Sorry, I Didn’t Love It

Yes, they gave hope to middle-aged women everywhere. Yes, they busted some moves. Yes, J Lo unfurling a Puerto Rican flag was a great “fuck you” to anyone who doesn’t recognize that that island is a part of the United States. But the half-time still strikes me as one giant computer-gridded extravaganza, full of sound and fury but without much display of talent besides those admittedly impressive aerobic moves. Carol Channing was the entertainment at the first Super Bowl and she didn’t need “enhancement” — she sang.

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