Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pardon Me, Your Vuvuzela is Showing


PresHallTrumpClose, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

Have you been watching the world cup? Are you really into it, or just don't care?

It's one of those things I think everybody can get caught up in once in their lives. I've never been a big sports fan, frankly US team style sports bore me to tears-especially the "usual" ones like baseball and football, (The wife-beating drug abusing convicted felons playing the game don't help the cause much here) but the world cup is different. It's so big and the players are actually athletes who care about the game, not to mention it's just more fun than most traditional sporting events. I don't know, it just seems larger than life to me, something I want to be a part of, something to actually enjoy. It's fun, I think in part because commercialism hasn't corrupted it yet (well, you know, not all that much.)

Everybody has been talking about the Vuvuzela too. Should they ban them? Outlaw them? (If that were the case, then we could say that "only outlaws have Vuvuzelas!") Or are they just part of the fun?

Up until the world cup this year, I thought that a Vuvuzela was one of those body parts I'm not supposed to talk about in mixed company. And I didn't really think Slovenia was a real country. Now I know better. (Ahem, did you know that the wiki has an actual recording of an actual Vuvuzela so that you could click on it and hear what it sounds like? Great, now the entire universe can be annoyed by the din.)

I really hope the US does well this time too, since more people are into it. Maybe not as well as Slovenia but, you know, play a respectable game at least.

Toot that in your horn and smoke it!

Until next time...

4 comments:

mythopolis said...

I am sure by now, that the blare of a vuvuzela is available as a ring tone.

Go, Lakers!!!

Kala said...

As I had never heard of a "vuvuzela" before, I thought this post was going to be about those fancy bikini waxes the movie stars are having!

mythopolis said...

Ummm...if this has anything to do with the vulva....I am all for it.

Carol said...

I don't know about a ring tone but somebody has penned an entire "Vuvuzela Song." Seriously. That's scary!

Kala, I thought it something unmentionable as well. Turns out it's a horn with a funny name. (Well, I guess Vuvuzela is "horn" in Swahili.)

Mythopos people have been saying things like, "you can blow all day!" so, I guess, that's something, right?