Monday, February 07, 2005

Super Bore

I don't typically watch the Super Bowl and yesterday was no exception. Sometimes the ads are amusing, but even that doesn't motivate me anymore. Besides, it would mean taking off my work (my second job) and I can't afford that!

Today, I discussed the ads with a co-worker who did watch. Interestingly, while he could describe the ads, he did not remember a single company that advertised. What a waste of money ($80,000 per second).

At work yesterday, a couple of us were talking about the game and of course last year's "wardrobe malfunction" came up. Someone stated emphatically that it was in poor taste. My immediate reaction to that is "according to whom?" Who is the arbiter of taste? Not me. Not the person who made this statement. Certainly not Michael Powell.

The reality is, most of America did not have a negative reaction to the Janet Jackson incident. The objections came in an organized, right-wing campaign a few days later. The same thing happened recently with the "Desperate Housewives" stunt on Monday Night Football. Most people did not have a negative reaction, but the right wing mullahs did and cranked up the media machine.

This is just despicable, but its par for the course for these guys. Remember, they want to dictate what is "morally acceptable," against the better judgement of most Americans. Don't let them get away with it!


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