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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision
« on: May 26, 2023, 04:06:42 PM »
All of the songs in Eurovision weren't good
You're right, all of the songs were not good. But some were.

You can hardly blame the juries for their decisions
Of course you can blame them when their votes go against the clear public favorites and have been politically motivated for a long time.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision
« on: May 25, 2023, 06:34:46 PM »
Anyways. Eurovision looks neat. I hope your team wins.
Fantastic. So glad you read the posts in here. Great mods all around, thanks for stopping by.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision
« on: May 25, 2023, 04:26:51 PM »
I wish someone would mansplain Eurovision to me. What’s it like an annual song and dance show and the winner gets crowned Dancing Queen by ABBA?
It's not mansplaining if you don't know what it is and are asking for an explanation.

I hate all of you sm

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: May 18, 2023, 12:37:09 PM »
I started following that guy after I found his Mary on a Cross cover. I like the progression of his background.

I should have started following him sooner though because he often plays with another bardcore artist I like.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision
« on: May 18, 2023, 12:34:13 PM »

I'd probably have watched if they had. They should do one last tour, they could charge what they liked. There's the show in London with "ABBAtars", I'm sure it's good but it's stupidly expensive given that it's not actually them.

‘Anybody who thinks it’s anything to do with the fact that it’s ABBA’s 50th anniversary next year –  that is a conspiracy theory we mustn’t indulge,’ she fired back.
Says the winner. Ok ma'am whatever you'd like to tell yourself. ::)

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision
« on: May 17, 2023, 03:31:44 PM »
Germany's Lord of the Lost made a cover of Finland's Cha Cha Cha song. I love this kind of support - feels like a 'fuck you' to the juries.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision
« on: May 15, 2023, 01:16:12 PM »
But given that Eurovision is a European thing and you're in the US, there's no reason to think you'd know all the history of Eurovision.
lol I literally made this topic and I've been watching Eurovision for years now, which I've already said. And I already said why Sweden won which should clue you in that I'm aware the songs are never chosen based on merit.

You said yourself it's not really a thing in the US. Would you like any more chips* with your shoulder?
It's not at all but that has nothing to do with how much I know. I only mentioned how it's not a thing here because I've tried getting my friends involved which again should clue you in that I am already a fan.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision
« on: May 14, 2023, 09:41:20 PM »
I still wish they would stop singing in English. Half of the interesting stuff about Europe is the linguistic diversity that was wiped out by colonialism in most other parts of the world. Why suppress it?
Couldn't agree more.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision
« on: May 14, 2023, 01:29:40 PM »
The voting is based mostly on politics rather than how good the song is
Yes I know, thank you for mansplaining. I previously said why they think the juries went the way they did. Italy won the first year after COVID because they had it so rough but fortunately Måneskin was also great.

England's songs are also always shit but not enough to come in last. Same with Germany. And if the public had their way Finland would have won.

Anyway, the winner isn't what makes it fun, it's the songs and performances. I still listen to older Eurovision songs that I liked.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision
« on: May 13, 2023, 11:08:31 PM »
Sweden won with a boring song.

General consensus is that it's only because it's ABBA's 50th anniversary and they want Sweden to host next year. Also that the vote should be 100% public because they're tired of how rigged it is.

Can't say I disagree,  I almost never care about the winners except for Måneskin.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision
« on: May 10, 2023, 12:47:31 PM »
Really? You lot follow Eurovision? I didn't know it was a thing outside Europe.
It's not. Thork brought it up years ago and I've been into the weird trash songs ever since. I've tried to get my friends interested but Americans truly do not care which is weird considering it's one of the few times we can laugh at Europe for being silly.

Will Ferrell did a movie about it in 2020 and still very few Americans seem aware of its existence at all.

I haven't even heard our song.
Your songs are always super boring so I don't even remember what it is.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision
« on: May 09, 2023, 09:35:14 PM »
Oh nvm, Germany is already in the final. They're a member of the big five so they automatically qualify.  🤸

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Eurovision
« on: May 09, 2023, 09:19:45 PM »
Good news! 4 out of my 5 favs made it through to the Grand Final.

Bad news is that Germany wasn't one of them. 😔

I knew they wouldn't win but I'm very surprised Croatia advanced instead of them lmao

Arts & Entertainment / Eurovision
« on: May 09, 2023, 06:02:32 PM »
I don't want to make a new topic for this every year so here we go, generic Eurovision thread.

Who I want to win because it's 10/10 Eurovision shit:

Who will definitely not win at all but it is still ridiculous and weirdly catchy. And I just love that Germans seem to have this quality of flamboyancy and severity at the same time:

Honorable mentions this year:

Supreme Court leaves student loan settlement in place
Just to be super clear - this is not related to Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Balloon Madness
« on: February 13, 2023, 05:14:59 PM »
It is kind of strange. Apparently we used AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles to shoot down the a per unit cost of US$381,069.74. The payload on the first one was the size of a bus if the reporting is correct. Perhaps worthy of a $400k missile. Not sure about the others. F-22's have a 20mm Gatling gun. I would think you could just plink-plink a balloon with a few rounds at a fraction of the cost. Guess not.
We don't know that the others were balloons. Like Rushy said, they're being vague about it.

Descriptions of objects:
First object - Balloon over Montana

Second - "The object was very different to the balloon, the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, and was flying at 40,000 feet without any obvious system of propulsion or control, officials said."

Third - "Officials described the object as smaller than the first balloon and cylindrical. It was also flying at about 40,000 feet when it was shot down."

Fourth - "That object was an octagonal structure with strings hanging off it, but with no evident payload."

But then we have - "On Sunday, the US Senate majority leader, Charles Schumer, who was briefed by the Biden administration before the Lake Huron incident, said the second and third objects were very likely small balloons."

So who the fuck knows. But it's aliens.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Balloon Madness
« on: February 13, 2023, 04:55:32 PM »
Conspiracy theories are abound, from the more tame "they're too embarrassed to admit they shot down weather balloons with expensive missiles" to the more extreme "it's aliens!".
Okay, but it is aliens.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: February 09, 2023, 07:09:38 PM »
Bang Chan 🥵

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: January 31, 2023, 07:00:53 PM »
officially my new favorite kpop band after seeing this ridiculous shit

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: January 31, 2023, 01:57:25 PM »

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