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Taranis

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« on: May 15, 2022, 12:07:12 am »

As expected Ukraine won easily with political votes.
Unexpected was the voting for Uk to come second.


Most strange was not a single vote for UK from Australia  <*<
Is their taste so poor that the second place act wasnít worth even one point in their opinions ?
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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2022, 12:27:22 am »

Phew, that was a close shave, we almost won !!

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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2022, 12:47:14 am »

Most strange was not a single vote for UK from Australia  <*<
Is their taste so poor that the second place act wasnít worth even one point in their opinions ?


Nothing wrong with our taste, we just loooove Vegemite {-)


BTW, I haven't watched Eurovision since Sandie Shaw won it in 1967 :}


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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2022, 01:33:58 am »

I don't normally watch it but got hooked tonight.  I turned channel just as UK entry came on as co-incidence so thought to see how we did.  I thought our entry looked most european pleasing for many years.  I was impressed at the French vote to be honest.

I'm also impressed at the AUS song looking and soundig very euro with that completely daft chain mail.  But " I'm not the same" in lyrics -hmm, I'm not sure these were good words to chose in the current climate for an EU based competition.  Maybe an own goal there?

...How did AUS get into it anyway or am I out of touch?

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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2022, 01:38:02 am »

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Is their taste so poor that the second place act wasnít worth even one point in their opinions ?

...They did introduce us to XXXX?
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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2022, 04:12:36 am »

...They did introduce us to XXXX?


and Fosters, and Bundaberg Rum :}


Iím not sure how we got to be in Eurovision, but I think we have been for a while now. Perhaps itís Europe tossing the British colonials a few crumbs :o %)


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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2022, 05:30:09 am »

Great replies 😂


12 points from France was indeed a shock and Germany too I think  %%
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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2022, 08:25:05 am »

Don't forget the winners host the next contest!  I wonder if they will invite the Russians?

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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2022, 08:36:24 am »

Its going to be funny when every one in the contest and the audience are in flack jackets and helmets - wot - to soon  ;D
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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2022, 08:51:48 am »



...How did AUS get into it anyway or am I out of touch?


I think it is because it has been broadcast in Aus for over 40 years and in 2015 they were invited to participate and that it is so loved on Australia !!, if they win though it will not take place in Australia the following year so not sure how that works.

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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2022, 08:54:07 am »


and Fosters, and Bundaberg Rum :}


Iím not sure how we got to be in Eurovision, but I think we have been for a while now. Perhaps itís Europe tossing the British colonials a few crumbs :o %)


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     Is your Bunderberg Rum as dull as your Bunderberg Ginger Beer ? That definitely gets Nil Poi.
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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2022, 09:15:43 am »


     Is your Bunderberg Rum as dull as your Bunderberg Ginger Beer ? That definitely gets Nil Poi.


Firstly, itís Bundaberg, not Bunderberg, secondly, I wouldnít call Bundaberg ginger beer ďdullĒ, however, peopleís tastes differ, but I definitely like it. Iím not a rum connoisseur but, while Iím sure there are better rums, Bundy rum is very popular here. I have a sister in Bundaberg, so Iíve been a regular visitor to the city over the last 50 years. In that time Iíve made several visits to the rum distillery, and the ginger beer factory. Both places have plenty of opportunities to taste the product, and, of course, to buy them.


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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2022, 10:58:34 am »


Firstly, itís Bundaberg, not Bunderberg, secondly, I wouldnít call Bundaberg ginger beer ďdullĒ, however, peopleís tastes differ, but I definitely like it. Iím not a rum connoisseur but, while Iím sure there are better rums, Bundy rum is very popular here. I have a sister in Bundaberg, so Iíve been a regular visitor to the city over the last 50 years. In that time Iíve made several visits to the rum distillery, and the ginger beer factory. Both places have plenty of opportunities to taste the product, and, of course, to buy them.


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  Maybe the Bundawhatsit  does qualify as a soft drink and to some palatable but it is a total misnomer to call it Ginger Beer . It has no bite or fire at all, the ginger element seems to be totally lacking . Our JS supermarket do an own brand ginger beer and that has a nice fiery kick on the palate which in the UK we expect and find refreshing on a summers day (Other brand decent ginger beers are available)
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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2022, 11:25:42 am »

I Missed the section of Eurovision that was about Drinks
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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2022, 11:29:22 am »

We started the warm up with Aldi brand birra moretti then M&S Champaigne and finished with single malt for the conclusion  {-)
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2022, 01:39:34 pm »

Now, now Baldrick.....if Napolitian .[sorry Napoleon] or and Lord Nelson were alive today they would love a few Bundies on the rocks  :kiss: ..............
This is how it is consumed in Northern OZ, and also Melbourne...on the rocks that is, being ice....[not a bunch of jagged stones by the water]

I personally do not partake in the terrible foul smelling made from sugarcane husks fire swilling muck  >>:-(


Derek


[PS...did the remake of Waterloo by Princess Anni-Frid Reuss, Dowager Countess of Plauen {nťe Lyngstad}; make it into the finals?]
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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2022, 02:58:07 pm »

We started the warm up with Aldi brand birra moretti then M&S Champaigne and finished with single malt for the conclusion  {-)

Does that help numb the pain & embarrassment of some of the songs?
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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2022, 02:59:06 pm »

it helps  %%
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Re: Eurovision
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2022, 09:07:02 pm »

Eurovision - Hundred of Thousands of BBC licence fees wasted (paid to the EBU). A totally unfair amount. Many of the other entrants pay much less.
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