by DANNY RUBIN
On Wednesday, our beloved nation could not find the strength to break away from the Beyonce lip-sync saga.
All day, we kept wondering: did she or didn’t she? Maybe Beyonce was actually singing live, but we heard the recording? Maybe her earpiece did have noise coming through? Maybe the president knew all along?
Maybe? Yes? No?
Meanwhile, this happened:
Pentagon allows women to serve in combat positions
In a move that ‘stunned’ female veteran activists, The Washington Post reports that the Pentagon lifted a ban on female service members in combat roles.
From the Post:
‘The Army, by far the largest fighting force, currently excludes women from nearly 25 percent of active-duty roles. A senior defense official said the Pentagon expects to open “many positions” to women this year…’
It’s an historic moment for our military and one that we nearly missed thanks to the Beyonce brew-ha-ha.
Plus, there was this:
We avoided another debt ceiling crisis…for the moment
Also on Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed a bill to postpone the nation’s debt limit until May. Now the bill needs Senate approval and the president’s signature (which he said he’s willing to do).
Is our debt nonsense solved? Not even close. Did we avert a potential economic catastrophe in February? Yes.
OK, when is the Beyonce craziness over?
Not for a while. The pop star is scheduled to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl on February 3.
So forget about Ravens versus 49ers. The real action is going down between the second and third quarters.
The pop star couldn’t possibly lip-sync again.
Eh, I usually watch puppies play football during halftime
This year, you might want to stick around.
The past few weeks, Pepsi has collected photos from people around the world striking all kinds of poses. Submissions ended January 21 so it’s too late to send in your own. Pepsi will use the pictures ‘in a unique, on-air video introduction’ to welcome Beyonce to the stage.
After that, everyone in America will become a lip-sync detective. No way she fakes it a second time…right?
What’s your take? Did Beyonce lip-sync or not? Or do you not even care?
It’s the smartest way to stay current.
© 2013, Danny Rubin
January 22, 2013
Near the end of his inaugural address, the president asked us to take the oath of office with him. Here's what he said, and how we can commit to being good citizens the next four years.
January 25, 2013
Six ways that Twitter's new micro-video tool should change our thinking about online resumes, careers and business promotion.