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The best thing about the World Cup

OK, so the World Cup is over now and we can turn our attention to other, IMPORTANT, concerns, like how the hell did that octopus in Oberhausen manage to correctly predict the outcome of every single game??

Seriously, can we get Paul over here to act as chief economist at the Central Bank?

Anyway, congrats to Spain, I’m told it was a deserved victory, even though my people were all rooting for Holland. I wouldn’t know — all I know is how INFINITELY relieved I am that I won’t have to listen to the 0.19-0.57 part of this frigging song any more:

I mean, it’s a cool song and everything, but the fact that the Icelandic WC experts on RÚV chose it as their theme tune [and those few seconds ONLY … the least they could have done IMHO at the end of the match was to play the whole freaking video just once] has totally ruined it for me, Debbie Harry’s rad orange jumpsuit notwithstanding.

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  • jpeeps July 11, 2010, 11:42 pm

    Yup – great song and all that, but I can understand your sense of relief… But how’s this for a a gobsmacker – Debbie Harry was 65 at the beginning of the month! Doesn’t she look terrific??

  • Lissa July 11, 2010, 11:55 pm

    I don’t get why they’d use that song for football. At 0:19, sounds an awful lot like Joy Division. Hadn’t noticed that before.

  • sylvia hikins July 12, 2010, 1:14 am

    At 65 Debbie Harry is one neat lady. Good on you for choosing her instead of someone like Lady Gaga. Oh, and did you know that if you put a crab in a screw top jar an octopus will have that jar open in next to no time. How’s that for problem solving. So yes, let octopussy rule over your banking system!!! If it can get a crab out of a screw topped jar, then maybe it could also get the genie out of the bottle!
    sylvia from viking wirral

  • kevin oconnor,waterford ireland July 12, 2010, 3:22 am

    The years go on Alda Kalda .Debbie Harry oh my god,plus I spotted the creature before thee ie octopussy, I have a heart of glass,surely Icelanders should go for Espana.

    Anyway enough of that nonsense Have you seen what they are doing to our lady in red,

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1293754/Redhead-spy-Anna-Chapman-WILL-banned-Britain.html

    Should be given a Knighthood/damehood/boyz in the hood
    for outstanding britisch citizen of the year
    Tribute to Anna
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGq8fD1p1Ss

    Why did the FBI take so long with the KGB answer they were having too much fun. Invisible ink,bag drops etc hilarious ha ha.

    Plus I think the Murphy’s should be given real Irish Passports as opposed to fake ones.
    Whats it these days assassinating hamas in dubai why do they need an Irish passport can’t they just use an Icelandic one, OK,OK I realise you guys would not get through the door these days.

  • Natalie July 12, 2010, 3:51 am

    I love Blondie, ty for sharing the video, now I have to download the song to the ipod, because it’s going to be stuck in my head if I don’t.
    How dare they not show & play the whole video & song, that would drive me to crazy town.

    jpeeps- so true about Debbie, she looks amazing.

  • Michael Schulz July 12, 2010, 9:10 am

    IMPORTANT things – yes!!!
    For example: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was sentenced in Iran for adultery. Capital punishment: death by stoning (or substitute). She (Azerbijani) has always denied charges. Besides, if at all, the “adultery” is said to have taken place several years aftyer her husband’s had died.
    Don’t rely on me. Verify with international media, websites, etc..
    Wouldn’t it be IMPERATIF for the Icelandic government to take an official, public stand ? This is not to say one should take yet another stand in defense of Western values, concepts of what is right or wrong – but against barbarism which is not inherent to a great culture such as the Iranian.
    IMPERATIF – no !?
    Cheers,
    Michael

  • Kris July 12, 2010, 4:45 pm

    Spain did have the best team, IMO. The Dutch did have the right idea (whack ’em), but could not deliver on their opportunities. In the end Spain got what they deserved: victory.
    Kris