Supposedly, we dream four to six times per night. Remembering, them, though, is a different matter. I’m not talking about remembering them in super details, or a long time. I’m just talking about realizing you had a dream when you wake up, whether you could only say a few words about it like something that was involved, or describe it in detail. For dream memory, the going rate seems to be one or twice a week, though the distribution is rather diverse, which is why the rate is once or twice, a 100% margin of error essentially. That’s all great to know, but it has no context for the individual, like me. As a result, with my daily activities tracker that I use to track my performance towards my many resolutions, I had decided to track my dreaming as well.
Groundhogs Only Right 37% of the Time, So Reverse Interpretation of their Results!
Another Groundhog Day has passed. With this year comes news of a study by Environment Canada that over the past 30 years (CBC story), groundhogs have only been correct 37% of the time in terms of being able to predict an early spring or long winter based on whether or not they see their shadows. For something that is a dichotomy like a coin flip, if you were wrong more than half the time, then flipping the interpretation of the outcomes means you’d be right more than half of the time! With that logic, I propose we reverse the interpretation of results whether or not they see their shadow.
The NEW results should be if the groundhog sees his/her shadow, it’ll be an early spring, and a long winter otherwise!
How was Madonna’s Roman Cheerleading Super Bowl Half-time Show? Poll.
The Super Bowl half-time shows are a spectacle on their own. In recent years, it seems they’re only memorable for bad reasons, though. For example, the Black Eyed Peas’ 80s TRON show, the Who’s WHAT? show, and don’t even get me started on Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction!
So this year, they had Madonna. With her, they brought on the Romans, which somehow turned into a cheerleading squad, with a tinge of gospel at the end.
What did you think?
How was Madonna’s Lip Syncing during the Super Bowl Half-time Show? Poll.
Earlier this week, Elton John had some blunt advice for Madonna, who was headlining the Super Bowl XLVII half-time show.
“Make sure you lip-sync good.”
– Washington Post (Jan 31 2012)
Elton the John was apparently still miffed at his error of predicting Madonna’s Globe nomination loss when she won just a couple of weeks earlier, exposing his ego, stupidity and poor sportsmanship. (Washington Post, January 17, 2012)
That said, the lip syncing is probably necessary during the carnival these Super Bowl half-time shows are. So I want to know what you thought of Madonna’s lip syncing? Answer in the poll below, and leave a comment if you like.
Rate Super Bowl XLV’s TRON Dressed and 80s Themed Black Eyed Peas Half-time Show
For Super Bowl XLV, the NFL dressed the Black Eyed Peas in TRON Hallowe’en costumes, got them to sound like they would without all the studio mixing and smoothing over of recorded music, and added a little Guns ‘n’ Roses to complete the unmix.
In 2010, the NFL bombed the Super Bowl half time with the Who? that couldn’t sing.
This year, they decided their audience un-aged about 20 years to be wanting the Black Eyed Peas rather than a nearly dead Baby Boomer band.