Tuesday, May 30, 2006

HELP the world cup cometh!!!

It is coming round again!!! You can tell from the advertisers who are all cashing in on it, making sure that their adverts are linked to this big event. From TV stations, making sure that we all know they have a share of the pie. No am not talking about Most Haunted (huh?), Will and Grace (good gracious, why?), or Big Brother (how ghastly!!) it is WORLD CUP

This has the makings of a most horrid and boring and irritating summer ever!!!

Time for English (not British mind you) pride. Time to support our "boys" and for every house and car in the block (save mine) to sport the St. George flag with great pride. Time to paint our faces, our dogs, our nails, our cars with the English colours, never mind that your people came from Africa or Asia. Oh help!!!

I ask you where is the fun in watching grown men chasing an inflated pig skin. I do not care what everyone says, it is BORING!!!!!! blah, blah, blah, blah goes the commentator and strategists, former players and experts. Oh those instant replays, slow motions, dissecting the play of the day to everlasting boring and tedious details that are as much fun as watching grass grow. Yawn, bring in the clowns says I.

Last time round, employers allowed their people watch telly at work so they would not miss each and every “exciting” moment. A friend of mine was almost lynched for daring to cheer BRAZIL. Ken Livingston, the "innovative" mayor of London put up large TVs in Trafalgar square so that people could watch the UK matches and for miles you could hear the roar of the crowds at every move.

Well, I will definitely have to look for something to do this summer. What with Big Brother – God spare us – and World Cup taking up all that broadcast time, there will be a very big gap in my TV watching calendar.

Here’s to long walks along the London Bridges


Anonymous mshairi said...

Wewe! I am sure Mr. Acrobat and Adrian will be here to give you a right telling off. How dare you slag off the World Cup? Do you realise or understand the anticipation?


I have my Ivory Coast colours already lined up:)

5/31/2006 12:14:00 am  
Anonymous mama mia said...

Here in Kenya, KTN is airing the matches - phew! at least I won't miss my favorite addictions after all coz they won't be screened for the duration - at least not during matches ...

I did purchase a Netherlands T-shirt today, though, for my 'niece'...

5/31/2006 12:53:00 am  
Anonymous Kenyananalyst said...

Brasilia. Brasilia. Brasilia.

5/31/2006 07:32:00 am  
Anonymous Guessaurus said...

As one who cannot wait for the World Cup to begin, I have to say living in England and not being a fan of football this summer isnt gonna be fun.

But, if England are knocked off early, and you need someone to walk the London Bridges with you, come find me.

5/31/2006 10:30:00 am  
Blogger dangerously_shy said...

Big Brother, lol..for the anthropologist tis the love that dare not say its name, fear not theres plenty to watch on TV, especially on More 4, watch out for the AIDS four part documentary as follows (taken from channel4 website)Definetly one to watch!!

Since the advent of AIDS, the virus has infected around 70 million people and killed 22 million worldwide. To mark the 25th anniversary of the first diagnosed cases, The Age of AIDS chronicles the history of one of the worst pandemics the world has ever known.

This four-part series unravels the medical and scientific mystery that emerged in 1981 when five gay men in Los Angeles were diagnosed with a new disease, and documents the frantic search to find the source of the deadly infection.

The Age of AIDS looks at the fear, stigma and political controversies generated by attempts to prevent the spread of the disease and explores the chasm that emerged between rich and poor following the development of the miraculous ‘triple cocktail’ HIV treatment in the mid-1990s.

The series also examines the explosion of HIV infection in some of the most populous and strategically important nations in the world, and the struggle to finance AIDS prevention and treatment in the developing world

5/31/2006 07:28:00 pm  
Blogger Farmgal said...

haiya uaridi nikiii? the world cup rocks! honestly the sight of that london bridge are nothing compared to the matches. honestly try and you see!
prolly u just need someone like me to watch just one match with. no?
nywhoo there's always big brother!

6/11/2006 12:48:00 pm  

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