the shaka .. why do we all have to be so HAWAIIAN?
This, apparently, is how the Hawaiians hold a lei in their fingers before placing it around somebody’s neck. It’s a tourist / girly thing. Flowers hula and strained poi. Now we have Eddie Rothman coming out of a nightclub in the arms of the local riot squad and he’s giving the Shaka to the Hawaii News reporter standing outside. Tourists get Shaka’d with the garlands at the airport, football teams west of Kyogle throw Shakas everytime they score.
Obama Shakas Netanyahu, Assad Shakas Ahmedinajad – google has 9,800,300 images of the Shaka and it only took 22 secs to gather them all in.
Babies falling out of the womb give a Shaka before they hit the concrete, honeymooners lay on Shakas everytime the moment arrives. It’s all slap slap SHAKA!!
– and surfers, there’s Mr. K Slater being ferried up off the beach through a forest of Shakas – brokers in the NY stock exchange use the gesture every time they manage to rip some more funds off one of their clients.
So what’s so cool about a combination of a thumbs up and a tea drinker’s upraised pinky – perhaps the Shaka could be substituted for green sweaters on on the campus, that’s the day the gay community flag each other. Let’s meet.
Thursdays in America I believe. Probably every day in the UK, and not ever in Australia.
It’s ok to be gay – that’s what the Shaka could be.