Monday, February 02, 2004

Oh, by the way. Bad year for commercials, as you can see for yourself. The "shards of glass icepop" commercial was cute, as was the "Fed Ex" alien shipping spot. But the best of all didn't even air during the Super Bowl. Hie thee to reebok.com, where you can see the most recent entry in the "Terry Tate: Office Linebacker" series: "Sensitivity Training." The 30 sec. "Terry Tate" commercial from last year has morphed into a 3 1/2 minute "film" that's well worth watching.

And, for those of you who are keeping score at home: MTV says it was an accident, CBS says it was an accident and was MTV's fault, Justin Timberlake says it was a "wardrobe failure" (though he deliberately tore off the panel), Janet Jackson says they came up with it at final rehearsal and didn't tell anyone at MTV, America says "what the hell is MTV doing hiring Janet Jackson to sing 'Rhythm Nation'?" Look for this dispute to affect the primaries tomorrow, because I suspect Lieberman is going to take a strong anti-titty stance.

And has anyone else noticed that the right-wing spin machine is frantically trying to turn the Kay report into an "intelligence community" failure? As if Dubya was just as fooled as everyone else? Don't buy it -- there are good reasons to flip off the right wing spin machine here and here and here and here.

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