Saturday, 19 June 2010

Roadkill...

14 comments:

The Lakelander said...

My only hope is that some British companies managed to get in on the act of making all the tat that has accompanied this World Cup.

I cannot imagine any football fan returning from South Africa with a vuvuleza lasting very long in any English stadium!

Thud said...

Sad man that I am I still live in hope...it's not the players I care for it's England.

Scrobs... said...

It'd last as long as those inflatable bananas Lakes.

The funniest adaptation of the old BT logo was with the piper's horn removed from the normal position and reinserted up the backside!

And that was in their HQ in Newgate Street!

That looked like a vuvuzela come to think of it...

Scrobs... said...

Judging by the comments that are in some of the papers Thudders, many agree with you.

Yesterday, Mrs S and I watched a few cars coming by to count the flapping little flags.

Only a couple whizzed by, where before there were many, many more.

And stil there are 'pundits' claiming that the management is wrong. Why the players can't string a few ideas together themselves when playing out there, and actually work harder is beyond me. The 'captain' is no leader, and it all sounds like the baying coming from our local playing field when the chap who spins the coin spends the next hour and a half shouting and screaming at everyone.

The shrieking really buggers up The Archers!

rvi said...

In my day (c 1600) we had those large very noisy twirly rattle thingies which don't seem to be around any more. Not only did they deafen the sad lone opposition supporter sitting in front of you, they also facilitated a good solid clonk on his bonce if (a) he stood up and thus blocked the view; or (b) his team scored a goal.

Moreover, in those far off days, the players actually took great pride in wearing the shirt and playing for the team and country rather than the dosh. How times change, n'est-ce pas?

HenryJ said...

Plenty of that sort of roadkill around,nice to see who's flying those flags,I think they are called losers,23rd April is for flying that flag,not a football match with a team of 11 multimillionaires who are only there to make more money they lost the hunger to win ages ago,they should only be paid if they win just like the ambulance chasers.

Electro-Kevin said...

Vuvuzala sounds like a name that a middle-class family might give to their daughter's chuff to save embarassment,

"Now is not the time or the place to scratch your vuvuzala, Beatrice."

(H/T Jimmy Boyle)

Scrobs... said...

Ah Reevers, you mean when Lofthouse and co were playing?

The only reason why I know that is that I went to two functions, years apart, and he was guest speaker both times. The first one was fun, because he could be an entertaining man, but the second was a shambles.

All round the room, you could hear creaky voices muttering 'Er ahhh', every time he mentioned a name like Matthews or Haines. It got a bit tedious after that...

But the mention of £10 per week usually got the biggest 'Er aaaaaahhhh'!

Scrobs... said...

Morning, and welcome Henry J!

That sums it up in a nutshell, thankyou!

I do wonder though, how all this will get down to the advertising budgets of the media; I mean, do Nike want to be associated with eleven over-paid losers all the time?

Scrobs... said...

I don't really know why they keep saying it is 'traditional' Elecs. Just a quick peek at Wiki shows that it only became popular in the 1990s.

Philipa said...

Ha! V.funny.

HenryJ said...

As per every bit of media in the country proclaims 1 0 nil to England and the crowds go delirious over this "miracle" the question should really be what did that goal cost us 1d or £1 or 1million or £100 million and was it worth it,answers using a white pen on white paper to Scrobs at Scrobs Towers,builders,breakers,exterminators a speciallity,you tell us and we do it,taxmen/women not a problem all work done at cost plus 20%.

Scrobs... said...

Hi Pips - thanks, it was all my own writ...

Scrobs... said...

Henry J, good point.

The Indy said today "England's shops, bars and bookies, for instance, are expected to cash in on the country's appearance at the World Cup. A report published this week by the Centre for Retail Research suggests UK retail sales could be boosted by an estimated £987m if England survive the second round, increasing to £2.01bn if they reach the final. The survey predicts consumer spending in June and July will soar by as much as 4 per cent from £50.14bn to £52.15bn."

Cost plus 20%?

Luxury...!