The Fluff is Reeling!
Two pieces of shocking cultural news were dropped today.
First came the report from Hollywood that Marvel and Sony are gong to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Plans are already underway to have Peter Parker appear in the next Captain America film.
He will then show up with the other Avengers.
Nerds everywhere are happy.
The only person possibly not happy about all this is Andrew Garfield: he’s out as Spider-Man.
And maybe Jeremy Renner, because I suspect Hawkeye will get even less attention now.
Then came the bizarre news that Australia will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Australia, which is all the way down there … and Europe.
I didn’t know that the Eurotrash Competition is popular Down under: it’s huge.
Yes, it doesn’t seem to make much sense.
Australia at the Eurovision Song Contest.
I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Kanye West starts complaining that Beyonce should be there instead.
The Australians will no doubt bring their own brand of charm to the contest.
This competing in Europe thing is only a one-off. Good for them, I guess … unless Turkey wins and spoils the mood by reminding the Australians of Gallipoli. Perhaps the Aussies should pick Russell Crowe to sing for them.
If Australia wins, by the way, we don’t all get to go to Canberra next year. “In case Australia wins, SBS will co-host the Eurovision Song Contest in a European city, together with an EBU Member Broadcaster,” according to Eurovision TV