Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Not Eskimos


In grade school we did a report on Native Americans, and I picked Eskimos. I soon learned that they were called Inuit. "Eskimo" is insulting. They didn't live in these ice dome houses except on temporary bases. They lived in sod houses or something else. I went along and did my Inuit report and learned about their culture and built a model of a sod house. But I have always resented how that whole thing got derailed because all I was really interested in was the igloo. Sorry, Inuit. You guys are cool. It's not your fault. Anyway, these little people aren't even supposed to be Inuit. They are just two lovebirds with a dumb dog and a permanent ice dome igloo house and satellite uplink.

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