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Foreboding.. | Manolo's Shoe Blog


Manolo says, the Manolo he has of late been feeling unsettled, nervousy, on edge. There is the atmosphere of dark foreboding, as if something terrible were about to happen.

The portents they have not been good.

The pets of the neighbors of the Manolo they have been skittish; the dogs they have whined and snapped, and the cats they have hissed without provocation. And now the carrion birds are roosting in the trees near the house.

Each day it has dawned darker than the last.

Worst of all, yesterday, the Manolo thought he had heard the muffled sound of thundering hooves, as if the massive hoard of ravening Mongols were riding fast down upon our peaceful hamlet.

And now, with the news of this day, it all becomes hideously apparent:

Destruction! Death! The End of Civilization as We Know It!

Worse! The Eruovision, it has Returned!


The last time, the devestation it was as complete as the ten plagues that were visited upon Egypt by the angry God.

The Plague, Day 1, The Plague, Day 2, The Plague, Day 3.


23 Responses to “Foreboding..”

  1. JayKay May 15, 2006 at 6:19 pm #

    GWAR!!!! That is exactly what I thought when I saw this post! Hilarious!
    The Manolo, he is always good for a belly laugh!
    =) Thanks!

  2. Charlotte May 15, 2006 at 6:31 pm #

    Hurrah! Eurovision’s back! And here was me worried things were about to get tasteful.

  3. PaperPusher May 15, 2006 at 6:50 pm #

    Oh Manolo, thanks for the chance to snicker and snort uncontrollably!

  4. Phyllis May 15, 2006 at 8:51 pm #

    He must have borrowed those platform shoes from Baby Spice.

  5. Ninjarina May 15, 2006 at 8:59 pm #

    As bad as Eurovision is, it’s a bajillion times better than American Idol.

    I found my favourite song of all time on Eurovision – Dschinghis Khan – Moskau:

    I almost lost a boyfriend over this song b/c it drove him nuts (as it drives everyone nuts.

  6. shiloh May 15, 2006 at 10:23 pm #

    the euro folk they have the quirkiest sense of humour. i hope.

  7. The Scarlett May 15, 2006 at 11:16 pm #

    This looks like a wookie that had an ‘incident’ in a glitter factory.

  8. furlagirl May 16, 2006 at 1:48 am #

    I’m sure Dana International always had good shoes. I’ll never forget when she won and the banner going up from the audience – Next Year In Jerusalem

  9. Manolo the Shoeblogger May 16, 2006 at 1:57 am #

    Dana International! Manolo loves the Dana International! Not only is she one of the truly great Eurovision winners, she is also the true fashion icon.

  10. Zarba May 16, 2006 at 7:37 am #

    Is it a microphone, or a pillaging axe? IT’S BOTH!!! And it’s a cell phone, TOO!

    Those crazy Eurpeans, always with the innovations in the electronics.

  11. Zarba May 16, 2006 at 7:39 am #

    Oh, please, Manolo, PLEASE take a look at the Germans!

  12. The Baron throws goats and violently May 16, 2006 at 8:38 am #


  13. Anna May 16, 2006 at 11:27 am #

    I did not think the Greeks were excessively grotesque…but then again, I am quite partial.

  14. Mimi May 16, 2006 at 11:37 am #

    Actually, his hat is a Finnish flag – this group hails from Lapland. There was a big controversy about sending Lordi to Eurovision in the first place, but a lot of Finns are excited to change the way the world sees them. Here’s a short write-up; it’s pretty interesting stuff:

  15. Lori May 16, 2006 at 12:52 pm #

    The Orks, the Uruqi, now Eurovision. Where’s Frodo when you need him?

  16. desertwind May 16, 2006 at 4:27 pm #

    The hat is the icing on the cake!

  17. MightyLambchop May 18, 2006 at 9:03 am #

    I’m rooting for Lordi all the way. Finland is now Europe’s most metal nation, it seems only fitting.

    BTW, has anyone seen Iceland’s entry? High-larious. It doesn’t look like a lot of people get the joke though.

  18. Cristiane May 18, 2006 at 3:59 pm #

    What hell it is? I’m from Brazil and never heard about such “curious” show?
    I really can’t believe that those serious and sometimes surly Europeans do something like this!!!
    What a world!!! And they tell my country is a wild land…

  19. joe May 19, 2006 at 3:35 pm #

    Lordi will perform ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ in the next round of the Eurovision Grand Prix, so prepare to dial in your votes. The official single will be released on 19.05. And then, on 20.05 the final decision will come down in Athens. A grandiose pyro show is guaranteed, and for your viewing pleasure click on the link for a short but amusing film from Finland

    Have you seen the trigger happy TV version of the Daz Doorstep challenge….. Genius!
    There is NO working class anymore… Just Chavs and everyone else.
    http://files.ww.com/download.html?id=14207 (Download Daz Sampson Teenage Life music)

  20. ushie May 20, 2006 at 2:37 pm #

    The Ushie looks at not only this, but at the other pics, and then she cries.