Monday, February 08, 2016
Look, reciting the pledge of alegiance creeped me out as a tot. Matter of fact: I spent an entire fall murmuring the Green Lantern's oath instead each morning. The national anthem is about as weird to me. It's impossible to sing, and full of questions and no one's proud... mostly everyone is confused. It's both singularly American and obviously stupid... which I suppose is singularly American.
So I could give a shit who sings that pointless song before anything... but I was intrigued when They said Lady Gaga would sing it for Super Bowl 50.
I'm sure They made that decision for all the wrong, crass, commercial reasons... but holy fuuking shit did she show them. And us.
Sometimes it is the home of the brave, huh?