Monday, February 09, 2009

Soccer Balls

We quite frankly couldn't give a shit who wins the Mexico-US soccer game tomorrow, and the whole voodoo-doll controversy really doesn't bother us, but it's kind of dismaying to see how easy it's been for the dolls to pick up American corporate sponsorship

After Radioshack dropped out, a Mexican newspaper has found a new U.S. corporate sponsor to help put a voodoo hex on the U.S. national soccer team — and end Mexico's decade-long losing streak.

Blockbuster stores in Mexico City began trading Record newspaper coupons for voodoo-doll likenesses of U.S. soccer players Friday. The back of the dolls' jersey reads, "Gringos."...

"Hold a needle firmly between your thumb and index finger and prick slowly the part of the doll where you want to affect the opponent," the instructions say.

Dallas-based Blockbuster was until recently owned by Viacom. Just like us.

1 comment:

GB said...

I hope I'm getting one of those dolls for my birthday this year!