Friday, January 28, 2005

ABBA CLEAR SHELF SPACE, GAY MEN CLEAR DIARIES: Besides the sweet joy of the standard Eurovision this year, coming from the peaceful, sleepy nation of Ukraine, there's going to be an extra contest throwing fourteen of the greatest Eurovision winners against each other for a Champion of Champions Eurovision. It's not too early to start campaigning for a Diggi Loo Diggi Ley victory.

The best of the best search is going to take place in Denmark, because it was their idea - so it's just like in meetings at an office where you blurt out a brilliant, but labour intensive idea, and wind up having to carry out the infernal project yourself. We bet the Danish Broadcasting Corporation are wishing they'd just kept their beaks shut - or better yet suggested the idea to one of the pushier countries like Sweden during the coffee break so they'd have floated it as their idea and got lumbered with trying to persuade Nana Mouskouri to fly out to Stockholm.

We love, by the way, the caption on the BBC News Online story photo of Abba:

We love the way there's a hint that winning Eurovision might not be all it's cracked up to - see, they barely lasted another 3000 days... (Napoleon, of course, left the line-up in mid-1975).