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Monday, May 14, 2007

Making the case for satellite television


On Saturday I called my dad and he was clearly distracted. He asked me to guess what he was watching on television, and after I had gone through all of the usual suspects (Friday, European soccer, Good Will Hunting, Three Ninjas, Greek soap operas) and struck out, I gave up. He then informed me he was in the middle of watching the Eurovision Song Contest, but that unfortunately Greece was in seventh place and only the top five acts would advance* (or something like that, I was too shocked that he thought I would guess he was watching the Eurovision Song Contest to really pay a lot of attention).

And then I go to Go Fug Yourself today and I see this post about the contest. The costumes are head and shoulders above anything an Olympic ice dancing team has put together. And yet my dad failed to mention any of this to me. This all leaves me a little confused, but I'm just going to decide that I'm proud of my dad for being so cutting edge.

*Just a note, Greece won the contest in 2005 with a song called "My Number One," that played on at least one radio station in the country every minute of every day when I was there in the summer of 2005. My cousins in the country expressed true shock when I told them I had never heard of the Eurovision Song Contest or "My Number One" until stepping off the airplane that August. We're obviously missing out here in the U.S., unless you are like my dad and have satellite television for this very reason.

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