Sure, there's a football game going on, but for me the Super Bowl is all about catching up, watching the commercials, and eating. If you've decided to host a football fete for friends and family with lil ones, you'll need to have a game plan. Check out these last-minute ideas for hosting a kid-friendly Super Bowl party!
The commercial parodies Apple's old 1984 spot, depicting a bunch of stark, expressionless drones tethered to their iOS devices while the Xoom user enjoys full color . . . and flowers.
The full spot won't air until Sunday, but you can check out a short teaser of the upcoming ad after the break.
The end product is the kind of stuff dreams are made of: velvety, slightly crisp potatoes with oozy, creamy carbonara sauce. The recipe's designed to feed half a dozen or so people, but I'm pretty sure if left unattended that I could finish off the whole plate myself. For a dish that's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser this Sunday, read more.
The Super Bowl is this weekend, and whether you're rooting for the Steelers or the Packers, there are ways to keep up with the game if you're away from the tube and stay entertained before, during, and after the show. Check out a few of them in this slideshow.
What do a former Dallas Cowboy, a US Congresswoman, an ex-international pimp, and Kevin Thronton of Color Me Badd have in common? They're all speakers at an anti-sex-trafficking tailgate rally being held this Saturday near the Super Bowl stadium. Activist group Traffick911 is holding the event to call attention to the Super Bowl's prostitution problem.Pimps with underage prostitutes are among those trying to beat the bad weather and make it to Texas for Sunday's game. Each year, law enforcement report a spike in demand for prostitution as sports fans looking for "a good time" gather for the Super Bowl. Anti-trafficking experts say they expect thousands of minors to be trafficked at this year's event, and report that at past Super Bowls pimps turned taxi cabs into "mobile brothels."
There is some good news. The executive director of Traffick911 says authorities rescued 50 underage girls at the past two Super Bowls. Let's hope they help even more this year.
Earlier today, Colleen Reilly and Stephania Stanley, hosts of Thursday Night Dinners, shared their first party plan for Super Bowl Sunday. Here's their second party idea, which is perfect for those of you who may not be football fans.
As we all know (or maybe you don’t know because you don’t care), Sunday is the Super Bowl. For those of us who aren’t interested in watching a bunch of grown men in tights running into each other while chasing after a ball for a few hours, that’s ok, we don’t have to watch it. But we suggest that you not let this day that is designed for friends to hang out just pass you by. Instead we recommend that you throw a low-key, stress-free mini wine tasting for you and your girl friends that has nothing at all to do with Game Day.
A wine tasting is a really fun way to try a bunch of different wines and, as a host, to save on alcohol money by having guests supply. Our recommendation for wine tasting rules: First pick a wine theme. It can be as simple as “White Wines,” or a little more interesting with something like, “French Reds,” or “Cabernet Sauvignons.”
Ask guests (it’s good to stick around 15ish guests) to bring two bottles of the same wine (one wine, but two bottles of it) that fall into your category of choice. When guests arrive, immediately place one of the bottles into brown bags or handmade wine labels to cover the one currently on it. Put a number or a symbol on the bag or label that will signify that guest—be sure to write down on a piece of paper each guests’ number or symbol. The point is that no one knows who brought which wine.
- Watch every celebrity Super Bowl ad in two minutes to prepare for Sunday! — PopSugar
- Italian protesters might shower Berlusconi's villa with condoms this weekend — Reuters
- Gabriel Giffords's astronaut husband will fly on space mission — NY Times
- Thousands of protesters, including families and children, gather in Cairo — Huffington Post
- More details about the actor who will play Prince William in Lifetime movie — People
- Prince Harry might be back together with ex-girlfriend — Huffington Post
- Dating site imports Facebook profile data to make a point — GeekSugar
- Julian Assange's sex crime files ironically leaked online — AP
The Super Bowl is just days away, but you still have plenty of time to prep your pad for the festivities. Want to know how to make the most of your at-home Super Bowl party with friends and family alike? Well then, just keep reading through this slideshow.
The Super Bowl has had several unforgettable halftime shows over the years, but 2001 may have been one of the most star-studded spectacles we've ever seen on the football field. Even ten years later, I still remember watching "Walk This Way" as Aerosmith, *NSYNC, Nelly, Mary J. Blige, and Britney Spears (sporting a tube sock arm band) sang together.
For this week's Buzz Time Machine, take a look back at the special performance. Bonus: there's a funny intro from Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, and Chris Rock. Think the Black Eyed Peas will be able to top this on Sunday? Watch the video after the jump.