Super Bowl Roundup

Unless you emerged this morning from a monastic conclave, you are no doubt aware that the Super Bowl occurred yesterday. Sure, the football was fine (or not, depending on who you ask) but insofar as we’re concerned the real action happened during the commercial breaks.

Mike’s favorites were Crystal Ball Violence and Beating Small Animals. Dea liked Talking Flowers and Mrs. Potato Head Sans Lips. I was partial to Alec Baldwin Shilling Hulu and — embarrassingly — excited about A Star Trek Movie. There. I’ve said it.

Also, a quandary: 4-Fast and Like 5-Times More Furiouser: a great movie, or the greatest movie ever. Only time can tell.

For a more in-depth analysis, check out Slate’s always insightful take by Seth Stevenson.