Archive for May 20th, 2006

Oh, Lordi.


REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

YES!!!!

Finland was the surprise winner of the 51st Eurovision song contest on Saturday with the monster-themed hard rock band Lordi beating 23 other competitors.

Lordi scored 292 points from telephone voters in 38 countries with its song “Hard Rock Hallelujah” in a performance in Greece that both shocked and amused viewers.

(snip)

In Finland, young people on the streets of the capital Helsinki welcomed the news of their country’s Eurovision triumph enthusiastically, although no big celebration was being planned.

“It’s amazing that Finland has finally won something. Though I don’t like Lordi myself, it’s great! We don’t win anything,” said Mari Pelli, an 18-year-old childminder.

(snip)

“I don’t like the band but I’m very happy that they won. Eurovision is a show for entertainment, not for music,” said Mikko Mattila, a 30-year-old student.

“It’s not Sibelius, but they have their own way. Lordi is the best,” said Satu Puolakka, a 19-year-old student.

This is, like, the most awesome thing ever.

7 comments May 20th, 2006 at 08:14pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness

Saturday Leaf Blogging

Yes, more pictures of leaves. Just local Pittsburgh ones this time, though. None of those exotic South Carolina leaves or anything like that.


My attempt to read the tree leaves was woefully unsuccessful.


Mutant Leaf #1: Bit early in the year for this, innit?


Mutant Leaf #2: Looks a bit like a clownfish, actually…


Randy Williams, 2000

…Like so.

May 20th, 2006 at 05:34pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Nature,Photoblogging,Pittsburgh


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