Yes, this is the time of year when all of Europe unites to hear our young talent, classically trained in the superior performing arts academies of Vienna, Paris and London, sing authentic, genuine power ballads and happy melodies in the spirit of friendly international competition. Unlike the Americans, of course, who never use the words "friendly" and "international" in the same sentence, or even paragraph. World Series? Like last year, when the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles played the New York Yankees? Oh, wait ... you only let American teams play, because your pride is so strong you fear losing to the country that you unjustly attacked with nuclear weapons in 1945. I guess your wars are also friendly international competitions too, huh?