Monday, June 21, 2010

forget waterboarding, grab a vuvuzela!

While visiting relatives recently, my son had on the television watching soccer (FIFA World Cup to be more specific). Soccer, like the word trigonometry, gives me a bad case of the hives, so I am never interested. However, this broadcast was even more annoying because it sounded like they were playing inside of a beehive.

The sound comes from about 30,000 vuvuzelas. Wikipedia defines a vuvuzela as "a stadium horn", a plastic blowing horn that produces a loud, distinctive monotone B flat note. It is most used in football (soccer) matches in South Africa.


They make a heinous noise. I am pretty sure that they could be the new form of torture. Hitler even hated them: see here


Kathy at Wellness Roadtrip said...

The first World Cup match I watched, before they started making a big deal about the vuvuzela, I really thought there were bugs in the air. Then I thought about annoying airhorns..but these things are worse. Did you hear someone tried to bring one into I think Yankee stadium...they got the boot. Thank goodness. The French are really revved up about the whole thing. Crazy. :)

Anita said...

Here's a possiblity for use: Bad speeches in Congress.