Sunday, August 22, 2010

40 Years of Solitude

The fact of the last remaining member of an undocumented Indian tribe living alone in 31 square miles of government-protected land is kind of amazing. That this man has gone on for so long without human contact that didn't involve putting an arrow in the other person's chest, while Google, Facebook, Twitter, and GPS document the goings-on of much of humanity, is close to unfathomable. What happened to his parents? Did he have siblings? In the absence of propagating his seed or culture, does he devote his life to anything besides everyday survival? What does he think about?

I'm waiting for the romantic comedy version of this story, in which the Last Indian--played by Hugh Grant, of course--has to adjust to modern society and win the heart of The Woman He Loves (Drew Barrymore).

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