Vuvuzela

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by iii, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Member of Khans

    Member of Khans Vault Dweller

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    Aug 26, 2004
  2. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    I find them really annoying at times, but when the game is good I focus on that instead and forget them.

    What's more annoying are morons with laser pointers, who point them at players during a game.

    I'd be more annoyed if I couldn't hear the thud when someone kicks the ball because of the noise.

    Furthermore, the best noise made by spectators during any sporting event is that at alpine skiing contests.
     
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Chief organizer: Trumpet ban possible

    "We can't sleep at night because of the vuvuzelas," Evra said. "People start playing them from 6 a.m. We can't hear one another out on the pitch because of them."

    Jordaan said organizers are doing everything possible.

    "We've tried to get some order," Jordaan said. "We have asked for no vuvuzelas during national anthems or stadium announcements. It's difficult, but we're trying to manage the best we can."
     
  4. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1kXOpccy9s[/youtube]

    It is honestly the most annoying thing ever for me while watching, but god damn this vid is funny. :lol:
     
  5. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    That video is pure genius.
     
  6. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Those are the best seats Nick Cage could get? Didn't he tell them he's a Coppola?

    It would be awfully futile and silly to try to enforce anything.

    It is a pity that a lot of the national flavor from the chanting and singing is basically washed out in a monotonous drone.
     
  7. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I could not care less about those things in the stadium ... but now some kidz here in the neighbourhood got their hands on some of them ... and boy is it annoying ...
     
  8. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Isn't the name vuvuzela inherently obnoxious and flamboyant in and of itself when all we're talking about is a friggin' horn.
     
  9. Member of Khans

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  10. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    but it fits though. They make equal anoying sounds. The Vulvas I mean. When they fart.
     
  11. Blakut

    Blakut Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 9, 2008


    Maybe one could make a "vulvuzela", a different version, to make the sounds in this very special occasion.
     
  12. Kyuu

    Kyuu Insert Awesome Title Here

    Jul 19, 2007
    And your hatred for soccer and "false patriotism" (which is hardly limited to the World Cup) has what exactly to do with the thread?

    On topic: Those things are incredibly irritating and I have no idea why any rational being would chose to get one and contribute to the monotonous buzzing that drowns out all other noise during the matches. It should be a felony to manufacture, distribute, or carry one of the devices.
     
  13. Blakut

    Blakut Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 9, 2008
    But couldn't one play it like a buegel?

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83ozOX9l7M8[/youtube]

    An orchestra of Vuvuzelas... playing the national anthem. Imagine that!
     
  14. iii

    iii Vault Dweller

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    Oct 10, 2005
    Hey Heinz,

    How do Cornetas look like?

    Do we have to prepare for the same sound/noise during the next World Cup in Brazil?
     
  15. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    the sound is pretty similar a normal (metal) cornet, but its made of plastic. I couldn't find any video in youtube to show you though :/

    And well, usually the crowds do much more noise than the instruments over here. The cornets and whistles are only noisy outside the stadiums
     
  16. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I watched a bit of the South Africa vs. Uruguay match today, and I don't mind these things too much, I guess. I don't understand why they have to blow them continuously throughout the entire match, though. Why not save it for a goal or some other exciting moment? It sounds like a swarm of angry bees.

    If I were going to a match there, I would bring a trumpet or a coronet and blast away. :D

    The vuvuzelas make me think of a baseball game that took place in Detroit about 15 years ago. As a promotion, the first 5000 fans to enter the stadium got a free baseball. The baseball was contained in two hemispherical pieces of clear plastic. After a short time, the fans figured out that if they turned the hemispheres back and forth in opposite directions, the friction would make a really annoying squeaking noise. Everyone with a free baseball made that squeaking noise through the entire game.
     
  17. Captain Frankie

    Captain Frankie First time out of the vault

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    May 10, 2010
    This could be thé solution for all German soccer-fans:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn_Qi588ZkU[/youtube]

    :twisted:
     
  18. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Vuvuzela Dawn


     
  19. Puokki

    Puokki Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jun 4, 2008
    Oh man I am so glad that the Finnish TV company that shows all the matches here decided to censor the vuvuzela voices (by disabling certain frequency voices). It's not working at 100 % efficiency, but it's still a lot less painful to the ears to watch the matches.
     
  20. Barrett

    Barrett Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jun 8, 2007