The verdict on the Black Eyed Peas' halftime show, the NFL's first foray into pop since Janet Jackson's foray into topless dancing? It could probably have gone better. Everyone disagrees about the commercials, but the Peas seem to be the only part of the 2011 Super Bowl singled out for universal opprobrium. So much so that there's been an "I Survived The Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show" t-shirt on CafePress since about halfway through the third quarter, or as long as it took for this guy to use the trace button in Illustrator.â†µ
So there's that. It turns out that as much as people liked to make fun of the NFL for its long-term move toward aging rock-stars—Paul McCartney, Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, The Who—they like to make fun of the NFL for trying to be cool and bedecking thirtysomething pop stars in TRON: Legacy body armor even more.â†µ
Not to mention the Slash cameo—was their original plan to reunite Guns 'N Roses onstage, and they just forgot to tell Slash otherwise? Is he friends with apl.de.ap? Furthermore, is their any funnier member of the Black Eyed Peas to reference than apl.de.ap? I submit that there isn't unless you also have a picture of Taboo as he's being derezzed.