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!