All live in shelters now, enjoy constant medical attention and, on weekends, stroll into town to take in the sights. "Nukak life is hard in the jungle," Dr. Maldonado said. "You wake up thinking about food and you go hunt, you go search for nuts. So when they see us they think their food problems are over."
That is not to say the Nukak do not have plans.
Ma-be explained that the idea is to grow plantains and yucca and take the crops to town. "We can exchange it for money," he said, "and exchange the money for other things."
With this passage from the Simpsons episode Boy Scoutz 'N the Hood:
[Homer searches under the couch for a peanut]
Homer: Hmm . . . ow, pointy! . . . Eww, slimy . . . . Oh, moving! . . . . Ah-ha! [finds twenty dollar bill, then says remorsefully:]
Homer: Aw, twenty dollars . . . but I wanted a peanut!
Homer's Brain: Twenty dollars can buy many peanuts!
Homer: Explain how!
Homer's Brain: Money can be exchanged for goods and services.
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