Did you all enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday? Either by watching the game, watching USA's "Law & Order: SVU Man-athon" (actual thing), or doing something completely unrelated? As a fan of football in general, the Giants in specific, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A., and eating an entire pizza in one sitting, I was extremely pleased with how the evening went. (Call me, Eli Manning.)
Not that I didn't have a few quibbles — for instance, Ahmad Bradshaw's backwards, almost slow-motion butt slide probably won't go down as one of the most majestic game-winning touchdowns in history. Also, out of all the acts to join Madonna on stage for the halftime show, how is it possible that LMFAO was the only one to get to play even a bit of their own music? I think Minaj and M.I.A. are the best parts of Madonna's newest song, and they lived up to expectations, but to have those two women on stage and give them twenty seconds of material? That's a waste. Luckily, M.I.A. managed to make the best of her precious few moments, getting a raised middle finger past the censors at the end of her verse. It was only there for a moment, so here it is, in case you were getting some queso dip at the time:
It really is the new Janet Jackson nipple slip: hard to see, over almost before it started, and not as shocking as everyone is saying it is. Still, I knew I could count on you to act out a bit, M.I.A.