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Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby Lurker » 17 Jun 2022, 22:36

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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby Cabinetman » 17 Jun 2022, 22:56

I’m just imagining what Terry Wogan would have said, there was a man with a fine turn of phrase.
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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby Mike G » 18 Jun 2022, 08:25

I'll have a little bet that Ukraine will be hosting this event.
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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby AJB Temple » 18 Jun 2022, 08:33

Is your bet that Ukraine will be hosting it in the Ukraine or in the UK?

There was an interesting piece on Radio 4 yesterday where a US political commentator, who seemed sensible, was talking about US arms expenditure on weapons being shipped to Ukraine. His perspective was that this expenditure would multiply and go on for several years, and that the US has geared up for that.

By far the best thing ever to come out of Eurovision was Riverdance. (Which outshone every contestant, pretty much ever, with the possible exception for just one year of the bunch who sang about a battle). I still think Jean Butler was possibly the most elegant woman ever.
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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby RogerS » 18 Jun 2022, 09:01

AJB Temple wrote:.....
By far the best thing ever to come out of Eurovision was Riverdance. ....


Oh Lord...please, don't remind me again. I'd forgotten all about it. Until just now. :(
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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby Lurker » 18 Jun 2022, 09:55

The best thing was My little horse :D
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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby Lurker » 18 Jun 2022, 09:57

Mike G wrote:I'll have a little bet that Ukraine will be hosting this event.


I think Russia ought to have it as punishment.
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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby RogerS » 18 Jun 2022, 10:07

The one consistent fact about Eurovision is that each song is instantly forgettable as soon as you've heard the next one.
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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby Eric the Viking » 23 Jun 2022, 07:09

RogerS wrote:The one consistent fact about Eurovision is that each song is instantly forgettable as soon as you've heard the next one.


Point of detail m'lud: it's actually a few seconds before that.

I caught* a few items from this year, since the DC was entranced and we both wanted Ukraine to win: Norton is not Wogan, sadly. As for the "music", it is more than slightly disturbing

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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby novocaine » 23 Jun 2022, 07:16

UK can't win it (never will) so we will slyly steal it instead. great idea.

WE DON'T WANT IT (or at least we can't afford it and I don't want it) :D
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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby Phil Pascoe » 23 Jun 2022, 09:33

Why does anyone actually think it's of any importance?
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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby Lurker » 23 Jun 2022, 10:07

Phil Pascoe wrote:Why does anyone actually think it's of any importance?


Apparently….. prestige for the host country.
Can anyone remember which country hosted the one two months ago???

…..or care?
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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby Pete Maddex » 23 Jun 2022, 10:42

As with any big event its about the organisers/sponsors making money nothing else.
Look at the olympics they built a canoe salaom course but we already had one in Nottingham named National Watersports Center, too far north and no chance for a bung.

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Re: Haven’t we suffered enough?

Postby Andy Kev. » Yesterday, 06:28

Pete Maddex wrote:As with any big event its about the organisers/sponsors making money nothing else.
Look at the olympics they built a canoe salaom course but we already had one in Nottingham named National Watersports Center, too far north and no chance for a bung.

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I sometimes think that for these big, specific matters of public spending, we should use the jury system.

You want to build a canoe course in London costing X? OK, we have a one day hearing in front of 12 good men and women true. You hear the case for building and you hear the case for using the Nottingham facility. The jury then delivers its verdict. It'd all be done and dusted by tea time.

If we did that I could imagine loads of freeloaders emigrating to places where they'd stand a better chance.
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