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    Quote Originally Posted by Unaco View Post
    ... America would be the creepy home schooled kid, always on the other side of the fence, looking in.
    ...fat, greasy, awkward, and far richer than everybody else. "Fuck you, I'll have my own popularity contest, and none of you are invited!"

    This explains the World Series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambchops View Post
    the Swedish interval performance was superbly ridiculous.
    I've managed to stay far enough away from it this year to not even have heard the Swedish entry (and that's not easy here - people are for some reason genuinely excited about Eurovision). I did look up that interval performance just now though and bloody christ. Swedish nationalism is insufferably weird.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tritagonist View Post
    this years Romanian entry!
    And that was gloriously weird. Eastern Europe always seem to be the best at having fun with their entries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subatomic View Post
    It's always funny to see the local 'experts' predicting a top 5 ranking for Germany and then acting surprised to indignant after 'our' song finishes near the bottom. I think unlike in the UK, at least part of the media (and people) here take the contest somewhat seriously (though I have no idea why).
    What strikes me most is that the press now blames Angela Merkel and her foreign/Euro politics for the final result. Let's face it, our entry was just as dull as watching paint dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c-Row View Post
    What strikes me most is that the press now blames Angela Merkel and her foreign/Euro politics for the final result. Let's face it, our entry was just as dull as watching paint dry.
    Well, it's kind of true, isn't it? I mean if Germany would stop messing around and just buy southern Europe already, you could have them do whatever you want.

    Also, kudos to Lambchops for summing the whole spectacle up so neatly in his first post. Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanbuoy View Post
    Well, it's kind of true, isn't it? I mean if Germany would stop messing around and just buy southern Europe already, you could have them do whatever you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c-Row View Post
    What strikes me most is that the press now blames Angela Merkel and her foreign/Euro politics for the final result. Let's face it, our entry was just as dull as watching paint dry.
    It did strike me as somewhat awkward that the German singer would proclaim that: "We can set the world on fire", "Tonight we can be glorious", "The world is ours". That said, I'm sure the German entry would have gotten little love from certain parts of Europe whatever the entry was.
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    I just remembered the German contribution! God, it was awful. I must've repressed it. Which is kind of funny, since it came back to me now after watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Charlie Kaufman is awesome. Cascada is not.

    I liked Norway and the Netherlands best. I wish I understood Greek. And while Lambchops was dead on the money about Denmark, it was a catchy tune and thus a predictable winner. My Eurovision sense (standard equipment for Swedes) started tingeling something fierce during that song.

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    Denmark's entry was pretty much a paint-by-numbers ESC entry playing it safe and didn't have to fear any real competition of the unexpected kind, maybe except for Greece (fun) and Norway (not your typical ESC sounding entry). I wish the latter would have won, but at least it did pretty well.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tritagonist View Post
    It did strike me as somewhat awkward that the German singer would proclaim that: "We can set the world on fire", "Tonight we can be glorious", "The world is ours". That said, I'm sure the German entry would have gotten little love from certain parts of Europe whatever the entry was.
    Hey, even Israel gave us 5 points, and that sure says something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c-Row View Post
    Hey, even Israel gave us 5 points, and that sure says something.
    Are you saying that Jews have poor taste? Not okay, dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanbuoy View Post
    Are you saying that Jews have poor taste? Not okay, dude.
    Well, that's another way to put it.
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