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with a load of danes. so eurovision.
shit, I'm going to have to buy some bevvy
Got a shit tonne of beer and curry on the cards, what a magical evening.
Got beers from 14 competing nations.
*we're doing beerovision again.
Cheers for the reminder. Now I have to stop doing work so I can get the next bus home from campus in time to buy pizza and beer.
That's money I won't be seeing again
as we have a tradition of doing the drinking game but no-one is home from uni yet. Going to be a nightmare avoiding the result for a few weeks.
that's just silly
than half of the tat DiSers drone on about. Shit like The National and Wild Beasts. Embarrassing.
pretty sure I saw them at atp
best so far, I think.
Remember when people used to be like haha I love listening to Wogan get gradually pissed as it goes on. Even though he sounded exactly the same at the end as he did at the start and probably drank about two sips of wine.
graham norton is quite shit at it though
a fun people, the Montenegrins.
Can't remember it normally being like this
sounds like a Bond themetune.
don't want him to win, though.
that song would've had a decent chance on its own terms. Up there with Norway's entry.
This French's one quite fun. Upbeat. Not as shit as they said it were going to be.
je voulais une moustache!
without actually Viva la Vida
The sweetest song that I could sing.
5th place - #24 holland - dolly parton bollocks
4th place - #2 belarus - don't wanna cheesecake
3rd place - #4 iceland - funny suits
2nd place - #14 france - moustache
WINNER - #9 poland - big boobs handjob woman
Children of the grave mash-up.
No such luck.
haha norton was shitting it there
"You know when you've been Trojan Horsed" ;)
stop trying to be cool ffs
the presenter should have just got really snide with her.
"aye, well yer song was pish anyway you cow"
we've housed and fed half of them after all.
here he is!
I can't even remember it
they were really shit and a bunch of cunts
Yeah you're done here.
yeah it's over then he's basically just let slip the winner
Hmm not sure mate
Get someone who people are to scared not to vote for to sing an alright song.
thought her song was pretty shite tbh
just imagining people sitting next to their phones, desperately battling their fear of not voting for austria
Quick, let's have a sweepstake on how long it'll take for a UKIP member to post a transphobic tweet! Fun fun fun.
Or maybe not.
the sunday people have beaten them to it
That page actually has a terrific background.
Ironic - https://twitter.com/thesundaypeople/status/465135140310876160
is how confortable Europe is with hard right wing politics.
say that that austrian bloke in a dress only won because of his gimmick which helps salve the guilt of the normally otherwise 'ists'.
I say he, as it is quite obvious that he doesnt identify as female, if he really did he'd shave his fucking horrible facial hair off.
Some TVs who like to present themselves in public can look great or interesting, this guy spent a lot of time to make himself look horrible.
Hes a tit, and so is everyone who voted for him thinking that they were in some way voting/celebrating diversity and tolerance.
Srsly, this is one of the ugliest gimmicks that Ive seen on eurovision.
Fair play to Molly though, she had a boring song and yet she refused to have any gimmicks.
Trampolines, parachutes, twins with conjoined hair (that got boos), hamster man in a wheel, cctv type program men in primary coloured suits, bearded freak show type woman, ultra punchable cocky whistling swiss man, ultra punchable cocky 'will i am' lite guy pretending to play a non functioning circular piano, guest rapper 'iffy kid', etc etc
I really didnt manage to get into the swing of eurovision this year :(
of course people should be free to be whatever they want to be.
Thing is there is an unpleasent aspect to tv audiance programs (e.g. susan boyle, everyone was going what she looked like till she sang, then the public got happy that they could like someone like a bag lady....if she sounded like a bag lady then the public would have dismissed her as trash)
I hate tv sometimes (television that is)
to decide what someone can or can't look like or what they identify as. weird post from an otherwise great lad
I agree I shouldn't be able to oppress people to fit into shapes that I define, but this seems somehow calculating, exploiting....still I am often wrong, so I will allow that no-one else seems to be with me on this one, to affect my conclusions with some doubt
A lot of the shit in the thread is ignored because it comes from arseholes but you still want to go with this line? : "I say he, as it is quite obvious that he doesnt identify as female, if he really did he'd shave his fucking horrible facial hair off."
to prove it I'll point out that he looks very pretty like this
but there is something that I find very manipulative in the pursuit of success that Conchita/Tom wears a beard that is topped up with beard paint, although I have gathered, by looking on internet, that there are now a large camp of phobes that are against Conchita, so it seems that this is already politically charged.
(He wouldnt have got the same success with that song were he to perform as Tom Neuwirth, I suppose that the intent is not as important as what it comes to mean as others, and so for the rest of the world, it seems to be important to have Conchita successful so I should probably butt out)
I think that coming out in different ways is a really brave thing to do, far braver than what most phobics ever do.......although it is probably a lot easier if you have support and success.
(just as she uses beard paint)
The idea that Conchita won because it attracted votes that were for different reasons other than the song, and that the different reason is not ..... (I dont know, I cant express this easily in text)
"The idea that Conchita won because it attracted votes that were for different reasons other than the song,..."
Next year they should just play the songs back in a darkened room, so that the audience don't get distracted by silly things like performance and spectacle and staging and context and narrative.
I was only considering my own selfish aesthetics without taking into account the politics when expressing myself ^.
I have come to realise that this IS a huge politicised 'thing' and that the beard is to make the issue unignorable.
Sorry, sometimes Im stupid.
I've heard that Conchita as a persona is meant to be Colombian. Which is a bit dodgy/possibly kinda racist.
people also don't seem to realise that a trans woman won Eurovision in 1998 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv83u7-mNWQ
something something liberal bias mumble shapeshifting lizards something something tits
was genuinely silly & catchy, proper daft bunch of lads
if the votes weren't merged with the jury thing
like more than anyone being all smug about voting for conchita. mostly from pretty right wing people too. like eltham.