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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:
England
Algeria
Slovenia
Yanks

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.

Comments

vaznetti
Dec. 6th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
The Sun has England in the World Cup final already.

hahahahaha. BH and I looked the whole thing over yesterday and the thing is that whatever happens in the first round, we (by which I mean England, not the USA) are bound to meet up with Germany in the second round and go out in a penalty shootout. Even if Germany is kind of crappy this year. And if we survive that, we'll still meet Argentina in the next game.
infinitemonkeys
Dec. 6th, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
I know, you're right, but the tantalising thing is that this is the perfect year to meet both Germany – not as good as their previous incarnations – and Argentina. Argentina may have the best player in the world but they are in disarray, almost didn't qualify and have crazy Diego Maradona as their coach.

However, even if that all pans out, it's Brazil in the semi-finals (and under one scenario, Germany in the final). All of which will not prevent the Sun from declaring the World Cup as good as won
vaznetti
Dec. 6th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, well, if you're going to be an optimist! If you're going to be an optimist, even Brazil don't look completely invulnerable, and maybe England will finally play like an actual team this year!

...actually, now that I think about it, it would be nice to be an optimist about something right now.
infinitemonkeys
Dec. 6th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
maybe England will finally play like an actual team this year!

YES! (except probably not)