Uhhhhh, yeah. Go ahead and watch…I’ll be over here filing my nails.
Sure, I realize I’m not in the chosen demo, but I listen to more shit than most women my age do. I was just bored by Eminem’s new collaborative video and single. Bored, bored, bored. How many times do we have to endure rich a-holes bitch about how angry they are at the world that made them millionaires, threaten to rape and decapitate women if they don’t do as they’re told?
YAWN. Funny thing is, these dumbasses have no real idea of what a sober, seething anger feels like. I guaran-fucking-TEE no one wants to be in my head these days.
Alla y’all need to sit down…or go get me a milkshake and make yourself useful.
The big draw for the Super Bowl each year is the commercials. Companies paid up to $3 million just for 30 seconds of airtime. For most, the money was well spent. For others, well, I may never eat another Dorito again. Here’s a look at the best!
1. Even though he claimed in his Brisk ad that he didn’t do commercials, Eminem certainly won the night for most memorable and emotional ads. He shilled tea in claymation, but went back to his hometown of Detroit for Chrysler. “Imported From Detroit” was well executed and thoughtful, and it actually made me proud of my little PT Cruiser.
2. It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without Budweiser. They had a number of ads this year, including one for Bud Light that featured dogs serving drinks, the best was “Wild West” that featured actor Peter Stormare bursting into song after a Bud.
3. This one hit the net before it’s official debut and has since gone viral. Volkswagen gave us a little kid desperate to use “The Force.” The little Darth Vader, Max Page, even did an interview with Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira this morning on The Today Show.
4. E*Trade got a new baby, and two new ads. One featured him and his cat, the other with his tailor. I wonder how his little milkaholic strawberry-blonde friend is doing.
5. He was everywhere this past week, so of course he would show up in his own SB commercial. Justin Bieber appeared in an ad for Best Buy‘s new trade in service. Ozzy Osbourne reminded us that he still exists, and that old guy looked familiar too.
6. The NFL itself turned out one of the better ads of the nights. The commercial featured beloved sitcoms and cartoons such as The Simpsons and Happy Days characters sporting their home team jerseys at their own Super Bowl parties.
7. The movies! We got to see teasers for Pirates of The Caribbean:On Stranger Tides, Captain America, Thor, Super 8 and Cowboys and Aliens. It’s going to be a crowded summer but I can’t wait.
Special shout out to the House promo. Nice that FOX realized that it has other hit shows besides Glee.
The wait is over for the much-anticipated collaboration between Em and RiRi. One cannot help but think of Rihanna’s face after Chris Brown beat her with his fists…it’s very emotional just seeing her in this clip, considering the subject matter.
I gotta say, it’s not easy to watch, this video. Sure, we’ve seen images like this before (what haven’t we seen, really?), but this video, directed by Joseph Kahn (who has done video work for Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, U2, to name a few) is pretty powerful. Megan Fox (who looks a little too plumped up and surgeried for this role) and Dominic Monaghan portray a couple in an abusive and destructive relationship…volatile, drunken, jealous, love, hate, sex, teddy bears and roses–it’s sadly stereotypical of a relationship that needs to end. I’m sure we’ve all seen (or HEARD) couples behaving like this, or even worse, having lived through this horror.
What do you think?
Eminem commented on working with Megan, Dominic and Rihanna, saying,
“Trying to make this tough subject work visually is a challenge. It was great to have Rihanna, Megan and Dominic on board for this… They really brought it and made this video super-powerful.”
It should also be noted that Megan donated her earnings for her work in the video to Sojourn House, a charity organization which provides a safe space for abused women and their children to regroup, rebuild, and re-establish their self-esteem and lives.