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Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Men prepare to grab that all-important bargain at the sales

7 comments:

Toby Wollin said...

And the New Zealand All Blacks Haka strikes again!!!

Deja Pseu said...

Too funny. Forgive my ignorance, but this is ahead of a rugby match, yes?

Toby Wollin said...

Deja - absolutely. The teams from NZ, Tonga, and the Fiji Islands all do some form of challenge dance just prior to the matches. To see some great ones, go to Youtube and just search on Haka. For the absolutely best one, however, search on 'gingerbread haka'. Hilarious advert for a baking contest in NZ.

phyllis said...

Now that's what I call a throw down. The other team looked like mere girly men - and terrified.

Arabella said...

No crash helmets, no shoulder pads, no tights. Take note, American footballers :)

rosaria said...

Dead right there's no men in tights. This is a manly game. No room for poseurs.

The Librarian said...

Goodness - I've never seen anyone call the haka funny! I guess it does look odd if you're not from NZ (I am) and not into rugby (I'm not, but - sigh - as the only woman in an otherwise male household, I see a lot of rugby).

The All Blacks perform the haka as a challenge to the opposing team. The haka is commonly associated with fighting, but doesn't necessarily have to be so associated. It's always done at test matches, and I guess is an attempt to intimidate the opposing team as much as anything else.

It is considered an insult for the opposing team to NOT face the haka, which happens from time to time. NZ frequently wins when this happens :-)