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Mon, May. 22nd, 2006, 01:08 am
Fear and Loathing in Finland

This one of those vanishingly rare posts you will almost never see: An expression of nationalistic pride in Finland. I count myself as an Australian first in spite of my land of birth and the prejudiced opinions of some of my countrymen, but I don't mind barracking for Finland when Australia's not in the running. Of course, barracking for Finland in the much reviled Eurovision song contest is a bit of a running joke, for a country that has come last eight times. So you can imagine my squeeful surprise on hearing that not only has Finland won, but they did so with a band that so boldly projects a new public face for Finland, one far removed from our tradition of folk singers and accordian players. It's amazing enough that they were even nominated for Eurovision. Go Lordi!

Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)

it was a great song - and the first time ever I'd predicted the winner!

I just loved the way all the yugoslav countries were giving each other the top marks though!