July 13, 2010

I invented the vuvuzela.: Meet Freddie Maake.

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 03:24 PM - 4 comments

I have been dedicated to popularising the vuvuzela since 1965, when I was 10. My brother bought me a bicycle to ride to school on. It had a big aluminium hooter with a rubber bulb on the end I realised if I took off the ball and blew into the horn, it made a more exciting noise.

Well, that certainly explains it to me. Although, I personally feel that leaving the rubber bulbs on the end of the horn would be an improvement. Maybe they could put on some Harpo wigs, too...

posted by mjkredliner at 03:31 PM on July 13, 2010

That's a great link. This guy invented a vuvuzela and has spent years of his life popularizing, even though he doesn't really make money doing it. That's passion.

posted by bperk at 05:48 PM on July 13, 2010

He could get rich if he wanted to, I suppose.

Santo, Sam, and Ed have a vuvuzela amnesty buyback program.

posted by beaverboard at 07:45 PM on July 13, 2010

I'm glad I'm not the only Santo, Sam and Ed fan here.

posted by owlhouse at 10:33 PM on July 13, 2010

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