An American Hero
My fellow Virginians,
I continue to get a steady stream of Macaca-related emails. You should know that I'm searching my mind and soul to explain how my mouth said those syllables, at that moment, to that Indian boy. There is something else I'd like you to consider.
In the United States of America, monkeys have come to be known for their curiosity; inquisitiveness; persistance; daring; companionship; loyalty; and agility. These traits are admirable in any American--but they are vital to a good cameraman. I don't know about Europe or the Dark Continent, but in the good ol' USA, singling out a cameraman for his monkey-like traits ought to be considered high-praise.
No one, including me, will ever know for sure if my words were monkey-inspired--but if they were, perhaps SR should really say "Thank you," and we could just leave it at that.
In any case, I hope y'all will give some thought to our national hero, the American Simian. Think about that--and review the other reasonable explanations we've provided--and hopefully it will mend this rift that your misinterpretation has created.
Updated List of Reasonable Explanations (please choose one or more from this list):
1) Meant it as a compliment
2) Macaca a Real Name
3) Just a Routine Cameraman Nickname Creation
4) Something to do with mohawk?
5) Mohawk + Caca = Macaca