Sunday, February 3, 2019

How I Intend To Spend Super Bowl LIII (Hint: I’ll Be In Janice’s Corner)

Well, here it is, Super Bowl Sunday. I know a lot of you don’t care. Even so, you might care about CNN’s ace reporter on all forms of racial/gendered bias (Don the Lemon) grilling of Gladys Knight on why she is being a disloyal black b***h by singing the National Anthem at the start of the game.

Related imageUm, because she’s a singer and that’s what she does?

Little Don came to within a hair’s breadth of coming right out and accusing her of being whatever the proper gender-neutral term for “house slave” is. As always, Ms. Knight was classier by half:

“People are going to have their opinions about whatever, and all I can deal with right now is what my heart says, I just want them to know that we have a country that’s worth standing up for.”

All I can deal with right now is the fact that a major news network believes that an entertainer must justify their decision to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl to anyone let alone a third-rate Fake News outlet.

And mark my words, there will be people on the other side claiming Lemon is racist because he didn’t demand the same justification from Alan Levine, the lead singer for Maroon 5, the all-white group providing half time entertainment, or at least what passes as half-time entertainment these days.

Not that others haven’t demanded an explanation from Levine: Colin Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos called him out on Good Morning America, saying that Levine’s half-time performance was a “copout” (interesting choice of words):

“When you start talking about, ‘I’m not a politician; I’m just doing the music.’ Most of the musicians who have any kind of consciousness whatsoever understand what’s going on here.”

Yes Mr. Geragos, we do know exactly what’s going on here. That’s why there will be so many people not watching the Super Bowl today.

For his part, Maroon 5’s spokesman did try to explain he wasn’t a politician, just a tunesmith simultaneously holding an olive branch out to the NFL kneelers, dealers and appeasers:

He seemed to promise that his show would acknowledge the protests against the NFL, which include national anthem kneelers and Kaepernick’s apparent ban from the league for being the initial leader of the kneeling movement.

As if anyone needed another reason not to watch Super Bowl LIII. Well, I’m still watching the game. Unfortunately I’ll have to switch off the half-time show to prevent indigestion form all the gameday goodies.

Here’s my entry to the SB LIII Hall of Fame:

Cheesey Chorizo Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe


2 cups onion, chopped

3 tablespoons butter

1/8 teaspoon thyme

½ chorizo sausage, about 6 ounces

8 ounce package of cream cheese

¼ cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup mozzarella cheese

¼ cup chopped chives or green onions

kosher salt


1.  Remove chorizo from casing and cook in a medium skillet over medium high heat for about 10 minutes, chopping with spoon and stirring occasionally. Set aside. If greasy remove excess grease.

2.  In another skillet, melt butter over medium heat and add onion. Add thyme, season with kosher salt and lower heat to medium-low and cook onion for about 20 minutes until onions become soft and caramelized.

3.  In a medium sized bowl add cream cheese and mayonnaise and mix well until smooth. Add mozzarella cheese, caramelized onions, green onions and mix well. Gently fold in chorizo. Pour into a 2 cup baking dish.

4.  Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degree F for 12-15 minutes or until dip is golden and bubbly. Garnish with additional green onion and serve with baguette slices or tortilla chips.

Cheesey Chorizo Caramelized Onion Dip |

Even if you are boycotting the game you can still enjoy a Super Bowl spread; just because a bunch of lunkheaded millionaires decided to bite the hand that feeds them doesn’t mean you don’t have to eat. So, what are you fixing for game day?

Oh, and one last thought from commenter Bennie Sprouse re. the SB entertainment controversy:

Why would ANYONE have to DEFEND their singing OUR National Anthem? … Most of the nitwits who "protest" don't even know WHY - I would say "monkey see - monkey do"… but SOME people relate everything to RACE so I won't say that!

But I will.

“I drink, and I know things, I’m basically not a nice person.”Janice the Elder, RIP 2018

Hoping to see everyone over in Janice’s Corner at one time or another today.