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January 02, 2010

MamaPop Video Roundtable: Outtakes and Other Junk Edition

Garbage_in_Bamako_12th_February_2005 When I think back on 2009, it feels like a whole bunch of random events, images and sayings amounting to an ever-growing pile of trash, a heap of ruin and disappointment and plastic packaging and thin hipster mustaches reaching to the sky.  But if you look back on the many outtakes of 2009's MamaPop Video Roundtable, you will find incisive commentary on Shakira, some bitching slide whistle and the bravest air recorder playing in the history of humankind.  Offensive language and handsome facial hair warning.

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December 24, 2009

MamaPop Video Roundtable: Holiday Children's Choir Edition

ChristmasOrnament Like the ravening tiger, the festive season has come round to prey on us once more!  The editors and contributors of MamaPop have gathered together all the children of the world their unsuspecting children to sing, sing, sing for the festive season.  This week's MamaPop video roundtable is a medley of Christmas favourites, from Jingle Bells (Batman Smells remix) to that song that all the Whos in Whoville sing promptly after the Grinch steals all their presents.  What kind of saps have enough heart to sing after some green coconut-looking monster takes their stuff?  Alien monsters, that's who.  And it's our job to wipe them from the face of existence.  Happy holidays!

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December 18, 2009

MamaPop Video Roundtable: Christmas Wish Edition

Tangelo Have you been wondering what to get the writers of MamaPop for Christmas this year? In exchange for all the great pop culture commentary we supply to you? Stop wondering, because this week we're going to tell you exactly what's on our Christmas wish list.  Language is a bit NSFW.  Because we're grouchy.

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December 11, 2009

MamaPop Video Roundtable: The Best in Pop Culture for 2009 Edition

Hat For this week's MamaPop Video Roundtable, I asked the MamaPop folks to tell us their favourite celebrities, moments, movies, traumas, whatever of 2009.  Answers ranged from Lady Gaga and Kanye West's overenthusiam for Beyonce at the 2009 VMAs, all the way to the dread spectre of Michael Jackson's death.  And lots of hats.  Everybody's wearing hats in this video.  You'd think we were Canadian or something.

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December 04, 2009

MamaPop Video Roundtable: The Bad Movies We Love Edition

Patrick_Swayze How often have you sat through some three-hour piece of Winslet-stuffed Oscar bait and found yourself bored silly by the airless dramatics dying onscreen?  Are you unconvinced that cinematic greatness equals Nicole Kidman putting on an ugly nose and walking into a river?  Then come join the writers of MamaPop as we celebrate the crappy movies that we secretly love.

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November 20, 2009

MamaPop Video Roundtable: MamaPop vs Shakira Edition

Shakira Fruitful agon!  Since time immemorial, Shakira has sought to undo the good work of MamaPop.  Now the time has come for MamaPop to confront our ancient, twisty little enemy and launch a pre-emptive strike against her soon-to-be-released album.  Join us as we attempt to figure out just what the hell Shakira is talking about in that She-Wolf video.

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November 13, 2009

MamaPop Roundtable Video: Felix Culpa Edition

Bomb_drop_5 Ever screwed up so badly that it actually ended up working out pretty well?  Like, you shoot a guy - but that guy turns out to be Hitler?  Or you make an embarrassing declaration of love that ends up in a happy marriage?  Suffice it to say that the members of MamaPop have shot some Hitlers in our time, and we're going to tell you all about it.

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November 06, 2009

MamaPop Roundtable Video: Bakugan! Star Wars! Night Garden! Wiggles! Edition

Bakugan Good day. What are you obsessing over right now?  Is it sex? Death? Taxes? Obama's robot double (the pincer hands give it away)?  Look, you live a complicated adult life.  Relax. Let's journey into the terrifying minds of our children with this week's MamaPop Video Roundtable.

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October 31, 2009

MamaPop Video Roundtable: Halloween Edition

Parking_meter,1940.jpg_ Every week the MamaPop WPoFI (Wild Posse of Free Individuals) video roundtable brings their collective wisdom to bear en masse on matters of pop culture and being a parent in this depraved world of Gosselins and international terrorism.

This week: Halloweens of our childhood and our children's childhood.  Can your Halloween memories could possibly live up to the tales of woe and agony that we've cooked up for you this week?

Also? sexy parking meter.

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October 23, 2009

MamaPop Video Roundtable: What We Owe

Debt-relief Good afternoon.  The MamaPop video roundtable is an opportunity for the writers of this site to answer en masse your sundry pop culture questions.  This week we tackle the thorny question of debt.  What do we owe? It turns out that MamaPop owes scrotal damage to some - love, lasers and pastrami to others.  Except for Black Hockey Jesus, who owes nothing to nobody.  Also? Creepy footage of clouds.

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October 16, 2009

MamaPop Video Roundtable - Awkward Moviegoing Experiences

Clockwork_orange What's that? You want another MamaPop video roundtable?  You can't live without one?  You're going to have a hernia if you can't score some of that video goodness?  I don't know how that's going to give you a hernia, but whatever. I get the message.

MamaPop video roundtable is an opportunity for all the MamaPop video contributors to get together and answer en masse your sundry questions about every last strange thing you want answered (although it's usually pop culture related).  This week we reveal to you our most horrendously awkard movie experiences ever. First dates, parents, an Elmo puppet with a brogue - it's all here.

As always, we encourage you to share your awkward movie moments with us in the comments!  And don't forget that MamaPop will answer your questions - so keep them coming. Send your roundtable questions to palinode@mamapop.com.

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October 09, 2009

MamaPop Video Roundtable: Breakfast Confessional Edition

Cereal Welcome to MamaPop's not-inaugural video roundtable!  This week, the ginormous brains of MamaPop talk about their favourite childhood breakfast cereals.  In the process we uncover the bitter truth about the powerlessness and anomie of children.  Also, no one mentioned porridge.

The MamaPop video roundtable is a weekly round-up of opinions and noodling from all the MamaPoppers in which we attempt to answer en masse your questions about pop culture.  Don't forget: we want to hear from you.  Get your speak on in the comments.  And keep the questions coming.

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October 05, 2009

MamaPop Video Roundtable: Inaugural-tastic Edition

Television This is it, folks. Welcome to the world of video.  Welcome to... the twentieth century.

MamaPop has video-fied the weekly roundtable, in which we answer en masse your sundry questions and provide our unique points of view on our shared pop cultural legacy.  Inevitably these discussions degrade into an open admission of our love for reality television.  Whatever.  At least we're consistent.

We also ask that you, the reader (or should I say the watcher? I think I just blew my own mind), contribute your response to the same question in comments. We invite readers to submit questions for the MamaPop writers to answer, and if we pick your question you will be handsomely rewarded with PDA and linkage. Please send your Roundtable questions to: roundtable@mamapop.com.

This week's question: Which television shows are you most looking forward to this fall?

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September 25, 2009

The MamaPop Roundtable: Reality TV Faves Edition

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Welcome to this week's MamaPop Roundtable, where the MamaPop writers answer enmass a single challenging, thought-provoking, or otherwise engaging question. We then ask that you, the reader, contribute your response to the same question in comments.

We invite readers to submit questions for the MamaPop writers to answer, and if we pick your question you will be handsomely rewarded with PDA and linkage. Please send your Roundtable questions to: roundtable@mamapop.com

This week's Roundtable question comes to us from our very own Goon Squad Sarah:

Q: Of all the shows that fall under the general umbrella of Reality Television, which is your favorite? Who is your all-time favorite reality show contestant? 

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September 18, 2009

The MamaPop Roundtable: Patrick Swayze Edition


Monty-python-holy-grail Nee! And Huzzah! And It's just a flesh wound! And welcome to this week's MamaPop Roundtable, where the MamaPop writers answer enmass a single challenging, thought-provoking, or otherwise engaging question. We then ask that you, the reader, contribute your response to the same question in comments.

We invite readers to submit questions for the MamaPop writers to answer, and if we pick your question you will be handsomely rewarded with PDA and linkage. Please send your Roundtable questions to: roundtable@mamapop.com

This week's Roundtable question comes to us from our very own kdiddy:

Q: What is your favorite Swayze-related pop culture memory?

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