May 26th, 2008 (10:56 pm)
I intend to ramble for a fair while about the new Indiana Jones movie. If you haven't seen it, and want to...
It just wasn't a cohesive whole. Bits of it were good, but it never really gelled as a movie, and I found it hard to care about anyone, including Indy, and I pretty much wanted him to be my dad when I was 9.
Should have left well enough alone, guys.
In related news, another thing that's pissing me off is Eurovision, and the pointlessness of us competing each year.
Only the British will really understand what I'm talking about, so to all you non-Brits, which is most of you, ignore this random rant: Eurovision is a yearly exercise in stupidity, and I so do not have the strength to explain it fully, since I'll weep, but basically, it's like European Idol, but less Simon Cowell and more really dodgy dancing.
Mind you, it is worth YouTube-ing the entries from Latvia
, Bosnia Herzegovina
Yes, these are all real.
No, we are not cooking up a continent wide April Fool.
Yes, we do this every year.
No, mad cow disease has not broken out again.
Anyway, I got annoyed - again - and wrote to the BBC - again.
Dear lovely BBC people,
I've just spent the evening watching Eurovision, which teetered, as always, on the fine line between madness and brilliance. And I have to admit; I was really quite enjoying it, though the Azerbaijani demon-angel hybrids might well give me nightmares.
Until the voting, when it all went horribly wrong. Even Sir Terry seemed a little depressed and who can blame him? Andy Abraham did a great job, with a good song and deserved far more recognition than he received.
All this is a roundabout way of asking exactly why we still compete in this Eastern European ego boost, and how much are we paying for the privilege of being ignored?
Without Sir Terry, whose commentary is always the highlight of this daft political circus, I'd have switched off after the Bosnian brides on laundry day.
I should stop bitching really, but my licence fee pays for this spectacle and I disapprove.
(And finding the right links for those songs has got them all stuck in my head, so I'm off to listen to Metallica.)