From: Vincent Campbell (VCampbell@dmu.ac.uk)
Date: Fri 21 May 2004 - 10:10:05 GMT
Purely by chance the only bit of Eurovision I saw this year was the winning
Ukrainian entry, which I thought was one of the most terrible pieces
Eurovision music ever (even worse than the UK's last year), so my jaw really
did drop when I heard they won.
Having seen it, I'm not so sure it was a warsaw pact block of voting so much
as the Xena Warrior Princess look of the Ukranians, or maybe most of Eastern
Europe was pissed off at the latest series of 24 having the biggest baddies
as Ukranians- the baddy Englishmen, well everyone can believe that can't
BTW and USanians out there please don't spoil the plot for me, as despite
its simplistic politics (why are nearly all the US traitors in the series
women?) I'm a big fan.
Oh and one other question for the USanians- how, if at all, was the crisis
over Sonia Gandhi reported/perceived? The reason I ask is that much of the
British news media raised the spectre of Indian racism (Sonia being Italian
born), but I wondered how a democratic nation that explicitly disallows a
non-native born American to become president reported/interpreted this.
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> So it seems that the new eliminatory round did not
> prevent collusive voting, in fact the "Warsaw Pact"
> seems to be strengthening into a "Balkan Bloc" (Terry
> Wogan's phrase, not mine). The "Viking Empire" (that
> one is mine) seems to have cracked this year with
> Estonia (EE) and Latvia (LA) heading south into the
> new Balkan Bloc.
> So my sentence in para 4 "the observation of the
> birth, life and (from next year) death of a memetic
> ecosystem" seems to have been a bit premature.
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