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May. 28th, 2010

04:15 am - Hevisaurus

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Here in America, kids get Baaarney, or Hannah Montaaana.

In Finland, they get HEAVY METAL DINOSAURS.


Here's Hevisaurus with a touching power ballad about the last mammoth (according to Google Translate):

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From:megadog
Date:May 28th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
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I really wish Hevisaurus would be Finland's entry for this weekend's Eurovision Song Contest.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 28th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
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You know, I don't think I've ever actually seen the Eurovision Song Contest.

I've seen it parodied on Monty Python's Flying Circus, though.
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From:megadog
Date:May 28th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
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The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual event in which each country nominates to represent it a bunch of mentally-dysfunctional fashion-victims who 'sing' songs whose melody and lyrics are usually of uncompromising banality.
Viewers then revel in the excruciating, buttock-clenching badness of it - except for when they are whipped into a nationalistic fervour in support of their own country's musical effort.

This form of entertainment has now taken the place of Europe's traditional bloody wars: we no longer blow each other up, we sing bad songs at each other.
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From:orv
Date:May 28th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC)
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I remember seeing that parodied in "Father Ted." I had to have it explained to me that the joke about deliberately trying to lose to save money was based on an actual scandal.
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From:wbwolf
Date:May 29th, 2010 10:30 am (UTC)
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Wasn't the only artist of any note to come out of the Eurovision contest ABBA? (with most the rest third rate pop singers?)
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From:tracerj
Date:May 28th, 2010 11:34 am (UTC)
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This is brilliant. With that ballad, I especially like the juxtaposition between modern cinematography and costumes that look... well, like mascot costumes given leather jackets.

Then again, this is about the equivalent of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles "Coming Out of Their Shells Tour". Please tell me you remember that....
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 28th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
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I think maybe I've vaguely heard of it. Would it surprise you to know I've never been a TMNT fan? (They fight bad guys. I've never been interested in the "they fight bad guys" genre, even if they are turtles. I remember thinking, "I'd read these comics if it weren't for the 'ninja' part.")
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From:deckardcanine
Date:May 28th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
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"You can count on us...."
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From:penh
Date:May 28th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Not only do I remember it, I've got it on VHS. :)
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From:orv
Date:May 28th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
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Takes me back to riding around with my Finnish boss at one of my previous jobs, listening to Finnish heavy metal. He would occasionally tell me what the lyrics were about; this was usually some variation of "he says he wants to kill himself."

Talking with him and the other Finns at that job, I quickly came to the conclusion that Finnish culture consists mainly of a) depression; b) bizarre tests of manliness, usually involving intense cold and very little clothing; and c) driving very, very fast.

EDIT: Forgot d) drinking.


Edited at 2010-05-28 04:44 pm (UTC)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 28th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
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My dad had a colleague at Rice named Hannu. He was convinced that the Finns are crazy!
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From:orv
Date:May 28th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
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They are. That's why they make such good rally drivers.
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