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July 06, 2006

Nelly Furtado: Promiscuous (feat. Timbaland)

This formerly straight-laced singer's new track is stuck in my head thanks to my 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles morning obsession.* Nelly Furtado is Portugese**-Canadian, btw. Now is the time at the Flea when we dance.

*Be the first to watch the new video for "Stars Are Blind" by Paris Hilton on KIIS-FM!
**Now who's crying, bitch!

That dead horse looks like it could use a sound flogging Update: On the sweetness of Portugese defeat:

So, the cheating, diving Portuguese are out of the World Cup - fantastic!

I'm not just saying this because of sour grapes over England's defeat, I'm saying it because Portugal's behaviour throughout the tournament has been disgraceful and has been bad for the game of football.

If they had got into the final and subsequently won the World Cup, it would have been a travesty. They deserve to go out for the negative effect they have had on the tournament - my only gripe is they did not go out in humiliation earlier on.

O' Signore chiude na e ne rap' un' altra porta Update: In considering the possibility of an Italy/Portugal final I wondered how the referee could decide who to cheat for. Rue sent me the following helpful guideline. It is deuced simple once it has been explained: "The one he bet on to win, naturally!"

On a related note, I have asked whether it is possible to cheer for Alizée without cheering for France. Bien sur! This seemingly tricky position is justified as a nod to Corsican independence; a cause I have long cherished.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 6, 2006 09:47 AM


Ahem, that's Timbaland, not Timberland. He ain't selling faux-outdoorsy clothes for yuppies that never actually go outdoors.

And are you trying to make me root for disgraced Portugal? Cause I won't, not for all the breathy, made-over Azorean-Portuguese chanteuses on either side of the Atlantic.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 6, 2006 10:50 AM

This is exactly what I deserve from writing outside my comfort zone... Timbaland is now properly designated as such.

Vive la France! Allez les Bleus!

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 6, 2006 10:55 AM

I was skeptical at first but now I am forced to agree, France's squad is the best of a bad lot. I can see a lot of west side traffic disruption from an Italy win, but none at all if France takes it. Any French fans in Toronto seem to be doing their best impression of secret agents trying not to blow their cover.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 6, 2006 11:07 AM

Well, even I have to admit that my planned Girls of Fiesta Farms Calendar is less likely to materialize now Portugal are out.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 6, 2006 02:56 PM

Watching the France v. Portugal game, I was struck by the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't even playing football. In his own fantastic world, he was competing in the ten metre platform against Alexandre Despatie (there's a lot of room for such fantasies to germinate in such a swelled head).

When women the world over are calling you a "whiny little bitch," it's time to change the way you play.

I still can't believe I was cheering for the *spit* French.

Posted by: Damian [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 6, 2006 04:14 PM

I am sure there is a fancy anthropology term for this, but in the sports cosmology of Toronto, I root for whichever country's fans are the least likely to 1) cause traffic problems on the way home, and 2) erupt into all-night honking and cheering caravans. That pretty much rules out every country around the Mediterranean basin.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 6, 2006 04:56 PM