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Old May 30th 11, 22:21   #54
GKarsEye
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Re: Game of Thrones, HBO series

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Hrm. I thought Jason Momoa was (native) Hawaiian. Samoan?
You're right, Hawaii.
In my defense, Hawaiian athletes do those war dances. In fact, I'm pretty sure the University of Hawaii football team is who made it popular across the U.S. So much so that it was done by the fictional Dillon, Texas Panthers in Friday Night Lights.

And before non-Americans jump down my throat, yes I know rugby did it first, because I saw the New Zealand team do it in Invictus.
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