Eurovision 2010 – Eurocraze in Oslo Norway

Eurovision is upon us once again. Lot’s of craze about, well, what? Let’s face it, the music from the Eurovision Song Contest is always 99% rubbish. It’s one giant freakshow of so-called European nations, worse even than MTV these days. However, we can’t dismiss the Eurovision SC completly, for one good reason: it’s comical value.

There are some funny videos here I will admit, Eurovision Videos

Lena Meyer-Landrut (SKL Show 'Tag Des Gluecks')

Lena Meyer-Landrut (SKL Show 'Tag Des Gluecks')

“Oi don’t give a shit,” Germany’s newest pop star sings in her odd accent, Der Spiegel

Even BBC agrees to Eurovision being a cliche, Eurovision 2010: How to write the winning lyric

Let the show begin! Now who will win? Oi don’t give a shit. 🙂

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Mr Bean replaces Spanish PM on EU presidency site

Visitors to Spain’s EU presidency website have been greeted by an image of hapless fictional character Mr Bean instead of Spain’s Socialist leader.

Mr Bean

Mr Bean

An unidentified hacker briefly hijacked the site on Monday, replacing Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero with that of a bumbling comedy buffoon.

In Spain, the similarity between Mr Zapatero and the Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson, is a long-standing joke.

Zapatero

Zapatero

The government said the site itself, http://www.eu2010.es, had not been attacked.

In a statement, it said that a hacker had taken a screenshot of the homepage to make a photo montage.

“The alleged attack exploited a vulnerability called cross-site scripting,” it said.

For most visitors, this meant that a smiling Mr Bean replaced Mr Zapatero, complete with a benign smile and the words “Hi there”.

Mr Bean as Spanish PM

Mr Bean the Spanish PM

In a recent edition of El Pais, Mr Zapatero was depicted as Mr Bean in a cartoon above an article that was highly critical of his handling of the economy in Spain, where unemployment has reached almost 20%.