Sunday, June 14, 2009

The South is The South where ever you are

The southern area of New Zealand's south island has many similarities with the southern US. There is a lot of agriculture, the people are very proud, and there are lots of mullets and rednecks. The stereotype of the self-sufficient manly-man is here as well. And they love to trash on people from Auckland (big northern city). This billboard is outside of the stadium where we saw the All Blacks play, and it reminded me of home. And I'm not joking about the mullets, it is huge here. Lots of rugby players sport them, so kids think it's cool to rock shaggy, bleached-out, nasty helmet mullets.

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