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Super Bowl 2013 commemorates American warrior culture minus wounded vets

TV NATION- Can Americans no longer embarrass themselves? This year's pregame holiday extended to Super Bowl Eve with an un-ironic commemoration ceremony, an all-star gala tribute to football, acclaiming it a venerated touchstone of the American character, the public mob like drunken monks feasting the humanitarian contributions of the Spanish Inquisition. Football celebrates America's cultural blood lust, a surrogate for our preemptive senseless war making, whose shared cartoon violence is expunged of its real antisocial inhumanity. Probably owing to this season's pre pregame homophobia scandal, where collegiate casualty Manti Teo showed signs of early onset Mohammed Ali's disease, fans learned about the concealed football side effect of compounded concussions, akin to IED survivors' collateral brain damage. Next we'll probably hear that footballers' home lives spread PTSD. As football injuries become more difficult to hide from battle-weary audiences, fans will be calling for more Kevlar and then of course commensurate armor piercing anti-Kevlar. I already think football offensive lines look spectacularly under equipped without drones. Or would that position be pretended to play defense?

Super Duper Half Time Navy Flyover, half a million bux…

Yahoo! sports declared it "a good thing" for promoting "our nations military". And wonders why nobody complains about GM paying for a super bowl ad... Very close to the truth... you can almost see it.. just pull your head out and open your eyes... Sure GM got corporate welfare, a lot of corporate welfare from their MILITARY CONTRACTS! "Our" military? Since When? They've existed for my entire lifetime to be a conduit for Corporate Welfare to Pigs like Bush and Cheney. People who would start a war even if there were no direct benefit to them, because they'll make money selling everything from shirt-buttons to mess-kits to coffins. They even own the Insurance companies which hold back on full payment of the serviceman's "Buy The Farm payment" when he gets blown away conquering other nations for THEIR pleasure and profit. They delay full payment so they can collect interest on their Wehr-gelt. (blood money). The so-called "Free" Corporate Press provide a Teflon shield from any criticism of their bloodthirsty mercenary tactics. Like Yahoo! Sports with their WHORE propaganda writer. It's not "our" navy, it's been given to the War Industry generations ago. The closest they come to asking the permission of the citizens for any of their wars is to tell us to shut the Hell up, stand up and salute when they march past waving the blood-soaked flag. Or simply have the local Gestapo beat us down if we don't. Freedom, you know. Oh, and pony up the bread for them to fly four expensive Navy Corporate Welfare jets from Virginia to Texas for a 10 second flyover. Because the Corporate Welfare Recipients paid a (tax deductible) small amount, for their purse, to buy the government off, so they don't pay their taxes to support the Military or cops or any of the other sources of Corporate Wealth. Does that sound Unpatriotic? REALLY? What the Hell would be patriotic about giving all the wealth of America and the rest of the world to the richest MuFu's on the planet? What the Hell would be patriotic about blindly swearing loyalty to people who make money from Dead Babies?

If “Security Firm” HBGary knows “high command” of Anonymous…

Why then weren't they contracted by the U.S. Dept of (in)Justice to find the sender of the email on the White House LAN, who gave Pooter Libby the information to help the BushTards punish Valerie Plame Wilson for not backing up their LIES about WMDs? Wouldn't the Capital Murders of 7000+ U.S. soldiers committed by the CheneyBush Kartel stir patriotic interest on the part of ANY of them? One of the Bush Lies was that they HAD initiated a thorough investigation into the Plame leak, but couldn't find anything. Yet Disney and other entertainment outlets can find not only the ORIGIN of a file transfer, but also the computer receiving the data, or so they claim on all of the billions of IP addresses on the Internet, but they can't find one person sending an email from a specific computer, at a specific time, from the White House which has a camera trained on every door, especially in a time of "heightened security"? On an extremely limited Local Area Network. Since WHEN? Isn't HBGary one of the firms contracted by not only the Dept of (in)Justice but also Homeland (in)Security and the Department of Remote Controlled Assassinations "Defense"? Why do I suspect that the alleged hack attack on their website by "anonymous" is a Marinus van der Lubbe type of setup to convict without trial the persons HBGary and their whoremasters at DoJ and DoD had already targeted? This is sick. On a day when the British are considering taking the first steps toward an Extraordinary Rendition to Guantanamo Torture Center of Wikileaks founder Assange, and BBC is reporting the "hack" against HBGary as though it's an established fact, Beating the ol' War Drum against Freedom, once more... The top twenty Trending Searches on Google: 1. superbowl score by quarter 2. best superbowl commercials 2011 3. super bowl commercials 2011 youtube 4. darth vader commercial 5. christina aguilera national anthem 6. super bowl scores by quarter 7. danaher 8. pittsburgh post gazette 9. amazon eve 10. green bay press gazette 11. superbowl national anthem 2011 12. joan rivers go daddy 13. pittsburgh newspaper 14. black eyed peas halftime 15. beckman coulter 16. christina aguilera super bowl 17. arianna huffington 18. eminem chrysler commercial 19. star spangled banner christina aguilera 20. half time show super bowl 2011 video The Empire is going DOWN in Egypt, in Yemen, in Tunisia, in Jordan, it's spilling over into Iraq where the BushCheneyObama appointed President for Life of Iraq, Nouri al Maliki, has been frightened into stating he'll give up his Imperial Backed Satrap-in-Perpetuity role in three years. (gives him and the Empire time to change their tune if things turn around for them, perhaps?) NONE of these made the top twenty. Instead people are fixing their gaze on the Bread and Circuses Imperial Games. The closest thing to any interest in what the Evil Empire is doing is some commercial involving Darth Vader. And Ms Aguilera not singing the National Anthem right. Of course the Racist Pricks who make up the American Right Wing will blame that on her Spanish surname and I'll bet that none of

Super Bowl ad winners: Tebow soft-sell PR campaign and screaming chickens

Hands-down the best Super Bowl commercial was the Tebow mother and son soft-sell, where the advance PR hullabaloo delivered the anti-abortion message, leaving the TV-spot, an advocacy theme flag-planting placed at a celebrated cost of three million dollars, to ice the cake. Only its detractors would find the final 30-second message anticlimactic. The "Tebow Ad" was a month long campaign. Count ABC and the NFL also big winners, whose commercial breaks were watched more closely because of the Tebow hoopla, especially lookouts anticipating a multiple Tebow spot. Sunday's ads might have been scrutinized more than the game itself. Second place goes to the Denny's Grand Slam screaming chicken spots, with another ad-world sophistication, piggybacking on the Tebow jitters with a spot that began with lighting a birthday cake, a Tebow feint, interrupted by the now-recurring alarmed chicken. Focus on the Family's brilliant move, orchestrated obviously by Madison Avenue talent and choreographed over the range of traditional advertising mediums --PR, editorials, activists-- illustrates further what would-be social message advocates are up against when denied ad placement by the networks. Adbusters has sued the US networks for forbidding an anti-consumer spot. Could they have advanced an inoffensive and surrounded it with a meatier media debate? More and more it requires the collusion with the editorial bosses. Each successive Yes Men action has met with an ever tightening controlled response. Media pundits are calling wins for the usual Budweiser and Dorito ads. Based on TiVo results. Bet you didn't know those machines were returning the logs of your viewing habits in shorter than 30 second increments...

Is there a sumo in your future?

I used to avert my imagination on the subject of Sumo Wrestling. Probably I still do, visualization wise. But the bigger than grotesque spectacle has suddenly fascinated me, as a historic predecessor of the wide world of sport of our future. How odd that a tiny bonsai-grown island people fixate on professional athletes multiple times a normal human size. It seems so inorganic, to cheer for man-hippos, instead of competitors made from our own image. After all, we cheer for home teams, not cross town rivals. But sports fans are coming round once again to see their hero athletes for the super humans they need to be, to impress us with their superhuman feats. Might I suggest that for a brief democratic period, baseball offered more than an illusion, that a neighborhood hero could emerge from the most unassuming physique. Today Americans recognize that professional athletes are no longer improved versions of us. Real winners are crafted by genetics and unimaginable dedication, for their superhuman destinies. Our insistence that athletes cannot use steroids therefore seems to me awkwardly unreasonable. Doping levels the playing field, for aspirants up against genetics. That viewers recognize the well demarcated expectations of the differing athlete body types, became no more clear to me than in this year's Super Bowl, when a Steelers linebacker carried the ball from end zone to end zone, dodging not only his pursuers, but the book maker's handicap as well. Even Saturday Night Live parodied the feat, although their urban comedy cannot be said to snub the NFL certainly. Weekend Update portrayed the beleaguered James Harrison as still out of breath, a full week after SB XLIII. It seems even SNL knows that non-sports watchers would recognize that Harrison's 100 yard triumph was over and above what a non-running football position could be called upon to do. It could almost have been an ordinary Japanese man facing a Sumo. That would be populist fantasy, but not sport.

God loses Super Bowl XVIII

(We should be able to express it here without causing offense--) Thank God Kurt Warner lost the Super Bowl, or we'd not be hearing the end of Warner's praises to his god for the victory. Odd-makers since before the statistics were kept have recorded that God has proved powerless against flood, famine, and every permutation of human misery. Now we can add the Pittsburgh Steelers to the formidable list.

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