Friday, April 4, 2008

under the covers: #33

For the love of Pete, Inuits are cool. They spearfish, they have their own weird, esoteric version of the Olympics, and they dress like Andre 3000. And you have to respect the focus and concentration on this dude's face. But according to a recent US News & World report, Alaska's crime rate - violent crimes, in particular - is among the worst in the nation. While it might seem counterintuitive at first, it makes sense. I imagine the Inuit to be a territorial people and so pervasive is the hunting and tracking lifestyle that it is almost hardwired into their DNA. Which makes you wonder what this guy is really about to launch that spear at. It could be a fish. Or it could be the fuselage of a low-flying sea plane carrying life-saving rations for starving, at-risk Inuit families impoverished by deadly climate changes. Dude, what an a-hole.