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    • #72460
      1bassleft
      Participant

      Well, if Cliff entered twice, that totally rules out any “gay” snidies, then.

      The above sentence was run through Ironycheck v1 and International Libel v3 and passed both scans. Just goes to show; software is still stupid 😆

    • #72436
      glw
      Participant

      Cliff entered twice. “Congratulations” and “Power to all our friends”.

    • #72431
      lee_UK
      Participant

      2 weeks away and i get all this!! its no wonder my ears were severley sunburnt.
      Im sure everyone knows Pantorock died out 3 years ago, but the kings at the time were ‘Gwar’
      http://www.gwar.net/
      Didnt we win it a couple of times? who remembers the Irish Johnny Logan? 2 times winner? who on earth would enter it twice?
      and where is he now? cruise ships?

    • #72428
      1bassleft
      Participant

      AFAIK, Lee only wears a mask at gigs to avoid scaring the punters. Perhaps he should appear more in the flesh, and get us some douze points

    • #72465
      Michael
      Participant

      I just find it odd that Lee takes holidays before Eurovision. I mean, do we really know who is behind the LORDI masks?

    • #72467
      glw
      Participant

      [quote=”Michael”]Do you european folk throw big eurovision parties on eurovision night? Like raising national flags outside your house or in your case, having a big French feast maybe?[/quote]

      Well, that can often depend on a person’s sexuality.

      Errrmmm… sorry, I’m not trying to sound bigoted. Let’s just say that Eurovision has a large gay following.

    • #72412
      1bassleft
      Participant

      Roundly and soundly ignored in Britain.

      Second only to a papal visit in Ireland, though 😛

      (Here come the flames)

    • #72430
      Michael
      Participant

      Do you european folk throw big eurovision parties on eurovision night? Like raising national flags outside your house or in your case, having a big French feast maybe?

    • #72449
      1bassleft
      Participant

      I was totally unfogged that night 😉 . “Il etait temps” had a chorus melody that I liked, in its typically Gallic way. Probably a bit too formulaic from our “du vin, du pain, du Boursin” chums, but I liked the lilt anyway.

      Interestingly, the UK voted highest points to The Orcs from Finland, then Lithuania’s “We are the Winners” nerdmix of The Hives vs Maximo Park. To me, it proves that all our grannies are dead and Eurovision is now watched by undergraduates whose exams are at least a few days off 😉

    • #72441
      Michael
      Participant

      Yeah, I think Mrs 1Bass may have… fogged your judgement… on the French choice. 🙂

    • #72470
      1bassleft
      Participant

      Atchly, Greece had a good song, in a Shakira “Underneath Your Clothes” style, but she flunked it on the night.

      The concept is (especially nowadays) quite simple.

      1) Present really quite crappy song.
      2) Rely on politically-orientated votes to carry you.
      eg, Latvia votes for Estonia, Lithuania and Russia. Vice versa, etc. Cyprus votes for Greece and vice versa. Bosnia, Slovenia, Macedonia and Croatia swap votes.
      3) Watch Britain, France and Germany present really crappy songs. They have no mates, so they do really badly. In fact, they don’t even pretend to try. Britain, for example, has a habit of producing worldwide megasellers on the singles and album charts but (when it comes to Eurovision) manages to find an unknown, fat bloke to represent them.

      As it happens, I liked the French song (not on the night; fluffed it again), especially the chorus. But I’m a bit Francophile like that. I think they amassed cinque points

    • #72410
      Michael
      Participant

      Oh haha, I got sick of them around Greece, or thereabouts.

      I love the concept of Eurovision, and am right behind it, whatever it is, but I just cannot stomach 5 Hours of it.

    • #72432
      1bassleft
      Participant

      Michael, as an Australian, if you don’t soon post a “I have finished watching Eurovision Contestant’s videos” reply soon, I shall have to send the dog-pound-catchers after you 😆 .

      There are some nuggets of gold (well, iron pyrites) in the pans of shi’ite, but you’ll have to make me type my ops, people… 😛

    • #72425
      Michael
      Participant

      Comic book guy: “Best pun ever”

      Speaking of Lee, I was contemplating changing his avatar whilst gone. Who on earth to but!

      Germany’s performance through me right off. It was too, I dunno, Hans Gruber doing a Yank accent in Die Hard.. And I know I keep using him as an example when ever Germany comes up, but it was.

    • #72404
      1bassleft
      Participant

      Perhaps we could call this the “Best Finnish” thread, while Lee’s still on holiday and can’t whinge about copyright?

    • #72438
      Michael
      Participant

      haha you are right Croatia had it all over the others, well the 2 i’ve seen.

      Thanks for the video links.

      Seriously, Denmark is my fav so far. Still a lot of videos to get through.

    • #72426
      1bassleft
      Participant

      As ever, the BBC comes to the rescue. The video-promo can be viewed here:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/broadband/mediawrapper/consoles/eurovision2006/bb_rm_console.shtml?pack3-finland_16x9

      Smells like Spleen-Spirit to me, but I had it down as a likely winner. Mrs Bass is a total Euro-mongrel and forces me to sit and watch the darned thing every year.

      While you’re at it, check out Croatia’s entry:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/broadband/mediawrapper/consoles/eurovision2006/bb_rm_console.shtml?pack2-croatia_4x3

      Their entrant, “Severina”, harks back to the good old days of Eurovision when songs were barking and the lyrics plain mental. I hate to fill up bandwidth, but in this case I really must. Here come the (English translation) lyrics to Croatia’s “My High Heel”

      For the grass has not yet sprouted
      Where my high heel has trodden
      (Speech: Come, come, come, come, hop, hop, hop, hop, come on, my chicken)

      Tick-tock ’round half past two
      You shall pinch me, but noone will see
      I know well guys like you
      The devils are your godfathers

      Ring, ring, you shall ask for my number
      Knock, knock, go and knock on some other girl’s door

      Sojka, girlie, do put on your little socks
      For the grass has not yet sprouted
      Where my high heel has trodden
      Oy da da oy da oy da da da
      Oy da da oy da
      My high heel
      (Speech: Sije sete, sije oto, sije nove, sije mine and again, baby, s s s seks, hop, hop, ring ring)

      Tick-tock ’round half past two
      You will nibble me, but noone will see
      Golden ring, thin mustache
      I know well guys like you

      Ring, ring, you shall ask for my number
      Shoo, shoo, go and run to some other girl
      Sojka, girlie, do put on your little socks

      For the grass has not yet sprouted
      Where my high heel has trodden
      Oy da da oy da oy da da da
      Oy da da oy da

      It’s the “come on my chicken” bit that bothers me. Not only is it unhygienic and probably illegal, but it certainly impairs the flavour.

    • #72417
      Michael
      Participant

      Good lordi! hah

      I need to hear them, but I couldn’t see any samples on their website.

      10 points for presentation alone.

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