11 February 2012

Bozell the Bozo

Here he is, putting the blame where it doesn’t belong:

Super Bowl XLVI was a good football game, marred once again by the bohemian elite at NBC. NBC could have prevented, but failed to stop, the broadcast of a female rapper "flipping the bird" at 114 million viewers during Madonna's halftime show. It was another "fleeting expletive" of the hand-gesture variety, and somehow, despite elaborate rehearsals, no one at NBC could seem to stop it.

Unless I’m mistaken (note:  I’m not), neither NBC nor the NFL forced anyone to watch either the Super Bowl or the Super Bowl Halftime Show.  (I certainly wasn’t.)  As such, the only person who is at fault for watching M.I.A. extend her middle finger during the Super Bowl halftime show are those who actually made the choice to watch M.I.A. extend her middle finger during the Super Bowl halftime show.

Get a clue already, Brent.

Q:  How do you know when something distasteful is going to happen at the Super Bowl halftime show?
A:  A woman is headlining.

For some reason, Bozell the bozo has not yet grasped that woman are far less decorous and well-behaved than men, at least in this day and age.  “Like a Virgin” wasn’t sung by The Who, it was sung by Madonna. The Who are famous primarily for their music (and Keith Moon was primarily known for his off-stage antics), whereas Madonna is famous for being shocking.  How then does it surprise anyone when something shocking happens during Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime performance?  For crying out loud, her stage name was intended to be sacrilegious.  Of course her on-stage behavior is going to be boorish.

Thus, it was easily predictable that something terrible would happen during the halftime show.  (That’s  why I didn’t bother to watch it.  Or any other Super Bowl halftime performance.  Ever.  I even missed the Janet Jackson slut show.)  The easiest way to handle this problem is ridiculously simple:  change the channel.

Plus, what’s that old saying?  “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”  After Janet Jackson’s performance, you should have made a point of not getting fooled again.  In this case, it means boycotting, at the least, the Super Bowl halftime show.  So, how about instead of complaining about things you can’t control, you take matters into your own hands and change the channel once the Big Game hits halftime?


  1. SG,

    Madonna IS her real name; it just isn't all of it. Her full name is: Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone. She just used her first name, and only her first name.


  2. @MarkyMark- Should have been clearer on that. I use "stage name' to refer to any non-band artist that doesn't use their full name (or at least first and last name). Cher, Jewel, and other one name artists would all be considered stage names, as would Iron & Wine.