Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Aztec Cannibals

Archeologists have figured out some details on Aztec cannibalization of some captured Spaniards.
The prisoners were kept in cages for months while Aztec priests from what is now Mexico City selected a few each day at dawn, held them down on a sacrificial slab, cut out their hearts and offered them up to various Aztec gods.
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The priests and town elders, who performed the rituals on the steps of temples cut off by a perimeter wall, sometimes ate their victims' raw and bloody hearts or cooked flesh from their arms and legs once it dropped off the boiling bones.
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Some pregnant women in the group had their unborn babies stabbed inside their bellies as part of the ritual.
Yecccchhhh.

In the meantime, La Voz de Aztlan thinks that the Mel Gibson arrest was all part of some big Jewish conspiracy. Gibson is one of the only American gringos these loonies like, mostly because they approve of his anti-Semitism.

In further race-relation news, the next series of "Survivor" will split up the contestants into four tribes based on their race or ethnicity. While on the one hand experiments like this at least have the potential for some interesting sociological results, that all tends to get obscured by the dictums of reality TV production. Namely, contestants are selected for their inherent obnoxiousness and the shows are edited to emphasize conflict.
Update: Defamer comments on Survivor, delves into where they seem to get their casting pool.

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