Things I still don’t get about Australia – No. 25
Because of being a bit busy lately and a touch of blogging fatigue I’m afraid that the milestone of Post No. 1000 is another one of these. And currently the thing I’m still not getting about Australia is the Eurovision Song Contest. Yes, really the Eurovision Song Contest.
This afternoon SBS devoted two and a half hours to it, though I’m sure it felt like much longer, and they do this every year. Okay, granted this is SBS and the fact that it followed news in Russian and Turkish tells you that it’s a channel which likes to be pretty international, but for Christ’s sakes it’s the Eurovision. Being thousands of miles away from what should have long ago been renamed the Eurovision Mong Contest ought to be one of the bonuses of living in Oz. Oh well, at least in this AFL mad land I can avoid the bloody soccer World Cup fever, can’t I?
MELBOURNE soccer fans will be able to watch World Cup matches at Birrarung Marr after traditional screenings at Federation Square were cancelled due to public safety concerns.
Minister for Sport and Recreation James Merlino said fans can converge on the nearby outdoor site to watch the Socceroos take on the world next month.
Oh for fuck’s sake.