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Yeah, This Photo Pretty Much Sums Up The Entire Vuvuzela Controversy Quite Nicely

Between the incessant droning of complaints regarding the vuvuzelas and the sounds emitted from the horns themselves, the blasted instrument has quickly become the prevailing story of the World Cup. And what better illustration of the frustration and annoyance regarding the horn than a man blowing one in front of Edvard Munch’s classic painting, “The Scream”? Look no further than Munch’s explanation behind what inspired him to paint the piece to provide a tidy little summary of the vuvuzela’s role in the World Cup:

I was walking along a path with two friends — the sun was setting — suddenly the sky turned blood red — I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence — there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city — my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety — and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.

Infinite scream indeed.

The Telegraph has collected the best images regarding the vuvuzela in a nifty little gallery, including this flatulent one depicting a man on a motorcycle eating baked beans with a giant vuvuzela sticking out of his bare ass. Nightmare fuel? Probably. Accurate representation of most people’s feelings? Definitely.

World Cup 2010: vuvuzela humour – the best of the web [The Telegraph]