Feb. 17, 2021

Season 2 Episode 3

Season 2 Episode 3

In this episode, we discuss Janet Jackson Appreciation day,  the #FreeBritney movement, the impeachment, more gay cinema and the Super Bowl.

Transcript

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Eric:

Hello and welcome to the Q lounge. I'm Eric

Gil:

and I'm Gil.

Eric:

And today we're going to kind of have like a whole hodgepodge of conversation because there's a lot going on. First off, we, want to make some apologies for last week's episode. There's a few shows and movies that we did not mention that as soon as we got off the zoom call, we were like, Oh shit. The show Pose We totally should have discussed that show. We had talked about trans representation earlier in the episode, and Pose is all about trans representation, especially in the Black and Brown communities. A lot of the ballroom scene. Yes. I love ballroom the whole ballroom and I don't mean Fox trot in Quickstep, but Vogue where Vogue comes from and how's it. Yeah. She popularized it. But if we know Seduction though was actually a pop group. I don't know if you know if Seduction. Oh yes,

Gil:

absolutely. Sorry for them. Yes.

Eric:

Yeah. No, but you know them. Okay. Oh yeah. They actually. Were voguing before Vogue, the Madonna song came out. Yeah. So I remember that because there was like a whole hot debated topic about it, but, and also that show shows a lot because it takes place in the eighties and into the nineties, the early days of HIV

Gil:

and whole generation lost.

Eric:

We're going to make our little amends with Pose because we did not give it its proper shine. Last week when we were talking cinema and TV shows. So we apologize. Yes we do. Pose has two seasons it's on Netflix. You can marathon it. It's definitely worth it. And they are filming season three, but I know there was a production hall due to COVID like everything else. Also Noah's Arc. We, we did mention it. Yes. Daryl Stephens, but Noah's Arc, I think was a groundbreaking show. It's dealt a lot with. The Black gay community. Correct. And I actually saw Noah's Arc before I saw Queer as Folk. So really? Yeah. And I actually saw the movie to Noah's Arc Jumping the Broom where him and Wade get married. Who Jensen Atwood. Yes. Gorgeous. I don't know if you remember Ben wall was saying that he saw him at the gym and I was so jealous. Yeah. But I saw the jumping, the broom movie first, and then I went back and watched season one, one and two. And that show is so good. This logo really fucked up when they decided to cancel that show after two seasons.

Gil:

Another mystery.

Eric:

So we just

Gil:

wanted to we apologize again for that one too. Yeah. But it does show, we have a lot more diversity within the shows. Now there's more options than before. True. And, we're, we apologize we're human, but the list is longer than it used to be. I could guarantee you that. And by the time we hit in our 50, 60 years from now that we could be like, Oh my God, here's how do this one through 1000? Oh, we definitely need more POC representation though, within the community. We know that on television.

Eric:

Definitely. We definitely need more BIPOC. Yeah. And hopefully that'll start changing. I would love to see some gay, Asian representation. You don't see a

Gil:

whole lot. Yeah. Or forgotten or they're like, no, you're all bottoms 90% true. But it's okay. No, but I've been in seriousness, even interracial couples. God forbid, if you do see interracial, it's going to be a Black and a white person. And although

Eric:

I Love Victor really quickly. Sorry, it is interracial. Cause you have Latino and white guy in Benji, so Ooh. And get it going. And when he was with Mia, she's Black and Latino.

Gil:

That's a good change because we know in a lot of shows, it's not that way. It's always Oh my God, if there's some minority, couple, let's say they're Asian is an Asian family. All in the same. They're not even, yeah. It's not, if you'd mix it within the Asian communities, it's just, if he's Filipino, it's a bit of Filipino, a little bit of white Filipino channel children. Yeah. So it's nice. It's a nice change. Hopefully in time. I hope

Eric:

Things are changing. Definitely. They're definitely more open than they were when I was younger. Even when you were younger.

Gil:

Yeah. Just a few years back. We were more in this century,

Eric:

Back in 2000 when we were boring. Yeah.

Gil:

What is that? Oh, goodness.

Eric:

Honestly though, if you think about it, 2000 for me at least was when I was born into the 21 and over crowd. Oh. And then

Gil:

I was just born physically

Eric:

22 is when I Me and my first venture into a gay bar. That's true. So that was a rebirth ish.

Gil:

It really is. And it's never like you're born and then, Oh my God, I get to start dating when I'm five years old, like the other ones and all that kind of stuff. No you go through your closeted time or your first mask, then you can do peel that sucker off you come out again and you keep coming out everyday on

Eric:

for sure. Okay. Let's talk impeachment really quick. Gil have you been keeping up with the impeachment at all?

Gil:

Yes. Yes. I am starting to re I'm just like, why did it take some week off, away from Trump? Because I'm like, yeah, he's not an office, but ladies and gentlemen, we are back to impeachment of that idiot. Let's see, how hard are we there on is this the second day of trials.

Eric:

Yes. So they had the opening and then they had day one, day two, and I believe the defense goes on tomorrow.

Gil:

It goes on tomorrow. Yes. And I know there's people right now questioning whether or not we should be going after, a guy who is no longer in office. My response is we were able to prosecute Nazis after the war ended. It's not Oh, Whatever you did. Let's just turn a blind eye actions. We need consequences for the actions before we could start talking about getting over it. Let's come to terms and peace. No we ain't doing that again. The civil war, for instance, we should have outlawed. Everyone who broke away from the country. So

Eric:

I have South lost. I ha yes they did. I have a few questions and I have a few grievances about all of this. The lack of accountability. Yeah. Like honestly watching the impeachment trial, I was sitting there thinking wow, what I'm learning from all of this. As if I am a CIS white male, then I don't have to be accountable for anything. I can literally kill people. Yeah. And there's no accountability.

Gil:

Yeah, there isn't.

Eric:

No, and I find that very upsetting people, the GOP senators, I have a lot to say about the GOP senators. So grab your popcorn everbody. If we are going to have some story time I have an issue with a lot with them in general. I do respect that those six did cross over and say no, we can, this is constitutional. We can try this. That was, I guess the first day. So yeah, technically this is the second day of the actual impeachment trial. The first day was making sure it was constitutional to try him, whatever. Yeah. And I give props to those six who said, yes, it is. But I'm really upset with the whole fact that these senators who were there, they're witnesses and victims of the whole insurrection or attempted, and. Many of them had targets on their backs because honestly, do you think those people really know the difference between a Republican and a Democrat when they're storming? The Capitol building agents would have shot anybody? Yep. So you're basically saying to your own colleagues, I don't care if you would have been killed, we're still gonna defend him. They're sitting there saying that, Oh, his words didn't naturally incite the insurrection. It was their own actions that, cause it, he was just there speaking. Well, Charles Manson didn't actually pull the trigger,

Gil:

correct?

Eric:

Absolutely. And he was still in prison for life for planting the bug into their ears? Correct. So why was he in prison? Correct. So how come I don't know if you saw that three of the Republican senators, Cruz Lee and Graham met with the defense team. When I get called to jury duty, does that mean that I can go to the judge now and say, Oh, I already know how I'm going to vote. I already know what the outcome's going to be. Because these people are rewriting their laws. Then you want to look at the fact that 15 senators skipped today. It's trial. Yeah. And I have the list here. If you guys want it. I have bill Haggerty from Tennessee, Ron Johnson from Wisconsin, Cindy Hyde Smith from Mississippi, Charles Grassley from Iowa. Cynthia Emma Lumas from Wyoming, James Lankford from Oklahoma. John Neely, Kennedy from Louisiana, James M Inhofe from Oklahoma. Josh Holly from Missouri. Josh. Houben from North Dakota, Mike rounds from South Dakota. Rand, Paul, from Kentucky. Roger Marshall from Kansas and Mark Rubio from Florida. All skipped the trial. I don't know if you've ever been on jury duty. I've only been on grand jury duty a couple of times, and I was always an alternate, but what if I was just like, Oh yeah, I don't want to be here. It's a waste of my time and just left. Yeah. I would be held in contempt of court. Absolutely. They should be held in contempt of Congress. They should have absolutely no to be able to vote on the outcome.

Gil:

I agree by them not being there.

Eric:

So those are my issues with the impeachment and I just felt like we needed to air that a little bit. The house managers made an amazing case. I don't know if you guys saw that 13 minute video or almost 14 minute video of an unseen footage. They literally showed that person who I'm not going to give credit to or. Give credit for saying her name. They showed her get shot and you know what? She was there to uprise as well. I don't have any sympathy for her getting shot per se. I know that might sound cold and callous of me, but she was literally there to overthrow the government as well. She's a cult person. She's a, she was a person within the Cults cause it's a Trump cult.

Gil:

Any thoughts. This is a joke. It is this is a joke. And we all know the fact is that if this were Obama, This was the, Obama was the one getting impeached, these Republicans for pick any, anything he did any in any one of what Trump's did, if Obama did any of that, they would be down his throat. They would probably want to Lynch him on the front lawn of the white house. Let's be real. This is a racial thing because it's a white president and they're blinded, they're standing in line with the party over country. This is happening. And so treating it as a

Eric:

joke. Yeah. And this also bothers me because people are like we're going to vote them out. That's all well and good. But they still get their pensions and their benefits.

Gil:

Yes. Strip them from it. If they were in support with this president, this, no, God, no, they are against this country. I guess I'm just trying to understand this of where do you think this was? Okay. Yeah, it's not aware. I don't understand you. Do you have the intent to get rid of members of Congress sitting members of Congress with force? You didn't go there at a peaceful protest? No, this was not peaceful. You had the intent of doing so. I don't understand that. Then they're shocked that a girl died. She died because you try to go into the Capitol building. Yeah, you're trespassing. Also on top of that, the government has the right to protect itself.

Eric:

And another thing I want to say is because a lot of these people that are in that faction or that wing of the world as I roll my eyes they're sitting there saying Oh, blue lives matter blue lives. Fuck you. I never ever want to hear that again. A it's a racist thing anyways, but B you guys are all going after the cops now, and you guys killed a cop. You guys are responsible for two cops committing suicide because of the trauma they face from that day, the emotional trauma. So all that blue lives matter bullshit that you guys sit there and spew is completely negated with your actions.

Gil:

Yeah, I think they should remove the senators, remove the housemate. Anyone in line with him need to be removed from office. These are elected officials to represent this country. Yeah, this is not a job. This is not like, Oh, I'm working for Macy's or I'm working for, whatever else, no, honey, even in that you would get fired hun. I don't understand if I'm sitting there in my own company that I work for and I'm advertising for our competitor, which this is what exactly that they're doing. I would be fired. Look at

Eric:

Gina Carano. The Mandalorian, she just got fired from Disney cause she did have all her hateful rhetoric that she was spewing about being pro 45 and likening what was happening to him, to what happened to the Jews and that during the Holocaust, which is actually, which is absolutely disgusting that she wouldn't make that comparison.

Gil:

No, they needed to be removed from office. They have no intention at any Goodwill for this nation. That's not their intent. Like I said, this is, they are going party over there over the people over the country. No, absolutely not. They got to go. They got to go. I

Eric:

think so, too.

Gil:

so we'll see how these, how the impeachment trials shape up more than likely we're not there, there is not going to be enough votes. Yeah. Unfortunate, which is very unfortunate. Unlike in during the Nixon years at 74 where it was his party pretty much forced him out because they were going to vote him out. To get him for the impeachment. So that's why there is a difference between Republicans then versus now they would have voted Nixon for impeachment, even though the Democrats only needed four to switch, to get the majority. Yeah. For that two thirds. So I'm, I don't know who they are. They keep talking about splintering splinter. Even if you splint or unite, the Democrats will outvote you now we just need to be strategic in how we win. Yeah. And you've already turned two generations against you, millennials and gen Z.

Eric:

I also hate this whole thing. Like the Republicans keep saying we have to unify. We have, we need unity, but they're not going to meet anyway. They unity to them means you give me my way. And then we can say we're unified.

Gil:

Absolutely. That's not how it works. No. Yeah, no. That's not how it works. A reckoning needs to happen first before anything it's like me, like beating the hell out of sunny and said, Oh, let's just go move on from this point. Oh no, everything's fine. Everything's fine. We're fine. We're fine. We're fine.

Eric:

No, we're not

Gil:

fine. We're not fine. Absolutely not. There are consequences for your actions. That's also the topic of speech and, limitations on the internet or should we have banned or Twitter should have banned Trump off of it, the tapes, me company,

Eric:

private company. And so here's the thing too. What people don't. Seem to recognize with the freedom of speech and everything else. Like I'm all for freedom of speech. And I have a horrible trucker's mouth. I totally cop to that, but I'm can say whatever I want, but what I say also can happen consequences. Yes. Words do matter and words can be provoking. So yeah. Words have consequences and people don't seem to remember that part of it. Yeah. You can say whatever the hell you want, but your words and your actions have consequences. Like you said. I think I'm one of our other episodes. My rights and where yours begin. Like I have all my rights. I can do whatever I want. As long as it's only affecting me.

Gil:

Yeah. As long as it's not infringing or, you're preventing somebody else from equally doing the same freedom, same thing. We can't go into a building screen fire. Can you technically, yeah. Yeah. I could go into a screaming fire, but what happens when it's screaming, the building fire? What the hell do you think is going to happen in there? And guess

Eric:

what you could

Gil:

be arrested for that I could run. It's the same thing with in, this could probably be pistol, some people with the second amendment, same thing. Yes. Do you have the right to bear arms? App's a fucking loosely. I could walk anywhere with a gun. If I started showing off the gun into a building potentially cause a panic, do you think I should be at fault? Absolutely. There are limitations. Freedom is not this absolute. There's no absolutes on it. I don't understand where people come with these absolutes. Yeah. Say they, I could, it just anything. I was just trying to think of anything. Water's great. Too much water, you drown, not enough water and the other way. And there's

Eric:

hyponametria too. You can actually drink too much water and then your cells explode.

Gil:

Yes. And the people speaking of these absolutes from, from the their rights as if it's not touchable, there's technically no mention of privacy in the constitution. You don't have a right to privacy, but it's something that's implied by the other amendments or, anything not listed that you may be protected as well. But in technicality, if we want to go technical, you have no right to privacy. Find one. And the same thing when they talk about this as a Christian nation, find the word God in there, there is none. There's no mention of Jesus in the constitution or any part of the amendments. So freedom of religion.

Eric:

Yeah. And we won't go too much off into religion, but yeah I'm so sick of this whole. Christian society. Yeah. When we're not a Christian society, I was actually at my chiropractor's the other day. And I Facebooked about this and I think I pissed a few people off and I probably came off as petty and. Arrogant or asshole. I'm sure I did. But I was in, I was sitting in the holding room waiting for the chiropractor and all of a sudden, I just started listening to the music that they were playing and the music start singing. If we are Christian, we are love. If we are love, we are Christian. And I was like, am I hearing this right? And I was. Offended a I'm agnostic, so I'm not religious at all, but I, one of my best friends is Muslim and she has like the greatest heart in the world. She's full of love. So I know Buddhist people who are full of love, Jewish people who are full of love. So just because you're Christian doesn't mean, it doesn't mean that you're only love if you're a Christian. So I was really bothered by that. And then I actually confronted the chiropractor and I guess it's a Christian based clinic. So that was interesting.

Gil:

It is, but I just never quite understood how a group of what a billion followers always feel. So under attack. Yeah, I don't, I've never understood it. Maybe the crusades would have been an indication of how the people are, but I'm just saying if they're always the ones attacking

Eric:

people.

Gil:

Yeah. I don't understand for a peaceful group of people, supposedly a war started on behalf

Eric:

of it. A lot of us, a lot of us in the LGBTQ community would not have an issue with religion. If you guys treated us like human beings, If you didn't tell us that we were an abomination and that we were sinners and we were going to hell and that we were going to live a eternity of damnation.

Gil:

I don't know to be that's their own rule. They can be followed on goddamn rules. I know they pick and choose. Yeah. Pick and choose. But no, I never quite understood. I know I've been told that before. It was like, you're going to go to hell. I'm like, you got to believe in it first. You get, send me somewhere. I don't believe in shit.

Eric:

And then like, when people tell me that I'm like, you know what, that's where the party's at. Cause. Everyone I'm friends with is going to the same place I am. So

Gil:

it's the community college they'll accept everyone. They were more accepting than been. I can tell you that if it was no spice in the North, yeah. To make a little light fun about it, I don't know where I'm, I quite sit on the spectrum. I'm, I consider myself mostly agnostic. Yeah. I could switch to switch on it also, it, it is what, it's a very personal thing and tomatoes, like what 6 billion people on the planet you would think there'd be six different, 6 billion different ways. And

Eric:

honestly I think if religion works for you, that's awesome. Yeah. By all means, have your faith. I fully believe in it being indoctrinated, whatever. Just don't push it on me. Don't tell me that I'm evil because I'm not the same as you or I don't believe the same as you. Other than that yeah, I work whole, I can be friends with anybody in any religion. I just don't need that to be pushed on me as how I need to live my life. No

Gil:

correct. And it's not really the, to me, I've never had really the issue with that sort of the doctrine of it, but it's mostly the way it's executed by the people who interpret the buildings, it's the, the people in charge supposedly or the, that's where I normally have the biggest issues with it because a lot of the religion, everything it's all down, it comes out to love. And the goal is to prosper and to, survive,

Eric:

treat others with respect, treat others with kindness, character counts.

Gil:

It does. It does. So anyways we'll move on from that part of it.

Eric:

Speaking of amazing character.

Gil:

Yes.

Eric:

Janet Jackson. Everyone knows. I love her. To me. She epitomizes, everything that is right in the human experience. Anything that is positive in humanity. Janet Jackson is, let me just A. Control turned 35 this week. It's an amazing album, still a groundbreaking album. She was calling out misogyny back then with Nasty. And What Have You Done For Me Lately? Putting girls in control with the song Control. What Have You Done For Me Lately? Nasty. Let's wait awhile.

Gil:

Yes, all great songs.

Eric:

But also she is now auctioning with, through Julian auctions, like a thousand costumes and not just like pure costumes, but within those thousand items is a better word. It's tour costumes, video costumes, wedding attire award show gowns. And she's been to many.

Gil:

Yes.

Eric:

And. All the proceeds, a hundred percent of the proceeds go to children's charities.

Gil:

That is wonderful. So Janet Jackson, yay. It don't worry. We will clean it up in case you want to bid and donate something to Eric. Of course.

Eric:

Yeah. If you want to buy me something of Janet, that would be amazing.

Gil:

We'll call you a lifetime subscriber for sure.

Eric:

One of my coworkers just like literally called me and I was like, why do I think I'm going to go to work tomorrow? And you're going to say that you drop 30 grand on a sock. It's if I had that bank, I would not be above doing that.

Gil:

I can't say much recently, Annie Lennox was doing something like that for UNICEF. And she was donating some shoes and I was just like, how much does the starting pit at? Let me say one. I could dip into no. I did not make, cause I was especially once I did the conversion from pounds and I was like, Oh sweet Jesus. I have no where near that status yet. So I've got to keep

Eric:

saving. Yeah, I think I might be able to afford to bid on an eyelash. But the thoughts are amazing and the thoughts. Wonderful. And yes. Yeah.

Gil:

That's excellent. Plus, Janet's done a lot. And what else happened about toll and two years ago on the Superbowl, since we're going to be talking about the suit, we were talking

Eric:

about super bowl. So everyone knows about the whole wardrobe malfunction. I'm not going to go too much into that because. Yeah, that was then, but people do need to realize that without that incident, YouTube would not exist. I'm just saying, cause that's a literal fact. You can Google that shit. But when home boy,

Gil:

which is also tied to something else we'll

Eric:

talk about. Yes, I was brought into do the Superbowl again or by himself, whatever. That's when I actually understood what like white male privilege was. And I like, yep. Yep. Yeah. Anyways, it became Janet Jackson appreciation day. So every Superbowl Sunday is Janet Jackson appreciation day, which makes me super, super happy. So yes, I do watch the football. I do watch the football. I watch the Superbowl and watch football, but the day's even better because it's Janet Jackson appreciation day. Spotify actually allows free streaming of her music and her Playlist's on that. It's wonderful. And like a bunch of fans, like Janell, Monae and Questlove, and a whole bunch of other celebrities. Eve like they're Pink, like Janet Jackson appreciation day. Hell yeah. I tweet that shit all day long. And Janet's legacy matters. Janet, the blueprints hashtag all of that.

Gil:

Because, really let's be real after that incident, up to that point, suddenly her, she did take a lot of backlash from it.

Eric:

Yeah. She was completely blackballed, which turned out to be Les Moonves, who was the CEO of CBS because he thought she did it on purpose. And so he spent the rest of his career until he got let go. Was it last year or two years ago? Because of with the whole time's up and me too movement because it turned out he was. A predator and an asshole, which we all knew he was and his wife is still sticking with him anyways. Yeah, he made it like his mission to ruin her. Correct. And then it was all brought to light when he was found out. Yeah. And so Janet Jackson is owed a huge apology, everybody. Yeah.

Gil:

I wonder, yeah. Cause when, like I said, the way that she was treated instead if you would have, if it was a male, then what, nothing. There was no consequence.

Eric:

Maroon five look at what's his name? Adam Levine. And hulless yeah, he fricking his halftime show sucked so bad that halfway, not even halfway through, he ripped off his shirt just to get the audience reaction and no one cared. I saw both of his nipples. Yeah.

Gil:

And no one cared. Yeah, none of that. Have like I said, that was probably the highlight of the situation just because it was God awful of the halftime shows. It was.

Eric:

Yeah. And the funny thing is you have a lot of the Christian suburban white women were like, Oh my God, he's so fine. Oh my God, I love him. And then the next year we had two empowered women doing the halftime show in J-Lo and Shakira. And they were like, Oh my God, that's so vulgar. And that was just so terrible. I'm like, that was one of the best halftime shows ever.

Gil:

Yeah, it was good. That was phenomenal. But I think it also goes down to that the double standard for, the sexism let's be real, like when it gets down to mysoginy. Yeah.

Eric:

This country was founded and. it's a mysoginistic society. It is. I

Gil:

mean, even as gay males, the same thing is that all they'll benefit from it to a degree. Oh yeah. I didn't know. It was one of those things. I sat down with my mom and my sister had their experiences or their, simple things. Like my mom was explained recently about Oh my God, you know her, she blew out a tire. She was worried, Oh my God, I'm going to decide on the road. Something could happen to me. It's, something could, and also stuff that never crossed my mind. As a male, I would, I was like, Oh, just go get an Uber. Somebody can pick me up and whatever, no biggie. But if it was, as a female, I never thought I'd ever my sister riding Bart. She's Oh my God, somebody could just, rape me. Somebody could snatch me. I'm tiny. Never in my, and I commute using Bart. It don't like, and I'm over there taking a damn nap with my phone wide out, not even a thing, but that's your male privilege. That's a male

Eric:

privilege. And then like you and I like, we also have the straight passing privilege. So unless a lot of people don't know that necessarily know that I'm gay, unless I like tell them or I'm around Gil. And I started I started like painting with rainbows everywhere and glittering and sparkling. But no, honestly, like I'm pretty straight passing. My voice is in a lower register. Yeah. So I benefit from that. I absolutely benefit from that. And the fact that I am of a lighter complexion Latino, I totally benefit from that too. Yeah. That's total privilege. I have light-skinned privilege. I have CIS male privilege. I have hetero passing privilege. Yeah.

Gil:

That's true. So even myself, I'm not as dark as I, if I get a little bit more sun,

Eric:

I get in the sun. I can turn pretty dark, but yeah. And that's one, that's another reason why I'm so vocal about all this, because I recognize it. And with something needs to be done about it. I think there's nothing more beautiful than seeing. A person, but I'm going to speak of a woman in general. Who's just so confident. And so self-assured, there's nothing more beautiful than to seeing a strong woman yep. That's why we like identify with our divas so much.

Gil:

And that's very true. That's something back to our, w we had a divas episode, but I think it's definitely it's that connection that, we love them. Every one of them, every one of those female divas we, we annoint, essentially we're like is because they have a quality of that. They stand up and there's, they're not going to take that

Eric:

shit. They're going to stand up against the misogynistic attitudes. There's so much male fragility that runs this country. Yeah. It actually runs this world. Yeah. And it's just awful. So speaking of I don't know if anyone, if you've seen the Framing, Britney documentary, I watched it and I think, I don't know if a lot of people have watched it, but it's an amazing documentary, but it's also extremely sad what this country has allowed to happen to this poor girl. And what. Has happened to her, like the narrative that was cast upon her when she was going through a mental breakdown and stress and how, again, Justin Timberlake, the ass hat who. Was responsible for ripping the Janet's boosteeyay off how he cast these negative shadows on Britney and he completely got away with it. And he was given permission to write that narrative for her. Yeah. And then he had the audacity to make fun of her. And now this part wasn't in the documentary, but I do remember watching an interview with him. I think it was him and Timbaland actually. And they were talking about Rihanna song rehab. Cause Justin Timberlake, I think they wrote the song or something and they're like, Oh yeah, that song is about Britney. And I'm like, Oh, wow, like that's hella fucked up. Yeah. Like I like that a person is in crisis right now and possibly needs help. And the fact that she literally had just had two kids, like she was in postpartum and then you have all the paparazzi going around her taking pictures, not letting her breathe, essentially. She's having an actual breakdown because her soon to be ex-husband our ex husband who was there in divorce proceedings is forbidding her from seeing her kids. And then she loses custody of her kids. Come on now, people cut the girls on Slack and then the conservatorship that she's under, which her father is evil. And in this documentary they show interviews where she's talking about like how she hopes one day she can be free and how, the reason why she even agreed to the conservatorship when she did was because she was under the impression that she would be able to, she wanted to get her kids back. She wanted to be able to have visitation with her kids because at one point she didn't even have visitation rights and. The toxic masculinity of this country has completely fucked her over. And she's a powerful woman. Like she has clout and she's a white woman. Yeah. And she's still being treated like, and she's from the South she's Christian and she's still being treated like this. And you can only imagine if it was BIPOC Yeah. Oh, geez. I'm not trying to make the equivalent with her and Janet, but Janet was in the game for 30 plus years when the super bowl happened and she completely lost everything. But no, the I did read today because there was a court hearing. That her father was not granted. He wanted full rights to her investments. Oh rights. You want it? Yeah. He wanted it and he was not granted that. Okay, good. So that's good. So that was a step in the right direction. The fact that her conservatorship of not only her estate, but her person is not owned by her. Like he can tell her who she can and can't marry whether she can or can't have a child. And this other thing was, this other thing was heartbreaking too. They were talking about how she's trying to pay for her own attorneys. She had hired her own attorney and the judge was like, no, you can't represent her. We're going to appoint someone to represent her. Cause we have documentation that you haven't seen and you are never going to see. And so you don't get to represent her, but so that's aggravating and irritating that's total like GOP senate shit. But then they also pulled the whole car, the whole issue that so she's having to pay for the court dates. She's having to pay her own attorney. Plus her conservators is taking their money and she's having to pay for it. Their lawyers. So she's having to pay for the people who are trying to keep her from being free.

Gil:

The level of fucked up with that? Yeah.

Eric:

In concert. I don't know. I've, I don't, I'm not a lawyer, but I've researched conservatorships it's usually left for elderly people who have dementia or who are physically incapable of taking care of

Gil:

themselves. Yeah. That's why it was, but I didn't know. She was even in one until recently she's been

Eric:

in one for years.

Gil:

Yeah. I didn't even realize it was to that level.

Eric:

And the thing is her family is literally just living off of her money. Yeah. And she has made it clear now that she is not releasing any new music. She will not be performing while she is under this conservatorship. And good for her. Yeah. We support her. I fully support her hashtag free Britney.

Gil:

That's sad.

Eric:

It is. It's really disheartening.

Gil:

If you haven't seen it, please go see it.

Eric:

Yes, it is on Hulu. It's part it's from the New York times they have a six part series and the six shows are not all Britney Spears. It's only the last one is Britney Spears. But yeah, it's only like an hour and 12 minutes an hour and 15 minutes. It's not very long. And there's some things that they didn't cover, but there's a lot that they covered and you see it and you're like, Oh my God. I always root for Britney. I've always rooted for Britney. Yeah. And so I knew a lot of it. Cause I follow her career to a degree and seeing that I was like, yeah, wow. They're talking to one of the, one of the record executives that signed her. And everyone on there was like, her father was never there. Her father was never involved in this record. Executive says she met him one time. And the only thing he ever said to her was yeah, my daughter's going to be rich and she's going to buy me a boat.

Gil:

Jesus. Yeah, no, I'd be, but also I think there was that connection with Britney, because it's like Christina Aguilar and, the nsync and all that, that we they grew up with,

Eric:

they work with us. That was another interesting thing, too, in that documentary, they were talking about how people said that Oh she's a slut and she's whorish and she's teaching art. She's being a bad role model for our little girls and blah, blah, blah. No, you're just getting mad at her because she's a woman, look at the Backstreet boys lift, get in sync. I think to a degree they're like showing bare chest. They're being super sexual and sexualize within their performances. No one cares because they're boys.

Gil:

Yeah.

Eric:

Yeah, but you have a girl doing it or a woman doing it. Who's actually in full control of what she's doing and making these decisions. Yeah. Oh my God. She's a whore. She's a slut. Fuck that. That's why I say I'm proud slut. I'm a proud whore because I'm reclaiming those words for myself. Hell yeah. Like you're going to call me a whore. What the fuck ever. I am a proud whore. My legs are wrapped around my head, but how about me? One at a time, 10 at a time, I don't care. Stretch me

Gil:

out. It never quite understood why they would. It's only to females because I'm like who were they sleeping with? There was most likely a guy. The guys are doing the same actions. I don't understand

Eric:

guys get too much at your house. Yeah. It is a complete double standard.

Gil:

Let's take a break. Okay. hey, Eric, I hear we have swag now.

Eric:

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Gil:

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Gil:

Oh boy, it was not as climatic as I thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be battle of the ages. And ended up being a completely one-sided. We were living all in Tom Brady shadow once again, but the buccaneer's defense came to play the

Eric:

buccaneer's defense rule that they are the ones, the reason why that game was won. Correct. Now it was weird though, cause it was a blowout. It was a blowout. I would say it was a blowout 31 to nine. That's a pretty much of a blowout, right?

Gil:

Yeah, because at no point did I ever feel like Maholmes or the Chiefs had any response,

Eric:

but I feel like it was actually still an entertaining game. Like I wasn't bored with it at all.

Gil:

It was still good because don't get me wrong. Maholmes gone into the red zone three times. Dos

Eric:

scored field goals. I, when does that happen? And they didn't even get double digits. No.

Gil:

I was so pissed off as a Niner fan. I was quite pissed off because I'm like, why couldn't this have happened last year, six minutes left in the game, 10 point lead. And I'm like, suddenly Maholmes suddenly realized how to become a quarterback again. In two to six minutes, but this time around with a better team,

Eric:

I, I was actually really shocked. I thought it was going to be a much closer game. And like I kept saying if Tampa Bay is going to win, they have to have a near perfect game, which they did. And the Chiefs have to have Awful game, which they did. Yeah. And I honestly thought that the Chiefs were going to win it because I'm like they could have a mediocre game and Tampa Bay can have a decent game and the Chiefs are still gonna win. No, that wasn't what happened at all.

Gil:

No, not at all. Not at all. Obviously. Congratulations to Brady for getting his fucking seventh title.

Eric:

Yes. But like you said, are you shared that thing with me that he wrote the true heroes are Manning and Nick Foles, because without them he would have 10. Yes,

Gil:

absolutely. And eli Manning, we thank you that you beat them twice. Absolutely. And I was just looking

Eric:

back. Brady does seem happier though, with Tampa Bay, doesn't

Gil:

he? No, he absolutely does. So does Gronk? Yes. Go

Eric:

girl. I wouldn't even have to get on my knees for Gronk.

Gil:

I'm sure. The gentlemen of

Eric:

course I'm short enough.

Gil:

Yeah, no, this team was the Buccaneers for fun. Still feel like they have, the window is quite big right now with Brady and Gronk, their windows big. They were a fun team to watch. It was nice watching them beat. Yeah. Aaron Rogers. And apparently there are two and Oh, against state farm.

Eric:

I didn't even think about that. Yeah. You're so right back,

Gil:

back to back, it was beautiful. But it was definitely, it, back to normal, I guess in that way, with Brady winning a title and another up-and-coming star losing to him. Same thing with Russell Wilson back in, I believe was the 2014, 2014, 2015. It, they look like they had the game in hand ready to go. Of course that game was Epic. And he, same thing. Everyone thought Wilson's going to have multiple titles. We look at his whole career two super bowls and that's it. Two trips, one victory, blow out. And then you have the Epic loss to Brady at the very end.

Eric:

Yeah. Yeah. I don't like Brady. I don't think that's a secret to anybody. Yeah. But he really is like the best quarterback of all time, even despite the deflated footballs, but he will forever have an asterix next to his name too.

Gil:

He should, they will not give it to him, but they should. Of course they should give him to meet the asterick with it because unlike, and I'm still going to stand by it. Other dynasties, this is the most controversial. I feel like the most controversial career. Especially when it comes to the great, this is not a clear cut where you're like, Oh, of course Montana. The Bradshaws the even Troy blank, man can't stand him. They had great careers. They had, there was no question really in hand with them. And then you have Brady and Belichick. You're If it wasn't that they were Spygate. If not that, just the tuck rule. Yeah. Oakland got screwed on that in Oh one. Yeah. Like we, we know that their whole dynasty was built off of that off of a fucked up rule, but they did a dig deep for yeah. A part of me had that, this is, I guess my conspiracy with that was we were going through nine 11. You wanted the Patriots to win. But I, that was just me just be at the time. I never thought about that. Yeah. I wrote it and I was looking back at my history and pretty much mostly rooted against Brady there's times that he rooted for him because he was taken on a team that I could not stand. Okay. But most of the time I did root against him. Yeah.

Eric:

Yeah. It was really weird for me to be rooting for a team that he was on. Cause I really don't like him. Correct. But I love Tampa Bay. And they're not my favorite, but they're like my second or third. Probably second. Yeah. I

Gil:

love their colors, retirement, your retirement team,

Eric:

but yeah, I tried it. Wasn't good. Huh?

Gil:

I was going to say the Tampa Bay jerseys, the rebranding the ones that they had prior work, just God awful. Yeah. But then they rebranded again for the rebrand, their colors. That to me is amazing. Yeah. No it's absolutely gorgeous. And a pewter Jersey that they have. Yeah. Yeah.

Eric:

Oh my God. I love that color combinations. That's excellent. That's actually, why I'm a Tampa Bay fan is because of their color combinations.

Gil:

She's gorgeous. I love their logo. The logo is, I love it. It's great. It's a great logo. Location's fantastic. What are they

going

Eric:

to Tampa Bay? Actually, I should go.

Gil:

Yeah, central Florida. It's okay. It's if, to me, if you go South or North, it just, or especially North my Lord. Yeah. Welcome to the 18 hundreds. Yeah no. The Tampa Bay thing. It's great. And the last time I did root for Tampa, when they last went to the super bowl in 2003 Oh God, it's been that long against the Raiders, obviously, because being a Bay area, TB, we absolutely can't stand them off the Raider. Obviously I was rooting for the

Eric:

Buccaneers. Actually remember like the first time I ever went to visit you in the Bay. Oh, we went to, we were at the pier and there was the rate. The Raiderettes were doing like the calendar signing. And I was like, Oh my God, let me get a Raiderettes calendar and get it signed. And you guys are like all

Gil:

Raiders.

Eric:

Your sister was all happy, but yeah you were like all. Why them I'm like pretty cheerleaders tossing my hair back and forth thinking Oh yeah, manly.

Gil:

Yeah. If you guys don't know there was a regional battle out here between the, to, to Bay area teams. But because they both have really strong history and there's some cultural, obviously differences and fan bases, That kind of stuff, but it's definitely faded over, I would say over the last couple of years, and now that they're in Vegas, beautiful stadium, by the way. Beautiful. I haven't gone, but I've seen photos and Oh, happy. Oh my God,

Eric:

we're building it. Cause I went to Vegas a lot in 2019. I shouldn't say a lot, but three times in 2019 and. All a month apart and two months apart, but they were building it and every time we would have to go by there especially the sec, my second trip there. Cause we stayed in an Airbnb out of the strip and we would always have to drive past there. And you're like, it's a beautiful stadium.

Gil:

Yeah, no, they did a great job. Unlike our dumpster fire Levi stadium, I don't care for it. I'm telling you, they. It's the irony with that is that the seats where they put majority of the fan base on roast to death, because the sun hits the suites. Which reflects straight back to the main part of the stadium where majority of the fans are the poor fans and it roast everyone. I personally have not gone to a game at Levi's and had been very pissy about it because, I grew up going to candlestick our other dumpster, but at least we froze to death together. And that was more of a local base. It was different. It was the common folk were able to go versus Levi was trying to go for the rich tech people. They don't give a damn about football. Yeah. And the people in the South Bay are mostly transplants from areas that they're already fans of another football of base. So it was just a God awful idea. But anyways, I could go on a tangent for that, but going back to the super bowl, how did we rate the halftime show?

Eric:

Before we get to the halftime show, I just have a quick question for you because a lot of people are saying like Tampa Bay basically was handed the game because of the refs.

Gil:

I thought it was cause I

Eric:

know fine Maholmes' mom and Kelci's wife, both tweeted about the fact that had I known I had to play against the refs or something like that to that effect. I don't know exactly what their tweets were, but I had a conversation with someone about it and I'm like, okay. Even if you take away two of their touchdowns, they still won.

Gil:

Yeah. You still need a score.

Eric:

Yeah. So I like that. Like you said earlier that defense,

Gil:

I, don't quite understand like the defense held, Maholmes, that it wasn't like they were giving penalties on the offense. The offense couldn't do shit. He got it to the red zone three times and could got three points and two turnovers. Yeah. I don't understand. That's not how you get to win games here. the only time I felt that a Superbowl might've and I apologize. I know your Steelers fan was against the Seahawks that in that Oh six game. That's the only time I felt like a game was a little bit questionable on the officiating.

Eric:

It probably was since it was the Steelers. I'm good with that.

Gil:

Yeah. That was the only time I felt, because I felt like it was like a homecoming for the bus. What's his name? Jerome. Jerome. Yes. That's the only reason I felt a little bit like, there was some questionable calls. This one, I didn't feel like it was as like an atypical Brady Patriots.

Eric:

Yeah, it wasn't quite like that. Although I, at one point I did make the comment cause they were saying, I think after the first half there was like eight penalties on Kansas city versus one on Tampa Bay. Yeah.

Gil:

Because Tampa, I mean it in the skewed, but but then again, Kansas city against the Niners only had four penalties, all game Niners had 11 or it was a little bit, it was a lot higher. Yeah. I don't know if we're making it from the year before, because there's no way because there were some interesting calls on the Niners where I'm like, huh?

Eric:

Yeah, I can see that. And yeah, I just thought it was interesting. Like I said, you still take away two of their touchdowns that. Cause their bad calls might've resulted in two touchdowns. They still won

Gil:

that. Say Tampa Bay. So mathematically won it yeah. To

Eric:

touchdown. And it's cool that they were the home team. Like they were literally the home team.

Gil:

I know, but I was waiting for some team to eventually to that. I've always wanted to see that. And then the other scenario, I want to see us, let's say a home team actually losing at their own stadium. And of course my luck I'll probably be at a nine or some shit because I've seen it. But it was, that was awesome. Of course the only OT game in Superbowl history. Brady was in. I was just like, God damn it. Other Brady moment. He had

Eric:

Yeah, he like broke all these records and I guess he was record, he broke his own.

Gil:

I know. It's Oh my God, he broke the most MVPs by himself. And the most Superbowl trophies by himself, I was like, God damn it. He has more trophy. Isn't it. And

Eric:

Him and gronk broke the record for most passing receptions by a duo. Yeah.

Gil:

But then again, to be fair the lifespan of anytime he wants, to be fair, I mean like football players now, the conditioning, the regiments, and it's so much different than what it was 40 years ago. When, the dynasties of our teams were at its peak, it was different. The careers lasted 10 years, maybe 12 at the most, we had some people going a little longer, like Kik. Yeah. It was just, it was different era. Yeah, completely different era football. That's true. But

Eric:

so you wanted

Gil:

to talk halftime. Oh, let's go. Half-time we can't speak a Superbowl without halftime in. We touched about it with obviously with Janet and then, Oh

Eric:

God. Yeah. And Britney did really good when she performed in the

Gil:

halftime too. She did. We got to see Madonna fall. a little bit tripped and then beyond, so we're not going to go that route

Eric:

with her 85 super bowl appearances. Yeah. Bruno Mars was good.

Gil:

I, yeah, I think he did a great job

Eric:

there to Mars. And then of course we both taught J-Lo and Shakira did an amazing job. At least I think they did an amazing job.

Gil:

No, I'm totally with you on that one. Let's see. Who else do we see? Maroon five. I could probably say was the worst performance I could think of.

Eric:

One of the worst. I don't, I think didn't the Rolling Stones. Do it, not that long ago. Like right after Janet did or something like that. I think it

Gil:

might've been the stones Prince has done it.

Eric:

Yeah. Which is louded as one of the best of all time.

Gil:

Yeah. Plus the halftime shows are so much better than what I've seen in like the eighties where like they're bringing up the high school bands.

Eric:

Yeah. You know what really quickly, another fucked up thing about halftime, not this halftime, but in general, we were talking about JT. So not only did he get his actual third super bowl appearance or halftime appearance. Cause he did the one with Aerosmith and Britney. And then he had the one with Janet and then his own solo one. He got to, he did it when it was in Minnesota, in Minneapolis. When he did the hologram of Prince where he, where Prince had said stated. That he never wanted to have a hologram of him performing. Cause he thought it was demonic and he had beef with Prince anyways, cause he was like in a big Twitter war with Prince prior to Prince's death. And I don't want to say more importantly, but just as important, maybe more importantly, at least in my eyes, Minneapolis is the birthplace of the Control album and Rhythm Nation. That's Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Yeah. Who are Janet's longtime collaborators and producers. So the fact that they gave homeboy Minneapolis is another double kick in the face.

Gil:

Oh, by the way I have the list that's a Vulture did on the last 29 halftime shows really when it started to explode. Okay. So I've got to go ahead and go through it real quick, as quickly as humanly possible. So they ranked the worst one. Eric

Eric:

doesn't talk too

Gil:

much. Oh this is a good one. So we could talk. Cause I kinda was trying to remember, like I said, there's the halftime shows I've evolved since Superbowl one, obviously, but really it's in the last 25 ish, years, 30 years, that it's become a big thing into what it is now. A national holiday. I call a national holiday practically in appreciation day of miss Janet. So they ranked the worst one was with Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique, Iglesias, and Toni Braxton in 2000.

Eric:

How would that be? The worst? I don't, I honestly don't remember that one, but those are some amazing performers. You have two powerhouse vocalists in there and Enrique is great with his

Gil:

fans. And I'm trying to remember since that 2000 Superbowl was with the Ravens and the Giants. So I'm trying to like, ha what the hell was it? I don't recall. I don't

Eric:

at all. I don't remember it being bad. Like I don't necessarily fully remember it. I do remember Christina being there, but yeah. I don't think it was like the worst. I still think Maroon five was the worst.

Gil:

They're on this right at the bottom, towards the bottom. The next one is Clint black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, and the Judds. I don't know who the hell any of those are in 1994,

Eric:

not a country fan. Okay. So

Gil:

yeah I was lost there with 20 and then ranked number 27 to the third to last was maroon five. I agree. I absolutely agree with that. A rolling stones. Right above them. After that it was it looks like ZZ top James Brown and Dan Akroyd, 1997. Interesting dan Akroyd that's yeah. Then there was Gloria Estefan, Stevie wonder and big, bad voodoo daddy, 1999. Okay. Justin Timberlake ranked number 23 out of the 29 2018 Superbowl halftime show.

Eric:

I actually did not watch that super bowl. That halftime, I watched the super bowl. I didn't watch that halftime. That was the one time I like literally turned the channel during half time. It was like, I'm not giving him any numbers on the Nielsen scan.

Gil:

I know. The number one, as we talked about Prince. Okay. Number two was Madonna LMF, L Nicki Minaj, seas Cielo green, 2012. Let's see. Number three Oh, beyond say and destiny, child. Okay. Number four, Aerosmith in sync, Britney Spears Mary J Blige and Nelly 2001.

Eric:

That was a good, perfect. That was a good

Gil:

one. And then the Roundup, the top five Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, and Missy Elliott, 2015. That was a good one. Yeah, I'm not gonna lie. That was definitely good. One. It was hilarious watching younger people. Oh my God. You should totally discover Missy Elliot. We should bring her to the forefront. I don't like really?

Eric:

Yeah. I remember Oh my God. Did you see, did you hear about that Missy chick? Who is she? She's so good. Katy Perry had this Missy as a child's Oh honey, Katy Perry is who she is because of Missy Elliott people like Missy Elliott, come on now. Right?

Gil:

The Janet Jackson one is ranked seventh.

Eric:

It was an amazing halftime show. Like people that whole like eighth of a second. Yeah. Overshadowed like an amazing halftime show. The only thing that I think hurt that well, besides obviously that eighth of a second was that they. From what I understand, they like had her bring in all these special guests. So like kid rock was part of it. And I think Diddy and Nelly were part of it. And then correct Jessica,

Gil:

isn't it? Yeah. Timberlake, obviously. So yeah, it was star-studded

Eric:

definitely.. Yeah, it was a great

Gil:

halftime show. Diana Ross, 1996. Was right. Six

Eric:

that's cool. I'm a huge fan of her daughters. Tracee Ellis Ross,

Gil:

Michael Jackson, number nine, 1993. I didn't even know he did one. Oh yeah. It's before my time, I was born in 2000 and to round out the top 10 was lady Gaga, 2017.

Eric:

That was a good one. I think she did a great job. Yeah. I am not a fan of her dancing per se, but you can't say anything bad about lady Gaga, honestly.

Gil:

Yeah. And then you want to know about you Jennifer Lopez and Shakira ranked 11. To just shine out of the top 10,

Eric:

rarely. I would've figured that would have been way off. I do too. Like I honestly would have put it I'm super biased. I would put Janet as number one, but if we're not going to put Janet as number one, I actually probably would've put Shakira and J-Lo was number one because I think that halftime show was absolutely spectacular.

Gil:

Hey, here we go. Huh? 16, pretty much the better half of the halfway point the Weeknd. Okay. So they were exactly in think you and I were discussing during during the super bowl exactly where I think we expected him to land.

Eric:

Yeah. It was not, I was not happy that he was the halftime show. I will fully admit that I did not enjoy the halftime show. I did watch it, but I did not enjoy it at all. The most exciting part of the halftime show for me was when I had to get up and let my dog outside. But it meant, like you said, I think in the pre-show our prerecording, it met expectations.

Gil:

It did, I didn't have high expectations because he's not a dancer. I don't think he's a great vocalist either it's music, so it's okay. It's more. I would say moody apathetic at best. I think that's the way I would describe his music. It's not terrible, but it's not, I'm not a fan, it's there it's not bad, but like I said, that was probably the most people wearing mask in the state of Florida at the same time, it wasn't a bad performance, but like I said, it was not. So I will give him

Eric:

this. It's a COVID kind of world. Yeah. So there were a lot of rules put in place, theoretically, but again, it's Florida, so possibly not. So I will give him that. Yeah. And. His stage was nice, which I think you've

Gil:

said yes. I really liked to stage you didn't

Eric:

necessarily like that whole gold light tunnel thing though. That was just weird to me where he was like, fucking with the camera. And

Gil:

I guess it matched this video, it

matched

Eric:

the video, but it was whatever. If you're going to have he had a ton of dancers, bring out some, decent choreography. Come on now.

Gil:

Yeah. I'm with you on that?

Eric:

I will say I know he, he used a lot of his own money for that staging. Like I had heard that it was originally 7 million, but that maybe cost up to near 10 million. Yeah,

Gil:

which is bottom line. Yeah.

Eric:

I know

Gil:

he made what, 200 million after everything's said and done, you don't know mean, yeah,

Eric:

Maybe with the streaming, but they don't get paid for the halftime performance itself. And a lot of people were mad about that and I'm like, so here's my thing with it. They've never been paid for it. Yeah. So it's not like it's a new thing, but as an artist or a former artist myself, I am so sick and tired of the exposure. Bullshit exposure. Doesn't pay my rent. Yeah. So Oh, we are performing at the super bowl because you get good exposure. Great. Luckily that their halftime show people are millionaires, so they don't necessarily need the money. But when you're, if you think about it, artists, even that high up level are still getting the exposure line. That's that's sucky,

Gil:

but remember if the NFL is also a nonprofit. Is it really? Yes, it is. All of them, all the leagues are nonprofit. I did not know that this multi billion dollar industry it's

Eric:

that profit. Interesting. That's

Gil:

ironic. That's something else that we could always take it later, but,

Eric:

Really quickly, we also have to discuss Amanda Gorman. And her poetry and how she recited a poem before the game. That was amazing. Yes. And her, Oh my God. She was great. Yeah. She was phenomenal with America. Yes. That, that were in addition was fucking fantastic. Yeah. And I actually did not mind the star Spangled Banner either. I thought it was cool to do the country with the RnB. I thought it was cool. Jazmine Sullivan did an amazing job.

Gil:

It was good. I think it was a good production overall. Everything was,

Eric:

yeah. Minus the halftime show. It was a really good production.

Gil:

Yeah. But as we knew, we expected that. Yeah.

Eric:

And it was weekend.

Gil:

Yeah. Jesus, there's the floor.

Eric:

And also prove that just because you're good looking doesn't mean that you can

Gil:

perform it. That's absolutely true. I completely agree with that. But Kansas city fans do not worry. He'll be, he'll probably be another 50 years before you win the next super bowl. No. We'll see. He, he's a great quarter. Maholmes is pretty good quarterback. Nice young quarterback too. We'll see. We'll see what happens, but it is hard to get back because every time I've been telling myself, just like cowboy fans, probably telling themselves we'll be back.

Eric:

I think Kansas city will be back if they don't, if they don't lose a lot of their players, I think we'll be back. So what did you think about the commercials?

Gil:

The commercials were. I don't know to me. The last season was really cute. Yes. Oh my God.

Eric:

Sorry. I had to bring Kabuki out. Yeah. I took a picture of her the other day. I was like watching the Australian open cause I love tennis and the Australian opens on right now and which they're actually getting ready to like fully go into full lock down because Covid has made a resurgence in Australia and it's the UK variant. They're getting ready to go into full lockdown again, but they're still gonna finish out the tournament. But I was sitting there watching the Australian open and she went to bed and she was like, She climbed up the stairs that lead to my bed for her. And she's like sitting there, just staring outside the door, like piercing through me. Like we are going to bed now. It was the creepiest and cutest thing at the same time. There's P there's pictures on my Instagram and stuff like that. But go ahead. Let's talk about commercials. I didn't mean to go into another tangent. No,

Gil:

No. I would just say like the corrosive last couple of years have been very I can't say funny or at least how I reused to remember the commercials being I don't know which I'm trying to remember, which ones stood out to me. I just felt like it was

Eric:

so I actually, I didn't mind some, the commercials this year. I know there was one year where they were like terrible. Cause they were all like investment commercials. I did miss my Budweiser commercials, but I totally give them props for pulling their ads, that they could help bank roll vaccine distribution. So whatever. That's cool, but I love my clydesdale ads, and I want to fucking cry once during the super bowl because of a commercial which the Toyota did do that. With the girl who was being adopted, who didn't have legs. Oh. And the swimming, like I did cry for that one. So that met my requirements for getting teary-eyed at, for a commercial during the super bowl. So I was happy with that one. It was a beautiful commercial. Other than that I really liked T-Mobile's commercials with Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine and Blake Sheldon. That was cute. That was good. And I liked the one with Brady and Gronkowski, same kind of principle for T-Mobile. I thought those, I thought that was, those were cute commercials. I want to, there was a couple others that Edward Scissorhands one was cute. With Winona, Ryder and Timothy Chalamet. It was a Cadillac, I think the Cadillac one. Yeah. Yeah. That eco car and electric car. That's all, that's really standing out to me right now.

Gil:

I'm like right down to jog my memory.

Eric:

The M and M is one with Dan levy.

Gil:

Oh, yes. Yes. On here, the ranking, the tide commercial. With Jason Alexander was stupid. I, yeah, the M and M one was ranked number five. Then they had the Doritos 3d one. Oh, with Matthew McConaughey. Yes. Cheetos was ranked number three. Which one was the Cheetos one? It wasn't me.

Eric:

Oh, that one was cute. That was cute. I like Mila Kunis so that was cute. And I can't believe shaggy did

Gil:

that. I know. I know a Frito-Lay

Eric:

I'm Frito-Lay too.

Gil:

Yeah. Frito-Lay was in a number, one was free to lay Frito-Lay. The Dubbo was GM, no way, nor Norway will Ferrell Keenan Thompson. And let's see what else. Yeah, so that was the number one. I don't remember that one. I don't either, but anyway, it's also ranked at the top, some of the top commercials from 2021, but like I said, it's nothing really stood out too much for me. Once I agree with, but I,

Eric:

and the Toyota one I'm sticking with those three, those were my three favorites. I wanted a sappy commercial. I got it. And I, those other two were cute. So yeah. Oh, I did the one with Cardi B and Wayne's world. Oh, okay. I don't remember what that was for, but Cardi B is just like such a caricature. Of herself that I really appreciate it.

Gil:

So I thought it was okay. I remember it because it was like Wayne's world, but I was like,

Eric:

yeah. It wasn't like mind-blowingly fantastic or anything. I think those other three commercials were better, but I enjoyed it. I appreciate it. She, I appreciate her. Yeah, or I should say I enjoy her.

Gil:

Yes. I love when she starts speaking her mind.

Eric:

Oh yes. Have you seen how political

Gil:

she is? She is. I enjoy it. I love it.

Eric:

She is team Bernie.

Gil:

Absolutely. So yes, that was the super bowl in a nutshell. Oh, and then both. Go ahead. I was gonna say, we'll definitely see what next year's could be hosted in Los Angeles.

Eric:

Yes. Maybe we can go to that. Maybe we'll won't be in quite COVID restrictions and you and I can meet in

Gil:

LA. Oh my God. That'd be Epic. Even just being in the tailgating area. That'd be so fun. Yeah,

Eric:

I can afford to like, be on the other side of the freeway. Yeah,

Gil:

because when the San Francisco down to San Francisco, the Bay area hosted the super bowl for super bowl, 50, like the activities doubted like Embarcadero center and stuff like that throughout the city where it was fun. Yeah, it was pretty cool. But it just sucked at the stadium 40 miles South.

Eric:

Oh yeah. I can imagine.

Gil:

Yeah, there were busing people down there and I'm like, Oh yeah, you don't want to stay down in San Jose. There's nothing there. I'd be wondering this, but there's nothing really of importance for sure. Yeah, but there will definitely, LA would be fun. Also LA is hosting the Olympics. So I

Eric:

know that's what we're mainly saving for,

Gil:

but yeah, the Olympics that's going to be Epic. So that's what I'm really looking forward to. So that sounds

Eric:

fine. And just really quickly, I know this episode drops after Valentine's day, so fuck all you lovers. Cause I'm jealous. But have a happy Valentine's day, whatever. My right hand. And I are going to have a great night. You and your head? Me and my hands. Yeah. We're going to have a great night. It's my right hand is going to put in some extra work. It's been working out, it's working on itself for me, and I'm trying to be pretty for my right hand. So in the past, we've gotten a little kinky and invited the left.

Gil:

Oh, don't get crazy.

Eric:

But I hope everyone has a happy Valentine's day. If that's your thing, that'd be lunar

Gil:

new year tomorrow. Cause I'm

Eric:

a jealous bitch. And I hate you guys for having lovers.

Gil:

Yes. This is a pretty busy weekend with that lunar new year. Tomorrow that we have Valentine's on Sunday and president's day Monday for anyone buying furniture. That's not really the big sales President's day. Like the President's day is a big furniture, sale furniture. or. Are you buying a car? This is what Oprah stocks up.

Eric:

Cause you got a car and you get a car and a car.

Gil:

Okay.

Eric:

Sounds good. I hope you guys all have a great weekend. Hopefully we don't lose too many people.

Gil:

I know this is the butchest episode we have going in.

Eric:

Yeah, I know. And don't forget to live in your authenticity.

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Since the recording of this episode, Justin Timberlake has issued a lengthy apology via his Instagram. We may discuss this in a future episode, we may not. I think it's too little too late in the words of JoJo So what happens with that. Also the Republican senators. Acquitted. They opted to not convict him. Only seven Republican senators were. enough to join the Democrats for conviction. I have a lot to say on that, but that might be for a future episode as well.

Gil:

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Eric:

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