Saturday, February 17, 2007

Humans Are Awesome

I discovered, by means of Ben Goldacre's extensive deconstruction of Gillian McKeith, the meaning of the term "cargo cult" - expanded by Wikipedia, naturally. And then that leads to this beautifully understated entry.

I'm highly sceptical of the cited source but I think I can just let it go and cherish the moment.


Grill said...

I've heard of that Prince Philip cargo cult before, somewhere - I believe there are photos of him online being greeted by them. He probably said something wonderfully racist.

But,yes, that Ben Goldacre piece was a marvellous character assassination of a truly nasty bullying charlatan. Not that I know her personally, mind.

Jon said...

Terrifying, isn't it? I'm holding out for some hugely public fall from grace.