Saturday, November 5, 2011

Detroit Lions fan objects to Nickleback as Thanksgiving Day game half-time entertainment

The Lions are doing well right now (6-2 as this is written). But a new controversy has arisen! Some fan boy objects to Nickleback being the half-time entertainment at the annual Thanksgiving Day Lions home game at Ford Field.

"..[A]n online petition has emerged" reports Rolling Stone, "to protest this year's Lions Turkey Day game. Specifically, some fans are clamoring for the team to take back its offer to have Nickelback perform as the game's halftime entertainment. What, no Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger, Eminem, Aretha, Kid Rock?"

Well, yes we have those musically talented Detroiters and more. But still considering all Detroit's problems right now isn't this a silly kerfuffle? And what did the Roman sage Juvenal say about people being distracted from real issues by bread & circuses?  I can't remember and I don't speak Latin but as sci-fi writer and populist philosopher Robert Anson Heinlein is reputed to have said: "Once the monkeys learn they can vote themselves bananas, they'll never climb another tree." Now ain't that the truth.