You are regularly treated to the wit of your beloved MamaPop writers here on the site. But did you know that behind the scenes we crack each other up via our email distro? At least once a week, an email thread brightens the days of your resident pop culture mavens through the cunning use of sarcasm and absurdity. Not too long ago, someone had the fantastic idea of picking the best thread of the week and letting the readers get a peek inside the insanity, er, brilliance that keeps this place going.
We also receive some very special comments from you, our dear readers. Comments that give us some insight into the quirky inner workings of the emotional roller coasters that you ride when reading about shark movies and Top Chef and Speidi.
So, as material permits, we're going to start bring the best of the distro and the comments in a new feature called the Friday Combo Platter.
The best email distro of the week has a bonus dash of tastelessness regarding Mackenzie Phillips' revelation about her, um, relationship with her late father:
Motherbumper: I just read that one about McKenzie Phillips and felt sick. She's going to be Oprah (today?) to talk about it.
Her Bad Mother: yeah. GROSS. http://www.people.com/people/
Sweetney: OMG SOMEONE PLEASE COVER PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!
BHJ: Those crazy 60s!
Her Bad Mother: am throwing something up now. in all senses of that term.
CIII: Damn. That put me off my omelet. I'm going to finish the hashbrowns though.
Palinode: I wonder if he had sex with Wilson Phillips.
BHJ: Or 80s skate phenom, Jeff Phillips?. He killed himself. Incest victims frequently blame themselves and take their own lives.
kdiddy: Too soon.
Palinode: What about Philip Michael Thomas? He hasn't done anything since Nash Bridges. That's like career suicide.
Sweetney: it's too early for y'all to be making me pee my pants.
Palinode: Breaking MamaPop Stories:
1. McKenzie Phillips incest
2. Sweetney incontinent
3. Heirloom tomatoes on sale!
I notice now I'm no longer forced to the crapola mobile-site, GOOD. If this was an experiment it was a FAIL as far as my vote goes, please do not repeat it again, thanks.
Jodi: Anger management.
MissBanshee: gonna pass out.
Amalah: It's so perfect, my jaded self started to wonder if this is some kind of crazy viral marketing for the Sidekick 2009 LX (fully 3G!), which is NOT SHITY GETTHO.
Snarky Amber: Tracey, if you respond, please reply from your iPhone and change "sent from my iPhone" to read "sent from my gettho shity iPhone that is not as cool as a Sidekick, nosiree".
kdiddy: I wish you guys could hear me trying to pronounce FORCiBLY gettho and shity. It's like I have a lisp and volume control problems.
Sweetney: Kelly, I think you know I don't say this lightly, but mental hospital.
Goon Squad Sarah: Is it just me or are you guys also surprised at how many MamaPop readers are concerned with Michael Jackson's salvation?
Miss Banshee: I'm much more concerned about why I suddenly want to get a CHI STRAIGHTENING IRON. Crafty spammers…
kdiddy: for when you need to FORCiBLY straighten your hair.
Palinode: Hi, I went to look at Chi Hair Straighteners and I had my hair FORCiBLY straightened. My hair is fully curled, not like those cheep shity gettho losers with perms, I don't see why I should have my hair FORCiBLY straightened!!!! Don't insult people with curly hair and you might want to look at the sit-up of your hair straighteners in future.
kdiddy: just to clarify: do you have the 2009 Chi Hair Straightener LX 3GS Apple Pie and Glitter? Because the non-glitter model has had some shity results according to customers.
Sweetney: Thank god for the MamaPop email distro. That is all.