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2022-09-24 8:19:13 PM  
I love her more for that
 
2022-09-24 9:02:31 PM  
Is Weird Al available?
 
2022-09-24 9:59:21 PM  
My friend Becky's available.
 
2022-09-24 10:38:34 PM  
This GIF has no context, but I'm required by the Fark Code to post it:
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2022-09-24 10:45:08 PM  
"I broke up with my boyfriend on the way out of the tunnel. Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it goes"
 
2022-09-24 10:52:56 PM  

whither_apophis: "I broke up with my boyfriend on the way out of the tunnel. Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it goes"


"I say, fat-back loved him some catfish"

In Living Color - Calhoun Tubbs (The Funeral)
Youtube ZdlK7Fbdkks
 
2022-09-24 10:53:28 PM  
I hear they're going to have the last two surviving members of Up With People fight to the death.
 
2022-09-24 10:53:51 PM  

whither_apophis: "I broke up with my boyfriend on the way out of the tunnel. Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it goes"


Calhoun Tubbs
Youtube QfzDUpB88x4
 
2022-09-24 10:53:53 PM  

whither_apophis: "I broke up with my boyfriend on the way out of the tunnel. Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it goes"


♫ "I broke up with my boyfriend / on the way out of the tunnel" ♫   Ahh-haaaaah.  Thank you very much!
 
2022-09-24 10:58:40 PM  

Uzzah: whither_apophis: "I broke up with my boyfriend on the way out of the tunnel. Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it goes"

♫ "I broke up with my boyfriend / on the way out of the tunnel" ♫   Ahh-haaaaah.  Thank you very much!


I just broke up with john may-er
I found his prescription for valtrex

Ahh, thank you very much!
 
2022-09-24 11:00:28 PM  
You'd think that with the sheer star-power that Weird Al could bring with him that he'd be a shoe-in for the halftime show. But this is the worst timeline, so no.

/I'd love to see Madonna come out to perform Like a Surgeon
//she probably would too because they're friends
///or Coolio to perform Amish Paradise
////or White and Nerdy, Foil, Tacky, etc and on and on...
5x slashies could see Jay Z coming out to perform All about the Pentiums with Al
 
2022-09-24 11:15:47 PM  
Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own
 
2022-09-24 11:16:54 PM  

kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own


I thought it was more about ethics.
The NFL is acting like the NRA these days.
 
2022-09-24 11:19:14 PM  

kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own


The artists don't get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show.
 
2022-09-24 11:28:38 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own

The artists don't get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show.


0 is a fraction
 
2022-09-24 11:31:38 PM  
Thanks Taylor. You saved me from having to put the tv on during the Super Bowl. She really is a true hero to me.
 
2022-09-24 11:32:00 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own

The artists don't get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show.


I've always heard that (or that artists pay to appear) but I can't imagine established acts like the Who, Beyonce, Madonna, or Springsteen doing it "for the publicity". My ignorant guess is Apple (previously Pepsi) pays a bundle to sponsor the show, then further pays the artists to get the eyes to watch.
 
2022-09-24 11:32:04 PM  

felching pen: Is Weird Al available?


"Weird Al" Yankovic - Sports Song
Youtube XGbqGkS1c2w
 
2022-09-25 12:12:46 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I hear they're going to have the last two surviving members of Up With People fight to the death.


My money's on Glenn Close.
 
2022-09-25 12:41:45 AM  
I'm on the fence about wanting Weird Al or GWAR more. But since Oderus OD'd, I've gotta side with Al.
 
2022-09-25 12:55:53 AM  

felching pen: Is Weird Al available?


THIS. Too bad GWAR doesn't have Dave Brockie or I would petition to have them perform.
 
2022-09-25 12:58:36 AM  
Weird Al.

Let's get Trent Reznor in there
Rage Against The Machine
Finish iat off with some Wu Tang Clan
 
2022-09-25 1:20:52 AM  

felching pen: Is Weird Al available?


Based on seeing him at the Self Indulgent tour, I don't think him or his band are up for the amount of physical effort that would be expected from them in a Super Bowl show.

Not that the recent tour was bad, it was amazing and just as good as when I've seen them before, but they're getting up there in age and the constant costume changes/running around stage might be in their past.

/Go see Weird Al live if you can
//20 minute Albuquerque
///farking Emo Phillips is currently opening for them and he did the heretic bit
 
2022-09-25 1:24:10 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own

The artists don't get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show.


Not really true
 
2022-09-25 1:25:05 AM  
monkeypapa:I've always heard that (or that artists pay to appear) but I can't imagine established acts like the Who, Beyonce, Madonna, or Springsteen doing it "for the publicity". My ignorant guess is Apple (previously Pepsi) pays a bundle to sponsor the show, then further pays the artists to get the eyes to watch.

I had never heard it, so I looked it up. Apparently they do not traditionally get paid. Travel, expenses, & production costs are covered. (I suppose "expenses" could find their way into a lot of pockets...)

Mary J Blige:
"Listen, you gonna be paid for the rest of your life off of this," the r&b songstress said. "They don't have to pay me. But if it was payin', it would be a lot of money. But I'm good. This is the opportunity of a lifetime. Eminem says that in 'Lose Yourself,' this is the opportunity of a lifetime."
 
2022-09-25 2:47:41 AM  

puffy999: Weird Al.

Let's get Trent Reznor in there
Rage Against The Machine
Finish iat off with some Wu Tang Clan


Trent Reznor singing Hurt simultaneous to a projected version of Johnny Cash
 
2022-09-25 6:21:08 AM  
Don't they pay 10's of millions for the honor to preform at the Super Bowl like the Walk of Fame Stars (those are only 50k ish) they're not getting paid, they're buying the honor
 
2022-09-25 6:34:38 AM  
Nothing will ever beat the Britney Spears and Aerosmith show in 2001.

Aerosmith & Britney Spears Perform "Walk This Way"
Youtube CGi83TOLDbk
 
2022-09-25 8:27:14 AM  

bostonguy: Nothing will ever beat the Britney Spears and Aerosmith show in 2001.


Prince Performs "Purple Rain" During Downpour | Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show | NFL
Youtube 7NN3gsSf-Ys
 
2022-09-25 8:53:26 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own

The artists don't get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show.

0 is a fraction


Is it though? 0/x=0 x/0=infinity

0 cannot exist as a part of a fraction.
 
2022-09-25 9:11:58 AM  

shinji3i: felching pen: Is Weird Al available?

Based on seeing him at the Self Indulgent tour, I don't think him or his band are up for the amount of physical effort that would be expected from them in a Super Bowl show.

Not that the recent tour was bad, it was amazing and just as good as when I've seen them before, but they're getting up there in age and the constant costume changes/running around stage might be in their past.

/Go see Weird Al live if you can
//20 minute Albuquerque
///farking Emo Phillips is currently opening for them and he did the heretic bit


Saw it when it came within a two-hour radius of me. You got any Hallie Berry donuts?

Al can still do the crazy act and costume changes, he did them in the entire 2019 tour. He can certainly do them once for the SB.

A bigger concern would be that he currently has make-up dates for his current tour as late as February 7th, five days before the SB. Maybe he can move the last few dates again or do a tight squeeze.
 
2022-09-25 9:12:10 AM  
Do pop tarts get stale? Because Taylor Swift is stale as fark in 2022.
 
2022-09-25 9:14:28 AM  
And I like Weird Al as much as your average non-farker, but I'm a white guy in my 50s, which is about the color and age of his average audience I'm guessing. I think you're about 10,000 times as likely to see somebody like Bad Bunny.
 
2022-09-25 9:18:34 AM  

whatshisname: kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own

I thought it was more about ethics.
The NFL is acting like the NRA these days.


It's about ethics in football journalism.
 
2022-09-25 9:42:59 AM  

DogParkSniper: I'm on the fence about wanting Weird Al or GWAR more. But since Oderus OD'd, I've gotta side with Al.


Gwar is still touring FYI.
 
2022-09-25 9:43:12 AM  
"Sources with direct knowledge of the Super Bowl halftime show" that state that Swift was offered the gig, but turned it down.

Oh bullsh*t, ain't nobody clamoring for a Taylor Swift halftime show. This is her shameless marketing trying to gin up a whisper campaign for her to perform the halftime show. She didn't tour this Summer because because ticket sales weren't happening, not because of the pandemic.
 
2022-09-25 10:08:42 AM  

jaylectricity: Colour_out_of_Space: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own

The artists don't get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show.

0 is a fraction

Is it though? 0/x=0 x/0=infinity

0 cannot exist as a part of a fraction.

?

But also. I think Taylor Swift is pretty and I like seeing pictures of her. This thread is lacking
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2022-09-25 10:12:03 AM  

germ78: You'd think that with the sheer star-power that Weird Al could bring with him that he'd be a shoe-in for the halftime show. But this is the worst timeline, so no.

/I'd love to see Madonna come out to perform Like a Surgeon
//she probably would too because they're friends
///or Coolio to perform Amish Paradise
////or White and Nerdy, Foil, Tacky, etc and on and on...
5x slashies could see Jay Z coming out to perform All about the Pentiums with Al


Probably not Coolio.....
 
2022-09-25 10:46:00 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own

The artists don't get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show.


Yeah... that's not true.  At minimum they make union scale.
 
2022-09-25 11:00:39 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: jaylectricity: Colour_out_of_Space: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own

The artists don't get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show.

0 is a fraction

Is it though? 0/x=0 x/0=infinity

0 cannot exist as a part of a fraction.
?

But also. I think Taylor Swift is pretty and I like seeing pictures of her. This thread is lacking
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i.gifer.comView Full Size
 
2022-09-25 11:25:12 AM  
"This'll be the first time in years that Pepsi won't be sponsoring the show, having ceded that territory to Apple"

What sort of degenerate drinks Pepsi?
 
2022-09-25 11:40:00 AM  
I bought an autographed Taylor Swift album online when she was selling them for 25 bucks or whatever a couple years ago, I was going to give it to my Ma for Christmas.   Turns out she doesn't like Taylor Swift.   That was news to me.   So now I have an unopened USPS package that contains a signed CD laying around.  Maybe in 10 years I can sell it on eBay and double my money lol.
 
2022-09-25 12:30:17 PM  

bostonguy: Nothing will ever beat the Britney Spears and Aerosmith show in 2001.

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Both of my cats have vomited in sync and sounded better than that.
 
2022-09-25 1:15:46 PM  

jaylectricity: Colour_out_of_Space: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own

The artists don't get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show.

0 is a fraction

Is it though? 0/x=0 x/0=infinity

0 cannot exist as a part of a fraction.


Who taught you math?  Zero as a fraction is 0/x where x is not 0.  And nothing equals infinity, not even infinity.  For instance, the set of all even integers is infinite, yet smaller than the set of all integers, which is also infinite.
 
2022-09-25 1:42:55 PM  

puffy999: Weird Al.

Let's get Trent Reznor in there
Rage Against The Machine
Finish iat off with some Wu Tang Clan


Wu Tang Financial Services.
 
2022-09-25 1:48:13 PM  
Only Fark would have a math argument in a Taylor Swift thread
 
2022-09-25 1:48:14 PM  

kkinnison: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own

The artists don't get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show.

Not really true


Except it is true. From your article: "one thing hasn't changed since the first halftime show in 1960: performers don't get paid."

/then it goes into a whole lot of words to justify that with "exposure"
//it also has a section titled "Why the NFL Does Not Pay Halftime Acts" that basically concludes "because they don't have to"
 
2022-09-25 1:55:13 PM  

kkinnison: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: kkinnison: Good.  Probably didn't want several dozen suits telling her what she could and could not do for a fraction of what she could make doing a concert on her own

The artists don't get paid for the Super Bowl halftime show.

Not really true


So technically they are payed scale. Which, for the huge stars they put in the Super Bowl, is a rounding error from "nothing" so the are effectively not paid for the show.

That doesn't mean they don't benefit or it isn't worth doing, but getting "exposure" is not being paid.

As to the idea that these stars are big enough they don't need the "exposure", there is a benefit to these stars of the half-time show putting them in front of millions upon millions of people who aren't fans. These are people that it is hard to get a chance to convince to listen to you and if you convert a small proportion it can easily be worth the millions forgone.

As a general rule, the idea of being compensated via "exposure" is abhorrent as it is almost always due to someone exploiting a power differential. However in the he case or massive stars who have a large amount of power in these matters and are not going to suffer from not doing the show, I care far less.
 
2022-09-25 2:05:04 PM  

Aquapope: For instance, the set of all even integers is infinite, yet smaller than the set of all integers, which is also infinite.


might want to check that calculation again.

count the number of each set then get back to us...
 
2022-09-25 2:29:44 PM  
Bring in Weird Al with Gwar as a special guest.
 
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