Tuesday, February 4, 2014
We thought the Super Bowl turned out to be a very good game.. We're not Seahawks fans or Peyton haters as we just love watching a good ole' fashioned one-sided blowout.
There have been better displays of one team creaming the other.. Super Bowl XXVII where Dallas beat Buffalo 52-17 and Super Bowl XXIV where San Francisco destroyed Denver 55-10 come to mind
Talk about orgasmic..
Blowouts just crystalize everything back into the natural order of things.
We love stock market blowouts too such as today..
A -326pt drop to close at 15,372 to start February and overall a 1,062 point drop in 11 business days
'Investors pulling back for profit-taking' being more or less the most popular explanation.
Nonetheless as we say often here at A&G, wake us up when that 326 pt drop has a nice '1' in front of it..
Speaking of numbers, we read that advertisers for Super Bowl spent a combined $200 million (50 commercials that cost about $4 million per 30 seconds.
We hope so.
Most ads this year like every year were chock full of needless celebrities and of course the big 'Aww' moment was Budweiser's ad which is always ironic since beer is not an 'Aww' product so equating cute puppies with men and some women getting shit-faced drunk doesn't quite jibe.
To be honest, we only watched one commercial during the whole telecast and it was by accident -- Morpheus from the Matrix trilogy selling a car.
Morpheus from the Matrix Trilogy, a film that delved into the concept that the world one lives in and thinks is real may in fact be nothing more than a computer simulation or 'fantasy' world to keep everyone distracted and docile while our real bodies are attached to tubes, using humans like batteries to provide energy...
That Morpheus was selling a car.
Guess it could have been worse..
So far fetched, it makes one want to shudder we know..
Wait a moment.. (receiving a whisper..) Was that really Bob Dylan? (more whispers) Oh he was..? Oh he did? Really?
Guess there were other sellouts for the big game beyond tickets sold.
The war haters turn into war hawks.. the tree-huggers to military-smotherers.. the spiritual awakeners drift away into sleepy sedation in front of the TV
We were never hippies nor from that time but still sad to see that generation completely sell its soul and follow in the steps of those they spend their early 20s rebelling against.
We know.. we know.. The Saying: 'If you are not a rebel by the time you're 21, you have no balls and if you are not part of the System by 30, you have no brains...'
Gotcha.. No 'brains' perhaps but convictions intact.
Posted by Susquehanna at Tuesday, February 04, 2014