Anti-abortion extremists ruin everything — and not just what should have been a visit to Planned Parenthood for a super-fun Pap smear.
Forty cities across the United States could air graphic anti-choice commercials depicting bloody, aborted fetuses during pigskin’s holiest of days, the Super Bowl. The ads would be paid for by Randall Terry, who runs an extremist anti-abortion group called Operation Rescue and is also vying for the Democratic presidential nomination. The ads will obviously be graphic in content, which is usually a no-no. But stations cannot deny Randall Terry from airing them due to a Federal Election Commission rule that forbids candidates’ ads from airing within 45 days of an election, including primary elections. He is now taking donations on his website to buy airtime for these graphic and emotionally manipulative commercials (which you can view on his web site, should it strike your fancy).
Sadly, Randall Terry’s bloody, aborted fetuses are not the first time Super Bowl Sunday airtime has been exploited for political gain. Keep reading »
For the first time in eight years, the network hosting the Super Bowl has actually accepted the preliminary script for GoDaddy.com’s bro-tastic commercial pitches. Six racy “Internet only” commercials later — including one rejected commercial with a “beaver” entrendre — I’m still trying to align my neck after all of that strategic screen blocking. GoDaddy certainly isn’t unique in its marketing of sex, especially during the biggest football game of the year. It’s just their total lack of cleverness that normally cushions the hot-girls-performing-exaggerated-sexuality-for-guys message that make them more crude.
Allow me to give you a rundown… Keep reading »
“I completely understand. [Christina is] one of the best singers of our time. Nobody can take that away. But you get nervous at these things. We’re human. It’s such a huge venue, your nerves take a hold of you.”
—Fergie defends Christina Aguilera’s much-maligned National Anthem lyric snafu at the Super Bowl. Wait, does that explain why the Black Eyed Peas sounded so terrible during halftime? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Sometimes when “Glee
” goes off the air for a little while, I convince myself that I am over its saccharine song and dance numbers. But it never happens—once I watch again, BAM! I am instantly re-hooked. That’s what happened last night when I begrudgingly watched the show’s much-hyped return after the Super Bowl
. The episode was hilarious and made me sing along to a mashup of “Thriller” and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Heads Will Roll. Chances are you already saw this clip because, well, 26.8 million people watched last night. But just in case, here you go. I love that the McKinley football team, in order not to be completely steamrolled by the opposing team, has to do a rendition of “Single Ladies”
or this over-the-top number. What will they have up their sleeves next time?
After the jump, see the Cheerios do “California Gurls” complete with fireworks bras. Keep reading »
I gotta admit, I was kind of hoping that a little girl was beneath the mini Darth Vader costume in the Volkswagon Passat commercial
that aired during the Super Bowl. It would just have been rad to find out the little badass was female, but alas, it was not meant to be. On “Today,” 6-year-old Max Page was unmasked as the adorable cutie donning the black suit and wielding the power of the force and I don’t begrudge him this new fame in the slightest. May the force be with you, Max! And safe-driving! [MSNBC
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I love football. But sometimes, when watching games, I find myself thinking really girly thoughts that I try to keep to myself, lest I make every guy in the room roll their eyes. Two from last night’s Super Bowl: first, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers have really similar uniform pants, only Green Bay’s are matte yellow while the Steelers’ are a little more of a shiny gold. Both make players’ butts look equally cute. And second, that I would like to bestow the award for Hair MVP to Clay Matthews of Green Bay and Troy Polamalu of Pittsburgh for their majorly long locks, which look awesome under a helmet. In my mind, Polamalu wins, even tough that’s not exactly how the game shook out on the field. Keep reading »