Skip to comments.Time's Mother's Day List of Best Pop-Culture Mothers Has Gaia Instead of Mrs. Cleaver
Posted on 05/08/2011 6:51:58 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
For Mother's Day, the Time magazine website decided to make a list of the ten worst and best mothers in popular culture. The worst list was pretty standard, but the best list was at times bizarre. For example, the number ten best is... the savage Queen Mother from the Aliens movies? Number eight is....Hester Prynne, the single-mom adulteress of The Scarlet Letter? There's no Mrs. Cleaver or Mrs. Huxtable, but a savage killer? Then there's the number three best mother: Gaia, or Mother Earth. Caryn Brooks wrote:
Greek gods and goddesses have their own set of morals that have nothing to do with how things roll in the world of mere mortals. So don't hold it against Gaia that she married her son Uranus (look it up, it's real), and had him later castrated that's just how the Greek deities did their thing. What is important here is that Gaia, also known in English as Mother Earth, is responsible for the things we love on this planet. Things like: the oceans, the skies, the fields, the plains. Respect Mother Earth and you respect yourself.
Mary, the Mother of Jesus? No spot. Here's the Caryn Brooks summary of why the Queen alien is a great mommy:
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
No more Time Magazine.... EVER !!!
10 Worst Moms Ever
Mom on Futurama
The Mother in Pink Floyd's The Wall
Gertrude from Hamlet
Livia Soprano from The Sopranos
Enid Lambert in The Corrections
Margaret White in Carrie
Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest
10 Best Moms Ever
Moms of The Joy Luck Club
Rusty Dennis in Mask
Jochabed, Mother of Moses
Hester Prynne from The Scarlet Letter
The Queen Mother, From Aliens
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,1738178,00.html#ixzz1Lll4WQiY
Okay, I missed it’s from “Pop Culture”.
Well, it is a pop culture list so you should expect some fictional characters.
But I’d be hard pressed to identify 50% of either list.
I’m so out of it.
and where is Molly Weasley? (do not threaten her daughter)
It’s called “pop-culture” right? When I think pop-culture, one of the things that comes to mind is that it needs to be relatively current. I would bet that if you took a picture of Mrs. Cleaver into any American High School, not one kid could tell you who that woman was or the name of the actress playing her. But on the “plus side” they all know the lyrics to the latest “Lady” Gaga diatribe.
Lots of very famous good and bad moms on my list. My favs: Gertrude and Livia Soprano. Sadly, my mother is almost a replica of the bad-tempered, unsupportive, negative Livia.
No June Cleaver or Wilma Flintstone?
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