Monday, July 12, 2010

Golden trophy

I have an almost visceral reaction to the FIFA World Cup trophy, in that ... I kind of hate it, but am also fascinated by it.

I don't know how to explain it, but it looks to me like the figures holding the globe are covered with slime, somehow? And it reminds me of a creepy horror movie scene.

Anyway, it is not the original trophy. The original was stolen in 1973, and instead of simply remaking one in that style, FIFA held a design contest and chose this as the new one.

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