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2014-01-31 12:04:44 PM  
I think I was passed out under the table at that point of the party.... I remember the 'what the fark was that??' and throwing a couple loonies at the TV.
 
2014-01-31 12:10:40 PM  
We used to sneak peaks at National Geographics at the school library in second grade so I got the gist.
 
2014-01-31 12:18:29 PM  
Two things:
1) Headline got a snort of amusement from me.

2) People made WAY to big a deal about it, but that was no wardrobe 'malfunction'. Yes, it was right at the end of song, but the way Janet and Justin both stopped and kinda huddled made it obvious they were playing it up and subtlety drawing attention to it. With most stage/live performances like that the performers would try and keep going with the routine and not draw attention to the fact that something unusual just happened.

I think they knew what they are doing and played their roles nicely.
 
2014-01-31 12:47:06 PM  
I remember my college dorm buddies and I were playing poker. One of the guys facing the other direction, towards the TV, all of the sudden says "holy shiat, I think that was her tits!" and we were all "yeah farking right."
 
2014-01-31 12:50:56 PM  
Children see 200,000 acts of violence on TV by age 18, but people are more concerned with a nipple. Kind of gives you perspective on the intelligence of most people...
 
2014-01-31 12:50:56 PM  
How a single boob changed the internet.

sportsillustrated.cnn.com
 
2014-01-31 12:51:10 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: I think I was passed out under the table at that point of the party.... I remember the 'what the fark was that??' and throwing a couple loonies at the TV.


the Grey Cup halftime show doesn't do it for ya, eh?
 
2014-01-31 12:52:05 PM  

RminusQ: I remember my college dorm buddies and I were playing poker. One of the guys facing the other direction, towards the TV, all of the sudden says "holy shiat, I think that was her tits!" and we were all "yeah farking right."


That's a nasty set of titties she has.  How badly was he traumatized by it?
 
2014-01-31 12:52:29 PM  
NSFW, subby
 
2014-01-31 12:53:22 PM  
Still looks like a ninja throwing star to me.
 
2014-01-31 12:53:43 PM  

Slives: Two things:
1) Headline got a snort of amusement from me.

2) People made WAY to big a deal about it, but that was no wardrobe 'malfunction'. Yes, it was right at the end of song, but the way Janet and Justin both stopped and kinda huddled made it obvious they were playing it up and subtlety drawing attention to it. With most stage/live performances like that the performers would try and keep going with the routine and not draw attention to the fact that something unusual just happened.

I think they knew what they are doing and played their roles nicely.


The song lyrics were "Better have you naked by the end of this song".  The dress/bra cup was obvioulsy designed to be torn away. She worn an n ornate nipple doo hickey. No doubt it was planned and deliberate.

I dont think they did a good job at ll. It looked akward  and Janet had a look on her face that struck me as shame/remorse/what the fucdid I just do?
 
2014-01-31 12:54:13 PM  
When I saw it, I thought, "Did Timberlake just rip her outfit? I think that was her boob!"

It had to have been on purpose. In my experience, women don't wear pasties unless they plan on having them seen.
 
2014-01-31 12:56:15 PM  
My left booby is unimpressed:


img.fark.net
 
2014-01-31 12:56:31 PM  
In December my wife and I were down in Playa Del Carmen. We go there a couple times a year.
It is very European and it is very common to see women on the beach minus bikini tops.
In other words.....beautiful

Well on this last trip we were at our usual beach club hangout when this women starts complaining to the staff there about several women who are topless.
She went on to say "I am an American Christian and I do not want my children exposed to this"
*facepalm*
The beach club manager polite told her that since these women are not running around shakin it, there is no issue.
The "American Christian" took her kids and left the beach club.

America, as a whole, is very repressed.
It is no surprise that we have so many sex crimes etc.

They are just breasts, big farking deal.
 
2014-01-31 12:56:31 PM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: Children see 200,000 acts of violence on TV by age 18, but people are more concerned with a nipple. Kind of gives you perspective on the intelligence of most people...


Yep. There are parents who bought their children Grand Theft Auto and got pissed when a badly-animated sex scene was snuck in. There are parents who take their kids to R rated movies then biatch at the theater if their little snowflake saw a bare ass.

American culture is *severely* farked up when it comes to nudity.
 
2014-01-31 12:56:47 PM  
Its a boob for crisake, who the hell cares. Anyone who has seen doesn't care and anyone who hasn't its about time they did.
 
2014-01-31 12:57:15 PM  

cgraves67: When I saw it, I thought, "Did Timberlake just rip her outfit? I think that was her boob!"

It had to have been on purpose. In my experience, women don't wear pasties unless they plan on having them seen.


This.  I remember how Timberlake's hand so purposefully grabbed the removable part and I thought, "man, that's really odd".
 
2014-01-31 12:57:16 PM  
How a single boob changed the internet.

TFA's only mention of the Internet:   August 8th, 2006  The Guinness Book of World Records names Nipplegate the "most searched item in Internet history."
 
2014-01-31 12:57:20 PM  
FTA: Janet - wearing a revealing red dress - finally visits Letterman's show on March 29th, 2004. Despite telling him "I don't want to revisit" the Super Bowl incident, Letterman asks a barrage of Nipplegate questions, as well as "How's Tito?"
 
2014-01-31 12:57:58 PM  

images.performgroup.com

"A boob? How about a knee?"

 
2014-01-31 12:58:03 PM  
It took years for there to be an official inquiry on 9/11, and yet it only took a day for there to be an inquiry on the Super Bowl halftime show.

If you didn't lose your faith in the government by then, you sure as hell lost it with this.
 
2014-01-31 12:58:24 PM  
The moment she had that nipple clamp on, all bets were off.
 
2014-01-31 12:58:31 PM  
You make a dead man come.
 
2014-01-31 12:58:34 PM  

Slives: Two things:
1) Headline got a snort of amusement from me.

2) People made WAY to big a deal about it, but that was no wardrobe 'malfunction'. Yes, it was right at the end of song, but the way Janet and Justin both stopped and kinda huddled made it obvious they were playing it up and subtlety drawing attention to it. With most stage/live performances like that the performers would try and keep going with the routine and not draw attention to the fact that something unusual just happened.

I think they knew what they are doing and played their roles nicely.


They knew exactly what they were doing and the ads beforehand were playing up "you'll see something you've never seen at a halftime show on TV!".

The execs were probably astonished there was such a negative response. Everyone was thrown under the bus.
 
2014-01-31 12:59:31 PM  
I counted three boobs.
 
2014-01-31 01:00:02 PM  

Milk D: Tr0mBoNe: I think I was passed out under the table at that point of the party.... I remember the 'what the fark was that??' and throwing a couple loonies at the TV.

the Grey Cup halftime show doesn't do it for ya, eh?


Oh, take off and don't badmouth Blue Rodeo.
 
2014-01-31 01:00:12 PM  
www.aceshowbiz.com

Jewel at the 1997 Grammys. Long before Janet's nip slip, Jewel wore a gown that turned see through when she went on stage. Not this gown but a simple GIS will turn up the twin showing gown.
 
2014-01-31 01:00:30 PM  
If people were so pissed off about this why does breast cancer get so much attention? We want to save them boobies but we cant look at them? It just doesnt seem right
 
2014-01-31 01:01:04 PM  
That was TEN YEARS AGO?

Holy Fark, feels like it just happened.

NEVAR FORGET
 
2014-01-31 01:01:29 PM  

Slives: 2) People made WAY to big a deal about it, but that was no wardrobe 'malfunction'. Yes, it was right at the end of song, but the way Janet and Justin both stopped and kinda huddled made it obvious they were playing it up and subtlety drawing attention to it. With most stage/live performances like that the performers would try and keep going with the routine and not draw attention to the fact that something unusual just happened.

I think they knew what they are doing and played their roles nicely.


Look at the way that vinyl thing is constructed. Under her left breast, you see rivets holding that piece on every inch or so. Under the right one that "came off", you can clearly see there were no rivets holding it on, and snaps visible in two spots. That piece of her costume was designed to come off, and their behavior was very much part of the act.
 
2014-01-31 01:01:38 PM  

Danger Mouse: Slives: Two things:
1) Headline got a snort of amusement from me.

2) People made WAY to big a deal about it, but that was no wardrobe 'malfunction'. Yes, it was right at the end of song, but the way Janet and Justin both stopped and kinda huddled made it obvious they were playing it up and subtlety drawing attention to it. With most stage/live performances like that the performers would try and keep going with the routine and not draw attention to the fact that something unusual just happened.

I think they knew what they are doing and played their roles nicely.

The song lyrics were "Better have you naked by the end of this song".  The dress/bra cup was obvioulsy designed to be torn away. She worn an n ornate nipple doo hickey. No doubt it was planned and deliberate.

I dont think they did a good job at ll. It looked akward  and Janet had a look on her face that struck me as shame/remorse/what the fucdid I just do?


I was just going to write pretty much this same thing.

Props to the PR person that came up with the 'wardrobe malfunction' meme, though.
 
2014-01-31 01:03:54 PM  

Surool: Slives: 2) People made WAY to big a deal about it, but that was no wardrobe 'malfunction'. Yes, it was right at the end of song, but the way Janet and Justin both stopped and kinda huddled made it obvious they were playing it up and subtlety drawing attention to it. With most stage/live performances like that the performers would try and keep going with the routine and not draw attention to the fact that something unusual just happened.

I think they knew what they are doing and played their roles nicely.

Look at the way that vinyl thing is constructed. Under her left breast, you see rivets holding that piece on every inch or so. Under the right one that "came off", you can clearly see there were no rivets holding it on, and snaps visible in two spots. That piece of her costume was designed to come off, and their behavior was very much part of the act.


Thats some in depth analysis. Are you Zapruder? Back and to the left...
 
2014-01-31 01:04:29 PM  
Then after Nipplegate we got a whole bunch of safe halftime performers. The only good ones after that was Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Prince. The Who was an embarassment. They really couldn't pull off their own songs.
 
2014-01-31 01:05:33 PM  

wxboy: How a single boob changed the internet.

TFA's only mention of the Internet:   August 8th, 2006  The Guinness Book of World Records names Nipplegate the "most searched item in Internet history."


TFA: "A young software programmer at PayPal named Jawed Karim is unable to find any video of the Jackson Super Bowl performance online. Frustrated in his attempts to find footage, Karim and some friends create a venue where people can easily upload and share video. Thanks to the scandal, YouTube is born in 2005. A year later, Google purchases the site for $1.65 billion."
 
2014-01-31 01:09:51 PM  
It's always amazed me that everyone freaked out about the boob, but...

no one had a problem with the simulated assault.
 
2014-01-31 01:10:39 PM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: Children see 200,000 acts of violence on TV by age 18, but people are more concerned with a nipple. Kind of gives you perspective on the intelligence of most people...


More of a perspective on puberty. I'm sure between Looney Tunes, pro sports, and schoolyard fights, I saw all kinds of violence as a kid, but what I'll always remember is the first set of naked breasts I ever saw. For such a simple design, they certainly command people's attention.
 
2014-01-31 01:11:12 PM  
Wasn't thinking gore. Was thinking Lars Ulrich vis a vie Napster.
 
2014-01-31 01:11:38 PM  
"No one remembers the second half of the Super Bowl."

...except the millions of viewers like myself, who were interested in the game, and didn't even bother to watch the halftime show. (And didn't care about the "fallout", and still don't, even to this day)

Sorry, Rolling Stone reporter. I know you thought that sounded really cool and added to the importance of the topic.
 
2014-01-31 01:12:56 PM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: Children see 200,000 acts of violence on TV by age 18, but people are more concerned with a nipple. Kind of gives you perspective on the intelligence of most people...

Americans

FTFY

I can regularly see tits on European TV and nobody gives it a second thought.  The way many Americans deal with sexual issues, they might as well be living with their Puritan ancestors back in the 1600's.
 
2014-01-31 01:15:54 PM  
I still regret never seeing this live.  But then again, was this ever proven to be an "accident"?
 
2014-01-31 01:17:08 PM  
Single boob?
I'll take two.....

http://youtu.be/QT0i8VKLzLg
 
2014-01-31 01:17:08 PM  

IC Stars: That was TEN YEARS AGO?

Holy Fark, feels like it just happened.

NEVAR FORGET


Franklin: Care to watch some TV while you're in therapy?
Shon: Sure. With any luck, I can catch the Justice League season finale.
M'Ola: No, I forbid it. Your TV is awash in inappropriate cultural metaphors. Shon may see Janet Jackson's naked breast and be scarred for life.
Franklin: 300 years in the future and some people still won't let that go.

/Geez, speaking of things that are ten years old, really?
 
2014-01-31 01:20:07 PM  

That Guy...From That Show!: wxboy: How a single boob changed the internet.

TFA's only mention of the Internet:   August 8th, 2006  The Guinness Book of World Records names Nipplegate the "most searched item in Internet history."

TFA: "A young software programmer at PayPal named Jawed Karim is unable to find any video of the Jackson Super Bowl performance online. Frustrated in his attempts to find footage, Karim and some friends create a venue where people can easily upload and share video. Thanks to the scandal, YouTube is born in 2005. A year later, Google purchases the site for $1.65 billion."


OK, I missed that, but still, if that's the main takeaway from the article Subby got, he missed the point of it.
 
2014-01-31 01:21:11 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: It's always amazed me that everyone freaked out about the boob, but...

no one had a problem with the simulated assault.


Or the unilateral punishment of Janet (removed from Grammys) while Justin still got to present and perform.  But then, she's a slut and he's a man's man, amiright?
 
2014-01-31 01:22:42 PM  
I saw her nipple in the day after media photos. Talked about a little dried up prune looking thing.

Yeck
 
2014-01-31 01:22:50 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: [images.performgroup.com image 620x348]"A boob? How about a knee?"


Violence is AOK in America. You can show murder, torture, sports injuries, even war. But the FCC will END YOU if you show a boobie.

It's SO farked up. I truly hope that my kids grown up to someday have sex and lots of it. I equally hope they have nothing to do with murder, torture, massive injuries, or war.

So what  secret group of puritanical clicking hens is making these rules and how do we kill them?
 
2014-01-31 01:23:26 PM  

MangoMan: OOBE Juan Kenobi: Children see 200,000 acts of violence on TV by age 18, but people are more concerned with a nipple. Kind of gives you perspective on the intelligence of most people...Americans

FTFY

I can regularly see tits on European TV and nobody gives it a second thought.  The way many Americans deal with sexual issues, they might as well be living with their Puritan ancestors back in the 1600's.


Puritans did a lot of farking in their one room houses and they had like ten kids. Let's quit blaming one small sect for everything regressive 300 years later
 
2014-01-31 01:23:55 PM  
TFA: No one remembers the second half of the Super Bowl. (Seriously, name one down that happened in the 3rd quarter.)


First. Because I like you, I'll even throw in the name from another down in that game: second.
 
2014-01-31 01:27:39 PM  
I feel strongly that all children should be sheltered from naked breasts!!! While breastfeeding my own children they were blindfolded the entire time as god intended when he gave women boobs!
 
2014-01-31 01:27:54 PM  
Changed?

No it pretty much cemented the notion that a good half of this country is made up of conservative prudes who were worried kids might see it.

This incident proved to me that we are living in a conservative country. No matter who's President, no matter what progressive social programs are being bandied around in Congress.

This incident proved we're kind of farked as a country.
 
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