All I've got to say about the Superbowl
Honest to god, it's just a game and I don't get the yearly obsession with the damn thing (not that I have any deep love for football in the first place), but this is amusing:
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- ABC is putting a five-second defensive line between the Super Bowl and television viewers.
The tape delay, for the game itself as well as the pre-game, halftime and post-game entertainment, is an apparent echo of the Janet Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" that marred the 2004 broadcast on CBS.
And predictably, the social conservatives over at the Parents Television Council are doin' a little end-zone Kulturkampf victory dance:
"ABC has wisely decided to ensure that this year's Super Bowl is not hijacked by raunchy performers as it was in 2004," said L. Brent Bozell, PTC president. "Now, we hope that millions of families can safely watch this family program without the worry of seeing inappropriate sexual content or hearing vulgar language."
Yeah, 'cause I can't think of anything more "family" than 'roided-up men in tight Lycra (tm) pants crashing into each other while using military jargon.
Violence good, nipples bad, evidently.