Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl Commercials...and Stuff

I'm sorry the Cardinals lost. Man, the fourth quarter of the Superbowl was CRAZY. If the game had gone another minute, the final score -- and winner -- could have been completely different. That's the kind of football to watch!

Often Husband and I prefer college ball. Anything can happen then -- top teams can lose to tiny ones. (Witness Michigan's loss to Appalachia State -- ouch.) Professional teams seem to be more into hurting someone. Brute strength rules, whether or not the flags go down.
There was some of that in this game..more than a little pushing, punching and mouthed name-calling...but some great football, too. (Congratulations, Steelers, for not giving up.)

And the commercials!
You can see every one via this site:
http://superbowl.fanhouse.com/

Alec Baldwin carried the day with his 'alien' take on Hulu:
http://superbowlads.fanhouse.com/quarter4/Hulu-Alec_Baldwin/2409778

Most of the commercials, with the exception of some disgusting ones for GoDaddy, 'Moose' (for Monster.com) and the 'horsey' funny ones for Budweiser, were 'okay...' good enough for regular play, but not worth spending too much time on. ('Pepsuber' sucked big-time.) Most prompt a mild chuckle or two.

My heart still belongs to the cat herders of a past SuperBowl:
http://www.spike.com/video/cat-herding/2666557

And the carwash guys:
http://www.spike.com/video/gm-car-wash-dudes/2819693

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From the "Historical-Stuff-Happens" department:

Marie Antoinette's beech tree blew down, after enduring for more than two centuries:
http://news.aol.com/article/winds-kill-marie-antoniettes-tree/319230
(The article says it's going to be made into paper. I'd rescue it FAST and do something souvenir-wise! Maybe even sell cuttings?)

The HMS Victory was found:
http://news.aol.com/article/british-shipwreck-found/324768
Said to have 100,000 Portuguese gold coins as part of its cargo. Though they haven't found the gold yet, there's already arguing about who it belongs to. Assuming it exists.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go spin some gold out of straw...or quilts.

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