Sunday, February 06, 2005

Super Bowl Sunday

Like most males I gathered around a television today and beheld the power of the amazing flicker box, as the Philidelphia Eagles and New England Patriots battled for the Vince Lombardi trophy. It was a decent game, the first half was terrible but it was close so it was watchable. The second half was a substantial improvement as more points went on the bored and the game stayed fairly close down to the wire. New England was the favourite going in so its not terribly suprising to see them win once more, but it was an impressive effort none the less.

What was up with Paul McCartney as they half-time show? Firstly, he's so old he can't sing anymore. Secondly, he might have been cool thirty or fourty years ago but serious..that's thirty or fourty years ago! Thirdly, hey jude? You don't listen to that in conjunction with football. It was horribly out of place.

Catching the Simpsons and American Dad afterwards was quite amusing. The Simpsons was actually funny for a change (they must have had a brainwave), and Seth MacFarlane's new show "American Dad" is possibly the funniest thing I've ever seen on television. Yes, it entirely lampoons America in slightly derogatory fashion but its so entirely absurd you can't really take it as serious social commentary. But I was broken up laughing through the entire episode.


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