Back in 2002, Nike had a commercial showing a mix of big men starting out in their respective sports. A 2-second spot revealed a bulky Polynesian arm wrestling someone. But it was enough for me. My brain processed the following thoughts within that quick moment:
massively thick neck… muscular, bulky biceps… cute and handsome face… unbelievably massive chest… powerful arms that could choke you silly… wide shoulders and back… sexy brown skin that’s glistening from the light and sweat… error… error… BSOD…
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. was huge when I was in high school back in Hawai’i. These 6 Samoan behemoth brothers injected a dose of funk in their rap music that I enjoyed listening to. To this day, New Funky Nation is my favorite album from theirs (I still have the cassette tape!).
In the special edition CD of West Koasta Nostra, it came with a bonus DVD that had the following music video titled “Bang On.” It’s a big bear/musclebear’s wet dream come true as it’s basically a music video where most of these woofy Samoans are shirtless and just working out. And, as a bonus, we also get to see the uber-woofy Mack 10!
And here’s a funny video of a couple of crazy Polynesian men imitating that video. I give them a “LOLz” for lifting weights with seashells and pumping iron with wirecutters.