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I got to watch a hospital ward going onto a war footing today. We were suddenly decanting people home or moving them on their beds to other wards to make space for an anticipated influx of covid patients. Then just before I left, I looked round and there were empty bays where there had previously been beds. And every member of staff seemed just tiny bit quieter and a tiny bit more focused.

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Sitting in a coffee shop the other day, trying to read a book but being distracted by a man at the next table. He was talking to his friend, but in a self consciously showy-off and shouty manner. He boasted about golf, how good he was, his upcoming trip to golf courses in New York and Florida (this was in England.) I had an idea for a short story about a woman who murders her husband because his voice is too loud and his conversation too dull by stabbing him 9 times, it could be called 9 Holes.

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@mastobikes @mastobikes A shot of the finished bike. Creme cycles Caferacer Uno. With “special” modifications.

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The past year has been an emotional roller-coaster, I have successfully completed my first year as a student nurse, 2nd year begins in just under 4 weeks. It has been full of experiences most of which I can only discuss in vague terms or not at all. I am acutely aware that nurses have a professional responsibility to respect the right to privacy of the people who we care for. A responsibility I take very seriously. With that in mind... Fam, let me tell you, it has been wild.

The entire Internet is the ugly underbelly of the internet now.

The UK entry chanting with joy “We got points” tragic and hilarious.

And now for the unnecessarily protracted voting process.

Surprisingly the Serbian entry is my favourite of the night. Its too weird to win, but it definitely has something interesting going on.

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Moldova is the musical offspring of the B52's and Dexy's Midnight Runners.

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Azerbaijan with this year's generic ennui and drama infused song.

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I love the Lithuanian song. You really can't beat an old fashioned chanteuse.

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The German entry by that annoying dude with the guitar at every party you've ever attended.

Seems like a good point to pause and say Fuck Vladimir Putin.

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If Ukraine win tonight, arranging the venue for next year's contest is going to be challenging. This song has got some good energy.

The Netherlands song, made of autumn, woodsmoke and northern european melancholy. She looks and sounds a bit like Ute Lemper.

I see this year it's Spain's turn to do the generic ethno-club song with the suggestive vocals and dance.

The tag hasn't made it onto mastodon's tab yet. I find that dubious and can only assume it's because it takes a long time to update.

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Norway is kind of funky. I like it most so far I think.

The French entry is a bit aggressive, music made of raw steak and snails. They're Breton, the people who gave the world those sailors hats old men obsessed with fishing equipment wear.

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Finland with the first metal of the night.

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