All entries for May 2005
May 23, 2005
It all started when Michelle said, "I can't wait for Eurovision!". Entirely seriously.
I thought this was ridiculous… How wrong I was! Pursuaded by the masses and under the influence of various delicious substances (*) an evening of sheer hilarity began at 105.
Accompanied by the Smit, and later by Steve, we watched the best of Europe fight it out for the prestigious title. Below are some of the best lyrics, Terry comments and Smitty comments for your amusement:
Croatia: "I am like leaves carried by the wind, wolves die alone."
Bosnia and Herzegovina: "United in a song that's all it takes, 50 candles on the party cake." (which pretty much sums up the ethos of this marvellous competition: the unity of Europe…hmmm)
Switzerland: "Cool vibes, why don't you kill me?" (at which point I thought 'no, why don't YOU kill me?')
Latvia: (This was my personal favourite as it encapsulated 3 things I love….irony, boybands and Sarah.)
Sarah: (bless her cotton socks) "Lavita?"
Lyrics: "I take a step and dare to be free, to see how beautiful we are. The war is not over, everyone knows it, it's just a reason to make us believe."
Terry: "2 boy band refugees"
In fact Terry pretty much makes the show. (Steve: "He's going to be doing this until he dies.") His blatant laughing on top of the proceedings made me cry. Just a couple of quotes of his:
- Re. 'No-one hurt nobody', the Russian entry: "Which is not uh gramatically pleasing."
- During the break for vote counting: "I don't know about you, but I go to find consellation in drink."
- With regard to the most famous Ukranians: "Congratulations indeed to Ant and Shreik"
So in sum, what started off with my general apathy and disbelief at the potential enterainment value of such a show turned into a night of sheer hilarity celebrating the very worst Europe has to offer and confirming to me the ridiculous nature of the world we live in.
(The substances were Archers 'Exotic something or another' AND (this was from the mind of a genius) microwave popcorn with melted chocolate on top. Highly reccommended.)
May 16, 2005
In the meantime, don't be getting all funny with me (Kempy) about not being amusing! You're all equally funny and wonderful. You are all equally cared for and play equal roles. (Just like in Rev…I like to apply these rules to my life as I feel Rev is the best place I have ever been in my life…EVER ;) )
May 12, 2005
Contrary to popular opinion I do a lot of ponderings on life. Now I don't want to be all stereotypically student like about the whole situation but sometimes the thoughts need to come out of my head.
So… I've been thinking a lot about how it could be that emotions can cause an actual physical reaction? It started by me thinking about how a joke can make you laugh, and how different jokes make different people laugh. So weird that it would go on in your head but come out in a laugh (or in my case an explusion of air ala muttley).
The same then applies to crying, because how can an event been so moving that you cry? It's something you've seen or heard (like The Notebook, fantastic…rent it now) which then gets translated into a physical reaction such as water coming out of your eyes.
Similarly, how is it that when you are emotionally hurt by something you can actually feel a pain as a result? Like it hurts in your chest and feels kind of hollow? It doesn't seem to make sense. I can understand being confused in the head but to feel a tangible sense of hurt…? Well it's just not fair!
The reverse is also true but less frequent, for example when I feel properly happy I feel like a 'glow' inside and start acting like an idiot. (This is not always attributable to me being happy but more often to me being derranged.)
I guess I find it really odd, and a tad unerving, because I dont know of a good reason. At the same time we would probably be a lot less 'human' without these kinds of reactions and perhaps this is where the idea of there being more to people than just biological beings comes from. That we all have particular personalities that make us react in this way, which wouldn't happen if we were just a collection of cells I think.
That said…different things make different people laugh/cry/hurt. For some people more 'innocent' things make them laugh but for others, for example, laughing at others is what pleases them. What does this say about 'human nature'? That certain people are born with pre-dispositions? That their environment conditions them as such? I know what I think about it but now I'm just throwing around ideas for fun.
Also, its interesting how sense of humour or passions can change over time. Things I used to laugh at I don't find funny now. People who had an emotional effect on me no longer do. Is that a change in your mind or a change in your soul?
I could go on but I'm probably boring right now. How much of this goes on in people's heads that they don't say? I love it. Direct your mindless philosophical ponderings my way. As long as you realise at the end of the day its all meaningless.