January 06, 2005

Makes Me Want to La La La La: Though Ashlee Simpson's caterwauling was "simply hideous," Orange Bowl fans were booing the entire halftime recording industry infomercial, writes Dick Scanlon. "Most of the 77,000 people at that game paid good money for their tickets. They didn't ask for a silly and annoying MTV promotion to fill up their halftime."

posted by rcade to football at 07:20 AM - 29 comments

That was the best thing EVAR during a bowl game. Almost made up for the lack of drama. My heart was gladdened by the booing: I would have expected thunderous applause per the flashing signs in today's Corporate America. As a counterpoint, my SO, my source for all things vocalized, says Ashely can sing in a studio with her coach there walking her through her lines (per repeated viewings of The Ashley Simpson Show). And the song in question is a tough one with octave changes, half notes, whatever the hell. Either way, she can't really sing and that dance she did on SNL confirmed the fact she sucks. The only thing I feel bad about is half the pile-on she's seeing belongs to her sister.

posted by yerfatma at 07:42 AM on January 06, 2005

Ashley who?????

posted by daddisamm at 09:24 AM on January 06, 2005

What is her drawing factor, other than she has a famous, and talented sister! Her sister can sing!

posted by daddisamm at 09:25 AM on January 06, 2005

What is her drawing factor, other than she has a famous, and talented sister! Her sister can sing!

posted by yerfatma at 09:34 AM on January 06, 2005

d00ds, you just don't get teh punk rawk. OMG, Ashlee is sooooo punk. didn't you see those anarky a's on the stage? U old dinosoars just need to go away and let us punkers rok out. her and good charlit rulz

posted by NoMich at 09:39 AM on January 06, 2005

Oh, you oldsters! That circle-A stood for Ashlee. See, Ashlee starts with A. Just ask her! She'll tell you. Silly. And I wanna see none of this hate for her infinitely more talented sister. Not one whit. I loved that the announcer didn't know whether he should acknowledge the hostility or not.

posted by chicobangs at 09:49 AM on January 06, 2005

Wait a minute: let's not start hating on Brad Nestler. Joe Simpson isn't pimping him.

posted by yerfatma at 09:54 AM on January 06, 2005

I think that her sister's 15 minutes is about done too!

posted by daddisamm at 10:04 AM on January 06, 2005

Chico: nuh-uuuh!

posted by NoMich at 10:31 AM on January 06, 2005

They have to deploy snipers for when the crowd gives the performance the thumbs down, they can execute the performer, ala ancient Rome, very traditional. You see the Rose bowl? I think it was mostly precision marching band stuff harkening back to its roots in the formations of the British army circa 1700s and country line dancing. But I think there was also some pre-packaged video crap too...I blanked that part from my memory though.

posted by chris2sy at 11:47 AM on January 06, 2005

Britney Spears should thank Ashlee Simpson for making her look like a credible musician.

posted by mayerkyl at 11:55 AM on January 06, 2005

I know the networks like to cross-promote their record label's musical acts during sporting events. But seriously, aside from the obvious economic considerations, who the fuck is programming these half time shows? Do they understand the TV audience for a college bowl game is probably not the kind of audience that will be receptive to these pop princesses? I don't see why they don't show Dave Matthews or The Roots (or whatever big acts they have signed that might actually appeal to their audience demographic). At least they had their token country singer for the redneck dollar.

posted by molafson at 02:20 PM on January 06, 2005

Hey, it was a good time for a bathroom break. The music is irrelevant to me anyway, I am so out of date on what I enjoy that other than the new U2 video during the Orange Bowl halftime (which ABC of course ruined by inserting first half highlights and audio) I could care less who they show. Springsteen ain't playing at any of these games.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:48 PM on January 06, 2005

Who is her sister and what is she famous for?

posted by salmacis at 04:17 PM on January 06, 2005

"Who is her sister and what is she famous for?"

posted by yerfatma at 04:22 PM on January 06, 2005

I must say, the Firm pictures in yerfatma's link are not off-putting to me at all. /boyzone.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:33 PM on January 06, 2005

GoodPlasticSurgery.com First the massive clusterfcuk thread at MeTa and now a site called goodplasticsurgery.com. My life is complete. In other news, Jess Simpson is about get the chance to look hot in Daisy Dukes, by playing, well, Daisy Duke. (I'll be secretly lusting over 53-year old Wonder Woman though).

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:34 PM on January 06, 2005

You know, that newly wed babe!

posted by daddisamm at 09:20 PM on January 06, 2005

Sweet- glad to know I'm not the only person who a) was ushered into puberty by the smokin', well-curved Lynda Carter, and b) still would give 'er a ride today- I can appreciate a good milf, like when I happen across her on some Lifetime movie while flipping through channels...

posted by hincandenza at 09:26 PM on January 06, 2005

hell, i even had a girl-crush on wonder woman.

posted by goddam at 09:53 PM on January 06, 2005

This link got forwarded to me last night. It's a picture right after the cameras went to that aerial shot and the announcer started tripping over his words. Hilarious. I don't know why her "punk" guitarist looks like he has a pink weenie though. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/chibinekocutie/aww.jpg

posted by jerseygirl at 07:53 AM on January 07, 2005

WW's no Catherine Bach, especially since Daisy wasn't tagentally involved in any banking scandals.

posted by yerfatma at 09:06 AM on January 07, 2005

So..er..who is Jessica Simpson?

posted by salmacis at 11:51 AM on January 07, 2005

she had no business out there woman dont belong in football enless thay have pom poms they should stay in the kitchen

posted by kingdavid at 03:09 PM on January 07, 2005

And trolls belong under bridges. I prefer St. James myself.

posted by yerfatma at 03:46 PM on January 07, 2005


posted by kingdavid at 07:19 PM on January 07, 2005

Versions of the Bible, numbnuts.

posted by yerfatma at 08:18 PM on January 07, 2005

Ahhhh yes, the trolling has begun. I sure enjoyed this village while it lasted, but now it's a fair sized town. I'll stick around, but I guess I don't know the sherriff anymore.

posted by trox at 11:49 PM on January 07, 2005

We may not know the sheriff, but I think we can find a few honorable men to run the morons out of town.

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:10 PM on January 08, 2005

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