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Couch Potatoes Unite!

1:30 PM -- Cast your vote, America! Write your Congressman! Paint your face yellow and black! The following is not, I think, a parody:

"SuperBowlMonday.com is a grass-roots political campaign dedicated to making Super Bowl Sunday a new National Holiday, with observation on Monday following the big game." To woo your support, the Website includes a healthy selection of "facts," pulled out of someone's dark nether region, including:

  • Research shows that about 25% of women actually enjoy watching the game.
  • The game is televised in over 220 countries, with an audience estimated at close to a billion people.
  • It is believed that an estimated 300-400 million dollars will be pumped in to the local economy of the host city.
  • It is believed that close to 58% of people would rather take their bathroom breaks during the game than miss the commercials.
And, of course, philosophers and sociologists of every stripe have been writing in. Some of their more penetrating observations:

  • If it wasn't for the people & fans, sports wouldn't be nothing!
  • This is what America needs, for real Americans!!!!!!
  • Greatest idea since hot dogs with cheese already in the middle.
  • The Super Bowl is as much a part of American culture as anything else, and it's about time that everyone comes to terms with that.
Puts our own message boards to shame...

— Larry, As-Much-a-Part-of-American-Culture-as-Hot-Dogs-With-Cheese-Already-in-the-Middle Monkey Light Reading

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