Monday, January 25, 2010
What Janet Wreaked
Now that the participants in Super Bowl XLIV have been determined - the Indianapolis Colts versus the New Orleans Saints - CBS has revved it up in promoting the halftime entertainment, none other than the aging British rock band The Who. If this selection is slightly less than overwhelming, you can blame Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction in 2004. To borrow from comedian Chris Rock, the exposure of a forty year old tittie has re-launched into public consciousness the careers of a bevy of aging rockers: Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. With the possible exception of Prince, this group was highly unlikely to go off script and expose body parts to a captive, unsuspecting audience.