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Many happy returns of the day, a bit belatedly, to haphazardmethod. I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend and enjoy your duvet day.

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(1) I am watching the extended act of desecration and necromancy that is The X-Factor's Michael Jackson night. I beg the contestants neither to sing Earth Song nor attempt to moonwalk. Particularly that pasty chuffer Olly Murs.

They're playing Disney wish fulfilment music behind Joe McElderry's intro. I think they think he's going to win. He's going to win despite a musical backing which even Luther Vandross would have rejected as emetically sweet in 1983.

They're not even trying to find synonyms for "this could be the most important song I ever sing" any more.

(2) David Beckham is advertising for the California tourist board or whatever it's called now. They must be rich – they're buying advertising time in X-Factor. He's been everywhere lately. Yesterday he was at the World Cup draw, him, Charlize Theron, and some suit from FIFA.

It's a pretty good draw for England next summer; the headline in The Sun this morning:

Oh, Sun, Sun, you've heard of hubris, surely. They seem to be forgetting that the United States is one of the few teams to beat the European Champions, Spain, and to put two past Brazil. It's not going to be an easy game. Slovenia eliminated Russia in the play-offs. The Sun has England in the World Cup final already. Anyway, it's a kind draw, but not an easy one.

(3) Oh The Thick of It, how are you the best thing on my TV all week, every single week? I would never have believed you could make me feel sorry for Malcolm fucking Tucker

Jeg er trett. Ha det.


Dec. 6th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
So if England lose it'll be the Sun's fault. Excellent. My friends will still never let me forget it, but at least I can blame it on something I already hate.
Dec. 6th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
It will be The Sun's fault, it will be Wayne Rooney's metatarsals fault, it will be "cheating foreign scum" 's fault... but one thing it will never be is the England team's fault, because as enny fule kno, they never play like a bunch of donkeys scrumping apples off a potholed field. No indeed.
Dec. 6th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
No, never! Not even when they miss every shot at goal! Or make the worst defensive wall the world has ever seen!

a bunch of donkeys scrumping apples off a potholed field

That imagine is... not exactly a thing of beauty, but one of lasting hilarity. \o/
Dec. 7th, 2009 09:18 am (UTC)
They are weak in midfield. Very weak. It is SHAMEFUL to watch. Even with beer.