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Twelve more days until Eurovision week, the best three nights of television of the year. It's a goddamn retro circuit party.

I'm liking Germany's entry (and Dita von Teese will be dancing on stage, brraow) and Iceland's, and a little disappointed with Sweden's (she's a fucking opera singer, who decided she should do shitty pop? Leave that to the professionals). Israel's sucks, but that's not a surprise, they haven't had a decent entry since Dana International in 1998, and before that not since Ofra Haza in 1983. This kid from Norway is cute and has a very strong voice (also, violin!) but he has no stage presence. I just don't understand Belgium's or Bulgaria's, so to be safe maybe they should be booted from the EU. And look, James McAvoy is apparently Bosnian (and not a good singer, either).

Ultimately, though, Serbia should win (omg this guy is awesome):

Date: 2009-04-30 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-tarot.livejournal.com
Oh, that is very catchy. I like it. What is he saying? (Why do I always need to know these things when Doug is away and out of the office?)

Date: 2009-04-30 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-pressive.livejournal.com
It doesn't matter. I'm just entranced by his hair.

Date: 2009-04-30 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-tarot.livejournal.com
That is impressive hair. I wonder how much work that takes him.

Date: 2009-04-30 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-pressive.livejournal.com
Fork + electric socket?

Date: 2009-04-30 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-tarot.livejournal.com
I do not think that would result in an even and well-coiffed afro like he has.

Date: 2009-04-30 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-pressive.livejournal.com
According to the BBC: "Marko Kon had short hair until he was thirty years old although he always wanted to let it grow. His wish finally came true. His hair is naturally curly and every thread acts on its own initiative."

So, clearly he's a mutant. He may be related to Queen Medusa.

Date: 2009-04-30 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-tarot.livejournal.com
Clearly he has some kind of subconscious control over his hair. Maybe he is a distant cousin?

Date: 2009-05-01 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-cypher.livejournal.com
Essentially, like the translation Mark put in the title of the post, the woman is shallow and didn't want him until he got rich.

Date: 2009-05-01 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-tarot.livejournal.com
That is the whole of the song? That is it? Oh well. I still like his hair.

Date: 2009-05-01 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-cypher.livejournal.com
Yeah, it's kind of on the repetitive side. Catchy, though.

Date: 2009-05-01 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-cypher.livejournal.com
SONOFA.

Now I have that annoying song from that video with the girl twirling the leek stuck in my head for no apparent reason.

Date: 2009-05-01 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jubilee.livejournal.com
This one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsmx4DcvZ5c Well, I have been playing it on my laptop.

Date: 2009-04-30 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-courier.livejournal.com
I've felt that way about Belgium and Bulgaria for years.

Date: 2009-05-01 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-pressive.livejournal.com
We need to get our ideas out there. We'll revolutionize European efficiency.

Date: 2009-05-01 02:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-courier.livejournal.com
...Wow. The phrase "revolutionize European efficiency" literally makes me break out in hives.

Date: 2009-05-01 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-pressive.livejournal.com
Power to the people! Up with the Proletariat!

Date: 2009-05-01 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jubilee.livejournal.com
Up with the whatsit? Mark, have you been sampling your latest batch of brownies?

Date: 2009-05-01 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-tarot.livejournal.com
Did you sleep through all of World History? Proletariat. The working class. The common man. This is not a difficult term or an unusual term. Purchase a dictionary.

Date: 2009-05-02 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jubilee.livejournal.com
I have a dictionary. It's on my phone and stops me from misspelling things. Why not just say working class then?

Date: 2009-05-01 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-courier.livejournal.com
Sigh. Back to Iron Curtain politics again, are we? Look, the cubicle farm is drab enough without going for that blocky concrete decorating scheme that was all the rage back in the day.

Date: 2009-05-01 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-maverick.livejournal.com
Being a product of that European efficiency with its "blocky concrete decorating scheme", I can say that it did wonders for motivating field agents to process paperwork with expediency. Mostly in order to spend as little time as possible in the office.

As for Eurovision contests, nothing will top the 1988 contest in Dublin. I do not know what was more difficult, carrying off a covert defection to the west in the midst of the contest, or putting up with CĂ©line Dion chirping that horrid pop trash and actually winning.

Date: 2009-05-01 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-courier.livejournal.com
But it's so...ugh. Wanting to carve my brainstem out with paperclips doesn't really do much for my motivation, personally.

Date: 2009-05-01 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-maverick.livejournal.com
We at least had the excuse of being the secret police, we had an image to maintain, you see.

At least in my current cubicle, I have a window. Eleven years at Initech, and I think only by the grace of some serious post-hypnotic conditioning did I not start executing co-workers in search of a more fitting work environment.

Yet another benefit of this job over my previous one. Plus, ergonomic chairs.

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