Ethan Zuckerman has a great post today on "cultural appropriation." Well, it seems that a high school football team in Euless, TX (outside of Dallas, where I live) has been doing the "Haka." It's a traditional Maori dance... and quite intimidating. See for yourself below.
Now it may be that someone on the team is close to the Maori heritage... or it may be that they appropriated the ritual from another, more famous sports team, the All Blacks rugby squad from New Zealand, arguably the best rugby team of all time. Watch them below. Update: it seems that there are, in fact, South Pacific roots in Euless!
Whatever the case, the Haka makes for a great show, and is a great sign of culture making its way across the globe... all the way to Euless, TX.