Day 43. 100 pages, 48,979 words.
Let’s take a little break from film and television to celebrate those other great art-forms, music and dance. And another bizarre thing that seems to have happened just this week that I have been thinking “never gonna happen” for years and years. And have in fact been saying, right here on this blog, on and off for quite literally a decade now.
I refer, of course, to Australia taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest. This year!
Oh, all I can say is it better happen, and oh yeah, it’s about God damned time.
Oh yeah, and Israel has been allowed to play for years. Please explain that before you get around to explaining why a dues-paying subject of the British Crown isn’t allowed in. Arseholes.
This is actually going to be fun. For extra headpop value, let’s offer Taylor Swift an honorary citizenship and send her to compete for us. In your face, Fellow Eurotrash!
 Sorry, that was a little bit of a cultural in-joke about the JJJ Hottest 100 this Australia Day. Did Taylor get any airtime in the end? Poor thing’s always having her moments stolen.
In other news, and back to television for a moment, it looks like Jonathan Pryce is set to play the High Sparrow in the up-coming season of Game of Thrones. I recognised him from his voice on the trailer, and then went and looked it up. Excellent stuff!
Although … well, so much for the High Sparrow being Varys in disguise, I suppose.