Beyonce channeled her Sasha Fierce alter-ego on stage at the half-time Super Bowl show this evening as a surprise reunion of Destiny´s Child wowed the crowd in New Orleans. Launching the show with a strong performance of ´Crazy in Love´ complete with a guitar flaming as it played out its solo, Beyonce proved her doubters wrong by singing live one week after the controversy over her lip-synching at the Presidential Inauguration. In a massive surprise for the tens of millions watching at home, Beyonce was joined by Destiny´s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams who sang with the diva
Ummmm....so that was spectacular? Guess it doesn´t take much anymore. I´ve seen Beyonce a couple of times and it´s always the same thing. Good grief. I guess that´s what passes for talent today. Low info indeed.
Oh-she´s the super-duper role model for Sasha and Malia, don´tcha know. I heard Michelle say that. Yep---that´s just what I want: open thigh squats and shake your buns. Is that a class at Sidwell Friends?
Well guess I´m totally out of touch...didn´t know any of the songs, couldn´t understand the words, didn´t hear a groove/beat, thought the so-called dancing was really cheerleader moves so I muted the crap...and none of the commercials grabbed me either...
Take that, Mitches! Apparently, CBS is perfectly fine with alienating an (admittedly slim) majority of this country for their own minority views. Next thing you know, they´ll set up a series of softball interviews with Obama to further his agenda! Just like the state-run media used to do with Stalin and Hitler! But, naw...that´s hyperbole, isn´t it? Couldn´t happen here.
No following the logic because I don´t like Beyounce but liked Tom Petty somehow I´m just old...she was ok...it´s the whole rock concert show I´magainst frankly...I want something better cus the comment is true in one respect why if you don´t like the rock star´s music?
#23: We´re not so much old fogeys as we´re old enough to tell the difference between roses and hog slop. Obviously your profession has numbed your senses. Have fun in the troughs for the rest of your life, my man! (Snort!)
Ours is probably the only house in the US not tuned in to the overhyped Super Bowl and the triply overhyped, worst kept secret ever of the Most Saintly Beyonce (sarcasm) and her half-time worship service. I think Beyonce has a good voice, but does not use it in any way that impresses me. She is an excellent caterwauler. The fact that she´s BFFs with the Poseurs in Chief makes me want to see her even less.
Skimpy black leather and lace outfits on talent-less ´´entertainers´´. Fortunately my granddaughters were not watching as my daughter and son-in-law don´t have tv. They could be watching from the internet, and I KNOW the half-time would be blocked. Are the organizers unaware of the age groups that watch? The only half-time show that was memorable for me was when my parents visited from England, and it was a Disney half-time. We all enjoyed it.
It was the worst form of exploitation to put those Sandy Hook kids out there. One of the real problems with survivors of violence is a sense of guilt that they lived, and someone else died. It must be even more difficult for little kids than for adults. Shame on the NFL. And I was pretty sure that Alicia Keys would never end with her over the top melisma attached to the star spangled banner. The whole pre-game and half time show, with that screeching dancer, who appeared ready to take it all off, made me a grouchy old man.
#22 asks if anyone else notices that in commercials now, white people are stupid and black people smart? I have noticed that. Also white people cause accidents and black people are victims, paramedics are all black also. That is more propaganda. I really despise the left.
Actually, Beyonce did not appear to sing "absolutely live" as promised. I´ve spoken to people in the know who say she sang live in parts but sang along to a pre-recorded track in other parts. Therefore, it was not "absolutely live".
The comments about her performance on the social media have been largely negative.
I´m with #11. They could save a bundle on this overhyped halftime show by awarding it to a really good high school marching band (Macy´s Parade, anyone?) and instead of paying them, they make a large donation to the school which could be applied toward funding their arts program.
I saw about 10 seconds of this "show" - - and remarked to my wife - "they look like prostitutes".
It was better than the "wardrobe malfunction" and better than Madonna, but it did look like a bunch of prostitutes and wasn´t appropriate for kids to view. I know they can see way worse, but this is supposed to be family entertainment.
I thought it was pretty lame. Beyonce is a big girl, isn´t she (at least by Hollywood standards). I switched to Downton Abbey shortly afterwards and came back for the end of the game. Pretty exciting, but sorry SF couldn´t convert (not a fan, just would have found it more exciting).
Since when is an in-your-face screaming calisthenics show half-time entertainment? And what is there about our National Anthem that causes popular artists to make singing it a stylistic romp and all about them? Ridiculous, Alicia Keyes. In contrast, I had the good fortune to attend a huge new citizen swearing in ceremony at the L.A. Convention Center a few months ago. One of the highlights of the ceremony was an amateur young lady who sang our anthem with feeling BUT sang it straight, a cappella and in-tune. It was so moving bringing thousands to tears and then cheers. That young singer got it that it was not about her.
When Mohammad Hamedi Rad arrived in the United States last year, he carried his Iranian passport, a hard-won student visa and a backpack containing $14,000 in hundred dollar bills, because there was no simpler way of getting money into the country. "It was scary," Hamedi Rad, a chemical engineering graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said of his late-night arrival in Chicago, where he declared the funds to airport customs officials. "I´ve never carried that much money before. I was extremely nervous." Hamedi Rad´s experience is by no means unheard of among many of the thousands of
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More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
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7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a