April 04, 2007

People who snort people

Keith Richards and the YanomamoNot that the Yanomamo know who Keith Richards is, but, boy, can they identify.

Richards, the Rolling Stones legend, was busy distancing himself Wednesday from a report that he'd once snorted his late father's ashes.

Meanwhile, from deep within the Amazon, the primitive Yanomamo (or Yanomami) have long been subject of reports that they ingest the cremated remains of their deceased tribal members, according to Sang-Hee Lee, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of California, Riverside.


Rob said...

I wasn't responsible for someone's imagining a connection between Keith Richards and the Yanomamo. For the most part, I don't make the news, I just link to it.

In other words, this blog goes wherever the news takes it, whether it's Star Trek, Bigfoot, Mel Gibson, or Keith Richards.

If someone imagined a connection between snorting Anna Nicole's ashes and Native people...yes, I'd post it. And if there weren't a Native connection, I wouldn't.

Rob said...

No, it means I'll cover all the news, including tabloid-style news, when it happens to deal with Natives in pop culture. If you don't like it, you're free to not visit.