The media, particularly bloggers, were almost uniformly underwhelmed by this year’s Super Bowl ads. The only real debate, is turns out, is “whether a guitar was just a guitar during Prince’s Super Bowl halftime show.” We refer to the phallic silhouette Prince made with his guitar, which New York Daily News critic David Bianculli thought was “embarrassingly rude, crude and unfortunately placed.“ Calls to Prince’s publicist weren’t returned, because he or she had the good sense to ignore the whole thing. Because really, Prince was playing guitar, it may have looked like a penis for half a second, big deal. And even if he did it on purpose, should it have really shocked anyone? This is Prince, for God’s sake. The man who wore “buttless” chaps on national television and modified one of his guitars to ejaculate water. He’s clearly insane and has been for years, so let’s give him a little credit and not compare his rather strong halftime performance to Janet’s trite attempt to keep at least part of herself in the public eye for 10 more seconds.
—Posted by David Kiefaber