Today we celebrate Feast of Fools as we enter our fifth year of podcasting. Yes folks, its been that long!
Our first podcast in 2005 examined the Superbowl halftime show and the commercials that went with it. We’ve done one every year since. In 2005 a lot of people turned to podcasting as a response to the FCC’s overreaction to Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction.” Janet Jackson’s exposed breast helped fuel the revolution in New Media.
In the first year of podcasting, Feast of Fools was in the top 100 of new subscriptions, at times even outranking Howard Stern and Senator Barack Obama’s podcast!
Our 44th President was a podcaster.
In this year’s Superbowl XLIII, which ads were a hit and the ones fizzled? Who shined and who botoxed? Was there a hairpiece malfunction?
This year’s ads stood in the dark shadow of the struggling economy, dominated by beverages, internet companies and movie and TV shows.
Car companies took a back seat as they waited out for bail out money. Still, we’re stoked that “Land of the Lost” is going to be made into a hilarious movie starring Will Ferrel and will include Chaka, dinosaurs and the Sleestaks. (Happy dance!) Click here to see all the ads on hulu.com.
Which ads were your favorites? Marc and I loved Conan O’Brien’s sissy Swedish Bud Light ad.
Jennifer Hudson made a triumphant return to the spotlight, singing a soulful version of the National Anthem. Bruce Springsteen’s still got it, and Journey’s back in action with a new Steve Perry sound alike, philipnio Youtube star Arnel Pineda.
Check out Gawker’s outlandish freaky football fan photo gallery. Drag queens? Savages? You decide.
More proof that gay men run the Smithsonian Museum: singer Aretha Franklin says she is considering a request from Washington’s Smithsonian Institution for the hat she wore to the recent presidential inauguration.
A terrible statistic: one out of five Irish GLBT folks attempts suicide.
“Pet of the Day” – who will it be?
Today’s Marc Felion’s birthday. Download the specially made Marc Felion wallpaper.
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