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Junior Stares Down Bull And Loses

Posted in Entertainment, Spot The Poly, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

JuniorSeauFormer linebacker Junior Seau was a guest bullfighter at a Professional Bull Riders event in Ontario when he got knocked to the ground by an enraged bull. He was filming a segment for his new show “Sports Jobs With Junior Seau”.

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Flashback Friday! (C&H Sugar Commercial)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Food & Drink, Music, Spot The Poly, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

C&HHere’s a commercial for C & H Sugar that originally aired in the 1950’s, but re-ran in the mid-ninties. The song is pretty catchy and that little girl doing the hula is the cutest.

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Magazine Names Their 10 Hottest Mixed Women

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Spot The Poly with tags , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

NicoleScherzingerComplex Magazine just released their list of who they consider to be the top 10 hottest mixed women (roll my eyes at that one because we’re all mixed but whatevs).

Coming in at number 2 on that list is Hawaiian, Filipino, Russian beauty Nicole Scherzinger. By the way, what’s going on with that solo album of hers?

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST

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Brad Pitt Plays Servant to Sumo

Posted in Entertainment, Spot The Poly, Television, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

pittyokozunaA while back there were photos circulating the interwebs of Brad Pitt filming a commercial for Japanese cellphone company SoftBank. The clip was just released and in it we see Brad Pitt playing personal servant to famous Polynesian sumo wrestler Yokozuna Musashimaru (given name Fiamalu Penitani).

Ain’t it cute?

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Panic At The Disco Break Up – Well Sort Of

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Spot The Poly with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2009 by TheDiversePurse
l - r: Smith, Ross, Walker, Urie

l - r: Smith, Ross, Walker, Urie

For those Panic at the Disco fans – no need to start pulling your eyelashes out. According to their official website, it appears lead singer Brenden Urie (he’s Hawaiian on his mother’s side. Go figure!) and co-founder/drummer Spencer Smith are still members while co-founder/guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker are venturing off to do their own thing.

“Though the four of us have made music together in the past, we’ve creatively evolved in different directions which has compromised what each of us want to personally achieve. Over the years, we have remained close and honest with each other, which helped us to realize that our goals were different and that parting ways is truly what is best for each of us. We are all excited for the future, you should be too.”


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The Clean Up Crew

Posted in Entertainment, Spot The Poly, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

"It's all about the paper"

"It's all about the paper"

I’m about a year late, but I just caught wind of this comedic web series “The Clean Up Crew”. Its basically, like, if you were to combine The Office and CSI. Taking comedy and the mockumentary set-up and combining it with the latter’s crime scene blood and guts.

The show follows the daily occurrences of a crime scene clean up crew as they deal with the competing businesses, snotty detectives, and just with each other.

My favorite crew member is the strong, but silent type Ofato (played with great comedic timing by Samoan actor Tyler Tuione). Too bad his character doesn’t say anything, but Tuione uses it to his advantage by getting his point across through his facial expressions. I think he does a better acting job than his counterparts with speaking roles.

VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE TO WATCH ALL OF THEIR EPISODES

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Flashback Friday! (Rush, Rush-Paula Abdul)

Posted in Entertainment, Flashback Fridays!, Music, Spot The Poly, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

abdulreevesrushLet’s go back to the early 90’s to a pre-American Idol Paula Abdul where she tried her acting chops in this long ass melodramatic video with Keanu Reeves for “Rush Rush” from her Spellbound album.

I’m guessing this is set in the 1940’s / 1950’s, yet Keanu always brings out that damn surfer/stoner boy accent which I’m sure didn’t exist yet. He was still hot though.

It’s kinda cute watching them romance each other because Paula looks like his little sister. She’s so tiny! Both of their performances should’ve garnered Academy Awards though *cough*

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Troy Polamalu Graces Madden 2010

Posted in Entertainment, Spot The Poly, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

polamalumadden10We’re not even close to it being football season, but for sports fans that season comes a few months early courtesy of John Madden and his line of successful video games base on the NFL. The new edition “Madden 10” is stated to be released in early August.

There was a lot of buzz as to who would be on the coveted cover of the ageing player, coach, and commentator’s new installment of the Madden series. In the past John Madden himself was the coverboy from 1990 – 2001. In 2001, EA Sports decided to put other football players on the cover starting a tradition that has gained popularity for the game and for the player featured.

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Madden's First Cover In 1990

This time around EA Sports has decided to try something different yet again and have, for the first time, two players on the cover – Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu and Arizona Cardinal Larry Fitzgerald. Not only are there two people for the first time, but it should also be noted that Polamalu is the first Polynesian to grace the cover! Look at us comin’ up 😉

Check out some behind the scenes footage of them shooting the cover below.

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Tuesday Eye Candy – Dwayne Johnson

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, Spot The Poly, Television, Tuesday Eye Candy!, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

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Name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson aka “The Rock”
DOB: May 2, 1972 in Hayward, CA
Claim to fame: Being a wrestling champion within the WWE then later showing his acting chops, and perfect physique/face/smile *sigh*, in movies such as “The Scorpion King”, “Get Smart”, and “Gridiron Gang” to name a few.
Background: His father is Rocky Johnson a well respected and popular Black Canadian professional wrestler. His mother, Ata, is the daughter of Samoan wrestler “High Chief” Peter Maivia and wrestling promoter Ofelia “Lia” Maivia. It apparent Dwayne was bound to become “The People’s Champion” as he has the sport in his blood.

Check him out below playing a pissed-off Hawaiian. Damn, this man is fine! I love when he dances…
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Real World/Road Rules Challenge Opening: Insulting Or Complimentary?

Posted in Diversity, Entertainment, Spot The Poly, Television, Videos, WTF?! with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

rwrrI’ve never seen any of the previous Real World / Road Rules Challenges before, but I perked up when I saw Ruthie, from The Real World: Hawaii, shown throughout the trailer for the new season titled: The Duel 2: New Zealand.

So I watched it and, aside from the typical backstabbing, gossip blabber, and fights going on, I came away thinking more so about the opening credits. Unlike most reality-gameshows-set-in-exotic-locales where contestants are shown amongst flashes of jungle, fires, and monkeys the producers decided to get the cast involved with the native culture – by making them do the Maori haka!

I didn’t know how to feel about this one. Was it insulting to have these non-Poly, minus Ruthie, MTV-ers doing this ancient dance and chant? Or were the producers/writers trying to pay homage to the land / people where they’re filming the show?

I’ve seen the haka (mainly in reference to the All Blacks rugby team) taken from its traditional meaning and used in commercials for cars in Italy to bakeries in New Zealand and it makes me wonder – has the Haka become the new hula? Is it being exploited for its sheer exoticism? I doubt many viewers of the RW/RR Challenge will have an interest in the history of why Maori’s chant that way or stick their tongues out aggressively. I believe the majority of the MTV demographic (and hopefully I’m wrong) will view the dance as sheer savagery stereotypically attributed to Polynesians.

Alright, let me get off my soap box. All-in-all, they tried but their version of haka was whack! Most of them had a sheer look of confusion on their faces. Poor babies! Oh, well, we’ll see what else this season has in store. (The opening starts around the 5:30 mark).

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