I know it is only late January, but… It isn’t too early to start thinking about Eurovision 2011. As usual, the contant rule changes (both internationally and here at home) have led to a new shake-down. For the past few years, the representative singer was selected by some committee, and the public could only choose between four or five songs (also selected by the committee, written, on request, by major local composers). But this year, the public will also get to vote on the singer. Yeah! Stuff starts happening soon, with the final selection broadcast on 08 March. We are hoping to get someone great with a kick-ass song to represent us in Germany.
Meanwhile, Eurovision Times listed the public’s choice of the Worst Eurovision Songs of all times. Several of my sister’s favorites are listed here (specifically numbers 10 and 11). Actually, I thought that Dancing Lasha Tambai was hysterical and way better than some of the bland pop songs. Hmmm…
Meanwhile, a new Avodah? Labor party internal explosion, with Barak leaving (along with Vilnai and two others), may be a Really Good Thing. If Yehimovitch can pull things together, we may have a rejuvinated Avodah, getting back to the good ‘ol labor ideals that helped found this nation.
Even geeks get sentimental: IBM puts out this fab video to celebrate 100 years of social and technological innovation. RISC! System 36! Punch cards! Fortran! Makes me weep with nostalgia.