Tweet of the Day, This Is Astounding edition.

Amazing, is it not?

Moe Lane

PS: Nah, I’m not watching the game. Nothing really to watch it on, there’s nobody over, and I don’t follow either team playing. But I do miss the idea of Super Bowl parties.

My obligatory realization that the Super Bowl is on tonight.

Ehh. It’s not the Giants, so I’m largely trying to keep myself from hoping that Philadelphia wins and thus cause Eagles fans to “become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and reveling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom*.” Hopefully without any actual killing, but somebody will auto-darwinate himself tonight if the Eagles win. On the other hand, it’s not like Philly’s not going to go crazy if the Eagles lose, either.

And, on the gripping hand: I’m not watching the game anyway. No cable, remember? And, again, the Giants aren’t in the Super Bowl this year.

Moe Lane

*I doubt that HPL would have liked football. Or soccer. He might have made time for baseball, though.




Super Bowl Sunday!

Note: none of that ‘sportsball’ stuff here. Geeks are geeks, and sports geeks are geeks. Whether or not anybody wants to admit that.

I won’t be watching the game, because no cable TV, but I’m sure that I’ll be hearing the play-by-play this evening. Which is the reason for this post. If you aren’t following the game then I suggest that you get any business done that involves others before about 6 PM, because after that people are going to be increasingly unavailable.




The obligatory Pulled Taco Bell Veggie-Hating Super Bowl ad.

Well, I’m kind of torn, here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXcV_UINmis&feature=player_embedded

On the one hand, it’s a little silly to get bent out of shape because your taste in snack food is being casually mocked in a fifteen second commercial. On the one hand, the commercial is not actually correct: people eat veggie platters at parties and get-togethers all the time, especially when it’s offered in contrast to sugar-based snacks. People don’t mind as long as there’s onion dip. And on the gripping hand: people will probably hate you a little if you bring Taco Bell. If you’re going to go grease, bring some wings.




#rsrh Hey, Obama Super Bowl interview tonight!

Interesting point from Allahpundit, here: tonight’s Obama pre-Super Bowl interview with Matt Lauer might actually be interesting, in a “let’s slow down to watch the car wreck” sort of way.  After all, three years ago the President used the interview to cut the footage for all sorts of Republican attack ads:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CRAMdUNo2Cg

So he’s got something to shoot for.