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gcreptile

Posted Yesterday, 01:27 PM

Two important german deaths in the news today:

 

Karl Moik, the austrian inventor of the most popular "Volksmusik"-TV show in the german-speaking countries is dead at 76:

http://www.bild.de/u...13290.bild.html(german obituary)

It was the kind of show full of yodelling, alpine clothing and faint regret of losing World War II that people aged 60+ loved.

 

Also dead: "Emmely", Germany's most famous cashier. Her multi-billion dollar supermarket chain fired her instantly after 30 years of employment because she payed herself out two unused deposit bottle coupons (do you know what I mean?) worth 1,30€. She sued the company and won and got her job back:

http://www.bild.de/r...04874.bild.html (german obituary)

 

She died at 57 after a heart attack.


themaninblack

Posted 18 March 2015 - 03:24 PM

Well Israel have been in it 37 times....but Australia truly banishes the geography to the dustbin really.

 

Won it a few times as well (1978, 1979, 1998)...


Eesti

Posted 18 March 2015 - 01:15 PM

 

 

 

Eino Baskin dead at 85. One of the most famous theater managers in Estonia.

**checking Baskin's name off my list of 'famous theater managers in Estonia'**
SC

 

The guy was absolute legend in Estonia. Everybody knew him. You don't need to be sarcastic because you don't know anybody outside your little island.

 

Estonia is one of those countries I'd like to visit. I supported Ott Lepland in his 2012 bid for Eurovision, one of the loveliest ballads ever in the competition. Hope you have a good one this year!

 

Here you go. Win a free trip to Estonia: http://quiz.mfa.ee/


Toast

Posted 18 March 2015 - 01:08 PM

 

So should they win, they'd become the first Associate ESC Winners. Nice.

 

It has been said that if they win they will be allowed to defend their title but not to host.

 

 

That gives them a real incentive then!


Bibliogryphon

Posted 18 March 2015 - 12:06 PM

So should they win, they'd become the first Associate ESC Winners. Nice.

 

It has been said that if they win they will be allowed to defend their title but not to host.


Magere Hein

Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:37 AM

So should they win, they'd become the first Associate ESC Winners. Nice.

Ra Ra Rasputin

Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:31 AM

Yes, it is popular here (we watch it in a very tongue-in-cheek manner, half-laughing along with it, half-laughing at it.)

 

We are allowed to compete because SBS is part of the European Broadcasting Union.  See full discussion on Australia's entry into the competition here:

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...t-arts-31436259

 

:P

 

I was hoping we might to better than come mid-rank. After all, if all the other voting factions are deadlocked, we might be seen as a nice neutral candidate for people to vote for.  :D

Australia's actually an associate member as it's outside of the European Broadcasting Area.


Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 17 March 2015 - 09:41 PM

Yes, it is popular here (we watch it in a very tongue-in-cheek manner, half-laughing along with it, half-laughing at it.)

 

We are allowed to compete because SBS is part of the European Broadcasting Union.  See full discussion on Australia's entry into the competition here:

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...t-arts-31436259

 

:P

 

I was hoping we might to better than come mid-rank. After all, if all the other voting factions are deadlocked, we might be seen as a nice neutral candidate for people to vote for.  :D


time

Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:32 PM

 

 

Same boat as Prince Phillip - too many people putting her in through age. She'll still be with us this time next year and probably a couple beyond.


 

Thanks Eesti! Liking this entry muchly, hope it gets through to the final. Looking for someone to support as our UK Potato Waffle song should not do better than yours!

Let's not forget Australia has been invited to compete at Eurovision for the first time ever this year!
 
:party: :party: :party: :clap: :clap: :clap: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Half the countries vote for their geographical or historical neighbours... Your remoteness goes against you straight away. You are staring at mid table ranking at most. Better hope your song is good because "null-point" has been achieved quite a few times.

 

I think the novelty of having Australia in the competition will be in their favour. Australian's have had a good record when the have represented the UK before now  Olivia Newton-John and Gina G.

 

Guy Sebastian is Malaysian born. Just sayin'.


En Passant

Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:08 PM

 

Well Israel have been in it 37 times....but Australia truly banishes the geography to the dustbin really.

 

It is a one off to celebrate the 60th contest. Apparently it is popular in Australia.

 

Well pass me a vegemite sandwich.


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