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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

comice
Dec. 6th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
Ooh, and now, we learn Norsk?!

And you know, I have not much to say about soccer, but I will say, how is it possible to desecrate the King of Pop's image more than he did? Of course, this may be because I say one of those "These Are People Who Died, Died" (Now actually featuring Jim Carroll) retrospectives (and it's not even Christmas!!) and the MJ portion was a crazy slide show of his changing face, and God, I felt queasy at the mutilation by the end of it.

Anyway. I may have had too much caffeine this morning.

Sorry.
infinitemonkeys
Dec. 6th, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
Ja vel.

Football. FOOTBALL. FOOTBALL

You make a good point about MJ, but it must be said that the X-Factor gave it a good old try.

There is no such thing as too much caffeine in a morning, I find.