Just a couple of strange news stories I saw yesterday and never quite got around to blogging...
Newsweirdness Item #1: Ever wonder who the king of roadside attraction/amusement park statuary is? Be sure to check out the slideshow for pictures of "Foamhenge" and a T. Rex eating a Union soldier.
Newsweirdness Item #2: I don't know how many of you are familiar with the annual Eurovision song contest, where each European country sends one winner to compete for the grand prize (the winning country gets to host the next year's competition, which is perhaps not much of a prize if Father Ted is to be believed), but I am given to understand that it is, well, a bit of a joke. My admittedly second-hand impression of it is that it is largely composed of very bad, American Idol/boy-band quality pop, as parodied here.
But Finland, ah, Finland is breaking the mold, and sending an insane costumed, mask-and-makeup-wearing heavy metal band as their Eurovision entrant. I hope to God they win. Go, Finland!!!