"Basketball is a traditional competition where the tallest children in the village attempt to put a brown sphere into a sacred high basket. It is quite a futile task because the basket has a gaping hole at its bottom; hence, the ball always falls through."
"While the drama surrounding Brexit is quite entertaining on its own, it has brought to our attention that maybe the U.S. is much more similar to the U.K. than it would like to admit."
Whenever a Nacireman tells me the distance to a place, I am never sure whether I should call an Uber or walk. If 5,280 feet = 1 mile, does that mean I need running shoes, or can I make do with high heels? Advice to foreigners: Call the Uber. Trust me.
"My hypothesis on why Naciremans often omit Dr. King’s dissenting opinion on capitalism is due to a fear of its implications. Indeed, there has been significant progress within, and cooperation among, Nacireman tribes since the '60s. However, there is still much more that needs to be done."
"Naciremans should consider showing gratitude year-round and one way they can begin doing so is by consuming less and giving more."
"Nacireman federal elections are coming up in less than a year. Unfortunately for Nacireman folk, they have to vote in yet another election under an authoritarian regime that is becoming increasingly oligarchic."
Hence, what Nacireman tribesmen believe to be a magnificent feat of man dominating nature — a rite of passage if you will — is actually primitive technology that shows an incapacity to work with nature rather than fight it.
If it is a matter of protecting Nacireman youth, it would seem reasonable to also increase the age that one goes to war or the age that one can acquire a firearm since these also lead to youth deaths.
" I hope these two tips can help other ethnographers coming to study the Nacirema. Greetings may seem like a small detail at first, but they often give you a window into how people choose to interact with one another. As for Nacirema country, one can deduce a culture of isolation and apathy from their greeting customs."
"The Naciremanian tradition of football is long-standing and important to the various tribes. In many senses, this ceremony forms the foundation of their communities' public social exchanges."