Monday, February 06, 2012

Why people get upset about stuff shown on the Super Bowl halftime show

I think it's simple: the Superbowl is one of the few times that most of the United States is watching the same program, as opposed to being stuck in their own media universe. You have the most retrograde folks who normally live under rocks watching it and more enlightened folks. When something that many people find perfectly normal is shown, folks for whom life is a nice little abstraction from reality are introduced to it, and they get upset. The outrage against Superbowl Halftime antics is truly the rebellion of the least common denominator in the U.S. awareness scale.

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