Super Bowl Sunday

I’m a fan –

of the commercials!

But maybe you’ve already seen them.  Stuart Elliott writes in his article for the New York Times – Before the Toss, Super Bowl Ads – that many have already aired in the social media.  This year the element of surprise was quashed by YouTube and Facebook.

My favorite commercial is always the Cydesdales, but in Canada the commercial has no horses – watch it here.

Reviewing a Book I Will Not Read: Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

By now you’ve heard the roar, maybe seen the interviews of the Yale professor who wrote a parody, or a manual, for child rearing – depending on your point of view.  More have an opinion on The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother than have actually read it.

Amy Chua has written other – more serious books: World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability and  Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance-and Why They Fall  – neither one as controversial or as readable as her current bestseller.

In her Wall Street Journal article, Amy Chua tells Why Chinese Mothers are Superior – her preface to the book.  Elizabeth Kolbert offers her commentary on America’s Top Parent in the New Yorker.   Chua has been interviewed by them all – including Colbert (Colbert vs. Tiger Mom video).

Enough – actually too much –  information for me…

I think I’ll watch the Superbowl instead today –

Go Stealers – make your mothers proud!