Friday, May 11, 2007

Brief Pre-Update Update

Gabby has just broken down my study door to remind me to remind you to tune into the Eurovision Song Content tomorrow night.

Now I’ve done that, I can also admit that I’m a secret fan of Eurovision. It’s the only night of the year when the BBC opens its doors to sarcasm. Terry Wogan is a man after my own heart in that respect and I love nothing more than to sit here eating a large bag of crisps while providing my own commentary. I’m usually the first to vote on the oddball in the mix and last year I was sorely disappointed that Lithuania's LT United didn’t win with their rousing and deeply spiritual song, ’We Are The Winners’.



(Isn't that fantastic? And it gets better when you read about these chaps and what they did to help promote freedoms behind the Iron Curtain...)

Being Romanian, Gabby takes it all at face value. She doesn’t see anything wrong with shiny orange faces with rictus smiles. She thinks the whole thing is a celebration of European musical genius. I, on the other hand, thinks it is a fine reminder why the Good Lord put twenty two miles of good quality water between us and the rest of Europe.

May the best man dressed as a large Bulgarian tadpole win. So long as Scooch* come last.

* As I’ve pointed out elsewhere a while ago, Scooch have an unfortunate name if you check your slang dictionary. I wouldn’t like to discourage you from supporting them but I would like you to first consider what kind of message you’d be sending to the rest of Europe.

7 comments:

mutterings and meanderings said...

Oh that we could do No3 to Scooch ...

Delicolor said...

I liked the Alexei Sayle lookalike doing the Spakadance in the middle...

Andrew said...

That has to be Eurovision's finest hour.

Edwina Currie said...

Fucking mental.

Chip Dale said...

M&M: I think it opens up lots of great possibilities for future years. We can vuglar in idioms that no other nation could understand and take Eurovision to that next level.

Ian: I think that guy is Lithuania's answer to Johnny Rotten. Great dance though.

Andrew: Absolutely, though the fact that it didn't win and only came third says something bad about the level of irony across Europe.

Edwina: as usual, you manage to capture the essence of every argument and shrink it into the smallest possible space. I salute you.

Anonymous said...

Mr Chipster, you are actually just totally hilarious, and I thank you for your daily blogs.

Chip Dale said...

Oh, well, thank you Anonymous for that most unexpected but kind comment. You cannot know but it does my old thong the world of good to know that somebody out there enjoys what I do in words. I get so tired of being loved for what's down below...

Thank you again and thong on!