Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Oprah is a Zulu

It's a strange news day. Here's an article wherein the popular talk show host claims that her DNA has been traced to the Zulu tribe. Some experts doubt the veracity of this claim, as the Zulu nation was apparently more of a cultural or linguistic group than an ethnic group. I care little about whether she is right in her claim or not, but I do find it amusing that she would make the claim in the first place. After all, the Zulu were a rather warlike bunch, as anyone who has studied the battle of Rourke's Drift or played one of the Civilization games knows. I can't see her touchy-feely show making much of a dent in the Zulu viewership, assuming they were still around. So then should we expect the next selection from her book club to be The Art of War?

Not to worry. The true reason she has a fondness for the Zulu: "I'm crazy about the South African accent." Whew.


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