Of Coffee And The World Cup

Of Coffee And The World Cup

If you were having coffee with me; I would tell you how all conversation leads to Moscow Russia for the 2018 football world cup. Since it happens once every four years, you can see, how people would lose their heads over it…..

If you were having coffee with me, I would ask you what all the fuss is about. I mean what is this World Cup, is it a giant tea cup around which the whole world can sit together and enjoy a warm beverage together, reminiscing the past, sipping the present and dreaming of the future of the free world, I think I would be more interested in it if that’s what it were.

If you were having coffee with me I would ask you what the official 2018 FIFA World Cup logo looks like to you?

World Cup logo

Does it look to you like the vague outline of a person perhaps? When I squint my eyes and look at it with my head tilted at an angle I can make out a silhouette of a bouncy haired beau…..

And then just like that trick photo where one moment you see a beautiful young and later an old hag; the more I look at it though, it resolves into something else and and and and the redness is like like like as the setting sun turns the clouds blood red and and and just like Edvard Mauch I sense The Scream………

the Scream

afroscream-cup

Now you cant unsee that image either can you?

wha the world cup logo looks like

Maybe I watched too many episodes of Stranger Things or maybe my imagination is a fertile place where the seeds of whimsical thought bloom into flights of fancy.’

If you were having coffee with me I would ask you which country has your support in the current World Cup.  I think I would support Wakanda, but since it’s a fictional country I would pick Nigeria because their football jersey looks like its straight outta Wakanda; and the way they were dressed up for the world cup like they are going to a fashion show or a music video…….

Naija football

wakanda forever

naija teamNaijateam

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that if you did not know this about me, you should know that I am hardly anything of a football aficionado to put it mildly, if set pieces where chess pieces, then CR7 would make more sense to me if it were a chess gambit where The Castle does a Rookie move with a seven move check mate………

it CROWD

Its been a week into the World Cup and already I can see how its going to be a long month. Looks like I have plenty of time to read because the TV is otherwise engaged to an eager suitor; what good books can you recommend so I can update my Good Reads list…..

see no football, speak no football, hear no football

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that the our elections are drawing closer and we have 23 presidential candidates, 3 of those female, 50000000+ registered voters and 44 days until Zimbabwe Decides.

23 zimbabwe presidential candidates

23 people want to be elected as the next President, that’s democracy for you or maybe the illusion of democracy  as some of those have unrealistic chances of winning and only serve to split votes. *sips tea*

lemon tea

 

~B

 

 

 

12 Comments

  1. The Scream comes closest to what I see when I look at the logo. I am enjoying morning tea before getting back into L.E. Modesitt’s latest Recluse novel. Then I’m back into New York to Nome: The Northwest Passage by Canoe. Hope your day goes well. Happy reading!

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  2. I was thinking a robot with three brain implants but wow — The Scream works perfectly and is something I can no longer un-see. O.O Don’t follow socc…er, football, and your chess references flew over my head but I loved that commentary graphic and laughed out loud. Thanks for that. I needed it today ♥.

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    1. Hi Niki!!!
      A tri-implant brain robot, yeah I see where you coming from 😂 😂
      Haha I hardly follow it but some stuff does diffuse by some weird osmosis like for example CR7 is how Christiano Ronaldo is known by his fans since he usually wears when he plays, soccer jersey number 7, I only learnt this fun fact recently and now you know it too you welcome 😂
      thanks for dropping by
      Cheers
      ~B

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      1. Ooooh so the logo is CR7’s brain — brains? CR7 sound like a robot name. And yes, thanks for that random fact now stuck in my brain. Now I’ll have to write a robot poem. 😛 Nice to chat with you today B. I enjoy your blog. =) ♥.

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      2. CR7 sounds like he would totally hang out with CP3O and R2D2 from that epic sci-fi movie franchise 😂 😂
        Always a pleasure and thank you 😍
        ~B

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  3. Haha, I’m not much of a football fan either. The only sport I mildly care about is basketball, and that’s just because I like LeBron James. The Nigerian team looks super cool though. If football were all about style, they’d definitely win the World Cup.

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      1. Haha, LeBron is the best! I had been losing interest in NFL football steadily for the past few years, and now I’m boycotting it completely because of the NFL’s ridiculous anti-kneeling rule. They’re literally forcing African-American players to salute the flag of the nation that wants them dead.

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  4. I’ve been a World Cup super fan since I can remember. However, as time passed, and I got a full time job, I cannot keep up with it as I used to. I still enjoy it, though.
    As for the logo, I thought it’s an alien trying to immerse themselves in our culture.

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