1. #1

    Swedish Eurovision - Really funny video/song check for laugh

    I don't know if anyone of you find this funny, but when I watched the Swedish Eurovision yesterday this appeared. I thought it was a little funny, but so did not the rest of the people so it didn't go to final

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RkzsUIoEz0&t=1m40s
    The High Heavens shall burn.

  2. #2
    Merely a Setback Immortan Rich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Outer Heaven
    Posts
    26,041
    After the sham last year, I no longer have any confidence in a fair competition.
    I am the Pied Piper of the Hunger Games, a simple man followed by a few dozen rats.

  3. #3
    What was a sham the last competition?
    Last edited by Sowz; 2013-02-24 at 08:01 PM.
    The High Heavens shall burn.

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    After the sham last year, I no longer have any confidence in a fair competition.
    You mean the sham that it has been since they introduced the popular vote and non-blind voting over 2 decades ago? I stopped watching it 4 years ago.
    Last edited by Butler Log; 2013-02-24 at 08:04 PM.
    Intel i7 5820K (4.5 GHz) | MSI X99A MPower | 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury 2666MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Samsung 951PRO nVME 512GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Crucial MX200 1TB | Western Digital Caviar Black 2000GB | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Noctua NH-D15 | Fractal Define R5 | Seasonic X850

    Former author of the TankSpot.com Protection Paladin guide

  5. #5
    Merely a Setback Immortan Rich's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Outer Heaven
    Posts
    26,041
    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    You mean the sham that it has been since they introduced the popular vote and non-blind voting over 2 decades ago?
    No idea what that means, but what I mean is that the Scandinavian countries give each other high numbers, then the muslim nations will do the same.... It is a popularity contest rather than a singing contest.
    I am the Pied Piper of the Hunger Games, a simple man followed by a few dozen rats.

  6. #6
    Immortal Austilias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Posts
    7,130
    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    No idea what that means, but what I mean is that the Scandinavian countries give each other high numbers, then the muslim nations will do the same.... It is a popularity contest rather than a singing contest.
    Pretty much, the results can be accurately predicted these days on the basis of country alone, never mind performance.
    "A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is 'merely relative,' is asking you not to believe him. So don't." - Roger Scruton
    Quote Originally Posted by Wells View Post
    I see no point in compelling integration. If you can't make your society sufficiently enticing to integrate willingly, then perhaps its not so superior.
    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    There's nothing wrong with Islam.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    No idea what that means, but what I mean is that the Scandinavian countries give each other high numbers, then the muslim nations will do the same.... It is a popularity contest rather than a singing contest.
    That is exactly what I meant.

    The eastern bloc votes for each other.

    The balkans vote for each other.

    The scandinavians vote for each other.

    Bloody cheek that Israel, Kazakhstan etc are even allowed to enter. It is, after all, the EUROPEAN song contest.
    Intel i7 5820K (4.5 GHz) | MSI X99A MPower | 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury 2666MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Samsung 951PRO nVME 512GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Crucial MX200 1TB | Western Digital Caviar Black 2000GB | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Noctua NH-D15 | Fractal Define R5 | Seasonic X850

    Former author of the TankSpot.com Protection Paladin guide

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    That is exactly what I meant.

    The eastern bloc votes for each other.

    The balkans vote for each other.

    The scandinavians vote for each other.

    Bloody cheek that Israel, Kazakhstan etc are even allowed to enter. It is, after all, the EUROPEAN song contest.
    To be fair, there is a small part of Kazakhstan that is in Europe. As for Israel, they at least have proximity to Europe, I guess.

  9. #9
    Herald of the Titans
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2,673
    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post

    Bloody cheek that Israel, Kazakhstan etc are even allowed to enter. It is, after all, the EUROPEAN song contest.


    Blame the he International Telecommunication Union for how the European Broadcasting Area look like and that include Israel.....

  10. #10
    I am Murloc! MasterHamster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Land of the mighty moose, polar bears and fika.
    Posts
    5,109
    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    No idea what that means, but what I mean is that the Scandinavian countries give each other high numbers, then the muslim nations will do the same.... It is a popularity contest rather than a singing contest.
    It's not like it's some hidden pact. What sells in one sells in the other.

    Still impacts the spirit of competition though. Everyone in the east votes high for each other, and so on.
    WoD was destroyed thanks to MoP feedback where everything outside of raids should be optional.
    So keep that in mind as you once again complain about things being "mandatory for raiding".
    Whenever I see people complaining there's too much to do in Legion I know that Blizzard is on the right path again.

  11. #11
    We don't let Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya or Egypt take part..

    ---------- Post added 2013-02-24 at 10:17 PM ----------

    Blame the he International Telecommunication Union for how the European Broadcasting Area look like and that include Israel.....
    We don't let Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya or Egypt take part..
    Intel i7 5820K (4.5 GHz) | MSI X99A MPower | 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury 2666MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Samsung 951PRO nVME 512GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Crucial MX200 1TB | Western Digital Caviar Black 2000GB | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Noctua NH-D15 | Fractal Define R5 | Seasonic X850

    Former author of the TankSpot.com Protection Paladin guide

  12. #12
    Herald of the Titans
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    2,673
    [QUOTE=Butler Log;20327840]We don't let Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya or Egypt take part..[COLOR="red"]

    Who is we? Wikipedia list them as "Never entered, although eligible to do so"

  13. #13
    What the fuck did I just watch?

  14. #14
    Stood in the Fire paxx0r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Westeros
    Posts
    368
    I don't get it, whats supposed to be funny in that video?

  15. #15
    I thought it was funny because something random as this was allowed to enter the Eurovision. You don't seem like a happy guy, I suggest you get some sense of humor.
    The High Heavens shall burn.

  16. #16
    Herald of the Titans BHD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    WMTown
    Posts
    2,664
    I'm surprised we even let something like that enter the contest! Pretty funny, probably would've gone to the finals if the song was bit better. And then we'd lose horribly if it went to Eurovision.

    About the whole pact thing. Sure, most neighbouring countries vote for each other to some extent. But if it was only like that, and every year, the same country would win each time. And even then it wouldn't have to be the buddy-system, it could be that they share a similar taste because they're so culturally similar. And looking at the results from 2012, Sweden got more than 100 points more than Russia that came second, which would prove that song/performance matter. Because there aren't a whole lot of people in scandinavia, compared to other countries.

  17. #17
    Herald of the Titans Poorperson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Born in Sweden, but im going to move away <3
    Posts
    2,780
    The dude in the lion dress or whatever it is makes this win

  18. #18
    The Patient Hilde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Norway, Draenor EU
    Posts
    338
    You had people dressing up in fur suits too, Sweden?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkBq0lbEg-4

  19. #19
    Titan Raiju's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    England
    Posts
    11,355
    Quote Originally Posted by Badhairday View Post
    which would prove that song/performance matter. Because there aren't a whole lot of people in scandinavia, compared to other countries.
    Did they change it? Last I knew a country gave 1-12 points to the countries their voters voted most for.

    Also how come every kpop fan on these forums only seems to be about SM/girls generation >< No love for LOEN (understandable I guess), or starship or etc.?

  20. #20
    Herald of the Titans BHD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    WMTown
    Posts
    2,664
    Quote Originally Posted by Raiju View Post
    Did they change it? Last I knew a country gave 1-12 points to the countries their voters voted most for.
    Uhh, I kinda brainfarted. That last part didn't make much sense, and no they didn't change it. Still stand behind the first part though. (if countries always voted for each other because buddy-system then the same country would win every time, unless suddenly more/less people from some countries voted)

    Also how come every kpop fan on these forums only seems to be about SM/girls generation >< No love for LOEN (understandable I guess), or starship or etc.?
    SM is one of the three biggest companies in kpop, and SNSD is arguably the most popular group. Which makes it highly likely that people that want to sport a kpop ava/sig does so about SM/SNSD.

    Have seen someone with a 4minute signature around, though.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •