So, as many of you are aware, the World Cup is happening right now. And while the football/futbol/soccer fans of the world are glued to the TV sets/giant outdoor screens/computer monitors, I wanted to mention something.
There's been a fair amount of controversy surrounding the World Cup, something about how Brazil, which is functionally a second, if not third world country, can spend the money to build or renovate all of these stadiums when it can't really feed its own people.
|Football/futbol/soccer is not for eating.|
|No blood for oi- world cup.|
Look at that expression on his face, as the World Cup stadiums all shoot their magic into the air. He knows what is coming. This is the most glorious global event that will happen in years. He is in awe. He is ready. If the World Cup was not being held in Brazil, he wouldn't even exist.
Do we really want to take this away from him? Yes, people are rioting. Yes, people are starving. But look at him.
I say let him have his World Cup. Let him have his awe. Let him root for the Brazilian national team. He needs this. What we don't want, however, is for Brazil to win, because then he'll just turn into a smug asshole about it all. "Hey, I'm the kid from the ESPN World Cup bumpers. Did you know we won?"
Yes, ESPN World Cup bumper kid. We're very happy for you, ESPN World Cup bumper kid.
|"Go home, Neymar."|
"But I am ho-"
"Get fucked, Neymar."
|Well, shit. We give up. It's over. Forget it. Hell of a roll, guys. Hell of a roll. Damn.|
That being said, the US national team plays Belgium today, and while I'm reasonably certain they'll win (unless Bradley is shit again) it won't matter, because Argentina is the next team they play. (Argentina also has a game today, but they don't really consider it a game. It's more of a nice exercise period.)
However, given my residence in this country, I have to leave you with this:
|The only thing I don't understand here is why the cat also has a laser.|