Friday, August 6, 2010

MFA Greensboro Alum Steve Almond Featured on Salon

Let them blow their cheap plastic horns

By Steve Almond


There are lots of reasons to hate vuvuzelas, those cheap plastic horns that have produced the World Cup's massive droning background track. Most people, for instance, don't really enjoy massive droning background tracks. They're hard to dance to, and tiring. Just ask anyone who isn't a Nine Inch Nails fan.

For what it's worth, most of the players seem to hate the vuvuzela, which they claim makes it hard to communicate on the field. The captain of the French side, Patrice Evra, managed to blame the vuvuzela for his team's lethargic effort in their scoreless opener against Uruguay -- a move that struck me as pretty, well, French.

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