Kirsty MacColl sang on that one. I'm sure I've got a cassette somewhere with her singing "There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis". The cassette came courtesy of Weetabix cereal, if you ate enough and sent off the tokens. It had four songs, including "Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners. I forget the other two songs. That would have been the first music I owned. Which is a very different thing from being the first music I ever bought...
That's such a great cereal box gift. Best I ever got was a misshapen bouncy ball meant to bounce at unpredictable angles. Which was pretty great, itself.
Hah, that's got to be one of the most "80s" videos I've seen. Fantastic. Never heard of her before, and didn't know she was the singer from "Fairytale."
Wikipedia tells me a tragic but heroic story regarding her death -- she saved her young son from being struck by a watercraft, sadly being killed herself in the process:
Hello everyone. With the days getting warmer we're once again preparing for the summer games. As always these games are open to all of you in our embassy regions, so we hope to see some of you there. Information about the games and signing up can be found here:
2019 Summer Games
The Oatland Regional Games is an international sporting event held in Oatland since 2016. Its purpose is to promote sporting excellence and international brotherhood. Citizens of all nations in Oatland and it's affiliated regions are welcome to compete in the games and each event is open to all athletes.
The Oatland regional games are biannual, with games held in both summer and winter. Each game consists of numerous events in which athletes compete for the gold, silver and bronze metal. This years summer game has nine events: Diving, Rifle Shooting, the Decathlon, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Equestrian Sports, Swimming, Archery, and a new event; Fencing
Gymnastics - Angèle Dior, Lionel Genet
Swimming - Marc Gérald, Céline Berlioz
Weightlifting - Philippe Jauffret, Gérald Pretre
Rifle Shooting - Christine Girard, Olivia Gaudreau, Jean-Yves Bachelot
Decathlon - Olivier Ballouhey, René Pascal, Marinette Derocles, Nathan Carré
Equestrian Sports - Sara Lafaille
Archery - Charlaine Paquet, Raymond Denis
Fencing - Jacques Lefèvre, Françoise du Gast
How to participate
In order to compete nations should telegram a list of competing athletes to Aclion, the event organizer.
This roster should contain the full name of each competing athlete as well as the event they will competing in. Nations are currently limited to Eighteen athletes total and are allowed to allocate up to five to each event. If an athlete is competing in more then one event then each entry is counted separately towards the nations total athlete pool.
The exact system used for scoring is secret. However there are a number of things nations can do to to gain advantage, including:
- Cultivating a high health stat in there nation to boost athlete performance,
Shrewdly allocating athletes among the events,
Publishing team logos, uniform designs and anthems to earn a teamwide bonus
Publishing short biographies of competitors to earn a bonus for that competitor,
Selecting a national specialty sport to gain advantage in that event,
Sending previous medal earners to the same event to receive a champion bonus,
Please be sure to submit all material for points by the sign-up deadline if you wish it to count towards your score.
Schedule of events
June 8th - Signup deadline
June 10th - Opening Ceremonies
June 12th - Diving
June 14th - Rifle Shooting
June 16th - Decathlon
June 18th - Gymnastics
June 20th - Weightlifting
June 22nd - Equestrian Sports
June 24th - Swimming
June 26th - Archery
June 28th - Fencing
June 30th - Closing Ceremonies
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Last updated: I dont even remember, it was such a long time ago last time XD
Interesting. Never heard of it. Sounds cool though
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