Eurovision isn’t really my bailiwick but you can learn history reading about this stuff. From Reuters UK:
“Other countries got support from their neighbours. Germany didn’t get any support at all from its neighbours.” …
“Russia won thanks to considerable help from its neighbours. The Russian song wasn’t bad but it wasn’t any better than the rest.”
Even though Germany shares borders with nine countries, it has a turbulent past – having invaded most of these nations.
I guess this is Russia’s reward for always being nice to its neighbors. Discuss.
Or watch some classic J-pop. This one is from the 3rd episode of “Pink Lady and Jeff”, a show that perhaps did not fail due to lingering resentment about that Pearl Harbor business. This is “Chameleon Army”, sung to the tune of “Rawhide”, give or take. (Note the changing colors of the outfits.) And “Monster”. Very Discozilla Chic. The ladies are still looking good. Here they are in 2004, remaking “Pepper Keibu”, which is – I think – Japanese for “Viva Las Vegas”. I couldn’t think of a good title for a Pink Lady post, so Belle suggested that one. How do you like it? (Honestly, until an hour ago we had never even heard of Pink Lady.)