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!
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?
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.