Gingerbread Haka

Via a mailing list, the Gingerbread Haka:

If you don’t get the joke, there’s a video of the original below the fold, with bonus shirtless ruggers:

There are dozens of other versions on YouTube, including one with French subtitles, if you really want to know what they’re chanting. It’s a pre-game tradition for the New Zealand All-Blacks, based on a Maori dance.

It’s worth watching a couple of them, just for the “What the…?” looks on the faces of the opposing sides, who have to stand there and watch this.


  1. #1 Brad Holden
    October 16, 2007

    Well, there is always this one

  2. #2 Brad Holden
    October 16, 2007

    Not all teams have a confused look on their face.

    Tonga gets to do the Haka, too.

  3. #3 Homie Bear
    October 16, 2007

    That’s fantastic! The haka is a very revered Maori tradition and the All Blacks always perform one before a match. The gingerbread cookies were hilarious. What a great way to vote foer the best kiwi bakery.

  4. #4 J-Dog
    October 16, 2007

    This is just one more reason why rugby beats the hell out of soccer…

  5. #5 Brian
    October 16, 2007

    Truly, J-Dog. I am anxiously waiting for the popularity of rugby among Americans to hit its tipping point!

  6. #6 Thony C.
    October 16, 2007

    But it still didn’t stop them losing the quarter-final in the World Cup to France who in turn lost the semi-final against England! I can’t wait till Saturday!

  7. #7 Caio Maximino
    October 22, 2007

    Indeed, it was a fine game, that of Saturday. Even though there were no tries, it was very tight.

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