Saturday, February 5, 2011

Saturday morning coffee

- A fascinating byproduct of Snowmaggedon was the volume of Facebook traffic generated by the winter snowstorm coupled with the postings of those frequenting the site. The overwhelming sentiment seemed to be in the "I'm bored" category. Isn't it sort of sad that we can't take a day to do nothing and feel confined and victimized by weather?

- In 2004, Janet Jackson had the now infamous "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl halftime show. In every year since, men have ruled the halftime entertainment at the big game--Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and The Who. I'm sure the NFL is going to great lengths to ensure that Fergie is all "strapped in" prior to the Black Eyed Peas' halftime performance tomorrow.

- If you're an iPad user, you have to check out The Daily, the new app created by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. The Daily delivers the promise of how a tablet can bring to life traditional print media in an interactive, vibrant format.

- Chrysler will control one entire commercial break tomorrow in the Super Bowl. The automaker is going to air a two-minute spot--the first ever on a Super Bowl--in an attempt to not only stand out, but to stand out amidst the long list of auto advertisers. Chevrolet, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Kia, Volkswagen and Hyundai all plan to air commercials during the Super Bowl broadcast.

- I'm sure the following will provide great comfort to you all--Charlie Sheen is telling porn stars that he's on lockdown. Sheen is apparently now in rehab and, according to TMZ, has texted several of his partying gal pals to say that the party's over.

- It's official--the American Idol judging threesome of Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler is working well together. The show has also focused more on inspirational stories, from the opening round, versus the overwhelming number of loony contestants featured over the past two or three seasons.

- Sign of the apocalypse: Larry Drew II left the University of North Carolina basketball program. Drew's departure isn't surprising but the manner in which it was handled is sad--the father, Larry Drew Sr., called head coach Roy Williams to deliver the news and the son then issued a statement. At least Williams didn't have to learn the news via a text or Tweet.

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