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AN ASIDE: THE SUBLIME FROM THE RIDICULOUS

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Since all we're really doing today is staying on top of things and posting FUCK YEAH AMERICA videos: let us repeat that one of the most uniquely American moments of our cultural memory is watching a bunch of middle-aged Irish men sponsored by ETrade (proudly hawking themselves in the red, white, and blue) appear at the High Mass of American capitalism, the Super Bowl, and despite all odds, make something genuinely affecting. Fake as tits from the start, manufactured, choreographed to an extreme, and still magnificently real.