“Lady Gaga Super Bowl Halftime Show to Feature Hundreds of Drones in Aerial Light Display”
bill belichick ’75’s team is in the super bowl again
Tonight, more people will watch the same thing on TV than voted in the presidential election. Today, 278 million avocados, 1.3 billion chicken wings, 325 million gallons of beer, and 11.2 million pounds of potato chips will be consumed. The New England Patriots, coached by Bill Belichick ’75, will be squaring off against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Lady Gaga will be performing at halftime, hopefully in a dress made out of sleeve scraps from Belichick’s hoodies-from-hell.
While around 4 miles of hot dogs will be produced at Houston’s NRG stadium, Wesleyan students will be debating whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich. If you won’t be watching, we’ve got you covered. We haven’t done a liveblog since the vice presidential debate and it’s time we do that again.
Here we go:
Virgil Taylor ’15 shoots us this message about a talk by Professor Craig Willse of George Mason University, happening tomorrow:
What are the possibilities for queer anti-imperialist, anti-war politics in an age of gay military inclusion and the prosecution of Chelsea Manning? How can forms of counter-cultural identity multiply and thrive when Lady Gaga keeps telling us we were born this way? This talk will argue that contemporary pro-military and pro- war nationalisms rely on naturalizing and universalizing gayness. Drawing from queer Palestinian activism around Israeli pinkwashing, the talk will suggest how partial, specific, and denaturalized forms of identification might challenge the new normalizing of endless, imperial war.
Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
For those of you who missed– and those who would like to see it again– check out this T. Swift/Gaga/JFK mash-up from the recent Burlesque show : Dylan Marron ’10‘s WesBurlesque dance with Nik Owens ’12 and Tyler Wuthmann ’11. Filmed by Zach Valenti ’12.
Update: PEREZ HILTON (of celeb blogger fame) tweeted yesterday about the video, thinks it’s “super cute!”