Sunday, April 17, 2011

the daily(ish)

Some of the traditional chanting at our Maori show in New Zealand…



video

Seriously, in person it was intense. Our guide on Sunday was Maori and explained to us that their strategy for warfare was "scare them with crazy". No one wants to fight a madman so they tried to look as insane as possible with showing their tongue and the whites of their eyes.


Now keep in mind the Maori were cannibals and all fighting was done hand to hand with tools designed for cracking your skull open so they could eat your brains. No. Joke.


I don’t even want to imagine what level of “crazy” they were trying to scare people with because their “normal” seems crazy enough to ward off Freddy Kruger.

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