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scheming daemons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-15-10 02:37 PM
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There's no way that $2 plastic horns from WalMart are part of the "South African Culture"
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Part of the joy of international soccer is hearing the fans for various team sing and chant during the games.... now that is being drowned out by incessant buzzing of 50,000 killer bees... or what sounds like it.

Television networks around the world have asked FIFA to get rid of the "vuvuzelas" (the South African word for annoying plastic horns from WalMart, apparently) because of the thousands of complaints from audience around the globe.

FIFA has declined, saying that the vuvuzelas are a part of the South African culture and it would be wrong to remove them.

The things are made out of cheap plastic. If they are part of the "culture", they haven't been part of it for very long. I call bullshit.

I want to hear the English fans singing for their team. I want to see and hear the Brazilian fans dancing and partying and singing.

What about THOSE countries' soccer cultures?

Death to the vuvuzelas.

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  -There's no way that $2 plastic horns from WalMart are part of the "South African Culture" scheming daemons  Jun-15-10 02:37 PM   #0 
  - Agreed! It was maddening during USA/England! Also, what part of "WORLD" do they not GET?  WinkyDink   Jun-15-10 02:39 PM   #1 
  - The world went to them, and knew the vuvuzelas were a part of it from the beginning.  HuckleB   Jun-15-10 11:40 PM   #48 
  - Why is everyone so angry about vulvas? They are perfectly natural!  QC   Jun-15-10 02:40 PM   #2 
  - Yeah, I have to say I'm pro-vulva aslo.  FSogol   Jun-15-10 02:57 PM   #11 
     - If it sounds like an angry bee, you should probably back off.  QC   Jun-15-10 03:14 PM   #18 
  - South Africa guarantees that it will never again host another international sporting event.  Lance_Boyle   Jun-15-10 02:40 PM   #3 
  - Only 50,000 killer bees ?  dipsydoodle   Jun-15-10 02:42 PM   #4 
  - Why do westerners want to go to other countries and drown out the culture for the sake of their own?  jobycom   Jun-15-10 02:43 PM   #5 
  - That's just it.... $2 plastic horns aren't part of the SA culture... that's made up bullshit  scheming daemons   Jun-15-10 02:45 PM   #7 
  - Bullshit.  HuckleB   Jun-15-10 11:34 PM   #45 
  - THE HORNS DESTROY THE GAME...KILL THE HORN  Bo   Jun-15-10 02:46 PM   #8 
  - Plastic horns less than a decade old  Codeine   Jun-15-10 02:53 PM   #9 
     - Sigh.  jobycom   Jun-15-10 03:08 PM   #14 
     - It's not "Americans".... citizens of EVERY country are complaining about it  scheming daemons   Jun-15-10 03:11 PM   #16 
     - Why? The entire WORLD is unhappy with them.  Codeine   Jun-15-10 03:15 PM   #20 
        - Because I would want this country to be better.  jobycom   Jun-15-10 03:24 PM   #30 
           - Not liking stupid droning noises doesn't make us bad.  Codeine   Jun-15-10 03:31 PM   #31 
     - I don't buy it.  HuckleB   Jun-15-10 11:37 PM   #46 
  - This says they've been in SA since 2001.  sinkingfeeling   Jun-15-10 02:44 PM   #6 
  - Actually, it says the plastic version has been there since 2001, but it has been there since the 70s  jobycom   Jun-15-10 03:15 PM   #21 
     - A vuvuzela was, not a stadium of them.  Codeine   Jun-15-10 03:17 PM   #23 
        - That's not what it says.  jobycom   Jun-15-10 03:19 PM   #28 
  - The vuvuleza makers may be changing their horns.  backscatter712   Jun-15-10 02:55 PM   #10 
  - Imagine what it would sound like if the stadium was full of these?  Turborama   Jun-15-10 03:00 PM   #12 
  - Are air horns banned from American football games?  blogslut   Jun-15-10 03:05 PM   #13 
  - I think it varies by venue  Lance_Boyle   Jun-15-10 03:14 PM   #19 
  - I was just wondering  blogslut   Jun-15-10 03:18 PM   #25 
  - Remember when the Seahawks banned fans from cheering?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-15-10 03:42 PM   #35 
  - They banned cowbells from Mississippi State games, the bastards.  jobycom   Jun-15-10 03:17 PM   #24 
  - My call is that they are a product of  Ernesto   Jun-15-10 03:09 PM   #15 
  - The native people there used to use kudu horns to call people to meetings  QC   Jun-15-10 03:14 PM   #17 
  - I read that as "blowing on vulvas."  Lucian   Jun-15-10 03:16 PM   #22 
  - Exactly where it should be. nt  Codeine   Jun-15-10 03:18 PM   #26 
  - I thought I could get used to the noise  mokawanis   Jun-15-10 03:19 PM   #27 
  - They brought this shit to the Home Depot Center  Codeine   Jun-15-10 03:21 PM   #29 
  - Apparently it is part of SA culture  Riftaxe   Jun-15-10 03:35 PM   #32 
  - If that's all it is,  Codeine   Jun-15-10 03:40 PM   #34 
     - I agree, it is a distraction for the players  Riftaxe   Jun-15-10 10:27 PM   #41 
  - Apparently they were invented by a South African in the 1960s.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-15-10 03:37 PM   #33 
  - +1  HuckleB   Jun-15-10 11:38 PM   #47 
  - The Chicago Sting used to sell similar horns in the 80's.  Nailzberg   Jun-15-10 04:11 PM   #36 
  - Jeezus  TZ   Jun-15-10 04:13 PM   #37 
  - This is international.  Codeine   Jun-15-10 08:03 PM   #39 
     - Irritation with the noise is understandable  TZ   Jun-15-10 08:24 PM   #40 
  - Shofer horn  Crabby Appleton   Jun-15-10 04:46 PM   #38 
  - So correct. But... We're not talking about "South African Culture". We're talking South African  cherokeeprogressive   Jun-15-10 11:17 PM   #42 
  - Pfft.  HuckleB   Jun-15-10 11:30 PM   #43 
  - Vuvuzela: SA football's beautiful noise  HuckleB   Jun-15-10 11:33 PM   #44 

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