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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
May 19, 2019


News Item:  Britain is voted number 28 out of, yes, 28 countries in the Eurovision
song contest.

How come we came in last ... who composed the song?

They picked a Swede.

A vegetable!  They've computers doing music ... I'd never heard of a vegetable ...

Not a vegetable, a Swedish guy.  I mean a black guy from Sweden.

A black guy from Sweden?  You kidding ...

He was born in the U.K. then adopted by a Swedish couple.

How come they got him to do the song?

As you know the BBC organizes it for the UK ...

I don't know ...

Well, they do and they had a competition and John Lundvik -- that's his name -- won.  
He also wrote a song for Sweden his home country -- came in fifth.

Why not!  He kept the better song for his native Sweden and sold BBC the crappy
one.  Tough for him the Netherlands won ...

Must be the Andre Rieu factor.

Who knows?  Isn't he quite old now ...

Perhaps the Europeans are sick of Britain and Brexit.

But the people were singing along with the song ...

Perhaps they liked the song but liked the others even more.

Maybe they think the British think too much of themselves.

Meaning Brexit as you just said.

Who knows?  But a Swede ... who'd pick a Swede in the land of the Beatles and the
Rolling Stones and so many others?

The BBC ...