Belated Newsweirdnessblogging

15 comments April 25th, 2006at 06:12pm Posted by Eli

Just a couple of strange news stories I saw yesterday and never quite got around to blogging…

Newsweirdness Item #1: Ever wonder who the king of roadside attraction/amusement park statuary is? Be sure to check out the slideshow for pictures of “Foamhenge” and a T. Rex eating a Union soldier.

Newsweirdness Item #2: I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the annual Eurovision song contest, where each European country sends one winner to compete for the grand prize (the winning country gets to host the next year’s competition, which is perhaps not much of a prize if Father Ted is to be believed), but I am given to understand that it is, well, a bit of a joke. My admittedly second-hand impression of it is that it is largely composed of very bad, American Idol/boy-band quality pop, as parodied here.

But Finland, ah, Finland is breaking the mold, and sending an insane costumed, mask-and-makeup-wearing heavy metal band as their Eurovision entrant. I hope to God they win. Go, Finland!!!

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15 Comments

  • 1. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 2. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 3. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 4. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 5. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 6. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 7. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 8. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 9. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 10. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 11. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 12. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 13. P. Drāno  |  April 25th, 2006 at 10:43 pm

    An impressive effort.
    People always used to make fun of the lyrics of the Eurovison winners, usually nonsense syllables. “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” and “Dinge Dinge Dong” spring to mind.

  • 14. oldwhitelady  |  April 26th, 2006 at 9:01 pm

    The Finnish group looks like some of the aliens from the later Star Trek series. I hope they win, too.

  • 15. Neil Shakespeare  |  April 26th, 2006 at 10:01 pm

    Yeah, love that stuff! Go Finland, indeed. Can’t do worse than finish last for the…what was it…8th straight time? I actually saw a documentary on IFC or Sundance on the Eurovision contest. Egad, what bad music. These guys couldn’t be any worse…


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