Monday, February 05, 2007

No SuperBowl Spots Reviewed Here

Let's just call it the SuperBlow from now on. The hype is never worth the delivery. Nor are the ensuing analyses worth much either.

AdRants has already posted enough spot reviews to make up for EVERYONE. (Geez, Steve, do you even let Angela sleep? 35 posts (and counting) yesterday is a little insane. One might even call it shark-jumping, if that term can apply to blogs. But I guess ad reviews are your good job. But Angela's review of Prince's performance has awakened the Prince Army.)

Then again, in Steve's defense, at least he didn't set up a whole site devoted to critiquing Super Bowl spots.

Stuart Elliott, desperate for a new and "literary" angle, goes way off the deep end in his New York Times analysis: "No commercial that appeared last night during Super Bowl XLI directly addressed Iraq...but the ongoing war seemed to linger just below the surface of many of this year’s commercials." Stuart thought the commercials were too violent and attributes that to the Iraq war. Quite a stretch, Stu.

Hopefully, we can all move on now.

Henry Winkler as Arthur Fonzarelli, giving birth to the term "jumped the shark."

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  • Phew. Thank God. I get rather jaded at this time of year what with all the US bloggers rabbiting on about this completely incomprehensible sport. And they wear helmets?!
    Too odd.

    By Blogger FishNChimps, at February 5, 2007 at 4:22 PM  

  • The sport is one thing, Chimp. The hype and spectacle quite another.

    As a sport, it is more like War, (or Chess, with blood and concusssions) which we absolutely love over here.

    The hype, on the other hand, is like an Armageddon Carnival complete with naked men and women, people getting slapped, celebrities and politicians making clowns of themselves, and a wanton disregard for all that is civil and decent. Top it off with Prince holding his guitar behind a blowing scrim to resemble a monstrous phallus and you have Time's New Romans.

    Welcome to Babylon.

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at February 5, 2007 at 6:56 PM  

  • This year's game should be pretty good.

    By Anonymous SuperBob, at January 18, 2008 at 5:22 PM  

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