June 7, 2015

"To kill a snake you have to chop off it's head....The whole world's opinion of America would change overnight."

Yes, I know. I'm not at all interested in soccer either. I too let the FIFA blowup blow right past me.

But I was wrong. Thanks to the skills of John Oliver and his team I can now see the FIFA Kerfuffle as a gigantic metaphor for the deep and abiding corruption of, well, the entire glob. On the one hand, it is both illuminating and entertaining. On the other hand, it is an argument for the pit and confirming this planet's appointment with the death meteor.

We retort. You deride.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 7, 2015 12:43 PM
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Yes, but, I wouldn't pay a nickle to do anything about it. Let the WOGs straighten out this one by their bad selves.

Posted by: Fat Man at June 7, 2015 6:02 PM

fo fo fum
ho hum.

Posted by: chasmatic at June 7, 2015 6:25 PM

Very funny. Could have been funnier. Laugh track was awful.

Did you know Jack Warner, who worked (corruptly) for years to build a quality soccer team in Trinidad, stole the team's winnings (its salary) after it earned its spot in the world cup finals in 2006?

And despite what is said about soccer hooligans, he lived.

Posted by: ErisGuy at June 9, 2015 4:05 AM