the worst idea ever

About a week ago my next door neighbour bought a vuvuzela. (Along with the rest of the nation.)

And when he was busy blowing that thing tunelessly at 4am the other morning I thought oh my G-d, the vuvuzela, that is the worst idea ever.

Now please, don’t think me unpatriotic. But really, as a musical, lyrical nation is that seriously the best we could do?

what about this thing? (Does it have a name?) Wouldn’t that have been better?

it’s pocket-sized, handmade from natural locally sourced, mostly biodegradable materials and it’s representative of our culture.

or if we were really in it for some Jap-crap plastic, what about this thing:

at least it’s musical.

or calabashes, and drums:

what about them? they’re african aren’t they? And pretty.


And surely (i actually typed surly at first by mistake… freudian slip perhaps) a better option than the deafening skwawk of the vuvu.

even these would be better:

But no. We’re stuck with the fucking spit flying, ear blasting Vuvuzela.
Which in my opinion, together with these:

have to be the worst ideas ever.


15 responses to “the worst idea ever”

  1. wozzel says:

    i live so close to the stadium in Durban I almost died during last nights game. Not Cool.

  2. Jules says:

    Yeah, on tv, it just sounds like a bunch of bees.

  3. liquid pixel says:

    You’re gonna hate me, but where I live in the middle of nowhere, you hear…diddly squat. If I want noise, passion & excitement I just turn up the volume on the old big screen mama of a TV I have taking up half a freaking wall in the bedroom.

  4. Paige says:

    liquid pixel, i am jealous. i live quite close to city centre and it’s PaaaaaarP City.

    Jules, did you watch the super 14 rugby final on tv? I did and was deafened by the vuvu’s. the players were saying they could hardly hear the ref’s whistle.

    Wozzie, I feel your pain.

  5. liquid pixel says:

    Oh, and by the way, WTF (seriously!!!) is with the guy doing squats on the Pilates ball thingey??

  6. Paige says:

    liquid pix, i’ve been waiting patiently all day for someone to comment on that! what the fuck is up with that, right?

  7. abraxas says:

    Erm KY is useful stuff hey .. ?

    That IS ky?

    I love those other musical devices, great ideas! my mate has one of them unnamed plonkers, i love sitting and making a tuneless tune 😀

    peace

  8. Paige says:

    bwahahahahahahahaa KY that’s really funny abraxas.

    ever had anything waxed abraxas? c’mon you can tell us. we’re all friends here.

  9. Maryx says:

    I’m with you on this one!! It’s driving me nuts!! (Good spirit though)

  10. abraxas says:

    oh right … no … um … *blush*

    i also like those whizzbang noise thingies that you turn … 😀

  11. Cheryl Davids says:

    I can totally relate – my sister that lives with me loves the vuvuzela, she uses it every chance she gets, since i have bought the vuvuzero t-shirt, ive gotten quite a bit of attention since wearing it around those vuvu lovers 😛

    http://www.springleap.com/designs/view/vuvuzero

  12. liquid pixel says:

    Lol Abraxas! I’m quite fascinated as to how you go about applying your KY!! With a wooden sucker stick, I presume? 🙂

  13. Paige says:

    @cheryl – that vuvuzero t-shirt is classic! i love it. eish, i know blood is supposed to be thicker than water, but if one of my siblings had a vuvu… i’m not so sure…

    @liquid pix and abraxas…i repeat – bwahahahahha. hmmm now i’m going to have to go and research KY Jelly. Now look what you’ve gone and done!

  14. Melany says:

    Oh I would have LOVED the sound of a million drums. Just imagine….so much more beautiful than the vuvuzela

  15. Paige says:

    oh yeah melany, i would have loved that. somehow drums manage to be powerful, but not overbearing, which is the prob i have with the vuvu, other than certain deafness, it’s just so overbearing.

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