July 14, 2006 11:44 AM   Subscribe

Zidane! In the wake of Sunday's World Cup, pranksters are hard at work transforming a man's name into a bold new verb. First link to a silly little flash game, all others, YouTube. 'metacafe?'
posted by mwhybark (17 comments total)
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 11:52 AM on July 14, 2006

Son of a terrorist whore.
posted by dead_ at 11:55 AM on July 14, 2006

Man, they could at least mix up the pattern of Materazzis in that flash game. It's just the same three positions, over and over again....
posted by mr_roboto at 12:24 PM on July 14, 2006

Zilame or not, you can't deny that this has become a phenomenon, that this image is already iconic, somewhere between MJ dangling the baby and the twin towers collapsing.
People just kind of figure, Zidane is a heroic figure, so anything he does must therefore be heroic in some way. I like what Bernhard-Henri Levy - "the moisturizing man's philosopher"- had to say - ZZ had "deliberately pulverised the halo that France had put upon his head as if to declare to the world: 'I am a living being, not a fetish."
Probably it was more prosaic - some insult just too lame and banal in sober analysis (& why nobody wants to say exactly what it was), but we can hope I guess
posted by Flashman at 12:28 PM on July 14, 2006

PS Rereading it online, I gotta say that that is a good Guardian article and shouldn't be overlooked.
posted by Flashman at 12:30 PM on July 14, 2006

So after you get a redcard, the punishment is sudoku?
posted by yeti at 12:39 PM on July 14, 2006

This jumped the shark several days ago.
posted by rxrfrx at 12:42 PM on July 14, 2006

What's the big deal? It's not like he Exxoned a major wildlife sanctuary or anything.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:43 PM on July 14, 2006

That was hilarious and fun for about 30 seconds. It was a really good 30 seconds.
posted by Skygazer at 1:24 PM on July 14, 2006

If being Zidaned means to get the beating you put so much effort into richly deserving, I'm all for it.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 1:24 PM on July 14, 2006

Yeah, cos It's not like realizing you've been bested and utterly shut down offensively for 3+ hours and you're not going to win your last game would make you want to kick anyone's ass or anything.
posted by Skygazer at 2:39 PM on July 14, 2006

This is funnier.
posted by DenOfSizer at 3:05 PM on July 14, 2006

somewhere between MJ dangling the baby and the twin towers collapsing

I was thinking more along the lines of Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction.
posted by danb at 4:22 PM on July 14, 2006

that's funny, yeti
posted by firemouth at 5:27 PM on July 14, 2006

It needs a Zidane! kind of sound. I'm thinking Zidane! = Kabong!
Yeah, that works.
posted by Smedleyman at 9:50 PM on July 14, 2006

That Flash game was somewhere else first. And yeah, 10-11 days ago, but I still love it.

I also love "the moisturising man's French philosopher." The rest of the article, nah.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:02 PM on July 14, 2006

Three Cheers for Butthead!
posted by homunculus at 9:07 PM on July 19, 2006

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