World Cup 2010: Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Tournament in South Africa

My favorite thing about the World Cup is its ability to bring people together. I think most conflict comes from cultural differences, but–unless you’re the referee–the World Cup is practically free from interpretive pitfalls. Not only can you congregate and enjoy the games regardless of your age, language, or income bracket, but I’d go so far as to say it keeps a large numbers of would-be protesters and soldiers and general hoodlums from protesting and soldiering and general hoodwinking. Although good for everyone else, I may be scrounging in the dusty corners of the cupboards for news here soon.

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