Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

World Cup: Vuvuzela Concerto Sheet Music

Vuvuzela’s have been buzzing throughout World Cup and I’m only just now realizing they’re in B Flat. I always thought it was the Key of B Swarm Stinging My Eardrums and Cerebral Cortex. Worse is knowing they’re going to creep into the stands of other sporting events. Remember the Angels games and their Thundersticks? Shudder.


To cleanse your membranes, revisit the awesome In B Flat Collaborative Music Project:

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World Cup: Lego Reenactments of 2010 Matches

When you can’t wake up at 4 a.m. to watch, or don’t have the patience to sit through a match at any time, LegoFussball will fill you in with reenactments of pivotal highlights. The accuracy makes up for their delayed production. And there’s something funny in seeing the smiling minifig face on England’s Robert Green. He won’t be making that face for a llllong time. (Thanks, Fluxcapctr!)

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World Cup: Star Wars x Adidas Originals “Cantina 2010” with Daft Punk, Beckham, more

It’s not just tiny, bearded streakers promoting FIFA World Cup viewing parties. Attik just joined the game with a follow up to their awesome Star Wars x Adidas vid:

adidas Originals invites you to join David Beckham, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Franz Beckenbauer, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, DJ Neil Armstrong and some of your dear, old friends for an intergalactic 2010 FIFA World Cup viewing party that you’ll never forget.”

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World Cup: Tiny Streaker, Big Beard

This promo for Freeview HD “see every tiny detail” coverage of the World Cup has a huge beard, so it’s my duty to post. However, the campaign’s a little (no pun intended) lacking … Their requisite  YouTube channel has same three vids posted under different names. But it’s early. I’ll cut ’em some slack. Their requisite Twitter account for Tiny Streaker‘s friend Faroosh the baker is starting to warm up.

Soon the site will launch a contest where you can win a Freeview HD screening of the World Cup for you and four buddies. Now that’s worth checkin’ back.

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