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.
Because the Internet is magic, I went a-searchin’ for popular musicians that were born that same year (1962) the Stones first got together. Could some of these artists possibly maintain some sort of relevance and dogged longevity that Mick, Keef, Charlie, and Ronnie have? They all turn 50 this year, but could their careers last that long? Hmm…let us have a look-see.
Until pictures of Ben Affleck on the 4th of July with his lovely wife Jennifer Garner and their three lovely children surfaced and were flying all over the internet. I get it now.
Remember last week when Daniel Tosh allegedly told a comedy club audience member that it would be funny if she got gang-raped when she told him rape jokes weren’t funny? And then the internet exploded and Comedy Central scrambled to find episodes of Tosh.0 that didn’t have rape jokes and the oceans turned to blood or whatever?
Well, while that was happening, Louis CK made the unforgivable mistake of tweeting at Tosh that his Comedy Central show was funny. And there was much gnashing of teeth.
A new documentary, Virgin Tales, offers a glimpse into the world of “purity balls,” ceremonies in which evangelical Christian girls commit to remain “pure” and “unsoiled” until their wedding night. The balls have similar elements to other rites of passage, like debutante balls, but with a more specific agenda. The girls make a covenant with their fathers, who swear to protect their purity. Virgin Tales follows the Wilson family, who are credited with inventing the ceremony, as they prepare and execute the last ball that one of their daughters will participate in.
If you’re chomping at the bit for the London Games to start, we’re serving up a buffet of Olympic gold to tide you over. And look; it’s not my fault that most of the good Olympics movies are set at the Winter Games. But the theme song is the same and if you stole all the gold medals from both and melted them down into bullion, you’d probably get the same amount of cash for each. So let’s begin.