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Saturday, May 12, 2007

"Nil Points"

It's Eurovision time again. A great British tradition celebrated around the country the way we will be doing tonight - with plenty of alcohol, good friends, Sir Terry Wogan's bemused commentary, and a whole load of laughs. The Brits see Eurovision raher like a Gay Pride march. Colourful, fun, and totally camp.

Unfortunately, the rest of Europe doesn't seem to share our views.

Well, the Germas seem to think it's a good excuse to be as outlandish as possible - which is always fun. Most of western Eurpoe sees it as a song competition, and take it deathoy seriously. And Eastern Europe seems to think it's a political statement of some kind.

As most of the contest is stacked with old Eastern Bloc countries now, I confidently expect to do atrociously with our spectacularly camp novelty song by total unknowns.

But as we bankroll the whole thing we get a free pass into next years competitonanyway, so it will continue to be an annual tradition.

Plus, I bet we'll have far more fun watching our lot lose, that many other countries peoples will have watching their people do well:-)

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  • At Saturday, May 12, 2007 3:05:00 pm, Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said…

    Iknow Eurovision well. Certain countries will always give the other maximum points. Other countries will not give Britain any points.

    Michele sent me here.

  • At Saturday, May 12, 2007 3:14:00 pm, Blogger David said…

    i know nothing of it, but enjoyed the video. God save the queen!

  • At Saturday, May 12, 2007 5:43:00 pm, Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said…

    This is the first I have heard of this Fun Happening---from CQ really...It sounds like Great Fun! Just how bad is it? (lol) I hope you can post a sample of an actual "contestant"....! Hope you have a wonderful time....!

  • At Sunday, May 13, 2007 7:36:00 pm, Anonymous ~ Stacy ~ said…

    "...bop-bada, bop-bada.."

    Errr, catchy tune. [chuckle] Any tradition that involves alcohol and friends has got to be fun. :)

    By the way, though I do realize that your equivalent to the U.S. 'Mother's Day' holiday (Mothering Day) has passed (March 18); I'd still like to wish you a "Happy Mother's Day!" The world needs more mums like you. :) (...and me too, of course) [heh]

    Sorry I haven't been around in awhile. I've just been in a kind of hermit mood lately. Overwhelmed with life, I think. I need a loooooong vacation.

  • At Sunday, May 13, 2007 9:14:00 pm, Blogger Em said…

    I said our performance was on a par with Aldi while all the others were Waitrose.

    Russia was my fave with the crazy Ukrainians next.

  • At Sunday, May 13, 2007 10:48:00 pm, Blogger craziequeen said…

    Wasn't it excruciating?? The UK entry was cringeworthy....
    I had my money on Russia or Serbia - really pleased Serbia won!

    Sorry em, HATED Ukraine...... :-)

    Sorry I didn't make it over last night, but I just had too much sewing to do...done it all now - including making good the crappy neckline.


  • At Monday, May 14, 2007 12:01:00 pm, Anonymous H said…

    I just wanted to say good luck with the exams tomorrow.

  • At Monday, May 14, 2007 4:05:00 pm, Blogger CyberKitten said…

    Never watched it........ [shudder].

    I know it's all very silly... but it's worse that watching X-Factor!

  • At Monday, May 14, 2007 9:00:00 pm, Blogger craziequeen said…

    Just popped by to say.....


    in your exams, my darling Mrs A.




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