We know you, dear MamaPop readers, have lives. Places to go, things to do, jobs to keep and what-not. Which is why we now offer you a look back on the week that was on MamaPop by way of our most popular posts of the past seven days. Please to enjoy.
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Because surely this excessively animated cavalcade of watered-down toddler pandering is not my beloved Sesame Street. Sure, I’m getting old (34 is the new 80 AND I LIKE IT). Sure, I’m a wee bit biased, having been raised on cartoons, references, and super 70s goodness that was past its expiration even when I watched Sesame Street as a preschooler in the go-go 80s. And, yes, like all super nerds, bloggers, and Gen X-ers I have inexplicably passionate opinions about Muppets. But surely it can’t just be me. Sesame Street has gotten weird, right?
YOU’RE NOT LEAVING THIS HOUSE DRESSED LIKE THAT, And Other Parental Reactions To The 2012 Billboard Music Awards
Apparently the 2012 Billboard Music Awards were on last night, which sounds about right since I’m typically the last one to know about the most ragin’ parties. So, when I started clicking through some of the images from the red carpet, I was expecting to see some awesome dresses (lookin’ at you Carrie Underwood & Taylor Swift!), but I was most certainly NOT prepared for the fashion fails that awaited me. They weren’t even necessarily bad, as in ugly, but they were bad in how they triggered my many maternal instincts and left me with a tongue-lashing or twelve for the following Hollywood stars.
There are very few shows where the style and fashion are just as important as the characters and the plot points. Viewers knew right away, from the first episode of season 1, when Joan Holloway turned to the new girl at the office, a fresh-faced Peggy Olson, and said: “Don’t take this the wrong way, but a girl like you with those darling little ankles—I’d find a way to make ‘em sing. Also, men love scarves.”
And just as in the first few seasons of Mad Men, this season’s powerful leading ladies are all back as style icons. There are very distinct types—The Joan, The Betty, The Megan, and The Peggy. And we can help you dress like your favorite one:
Wow, so musicians are dropping left and right, huh? Since MCA died almost three weeks ago, the music scene lost Donna Summers, Chuck Brown (if you live outside of DC, don’t ask), and the fireman from the Village People. Wait…hold please… sorry, Google is telling me it was the guy from the Bee Gees. My mistake. Either way, the music landscape looks exactly the same as it did the day after MCA died. Not the point of my post.
Every time a “celebrity” dies, my thought process goes exactly the same way:
Thought 1: “Wow, BLANK BLANK died? Crazy.”
Thought 2: “God, I miss Patrick Swayze.”
Thought 3: “Who’s next?
The Great Gatsby, WHAT THE NO WAY?
Did you see the trailer? For the Baz Luhrmann movie that’s gonna be released this December? Leo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan?
Ohmifreakingosh! Holy crap, you HAVE to see this. Hold on. Let me grab a portable, handheld Internet-ready device.
Okay, ready? Watch this…