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Rugby world championships begin soon. My brother in law is from New Zealand. Some shit will be talked. GO TONGA! GO!
There is a team named All Blacks???
If that is what rugby is about, clearly I am missing out.
Sadly, they got absolutely smashed by the all blacks, despite a strong start.
Also famous for doing the Haka -
I was going to watch the game when it airs tomorrow out here. Oh, well. Spoilers and all that. It's not like I was serious about rooting for Tonga. I just need to root for everyone against NZ. =D
Holy fucking shit I am watching the wrong sports.
In nerdy summer camp many of the counselors were from Australia, New Zealand, etc. They had summertime travel-work programs. Free/cheap US vacation if you work at summer camp! It was a sweet deal.
When it came time for the color war or apache relay some of the counselors taught us the All Blacks Haka. At the time we kids didn't know what we were learning. They told us it was an old apache war cry or something and we used it at the start of every event, and then again if we won. I'm pretty sure the true origin is aboriginal. Years later when Internets existed I discovered the truth. I had remembered it so well, ringa pakia! waewae takie! Once I saw that video I was like "those brilliant shitheads!" Because of them I knew an awesome thing without knowing it. I can also impress people from Oceania with my knee-slapping.
The Ka Mate haka is Maori. I also had a teacher who taught it to our class, but I was also told by said teacher that if we ever did it in front of a native New Zealander we'd probably get beat up.
In nerdy summer camp many of the counselors were from Australia, New Zealand, etc. They had summertime travel-work programs. Free/cheap US vacation if you work at summer camp! It was a sweet deal.It is, actually, a friend of mine did Buck Rock's Creative arts camp, and I have a few other friends who have done other camps - You pay for the flight over, you have plenty of free time, you get to hang out in the US for a while, and more often than not, they pay you, too.
Does the reverse work? I need a reason to go to Australia. Or New Zealand.EDIT: Well, you know, a reason other than, "perpetually fleeing to exciting places in fear of real life." ~_^
A working holiday is fine. I'm planning my gap year presently, so I'm looking at all my options.
Wow, the Steelers and Colts both got crushed.
Also, all of you football haters will be glad to know that NBC was showing the USA-Ireland rugby game directly opposite the two 1:00 football games. I switched over a bit when both games became blowouts.
Oh, hah, I thought the thread was about football and got confused.