how do they know the Vikings said/did this or that..
the answer from the teacher was not satisfying to me so I stopped listening.. then later
they taught us about dinosaurs and the center of the Earth.. and on a trip with my mom
to the local museum, reading the signs and asking what the word 'theory' meant. I was
pissed (even at that young age) to realize that they were making the stuff up.. and teaching
it to me as thought it was fact.. I stopped listening to that too. I became a terrible history
student.. LOL
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Offline nemesis

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Re: Funny, also brilliant--BabaKiueria
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2011, 09:56:53 am »
I thought that this was really excellent.

Thank you for sharing it. :)

Offline Laurel

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Re: Funny, also brilliant--BabaKiueria
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 10:18:50 am »
Critter are you saying dinosaurs are made up? In science, theory doesn't mean guess.

The formal scientific definition of theory is quite different from the everyday meaning of the word. It refers to a comprehensive explanation of some aspect of nature that is supported by a vast body of evidence. Many scientific theories are so well established that no new evidence is likely to alter them substantially. For example, no new evidence will demonstrate that the Earth does not orbit around the sun (heliocentric theory), or that living things are not made of cells (cell theory), that matter is not composed of atoms, or that the surface of the Earth is not divided into solid plates that have moved over geological timescales (the theory of plate tectonics). One of the most useful properties of scientific theories is that they can be used to make predictions about natural events or phenomena that have not yet been observed.--The US Nat'l Academy of Sciences, via Wikipeida

Sorry if I misinterpret you.

Re: Funny, also brilliant--BabaKiueria
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2011, 07:45:45 pm »
No, but at that time, the 60's, they did not have genetic knowledge to know what dinosaurs "looked" like.. and I was being taught what they looked like. Other than size, which was proven by bone structures, the rest was "speculation".. I didn't like it that the teachers didn't say "we don't know what they looked like, only how big or small they were".. or, "we don't know exactly what the Vikings said when they landed, but we like to think they said this".. LOL I was an odd kid..

As a 8 year old child, my understanding of "theory" was quite limited to meaning.. "they don't know but from what they do know this is the "best guess" and as a child my "literal" streak was much more in control than it is now..  I still have issues with being too "literal" but now I understand this fault of mine and can think around it when I need to.. or when someone kindly points out to me that I'm being too literal.. :)  And I never take offense if someone says, "you're being too literal" because I know it's a truth about me.. I am often too literal.. :)

I don't consider what is proven, such as atoms or cells, or earth's rotation around the sun, or platonic movement.. to be theory.. I consider that which is unproven to be theory..  again, my "literal" take on the word theory.. :)



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Offline Laurel

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Re: Funny, also brilliant--BabaKiueria
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2011, 08:21:26 pm »
OK, sorry--I was pretty sure I had misunderstood something.

I too was taught some things about dinos that later proved to be untrue.

Re: Funny, also brilliant--BabaKiueria
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011, 01:08:13 am »
Well, back to the video posted on this page. I do think it's a good video. Sorry for any
side tracking I may have done.. I was just speaking my minds initial thoughts after watching
the video.. and although I do think this sort of thing done for real is really "sad".. I DO appreciate the
humor of the video, and the educational value it has.. should be shown in schools nationwide.. :)

(Laurel, no apologies necessary :) )
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Offline Sparks

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Re: Funny, also brilliant — BabaKiueria
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2021, 03:20:26 am »
"I've always been fascinated by white people. The evidence of their culture is all around us: their art, their industry, their way of life...."

This is Australian, but the parallels are obvious. All three parts are posted and all are very well worth the watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06DKCdJWK2c

That URL does not work anymore. I am posting three links, all show the complete movie video (29:20):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqcFg4z6EYY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7QGPXEycNQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUMpPgMGCe8

I also think it’s a brilliant movie. Some background links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BabaKiueria
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166032/
https://aso.gov.au/titles/shorts/babakiueria/notes/
https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth1604/video/Babakiueria.html
https://www.diggitmagazine.com/papers/babakiueria-how-mockumentary-fights-against-orientalism