Dogs or dancing?

This weekend I spent a lot of time interpreting countries through things that aren't really very representative of them. Specifically, the Dachshund UN at Melbourne Museum, and Eurovision.

I'm not going to tell you about the artistic justification behind the Dachshund UN, because frankly it's more fun without it. And it provided opportunities to say things like:

The US is invading the Netherlands!

Madagascar and Burkina Faso seem to be staging a coup!

Japan is having a scratch.

Russia appears to have fallen asleep.

Aww, Brazil and Cameroon are having a cuddle.

Whereas Eurovision prompted comments to the tune of:

Ukraine seems to be wearing an umbilical cord.

We are awarding extra points for countries displaying real hair.

Why is Portugal wearing a wedding dress. Why does it have a belt. Why can't she sing. HALP.

All in all, I think I'd rather be represented by dachshunds.