Spider-Man Comes Home and The Aussies Invade Europe

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Australians will no doubt bring their own brand of charm to the contest.

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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


7 thoughts on “Spider-Man Comes Home and The Aussies Invade Europe

  1. Well Niall, I rest my case on the bollocks that is Eurovision. We already have Israel (Europe? Come on!) Turkey, which is marginal, as only half of Istanbul is technically eligible. Now Australia? We know that the Aussies are a lot camper than they like to admit, so I see this as the equivalent of coming out of the closet to your parents. I have no problem with that, unless the competition is renamed ‘AustralasiaVision’.
    Actually, as I couldn’t care less either way, bring on Japan!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. If Russell Crowe sings, that will be the end of diplomacy everywhere. Australians won’t let that happen- we’ll barricade his home. We all know where he lives anyway, he can’t hide from us.
    I vote instead for a full on “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” reunion, including Terrence Stamp, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving alongside some questionable ping pong balls.
    I love the Barry Hall gif by the way, he’s worth watching just to see whose jaw he breaks this week =P

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      1. He is a retired Sydney Swans player who has a reputation for punching people in the face when he gets annoyed with them. He’s a nice guy otherwise… He came to my house once for a BBQ and played footy in the cul-de-sac with all the kids in the street, until he nearly put a football through the windscreen of his Jag =P

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