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.
Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, is now playing in a theater near you. Now, listen, I don’t normally think of myself as the type of girl who is into “eye candy” so to speak. Male strippers generally make me uncomfortable, I’ve never once owned a FDNY calendar, and the thought of getting a lap dance from a dude makes me feel panicky. (A girl, on the other hand..er, nevermind.) But something about these Magic Mike pictures have me singing a little Geri Halliwell. Hallelujah, indeed. (And did I mention it’s also coming to BROADWAY?!)
Let’s get familiar with the cast, shall we? (And get the babysitter to clear her schedule for the evening.)
There’s this bestselling phenomenon. It may be on your summer reading list. It’s called Fifty Ways That Your Average Women Has Not Thought About Sex or something along those lines. It’s “MOMMY PORN.” Because mommies are hiding in bathrooms with bon bon boxes reading it while their children watch too much television! and eat non-organic Cocoa Puffs! and probably drink formula!
No, silly. If you put “mommy” in front of anything, it becomes instantly polarizing and controversial and therefore sure to sell. Watch: Mommy Wars! Mommy Politics! Mommy’s Little Helper! We’re all hot and bothered now.
Jenny McCarthy is Playboy‘s latest cover girl. Her seventh Playboy front cover—featuring the 39-year-old actress/model/host/mama clad in fingerless gloves and, well, her birthday suit—hit the newsstands on June 29th.
How wonderful for her. Honestly, I didn’t really think much of it until I started seeing all the media headlines.
She’s a mom! She’s 39!
People magazine says, “just months away from hitting the big 4-0, Jenny proves she’s still got it.” Imagine! It’s a miracle!
What better way to say “nanny nanny boo boo, wankers,” than by donning the colors of our Stars & Stripes and celebrating gratuitously with parades, carnivals, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, getting drunk, playing a game we’re proud to call cornhole, and taking explosives far less seriously than one should ever take explosives?
Oh, hey America. You still out there? (Canada, please continue to wait with your traditional politeness until the hullabaloo dies down. Thanks.) With our nation’s most glorious birthday behind us, the bad news is we still have to get through the rest of the week. Unless you were one of those smart/lucky SOBs who took the week off, and in that case JOG ON. A Wednesday holiday? What’s UP with that?! UGH. The only solution is to keep the red white and blue party alive into the weekend, and thus I present for your enjoyment and argumentation: The Most Awesome American (Movie) Presidents. Once you pop you just can’t stop.