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By now, the Super Bowl Hype Machine has covered every possible angle for Sunday's massive event. Except one: Madonna will have the most ripped arms on the field. Sorry, Osi Umenyiora.
She may be 53 years old, but Madge flaunts the most toned arms in music, so anyone with tickets to the Super Bowl also landed two tickets to the gun show. But how do her pythons stack up against prior Super Bowl performers? Beginning with Super Bowl XXVII from 1993, which was the advent of the modern-day popstar-splosiongasm that is the halftime show, we've looked back at previous performers and ranked them by arm strength. Find out where Madonna lands below.
With Valentine's Day approaching, many of you are dreading the onslaught of dinner plans and jewelry that your wallet is about to endure. Or you're shuddering from flashbacks of ex-girlfriends past, the wounds still raw. We've all been through breakups, and that two-week recovery phase is critical. Some guys drown their tears in booze while others huddle under a bridge in the rain playing the harmonica. But most of us just start listening to a lot of music, and actually pay attention to the lyrics because we have that lonely guy feeling that "NO, you don't GET IT, man, this song is speaking directly to ME." Here are 20 breakup songs to get you over that succubus and back into the game.
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The table is set for the 2011-2012 LFL Playoffs: the Tampa Breeze (3-1) will face the Philadelphia Passion (4-0) for the Eastern Conference crown, and the defending champion Los Angeles Temptation (3-1) will knock cleats with the undefeated expansion franchise Las Vegas Sin (4-0). If both of these matchups look familiar it's because they are: Both contests are rematches of regular season contests.
Eastern Conference Championship--Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. ET on MTV2
Almost five months ago, on Sept. 9 of last year, the Passion and Breeze opened the season against each other, and the ladies from the City of Brotherly Love poured some haterade all over the Breeze to the tune of a 48-0 smackdown. Passion running back Marirose Roach ran for 103 yards and scored five touchdowns. But all that matters is how each squad is playing now. That said, the Passion are still awesome, and after falling in last year's Lingerie Bowl against the Temptation by just one point, they're damn hungry.
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Bret McKenzie, one half of New Zealand's Flight of the Conchords, is now one half of the Academy Awards pool for "Best Original Song" nominees. McKenzie penned "Man or Muppet," which features the vocal stylings of Jason Segel and muppet Walter, for last year's "The Muppets." Before the tune faces off against some crap from "Rio" at the Oscars, we decided to put together a Man or Muppet Quiz. Below we've listed the names of 20 obscure Muppets and musical acts. You have to guess if each one is a Man or a Muppet.
The answers are at the bottom of the post. No peeking.
When the news hit the streets that Harlem's new rap stalwart A$AP Rocky was bullwinkling Aussie feMC Iggy Azalea, our eyebrows raised. Sure, this looks like the makings of an Amber Rose/Wiz Khalifa love affair, but seriously, why are these two together? In true MTV Clutch fashion (and going against this writer's entire gender), we put together a few, ahem, visual reasons why A$AP Rocky might be spending pesos on Iggy.
This week Heems from Das Racist dropped his new free mixtape, Nehru Jackets. Like all of Das Racist's output, it's weird and hazy and sarcastic and gets better with each listen. The songs are full of clever lyrics, but one track stood out for its irreverent rhymes, "Computers." In this aptly-titled song, Heems raps, "What's up with computers?...I love them, I need them, I kick it with them a lot."
And who can't relate to kickin' it with computers? NOBODY, that's who. So to appease our new computer overlords, we scoured our iTunes libraries (so meta!) and wrangled together 23 other songs about computers, technology and assorted gadgets. In lieu of listing Kraftwerk's entire catalog, we gave them one representative spot. If you can think of any others, leave them in the comments.
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Buying and playing a musical instrument is for simpletons. Building your own musical instruments out of scrap and playing them is for geniuses...or dudes with a lot of free time and no Xbox. In other words, it's something most people will never do. We're not talking about throwing a few rubber bands over a tissue box or blowing into a jug. We're talking finely tuned instruments made from everyday objects. Check out these videos, and maybe consider tackling one of these projects if/when your Xbox dies, you lose your job, your girlfriend dumps you and you're snowed in.
Adding fuel to the theory that all great rappers live in New Jersey at some point, A$AP Rocky started his promising career after moving to Elmwood Park, New Jersey, from Harlem, where he was known for slinging drugs not rhymes. Last year Rocky went from being an obscure buzz name to legitimate viral phenom with his Deep Purple mixtape and Long Live A$AP. Now, the 23-year-old rapper is signing $3 million record deals and dating the sexy, Australian-born MC Iggy Azalea. The Check-In recently talked to A$AP Rocky and his A$AP Mob about his skyrocketing career and complex swag math.
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Last week, LA Weekly's cover story was about Odd Future's first lady, Syd The Kyd. In the interview, Syd discusses a variety of topics, mainly circling around her sexuality. Yes, Syd's a lesbian. You can see her making out with her girlfriend in the music video "Cocaine" by The Internet, Syd's side project with OFGKTA member Matt Martian.
In addition to the article, LA Weekly posted cutting room floor quotes from Syd on its blog. The quotes circle around the lack of openly gay urban female artists and targets Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott and Queen Latifah. So what makes Syd the expert on flying celebrities from the closet? Let's find out, as we compare what does and doesn't make Syd the Ambassador of Outing People.