Say what you want about the outcome of a Super Bowl that had teams with very little national interest, Beyoncé turned that motherf*cker out, giving us maybe the best half-time performance since Prince? There were very few opinions voiced at the Super Bowl party I attended because most people’s jaws were fixed in a position that didn’t allow for much communication, although my five year old offered this assessment: “She’s a wonderful dancer.” So young, so naive.
These two GIFs sum it up:
Confident/arrogant, provocative/lewd, and fierce/aggressive. So, basically, it validated everyone’s opinions of Beyoncé. For the dataheads that keep up with such statistics, I’m guessing there’s not a lot of middle ground in games of f*ck, marry, kill when it comes to Beyoncé. Nevertheless, I thought it was a striking, mesmerizing performance.
Moving on to the day’s links: Speaking of Super Bowl ads, the website advertised for the Under the Dome television series is way creepy. (WG)
In case you missed it, CBS’s live telecast of the Super Bowl ended with Joe Flacco celebrating with a few choice profanities that were not bleeped. (Deadspin)
A sniper and former Navy SEAL familiar to some from “Stars Earn Stripes” was killed tragically at a gun range, where he was trying to help former soldiers work through their PTSD. As TK notes, DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS. Paranoia, paranoia, everyone’s coming to get you. (KHOU)
Speaking of reading the comments, “Girls” Jemima Kirke has not learned to avoid them. (Vulture)
Alec Baldwin delivered the monologue for the NFL Honors over the weekend, and unlike Oscar celebrities, the football players have a much, much better sense of humor about themselves. (NFL)
Over on Slashfilm, German Lussier makes a case for how the Hulk will fit into the next two Avengers films. (Slashfilm)
Unreality looks at 5 Horror films you won’t believe are PG. What? Jaws? (Unreality)
In case you missed it, Argo picked up Best Picture at the DGA Awards over the weekend, making it a lock for the Oscar, unless of course it loses. More importantly for PL purposes, did you see Jennifer Garner’s dress? (Celebitchy)
The other awards show over the weekend, The Annie Awards (for best Animation), chose the deserving best picture winner. (Ropes of Silicon)
A man who owes nearly $100,000 in back child support has been ordered by a judge not to impregnate a woman. I wish this were a thing that could happen more often. (The Week)
I think the headline here says it all: “Man With No Shirt Hugs Porcupine in the Snow.” (Videogum)
Anyone that holds a gun to Tom Cruise’s head is all right in my book. (ETOnline)
Finally, The Walking Dead returns this Sunday (and our recaps on Tuesday), and speaking of which, here’s what the show’s intro would look like if it were an 80’s sitcom.