Topic: Pop Culture

Jill Duggar Clearly Had A Shotgun Wedding, Announces Pregnancy 30 Days Later

Jill Duggar Clearly Had A Shotgun Wedding, Announces Pregnancy 30 Days Later

Jill Duggar (now Jill Dillard) and her husband Derrick Dillard announced today that they are expecting their first child. The couple notoriously didn’t even kiss until their wedding day, because Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar like to force abstinence on their adult children, hence clearly forcing them into shotgun weddings. Well someone had to say it. Let me be the first. More »

Children’s Place Doesn’t Think Female Superheroes Belong On Boy’s Clothing

Children's Place Doesn't Think Female Superheroes Belong On Boy's Clothing

Yesterday, a mom tweeted Children’s Place to complain about the fact that their tee-shirt promoting the movie Guardians of The Galaxy included all of the main characters except for the female hero, Gamora. Children’s Place, with a perfect example of why you should always have a few other people proofread your company tweets, tweeted her back and explained, “The Guardians of the Galaxy shirt in particular is a boy’s shirt, which is why it does not feature the female character Gamora.” They then took away her right to vote and gave her a marvelous meat loaf recipe. More »

Google Cares More About Making Money Off Your Kid Than Keeping Him Safe

Google Cares More About Making Money Off Your Kid Than Keeping Him Safe

Parents of children under 13 be alert – Google is coming, and it wants your children to buy all of the things. There’s a rumor afoot that Google is currently working on providing some of it’s services, like Gmail and YouTube, to children under the age of 13. Finally, your 8-year-old can email their friends and share YouTube videos of animals vomiting, or whatever kids that age are into. More »

Goodbye Dora The Explorer, Hello Dora The Texter

Goodbye Dora The Explorer, Hello Dora The Texter

Say goodbye to the bowl haircut, Swiper the Fox, and the purple backpack with something called a “map” inside. Dora The Explorer has gotten an update, and she is now the flowing-haired, cell phone-toting ( with a map app) Dora of Nickelodeon’s new show, Dora and Friends. While the changes make sense, I can’t help but be sad about the change from sporty little bowl-headed Dora into…well…pretty Dora.
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The VMAs Isn’t A Children’s Show So Parents Should Stop Trying To Make It One

The VMAs Isn't A Children's Show So Parents Should Stop Trying To Make It One

The Parents Television Council is pissed that MTV keeps putting on a Video Music Awards show filled with lots of explicit sexual content. Who are these people? Have they been frozen in ice for the last three decades? MTV has always been sexually explicit. We’re just more inclined today to think it’s a television network’s responsibility to shield our kids from all the things we deem “inappropriate.” It’s not. If MTV’s VMAs are too sexy for your kids – here’s an idea; don’t let them watch it. More »

Woman Filing Maternity Suit Against Beyoncé And Jay-Z Is Full Of Sh*t

Woman Filing Maternity Suit Against Beyoncé And Jay-Z Is Full Of Sh*t

Apparently, the world is so desperate for BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z news that they will believe anything they read. There is a story all over the internet today that a woman named Tina Seals has filed a maternity suit against BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z. Interesting. It’s not often you hear of a woman filing a maternity suit against another woman, because what the hell that makes no sense. More »

Blaming Robin Williams’ Depression On Past Abortion Is Disrespectful And None Of Your Business

Blaming Robin Williams’ Depression On Past Abortion Is Disrespectful And None Of Your Business

It has been a few days, and I am still saddened by Robin Williams’ passing. At a personal level, his suicide hit home for me because I also grew up with a father who I believe struggled with mental illness. In the aftermath in the news and on social media, I feel like I have learned a lot about depression through his passing—from the heartfelt insight of others who have been close to suicide themselves. But I would never dare speculate about the details of Robin’s death or his personal reasons for doing so. It is not my place, and it is disrespectful to his wonderful memory. More »

10 Songs From My 1990′s Childhood That Are Dirtier Than Current Music

10 Songs From My 1990's Childhood That Are Dirtier Than Current Music

I have heard so many parents my age wax poetic about how much “better” music was when we were younger and clucking their tongues about the terrible lyrics and misogynistic tone of current music. They say they can hardly listen to the radio anymore with their kids in the car and that they don’t want to explain to them what a “ham sammich” means in the context that Jason Derulo is using. More »

Splurge Or Stupid: The 10 Most Ridiculous Items From The American Girl Catalog

Splurge Or Stupid: The 10 Most Ridiculous Items From The American Girl Catalog

American Girl. It sounds so wholesome and non-threatening. So very normal and accessible. It brings to mind images of red, white and blue. Of apple pie, a tall glass of milk and a little girl’s ballet class. It makes me think of girlhood in this beautiful country of ours. I’m no marketing guru but I am sure that is what the makers of American Girl were hoping to evoke when they named their company and started churning out dolls and everything a doll could ever possibly need. More »

The Movies From My Childhood That I Could Not Wait To Show My Kids

The Movies From My Childhood That I Could Not Wait To Show My Kids

Everyone has favorite movies from when they were a kid. For me, they take me right back in time and make me feel happy and innocent with a bonus of entertaining me. I have a long list of movies from my childhood that I could not wait to show my kids because they hold such great memories of a simpler time in my life. These movies helped shape who I am today- much like books, they showed me glimpses into other cultures, other times and other ways of life. More »

Prince George Turns One And Is So Much Better At Baby-ing Than Your Baby

Prince George Turns One And Is So Much Better At Baby-ing Than Your Baby

Can it be?! Is the littlest and most stylish and perfect prince in the world really a whole year old already?! Why, it was only yesterday that I was standing in the lobby at work watching the Teevee awaiting the news of his blessed arrival and to find out his name and judge Kate Middleton’s post-partum body (duh). And I was not the only one who was excited-journalists camped out for days awaiting his royal emergence from his mom’s vag and now, on the anniversary of that day, E! Network ran a super amazing and fun-fact filled special called “Prince George Turns 1″. More »