NippleGate, aka Janet Jackson’s infamous Superbowl “wardrobe malfunction,” caused a huge uproar, an abundance of hand wringing, passing out on fainting couches, a surge in smelling salts and hand-fan sales, and outrage– outrage!– over such tawdritude being aired on the Tee Vee Machine.
Oh, and let’s not forget the upswing in lawyer employment. The Hill:
CBS has been involved in years of legal battles after it aired a split-second view of singer Janet Jackson’s partially exposed breast following a “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.
Which brings us to yesterday’s Superbowl win by the Baltimore Ravens. As I watched and heard Flacco’s spontaneous Moment of Sheer Ecstasy, I turned to Mr. Laffy, he turned to me, and we both cracked up and said something like, “Uh oh. They just caught him saying f**k on live television, right?” Right:
Immediately after the game ended, an exuberant Joe Flacco, the Baltimore Ravens’s quarterback, could be heard saying “f—ing awesome” to one of his teammates.
Well THAT didn’t sit well with the Parents Television Council at ALL. Harrumph! They are boiling mad! How DARE a deliriously happy Superbowl hero not think before he spoke? How DARE CBS let an impromptu expletive change the lives– forever– of thousands– no, MILLIONS– of unsuspecting children?! How DARE that momentary blur of a word make its way into our living rooms?! Time to for action! Again.
Of course, allowing our kids to watch and/or partake in the violent game of football, that’s fine and dandy. All those resulting brain injuries, they’re perfectly acceptable. Just as long as children aren’t exposed to *gasp!* a word.
But too late now. They’ve been corrupted. Clearly, kiddies everywhere will turn to lives of prostitution and icky video game-playing, of drugs and rock and roll, and worst of all, of instantly morphing into — dun-dun-dun-n!– liberals!
Yet this is hunky dory:
Awwwww. Via Buzzfeed.
That Chrysler ad
Is Karl Rove still with us? Do we care what he thinks? Republicans, advised by Rove and those from the past administration, can’t seem to get that there are other opinions beside theirs.
I watched the Chrysler commercial aired during the Super Bowl. As for the reaction by conservatives, the only conclusion I can come to is that an evenhanded commercial cries “socialist” to them if they think the American people will “buy it.” Therefore, they see things the unwashed masses don’t.
They have decided that being a Republican is much more important than being an American.
This is why I continue to admire my buddy and Blunt video contributor Andy Cobb. Second City continues to be one of my favorite sources of satire and wonderfully wicked humor:
No, seriously, he said that. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/opinion/19romney.html If Mitt had his way, Detroit wouldn’t be repped by badasses like Eminem and Clint Eastwood. It’d just be some dude, chillin’ on the couch, dreaming what might have been.
Mitt sure did feel strongly about that whole “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” thing. Huh. Now that GM is the number one auto company in the world again, do you think we’ll hear anything about that call between now and November?
Written/Directed by Andy Cobb
Director of Photography Mike Eshaq
Produced by Meghan O’Brien
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