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Eurovision 2018

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    JazzJazz Registered User regular
    Note to self: hit up SE++ next year :)

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    The Singapore contingent, by which I mean Flarne and his lady and myself and my Aus PAX enforcer friend and his family, just wrapped up watching

    Israel clearly was the best but Denmark's soft Viking bois have my heart forever

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    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Some kerfuffle around the racial subtext of the Netherlands performance, apparently. I won't try and summarize it, this person does a good job:


    It didn't make my radar while watching, probably swamped by the weirdness of the Dutch submitting an Appalachian-style country song (plus leopard print shirt???).

    Same twitter person also wrote a really interesting essay on the politics of Eurovision, which was good reading
    https://bakercatherine.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/dont-forget-and-face-the-shadow-what-has-eurovision-got-to-do-with-remembering-the-dead/

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    FlarneFlarne Registered User regular
    We unfortunately couldn’t get the full show and just saw all the acts in sequence. I’m not sure if I liked it better or worse without the voting sequence. At least it was quicker!

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I kind of enjoy the artificial tension of the voting procedure. It's one of those irritating, vapid things that make Eurovision what it is. Like the idiotic hosts and the shameless host-country self-promotion.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Eurovision wouldn't be Eurovision without the trashy sequined glamour and pageant of it.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Some kerfuffle around the racial subtext of the Netherlands performance, apparently. I won't try and summarize it, this person does a good job:


    It didn't make my radar while watching, probably swamped by the weirdness of the Dutch submitting an Appalachian-style country song (plus leopard print shirt???).

    Same twitter person also wrote a really interesting essay on the politics of Eurovision, which was good reading
    https://bakercatherine.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/dont-forget-and-face-the-shadow-what-has-eurovision-got-to-do-with-remembering-the-dead/

    Yeah I found this song/performance super not okay but didn't really want to dig into it while everyone was over and we were watching.

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    "Sandra has a good solid anti-murderer vibe. My skin felt very secure and sufficiently attached to my body when I met her. Also my organs." HAIL SATAN
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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I feel like if we are talking about racist Eurovision performances we might also want to talk about Israel

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    I feel like if we are talking about racist Eurovision performances we might also want to talk about Israel

    yeeeaaaah

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    LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    Yeah cause I googled the singer but she does't seem to be of anything other than Israeli decent, what was that about?

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2018
    seems to lie somewhere in that racist no-mans-land between grotesque parody and appropriation

    i mean, it was fucking insane so I loved it, but it was also Breakfast-at-Tiffany's level problematic

    tynic on
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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    I asked my sister about the Pikachu line and apparently "Pikachu" is what kids nowadays call their genitals

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I asked my sister about the Pikachu line and apparently "Pikachu" is what kids nowadays call their genitals

    that's horrifying on multiple levels.

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