Many of the biggest names in music have graced the stage of the Super Bowl halftime show: Michael Jackson. Madonna. U2. Bruce Springsteen. Prince. Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill. Oh good, you’re paying attention. While not all of the performances have been the equivalent of a gold medal-winning figure skating program, there have been quite a few spectacles during the show’s 47-year run. As it is with Super Bowl commercials, you will want to stay glued to the TV set when the intermission begins.
In preparation for this year’s performance featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, we present to you the five most sensational Super Bowl halftime shows of all time. We can’t promise you a sequel to Nipplegate, but there’s a strong chance you will find out how the nipples of RHCP bassist Flea react to 30-degree weather. Get your popcorn ready!
5. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2009)
The most memorable thing about this set wasn’t the Boss imploring viewers to “put the chicken fingers down.” This was the night that (thanks to an awkward camera angle) we were introduced, intimately, to Springsteen’s crotch—and we’ve never quite gotten over it.
4. Michael Jackson (1993)
This was the halftime show that made halftime shows cool.… Read more
It’s International Beer Day! Get ye to a tavern (try our favourite bars for beer or one of these places for a hand-pumped ale), bottle shop or brewery and throw both your hands in the air for liquid gold. If you are going to tackle the beer aisle, do it like a boss with Time Out‘s situational beer-matching guide…
In the meantime we’ve rounded up some of our favourite, bizarre and interesting beer posters… for some pre-noon (read: pre-drinking-time) shits and giggles:
1. Rainier Beer’s evolution of beer campaign featured this ‘Refreshus Sasquatchus’
2. In the vein of ads that claim cigarettes are totally soothing for the throat and women were engineered to iron men’s shirts, there’s this, from Schlitz…
3. Not so much weird as just a little bit great, there’s this from a series of Shiner beer posters featuring real employees…
4 . Not posters, but we love the labels that Minneapolis’s Indeed Brewing Company are putting out.
5. And then there’s this…