As I write I'm fading in and out of watching the Super Bowl half time show featuring the Black Eyed Peas, failing auto-tune technology, and a guest appearances from Slash of Guns 'n Roses and Usher (so far). Of course the Super Bowl is the single most widely viewed television program of the entire year. 100 million Americans are currently enduring this musical show. The half-time show is probably not the musical event of this evening that will be most widely discussed, however.
The national anthem was sung by Christina Aguilera. Instead of the third line of our nation's anthem, "O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming" Christina sang "What so proudly we watched, at the twilight's last streaming."