Sunday, March 04, 2007

Smarter Bomb

Don't Panic!
Have a Teapacks' Cuppa.
(On Wikipedia's Dime)

Speaking of the "more thinker peniz" -- which reminded a recent commenter that "smart bombs work on the same principle" -- I suggest that we each strive to become a "more thinker peniz" and every one of us launch a first-strike smart bomb at suicidal bombers:
C'mon, be a Euro-visionary! Like Arthur Dent, push that button! Or this one. Use humor against the humorless.



At 9:53 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

I'm assuming that the "Push the Button" song was in English, French, and Hebrew. His French was fantastic. His Hebrew rap-- which I couldn't understand-- was incredibly fast. Not sure I liked the costume, though; the guy ends up looking like a rapper way past his prime.

il y a plein de souffrance
dans la rue y'a trop d'violence
et on a beaucoup de chance
d'être vivants, même pas blessés
avancements tactiques
des régimes fanatiques
situation tragique
qui me met les larmes aux yeux

That's how I heard it, anyway. Translation of the French bit for your non-francophone readers:

there's so much suffering
too much violence in the street
and we're quite lucky
to be alive, not even wounded
tactical advances
of fanatical regimes
(a) tragic situation
that puts tears in my eyes


At 3:44 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

The band has been around for several years and must have been performing when I studied in Jerusalem for a year back in 1999 even though I wasn't aware of them.

So far as I can determine, the band uses highly ironic lyrics -- which is not to say that the message isn't seriously intended.

I like the vocalist's accent but can't figure out if it's a French, Hebrew, or some indeterminate one.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What on earth is an Israeli band doing in a EURO-vision song contest? This kind of stuff always gives the game away...

At 8:28 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

The Eurovision Song Contest is open to countries belonging to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which includes such non-European countries as Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia in addition to Israel.

Probably, the name of the contest should be changed to something else ... say, the Eurarabian Song Contest.

Meanwhile, we're stuck with Eurovision Song Contest.

Jeffery Hodges

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