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pi·blok·to , pibloktog (pi-blok'tō),
A dissociative fugue state, usually occurring in Inuit women, in which the afflicted person screams, tears off her clothes, and runs out into the snow; afterward, she has no memory of the episode.
[Innu] A culture-specific hysterical reaction in Eskimos, especially women, who may perform irrational or dangerous acts, followed by amnesia for the event; pibloktoq may be linked to repression of the personality of Eskimo women, whose status is that of property
piblokto, pibloktog (pĭ-blŏk′ tō) [Inuit]
A syndrome, apparently culturally specific for Eskimo women, in which the person screams, removes or tears off her clothes, and runs naked in the snow. The woman then has no recollection of these events.
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Given that most of us have endured at least a little cabin-fever over the recent Baltic-blast, the term Piblokto
(Arctic Fever or Arctic Hysteria) came to mind.
The title is lifted from the closing track, Things May Come and Things May Go But the Art School Dance Goes on Forever, by Pete Brown and Piblokto
Nothing there about Horny Dublo, a copy of Things May Come And Things May Go But The Art School Dance Goes On For Ever by Pete Brown's Piblokto
on vinyl or my valued autographed photograph of Jimmy Clitheroe.
(Although I discovered last week that my copy of Things May Come and Things May Go But The Art School Dance Goes On Forever by Pete Brown's Piblokto
on vinyl is now worth pounds 145, so I thank the inventor of the CD for making my collection of 12 inchers more valuable.)