1. 2012 in Food - Ctrl Alt Travel
    December 31, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    […] This year we decided to invite a bunch of friends over to watch it. We really had no clue how hilarious it would end up being. Having a few people reading twitter feeds helped as did, I am sure, the […]

  2. Frau Dietz
    June 3, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    Next year, you should also try allocating all party attendees a country to come dressed up as – you should have seen my 2005 Bosnia Herzegovina ;) And if you watch the Eurovision Song Contest a couple of years running, you’ll absolutely see exactly how ridiculous the voting is. And I’m not just saying that as an Englander! ;)

    • Andrew
      June 7, 2012 @ 11:10 am

      That sounds like a lot of work to assign people stuff. Especially as I would not be willing to dress up myself. I think we will stick with food if anything like that. As a neutral outside observer, I want to see funny people dance and sing. I don’t really care so much about the voting.

  3. Brock - Backpack With Brock
    June 3, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    Sounds like a good time!

  4. Laurence
    June 2, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    When I was living in the UK I recall eurovision being that thing we were awesomely good at losing. To the point that everyone now just pretends not to care, but then mysteriously knows the result, and where England placed, and how the whole thing is an eastern bloc political conspiracy anyway ;)

    • Andrew
      June 7, 2012 @ 11:11 am

      Hmmm that is suspicious that everyone knows the outcome even though they don’t care. It still was funny to watch. Except for the UK entry, he was a bit painful. Especially knowing that he apparently used to be a really well known singer.

  5. Jeremy Branham
    June 2, 2012 @ 3:31 am

    I wanted to watch Eurovision here in the US. I know it is really popular there so I wanted to see what it was all about. I didn’t know about the history or how it really worked but I knew it was a song contest. I would love to see this one day. Pretty cool event. An American Idol type contest in one night.

    • Andrew
      June 7, 2012 @ 11:12 am

      You can get all of the entries online if you want to see them. Not sure how it would go down in the US, without commericials and all of these countries that most people there haven’t even heard of.

  6. fotoeins | Henry
    June 1, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    There must’ve been at least one reference to the 2010 winner from Germany, no? :-)

    • Andrew
      June 1, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

      We did talk about Lena too. I guess I should have mentioned it in the post as well, but it slipped my mind.

  7. Ali
    June 1, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

    Such a fun and hilarious night! Shame the Russian grandmas didn’t win. Or the Turkish guys who made a boat out of their capes.

    • Andrew
      June 1, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

      I liked the Turkish one too. And the Russians with their dancing oven were great.