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Bird is the Word

MIAFor a 53 year-old ex-disco star, Madonna still has some moves. Admitted her old cat-like maneuvers are more Caterpillar like and the spring in her step has lost its springyness. I give the old gal credit for hanging in there as long as she has.5ZM354D8VKY4

Sadly the performance will be mostly remembered for the deliberate one-fingered salute by guest singer M.I.A. At least Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction could be attributed to an honest mistake. This was deliberate and worldwide. The talk around the water-cooler this morning is not about Madonna’s near stumble on her lead off number, Voque. Bird is the word today, all single digit of it.

NBC has formally released an apology to the public.

“We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime,” NBC spokesman Christopher McCloskey said. “It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late.”

Now if they would just apologize for the Knight Rider reboot.



Super Bowl 2012

Super Bowl 2012It’s been a week of indecision.
The question at hand…

Will I or will I not watch the Super Bowl. Will I end my lock-out and join the millions of other Americans on game day with a tray of goodies and five hours to spare to watch the Giants and the Patriots have at it. To quote The Thing… “It’s clobberin’ time!”

I can’t really use, “Well, I’m watching it for the commercials,” as the excuse. I’ve seen most of them on YouTube. Curse you, YouTube.

It can’t be about the halftime show — Madonna. That makes about as much sense as Elton John headlining a motorcycle rally. (Which did happen – click here) Maybe the Material Girl would’ve been a good show 30 years ago., ice cream cones and all, but not the 2012 Super Bowl. The word is she will be joined by Cirque Du Soleil. That’s a terrible thing to do to a Cirque du Soleil show.

It’s a matter of principle. I set out when the season began to make a personal statement. To say, I’m fed up with millionaires arguing over my money. So far I haven’t watched a game. I have had no emotional attachment to the NFL this year. They didn’t care about me, I just returned the favor.

But now here we are, game day. The punctuation to the season and here I sit waffling on my laurels. So the question remains just a few hours before kick-off…

Do I fall on the sword of my principles and give in to the Super Bowl  mystique, sit here at game time and sob at my own lack of self-control? Or do I stand by my boycott and laugh in the face of corporate America on the biggest marketing event of the year?

You know…

There may be a commercial I haven’t seen on YouTube.

Decisions, decisions. Material girl is sounding better all the time, waffle cones and all.