It’s now February 7th and again the temperature has been above freezing for most of the day. In any previous February the temperature soaring above 32F would cause great sighs of relief, driving about with one’s windows down, and for the more hardy, the donning of shorts. This year, however, an air temp. of 35F at midday seems barely tolerable, a gruesome reminder of both the date and the possibility that the mercury could drop another 50 degrees without dipping below seasonal norms. Not to mention a reminder of yesterday, when we frolicked in the sunshine at 53F.
Watched a little of the Super Bowl, but found myself stupefied by the relentless and inane commercials. I had to turn it off, and in so doing missed the night’s polar opposites of spectacle, the seemingly political Clint Eastwood “Halftime” ad and MIA’s digital interface with 100 million people, also at halftime. Seems Ms. MIA is a little angry about something, and I think I’ve discovered what it is. I’m not going to post a link, as I fear that might get me into trouble with my hosts here (didn’t quite finish reading those terms of agreement) , and please be warned that this video was banned from the world’s greatest video server as unfit for family entertainment. It’s vimeo 12082980. Or google the title above. I’ve found the debate over the game’s closing minutes quite fascinating….the accidental or at least too early touchdown, the weighing of odds, chances of botched field goal vs. chance of Brady driving to TD in 57 seconds, the chances of a successful field goal holding up against a 20 second drive by NE to get to kicking range. Almost as interesting as a pretty good baseball game.