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blue 02-02-2004 07:49 AM

Superbowl halftime show
 
Anybody else think that was pure garbage? Who exactly is the target audience these days?

And I mean I like bare boobs more than the next guy, but that was pretty lame. Wardrobe malfunction?! Tee hee, good one.

Nice security they have there, guy actually gets on the field dressed in a refs outfit, what if he'd had C4 strapped to his chest?

At least Jake Delhomme made it an entertaining FOOTBALL GAME, would have liked to see the first SB overtime ever.

All in all a great game, but please drop the pre-produced, "shocking moment", lip-synced crap show next year and just show a good marching band, or frisbee dog or anything that's at least remotely entertaining. Championship PPK would have been an upgrade.

And that's all I have to say about this.

vsp 02-02-2004 08:12 AM

Re: Superbowl halftime show
 
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Originally posted by blue58
Anybody else think that was pure garbage? Who exactly is the target audience these days?
I know EXACTLY what you mean. I was repulsed and disgusted by the halftime show, and am of a mind to send a very strong letter to CBS condemning what they did.

I mean, they gave prime-time network TV time to _Justin Fucking Timberlake._ Have they no STANDARDS? Was Buster Poindexter booked elsewhere? They couldn't get Wilson Phillips to reunite for one night? Molly Hatchet turned them down? Zamfir couldn't find his pan flute?

Last year's wasn't too bad. Yeah, it had Shania Twain dressed like Geena Davis in "Transylvania 6-5000" and blatantly flubbing her lip-syncing, but No Doubt played live, and Sting had someone whack him on the head hard enough for him to remember "Ah! I was in The Police once" for ten minutes.

I didn't see Janet's unveiling; my wife and I were out at Ruby Tuesday's for dinner, and by the time that they'd trotted out Janet (which got a "wait -- is this 1989?" from me), P.Diddy, Nelly AND Kid Rock, we were putting on our coats and heading for the door with a hearty "this sucks." Adding Captain N'Suck to the Cavalcade of Crap would not have helped my mood.

As for the breast, big deal. It was as much of a premeditated publicity stunt as Madonna's Britney smooch, and for the same reasons: "Hey, I used to be able to attract fans with my MUSIC, but that was a while ago, so HEY! LOOK! SEXUAL IMAGERY!"

Kitsune 02-02-2004 09:44 AM

Sure, last night's halftime show was bad, but there once was a time someone had a brilliant idea: The Blues Brothers Halftime show.

That was a very sad day for America.

wolf 02-02-2004 09:44 AM

Was it just me ...

But when the two rappers (P. Diddy and Nelly) were on stage, and they had the batch of yoots bouncing around on the field in front of them ...

There was this guy up in the front of the crowd, with a bit of cloth, that the camera never really focused on well enough to see ... but it was red, with a diagonal stripe of white inside black ... was this meant to be a bit of sporting clothing, or was it a piece of the national socialist battle flag?

Kitsune 02-02-2004 10:10 AM

Who exactly is the target audience these days?

I found myself asking this same question -- could you also hear the sound of gears grinding as they switched between Janet, Kid Rock, and P. Diddy? The transition was painful to both the ears and the eyes.

From "X-rated games: Halftime cup runneth over with skin & sin"

He then brought on Nelly, who, devoting his musical snippet to crotch-grabbing amid strip-teasing cheerleaders, informed us he's "looking for the right time to shoot [his] seed."

Oh, yeah, that was a classy act.

hot_pastrami 02-02-2004 10:29 AM

This is one of the times that I am grateful I can't stand professional sports... I get to miss this kind of pure fecal matter.

Justin Timberlake? Ok, make that VERY grateful.

ladysycamore 02-02-2004 10:40 AM

Re: Superbowl halftime show
 
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Originally posted by blue58
Anybody else think that was pure garbage? Who exactly is the target audience these days?
Whomever is part of this generation of MTV.

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And I mean I like bare boobs more than the next guy, but that was pretty lame. Wardrobe malfunction?! Tee hee, good one.
People are going to believe what they want. I personally think that it WAS a mistake. Ripping the outfit, no. Showing the boob, yes. The actions that were taken AFTER the incident spoke volumes (there WAS an attempt to cover her up by Justin, after his initial shock, and there ARE photos of Janet trying to cover herself after looking down at her bare breast).

There is a lot that the general public doesn't know, but they seem to have come to their own conclusions anyway. *shrugs*

dar512 02-02-2004 11:51 AM

I don't believe it was accidental. Look at the picture in Entertainment / Super Janet. She has a metal doodad on her nipple. I don't think it would have been nearly so decorative if they weren't planning on showing the breast.

jinx 02-02-2004 11:54 AM

Re: Re: Superbowl halftime show
 
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Originally posted by ladysycamore

(there WAS an attempt to cover her up by Justin, after his initial shock, and there ARE photos of Janet trying to cover herself after looking down at her bare breast).


Oh come on! If she wanted to cover herself she would have - what's with this 'attempt' crap?

And what reaction should they have had if it were planned? Both of them point at her boob and say ta-dah!?

ladysycamore 02-02-2004 12:44 PM

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Originally posted by dar512
I don't believe it was accidental. Look at the picture in Entertainment / Super Janet. She has a metal doodad on her nipple. I don't think it would have been nearly so decorative if they weren't planning on showing the breast.
She's had that for a number of years now. This is not new.

ladysycamore 02-02-2004 12:54 PM

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Originally posted by jinx


Oh come on! If she wanted to cover herself she would have - what's with this 'attempt' crap?

And she did. The pictures taken after the CBS cameras cut away from the shot state it clearly (since she DID have her hand over the exposed breast). Again, I'm going by the information of someone who was there and saw what millions of people watching on TV did not.

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And what reaction should they have had if it were planned? Both of them point at her boob and say ta-dah!?
Hrm...it would probably be more like the whole L'il Kim breast exposure...with a big old shit eatin' grin and proud of it. I mean she sure as hell didn't apologize for HER exposed tit now did she? She sure didn't...why? Because it was done on purpose.

Whew I hope to God that Janet issues some sort of statement about all this so people can chill out. But, it probably won't matter what she says at this point...it's like she's now some kind of monster over this whole thing.

Griff 02-02-2004 01:11 PM

So you're saying that everybody doesn't clean the kitchen during the halftime "festivities?"

Kitsune 02-02-2004 01:28 PM

I personally think that it WAS a mistake. Ripping the outfit, no. Showing the boob, yes.

I dunno -- have you ever seen an outfit detach so perfectly? Its like it was modular and perfect for quick boobage.

Even though I was irritated by the show overall, I have to admit that it worked -- everywhere in the office, today, one can hear, "Did you see the boob?"

russotto 02-02-2004 02:02 PM

Hmm. The target audience for the game, according to the advertisers, is pretty much "rich old farts". I mean, 3 different kinds of impotence drugs and Cadillac? Muhammad Ali? Willie Nelson? Even the Pepsi commercial was using an old (if appropriate) song.

warch 02-02-2004 02:32 PM

I didnt watch, but this has been making me giggle all day. I keep thinking of Lewis Black's bit about the musical half time pagent..."if I'm going to be in that much pain, I want to do it myself!"


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