It is superbowl time again. I do not watch football.
Bruce told me about an event that happened ten years ago during the halftime show.Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson were performing. Justin pulled on her dress, right at the end, exposing
her breast. For .09 seconds, precisely.
Well, this was a calamity of enormous proportions.Apparently.
CBS tried to switch to an aerial view of the stadium, but, alas, were too late. The breast flash was viewed by 143 million folks. Soon, it became
the most searched event on the internet.Instant replay of this .09 seconds was run for more time than all challenged calls in the entire NFL season. Slow motion, stop action, zoom in, all the angles.
Repercussions continued for several years.
Federal Commission investigated and CBS was fined $550,000.00. They fought back in the courts. The matter almost went to the US Supreme court.A body called the Court of Appeals finally cancelled the fine.
From the moment it happened, complaints poured
in from all over stodgy, hypocritical America. Five hundred thousand to be exact. The moral code of America was unravelling! Justin was not very apologetic. Janet took most of the heat.
Canada, I am proud to say, didn't think it was a big deal. Fifty
 people complained.