Oh what a night!

21/05/2008


Where do I start? Interesting mix of events in the last 24 hours.

Yesterday evening, news reached us that Ted Kennedy had a malignant brain tumour with approx. 1-5 years to live. As he is widely considered the patriarch of the Democratic party, and is of course a 'Cape Coddah', my SO was a little downcast at the news. Then this was followed by Barack Obama cinching Oregon, making him the surefire candidate for the Democratic nomination. I am unsure whether he is the best candidate overall (a lot of hot air, and good speechwriters, if you ask me, but can he deliver the goods?) and whether he can take on 'Ken' McCain and 'Barbie'.
Time will tell.

After drooling over Kate Hepburn ànd Cary Grant (C.K. Dexter Haaaaaven!) in the 'Philadelphia Story', we geared up for the first semi-final of the Eurovision songfestival, coming to us from Belgrade, Serbia this year. They might just as well have named this the Eurovision campfest. Some impressions: a bunch of vampire angels, an ice skater and a barefoot singer on ice, an Armenian cha-cha girl, lots of back-up dancers (not singers, mind you) in varying states of undress, a woman clutching a teddy bear, a turkey puppet, Gritney Spears, a Donatella Versace clone with teeth so white you could have probably spotted them from the back of the arena, etc.

Needless to say that the Belgian entry, with its Amélie Poulain simplicity, was doomed to fail. Next year, they should just select five or ten of the gayest guys possible, add a few pink feathers and make them sing a Kylie Minogue song like Wow or 'It's raining men'. Oh well, we had some seriously good giggles and a lot of text messages flew up and down.

In other news, you may remember the two girls, Yanaika and Stephanie, from the Flemish take on 'My Restaurant Rules', featured last week on this blog. Well, the Flemish public overwhelmingly voted these young ladies to the finale, over the entrants from my city, Antwerp. Of course, I was rooting for the Limburghettes although I forgot to vote.

One hangover and a lot of popcorn later, "this is one of those days that the pages of history teach us are best spent lying in bed"...

6 messages:

Piglet said...

Good on Yanaika and Stephanie.

And good on Bosnia & Herzegovina :-)

Bun said...

Eurovision is the campest thing on TV isn't it!? I missed it the other night.

Suburban Mum said...

I *love* Eurovision. I shall be watching the semi-final tonight to see how Iceland get on (come on Iceland!) (check out the official video to their song on Youtube, is very funny).

On Saturday I shall be watching it alone as SH is at a Poker Night, so if anyone wants an unofficial Manchester vote by Skype then let me know :-)

luscious said...

I'm glad we didn't make it for Eurovision. thank the gods that's over already. I just hate the entire thing--to each her own, of course...
and yay for Y&S! it's about to start so we're curling up on the couch...

Dykes And The City said...

Lesbians & reality TV combined, what more does one need? :-)

Lula de Montes said...

I guess we'll all be watching the outcome of Mijn Restaurant on Thursday? If I can keep my eyes open that long, that is?

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