More on vuvuzelas

MSNBC is running a story about the “inventor” of the vuvuzela.  Two things are interesting here.  One, it’s total bullshit that it was invented 15 years ago.  Brought to South Africa and made in to a business there 15 years ago?  Sure, I can buy that.  Invented there?  No way.  Again, this has been a staple of Mexican soccer for at least 20 years or more.  The other thing to note is that if this guy is the father of (South African) vuvuzelas, then the story establishes that this whole fad is precisely 15 years old.  What.  the.  fuck.  We’re tip-toeing around about not offending the sensibilities of the locals about a 15 year old fad?  That’s ridiculous.  (Also, all of the original reporting about how the vuvuzela “hearkens back” to some ancient African tradition are made even more stupid).  I still think that you can’t ban them, because if it’s 15 years old, 500 years old, or 5 months old, it doesn’t matter if banning them would kill off 40% or more of your attendance at the games.  You just can’t do it.  It still doesn’t mean I like them.  BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

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