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Way back when we first started this World Cup journey together and I was such a naive little thing, I went on a rant about those “danged vuvuzela horns,” as if I were the first and only person who would notice the buzzing in the background of every game. Well, how ’bout that! A few other people took notice. And by a few, I mean the entire world. Even non-Cup fans have said to me, “I heard about all that fuss over those horns! Must be annoying.”
And as with everything, the internet took this page out of pop culture and made lots of funnies out of it. Instead of posting every little vuvuzela joke that has hit the internet these past few weeks, here are our top 5 –
1. Youtube’s vuvuzela button :: Youtube installed a small soccer ball button on every video, so that you can add a lovely buzzing to anything, from trailers to cat videos to, hey!, vuvuzela videos.
2. John Oliver takes on the vuvuzela issue :: What better way to make a point about the vuvuzelas than by blowing one right in the face of the head of the World Cup organizing committee. Oh, John Oliver, I sure had my doubts about you at first — forgive me! You have won over my cold, small heart. Watch below.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|World Cup 2010: Into Africa – Goal Diggers|
3. And, even better, Hitler took on the vuvuzela :: The kids are all about those Hitler reaction videos these days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Ln_rqPpPk&feature=player_embedded
4. The Vuvuzela on Twitter :: Yes, you can follow the instrument on Twitter. Heads up — most posts go something like, “Commentary on Italy’s loss: BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.”
5. And then this was just timely :: And what a great idea it is!