Wednesday, 16 June 2010

We Didn't Start the Fire - Second round of group matches starts here.

Okay, what to do for the next lot of group matches. I toyed with several ideas, a couple of which I want to save for the later stages (especially the beer round!), but I have had a song going round in my head for no apparent reason in the last couple of days, a 'ear worm' I think they call it, and it's "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel. Now I don't actually like Billy Joel, much of this stems back to the time when I was a furiously masturbating teenager and the bastard was shagging Christie Brinkley, but enough of that, the song lends itself to.......

The Penalty Shoot-out of Billy Joel Lyrics.

Here's how it goes, each line of the song We Didn't Start the Fire has several things mentioned, each team gets a line in the order of the song, and the teams will be in the order they appear on the BBC website. I will compare each thing and decide who wins if there is an uneven number of things then only the first three or four count...confused? Well let's take the first game and see how it goes.

Game 17 - South Africa v Uruguay


South Africa will be represented by - Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray

Uruguay will be represented by - South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Harry Truman, 33rd president of the United States, succeeded Roosevelt and immediaely fucked over a beleaguered post-war Britain by calling in the war loans, South Pacific is a great musical, even if it did spawn a shit song by Captain Sensible. 0-1

Doris Day, wasn't she lovely? Walter Winchell is attributed with inventing the gossip column, what a twat! 1-1

Red China? I've got some but the missus says we should keep it for best when we get visitors, Joe diMaggio was quite good at rounders, close but... 1-2

Game 17 - Uruguay win.

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