The Vuvuzela Is Back, Baby!

Sales of the Vuvuzela are reportedly skyrocketing in India, meaning that bastard horn will make its reappearance at the Commonwealth Games, which are kind of like the Olympics for countries full of brown people that have an old white lady on their money. » 9/30/10 11:10am 9/30/10 11:10am

The Oxford English Dictionary Now Being Interrupted With Buzzing Sound

Vuvuzelas have reached the big time, having been added to the newest edition of the OED along with such other words that we'll be using forever and ever as "staycation," "bromance," "chillax," and "interweb"—singular. [NYT] » 8/19/10 2:30pm 8/19/10 2:30pm

Annoying Use Of Vuvuzela Throughout History: The Final Chapter

The World Cup ends this weekend, so let's take one last look at cultural and historical milestones being rudely — and humorously — interrupted by that most noble of African horns, the vuvuzela. » 7/09/10 7:05pm 7/09/10 7:05pm

Guy In Charge Of Policing ESPN's Ethics Completely Ignores LeBron…

As ESPN ombudsman, Don Ohlmeyer is tasked with examining any professional questions or conflicts of interest raised by the network's coverage of sports and sports news. So naturally, this month's column, posted today, is about vuvuzelas. » 7/08/10 3:45pm 7/08/10 3:45pm

Annoying Use Of Vuvuzela Throughout History: Act IV

It's Friday, which means it's time to tack on a vuvuzela to various indelible moments in world and cultural history. Enjoy and suggest more for next week's final edition. » 7/02/10 5:15pm 7/02/10 5:15pm

Annoying Use Of The Vuvuzela Throughout History: The Third One…

Last week — and the week before that — we put together a video of great moments in world and cultural history in which the vuvuzela makes a noisy cameo. Well, we did it again. » 6/25/10 3:30pm 6/25/10 3:30pm

Annoying Use Of The Vuvuzela Throughout History: The Sequel

Last week, we compiled several great moments in history, film, and the internet and set them to the now-iconic buzzing of the vuvuzela. Here's a sequel. Please add your suggestions in the comments below. We'll do another of these soon. » 6/18/10 6:20pm 6/18/10 6:20pm

After A Rash Of Vuvuzela Injuries, We Must Ask: Is The Pope Safe?

A South African woman tore up her throat. A German man busted an eardrum — while still in Germany. Clearly, the vuvuzelas are a menace. And now they're coming for Benedict XVI. » 6/18/10 3:00pm 6/18/10 3:00pm

Vuvuzela Guy Hits New York, Confuses Dozens

This is Yoni. He's really excited about the World Cup. To express his excitement, he went into the wilds of Times Square with a vuvuzela. This is his story. [LandlineTV] » 6/18/10 1:45pm 6/18/10 1:45pm

Yankee Stadium Crushes American Vuvuzela Craze Before It Begins

A 27-year-old Yankee fan brought a vuvuzela that he bought for $6 on the internet (ripoff) to the Stadium on Tuesday. He was kindly asked to leave. So I guess that settles it. [NYPost] » 6/17/10 10:15pm 6/17/10 10:15pm

In Defense Of The Vuvuzela

The backlash to the backlash has begun and I have to say that I'm glad. If you think the vuvuzela is an evil torture device that should be banned from all sport, then you can blow it out your ass. » 6/15/10 1:30am 6/15/10 1:30am

Annoying Use Of The Vuvuzela Throughout History: A Video Retrospective

By now you should be familiar with the vuvuzela, whose buzzing has become the unofficial anthem of the World Cup. Here's a compilation of great moments in history, film, and the internet that may or may not have been improved by vuvuzelas. » 6/12/10 12:30pm 6/12/10 12:30pm

Deadspin Classic: The Tiny Plastic Horn That Will Ruin The World Cup

That terrible sound you'll be hearing over the next few weeks is the vuvuzela, which Dash described last year as "South Africa's answer to the Thunderstick." His story is below. » 6/11/10 3:45pm 6/11/10 3:45pm

The Tiny Plastic Horn That Will Ruin The World Cup

If you've watched the Confederations Cup, you have no doubt been annoyed by the mysterious buzzing sound that drowns out even the TV announcers. Well, get used to it, because that sound will haunt you throughout next year's World Cup. » 6/24/09 12:30pm 6/24/09 12:30pm