The World (Cup) is a (Head) Butt

It was the lowest scoring World Cup since 1990, and the U.S. couldn’t even score by themselves. There is verifiable evidence that Americans now dislike soccer even more, and 1998 champs and ’06 runner up France is now the headbutt of all jokes.

I enjoy watching soccer and find it at times quite exhilirating. Penalty shot overtime shootouts, however — anticlimactic denouement of the first order. Anyway, it sure didn’t take long for the Zinedane Zidane online headbutting video game to go live. Play it here.

zinedine zidane headbutt

Drama at Rocketboom

Well, shame on me for not having had the 3-5 minutes to take out of my daily happenings to keep up on my once-favorite Rocketboom vlogcast. (And no, I never got any action out of my February cameo, since yr asking).

Alas, it seems I missed some serious drama late this week as host Amanda Congdon announced — or did she threaten — her departure.

Such big news this is, that as AP National Writer Jocelyn Noveck points out:

On the Web site technorati.com, which monitors tens of millions of blogs, “rocketboom” was the top search ? globally ? both Thursday and Friday. (Kenneth Lay, the Enron Corp. founder who died Wednesday, was second.)

Somebody please, say ’tain’t so!

amanda congdon

UPDATE: while Amanda’s sob story is posted at her blog – apparently Andrew Baron, majority owner of Rocketboom, spilled his guts at CaseCamp in Toronto on Friday night. And it’s all here on YouTube. Anyway (and holy shit does HuffPo look weird)! Rachel Sklar says the new hostess is the possibly hotter but most probably less talented Joanna Colan. As the New York Times printed Friday, move over Star Jones Reynolds and Dan Rather!