Thursday, August 19, 2010
Oh, have you heard this one before? Forget the Free Hugs guy, the burn of the year may have to go the vuvuzela guy, Freddie Maake. So you invent the most annoying sound ever—this year at least—a sound that gets global coverage, and someone else comes along and takes credit:
“People assume my invention has made me rich — in fact, big companies have taken the idea and the name, and don’t give me a penny. I struggle to feed my nine children. Most of my earnings come from selling an album I made in the ’90s that features the vuvuzela, and I’ve been touting the second volume at the World Cup games.”
And he’s not even bitter.