Monday, July 12, 2010

Finally, the World Cup is Over....


So the World Cup ended this weekend. Mercifully. Anyway, the nation of South Africa, which brought us such wonderful things as Krugerrands and Morgan Freeman as president can go ahead and set their vuvuzelas on fire. If you watched any of the Cup you realized what it would be like to live in an active wasp hive. Fun. But that isn't the point of this post.

No, apparently the lady pictured above is a Dutch porn star who promised all of her twitter followers a free hummer should the Netherlands have won the cup. It was an interesting proposal, which sparked several questions:

1. How would she do it? She currently has over 100,000 followers, the logistics of servicing so many people would have been Herculean. No, really.... Heracles supposedly serviced all fifty daughters of Thespius in a single night, impregnating them all. Even Heracles would have been interested in how Ms. Eden was going to fulfill her promise.

2. What kind of desperate loner would have tried to claim their "prize"? Maybe it was going to go down like that sting on the Simpsons where they were giving away free motorboats, but really it was a parking ticket sting... Maybe they were going to sterilize the losers when they showed up for their reward.

3. Why am I not following more interesting people on twitter? I've got a bunch of writers and critics in my twitter feed, which is nice I suppose, but kinda boring.... In the comments, maybe you all could suggest some fun people to follow in the twitter world.

Again, mercifully, the cup is over and Spain won, saving us all from some sordid news story about how 100,000 losers from around the world contracted a virulent strain of porn-herpes....

4 comments:

diane said...

I think she sounds like a very interesting person to follow on Twitter.
I can't recommend anyone because I don't do Twitter. Sorry.

Kristin said...

ew, that's gross.

Cori said...

Hercules: His boys can swim!! Zeus probably has 50 odd children, gods and otherwise...since he did half the goddesses at some point or the other.. but 50 in one day!

Wonder if this was an Oedipus complex as well.. outdoing one's dad...

Twitter: I see a downward trend clearly :-)

Sheri_Beri said...

LOL! That's a crazy story... I can't think of anyone interesting to follow, but I hear there are great people to follow who give stuff away... I HATE Twitter though, so I can't help you.