Jennifer Mathieu

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    December 25, 2008

    The Best Pop Culture Gifts of 2008

    There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who wear fake reindeer antlers during the Christmas season and those that don't. I am the former. What. You thought I would be the latter? Just because I love to make fun of crap? Honestly, what kind of pop culture writer would I be if I didn't ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Exiled: Not the Sweet Revenge I Thought It Would Be

    Okay, so My Super Sweet Sixteen is this hellaciously horrible MTV show about rich brats whose mommies and daddies throw them insanely crazy parties to celebrate the fact that they haven't died in the past 16 years. And it's just terrible. And sometimes I watch it. Observing such snots makes me wa ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008

    Ralph Macchio: The One and Only Karate Kid

    No, my God, NO! There is only one Daniel LaRusso and his name is Ralph “Stone Fox” Macchio! Such was my reaction when I heard word this week that Will Smith’s nauseatingly adorable son Jaden is scheduled to remake the classic 80s film The Karate Kid. Now I have nothing against Will Smith ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks’ Letter from the Future

    Have you heard about the future according to right-wing freakies Focus on the Family? According to FOF, it will be bleak, full of gays running everything and the Boy Scouts banished from the Earth (along with the Pledge of Allegiance). This is all according to a “Letter from 2012” that Focus p ... More >>

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    November 11, 2008

    Who Cares About You and Your 400 Kids?

    Hey, want to watch something fun on television? How about this show where these lunatics who decided to have 20 kids chase after them and talk about how challenging it is to have 20 kids? Sounds…awful, right? So answer me this, why are such shows as Jon and Kate Plus 8 (also known as The World ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Young Female America Deliberates: Just How Sexy Should We Get for Halloween?

    Dear Diary, Geez. I just don’t know what I should be for Halloween! I could be a sexy kitten. Kittens are so sexy after all, batting around string and flipping their tails like they do. And they bathe themselves. Guys like to think of girls in the bath, right? Or…I could be, like, a sex ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008

    Where Did All the Television Catch Phrases Go?

    “WhatchyoutalkinboutWills?” “Hello…Newman.” “Dy-no-mite!” Television catch phrases, we hardly knew ye. Is it just me, or are there simply no high-quality television catch phrases left anymore? (It can’t just be me, because my friend Matt was the one who gave me the idea for this ... More >>

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    August 15, 2008

    I Heart Carson Kressley

    Okay, okay, okay. So I totally get the fact that Lifetime’s “How To Look Good Naked” is kind of a cheesy, mostly obvious self-empowerment show that is built upon the sad and horrible truth that our American culture glorifies extreme thinness and does not acknowledge that women come in all sha ... More >>

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    July 2, 2008

    I Cannot Stop Watching the Trojan Vibrator Ad

    Um, has anyone else seen the Trojan ad for that new purple vibrator you can wear on your fingertip? You have? You want to see it again? I first saw the ad on late night cable, and I was initially stunned as I watched two bad actresses discuss Trojan’s new Vibrating Touch, a small massager th ... More >>

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    June 30, 2008

    Pop Culture on Speed…or, "I Love The New Millennium"

    Remember low-rise jeans?!? Or when that Ken Jennings guy would not stop winning at “Jeopardy”?!? Or that crazy time Mel Gibson got arrested and he was totally wasted and spit out all that anti-Semitic hatred?!? OMG. I was, like, 28 when that happened. I remember it so well… Because it al ... More >>

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    June 23, 2008

    Did You Know That The High School Pregnancy Pact Is All Juno’s Fault?

    So this past week everyone was all in a tizzy about a bunch of high school girls in Massachusetts who apparently made a pact to get preggers together. Of course, this news disturbs me for a whole mess of reasons, not the least of which is that when I was in high school, the only pact my gal pals a ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008

    The 2008 MTV Movie Awards Turn Back the Clock

    So I totally do not know what the kids are listening to or even watching as I’m gettin’ a little long in the tooth, at least as far as MTV is concerned. (I remember the first video I ever saw on MTV was a-ha’s “Take On Me,” and I’m kind of willing to bet whoever is currently in charge o ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008

    Relatively Well-Known Younger Sister of Fabricated Pop Star Marries Hot Topic Punk Wannabe in Non Denominational Ceremony in Encino

    The relatively well-known younger sister of a fabricated pop star exchanged vows this past Saturday with an upper middle class young man from the posh suburbs of Chicago who has attempted to create a punk rock affectation although the band he fronts is quite slickly produced and well-funded. The b ... More >>

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    May 14, 2008

    It’s Time to Grow Up, I Think

    When is it time to grow up? 21? 30? 40? Never? Despite my mortgage and husband, sometimes I think I’m still trapped in a state of extended adolescence. Do you feel the same way? Not sure? In case you’re wondering where you stand, Miss Pop Rocks has devised the following quiz. Please enj ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008

    Exclusive! Uncovered Vanity Fair Memo to Annie Leibovitz

    MEMO TO: Ms. Leibovitz FROM: Vanity Fair Editors Loved your Miley Cyrus shots and they’re certainly getting us a lot of press! Esp. loved the ones that included Billy Ray. Don’t worry about controversy surrounding these current pics. It’s great for business plus it’s sure to die down as ... More >>

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    April 21, 2008

    So, Like, What’s Up With "Gossip Girl"?

    Okay, so I totally hesitate to write this post because I fear it is a sign that I’ve turned into everything I hated as a teenager, meaning, a totally out of it adult who is trying desperately to understand what the kids are into these days and then, once she thinks she understands it, shakes her h ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008

    What I’m Thinking About When I Think About Films From the 1980s

    Please keep in mind that Miss Pop Rocks was a preteen sensation back in the 80s, so if you’re looking for thoughts on “Sophie’s Choice” and “Gandhi” you’ve come to the wrong blog. "Sixteen Candles": As a preteen girl, this movie provided me with multiple fantasies of what life with a ... More >>

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    March 18, 2008

    Secret Crimes of the Characters from "Gilligan’s Island"

    How could you have missed this one, right? We recently learned that Dawn Wells, who played television’s original girl next door as Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island,” is serving six months probation for being caught with a little weed in her car. Our pig-tailed Miss Sunshine gave some pretty ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks’s Tips for Going Green

    To conserve heat during winter months, drink more alcohol. Because alcohol is nature’s furnace. Stop mowing the lawn. You’ll save gas and all the extra grass will provide a beautiful, undisturbed habitat for God’s bugs. Before you replacing all your regular light bulbs with energy-saving l ... More >>

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    January 26, 2008

    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew: Holy Shit, Is That Kenickie?!?

    Picture, if you will, a 1980s slumber party in the `burbs starring Miss Pop Rocks and her best gal pals. The snacks? Ho Hos and Doritos. The music? Tiffany. The movie? Grease. The T-Bird Miss Pop Rocks was way hot for? Kenickie, naturally, played by Jeff Conaway. What a bad boy! What a sto ... More >>

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    January 18, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks Hearts Project Rungay

    Pardon Miss Pop Rocks for getting all meta on you for a moment, but do you think it’s possible to write about a pop culture blog within a pop culture blog? Because I’m going to try. I’m talking, of course, about Project Rungay: "Project Runway" from a VERY Gay Perspective. It’s perhaps the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    Resolutions of the Rich and Famous

    While the rest of us are trying to drop ten pounds, stop living at Target, and cut back to just drinking in the evening (or maybe that’s just yours truly), it seems to me that a certain number of celebrities out there need to make some resolutions as well. So here are my suggestions for the ric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007

    Y’all Need to Give It Up For Hell Date

    I know that last week I whined about the fact that the writers’ strike equals crappy television for Miss Pop Rocks. But I would be remiss if I did not take a minute and cheer on the glorious television BET show that is “Hell Date.” It’s this kind of fine reality television that might just ... More >>

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    December 14, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: I Can’t Handle More Daily Show Reruns!

    Please. We need to know. I love Jon Stewart to pieces and everything, but let’s be honest. “The Daily Show” simply isn’t as funny when Jon’s jokes are two months old…and getting older. I’m talking, of course, about the Writers Guild of America strike. Or, as it’s known around my h ... More >>

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    December 5, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Cats Are Awesome

    Okay, so I recognize that some of you out there may not be “cat people” per se, but how can you not love this story? A family in Tennessee rescued a feral cat who survived 19 days…with a peanut butter jar stuck on his head. I mean, honestly. I can’t even stick to my no-treats-between-me ... More >>

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    November 30, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Chinese Superman. Does Anyone Out There Know What I’m Talking About?

    Not quite... One of the benefits of living with a nerd like Mr. Pop Rocks is I get to take advantage of his awareness of such under-the-radar television shows as IATV’s “Chinese Superman.” Never heard of it? Don’t worry, I hadn’t either until a few weeks ago when I overheard Mr. Pop guff ... More >>

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    October 31, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks Honors The Very Best Horror Films of All Time

    In honor of Halloween, Miss Pop Rocks the Horror Film Fan needs to rant and then give a quick shout out to the best horror films of all time. First, the rant. Call me old-fashioned, but I just cannot get into these modern splattercore torture porn films they call horror movies these days. I’m t ... More >>

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    October 19, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Is Jennifer Lopez Pregnant? Is Jennifer Lopez Pregnant? Huh, huh, huh?

    For all I know, by the time this blog hits the computer screens, it will have been announced that Jennifer Lopez is, in fact, pregnant. And if she is, I know we as Americans will all take a moment and thank the good Lord above that we as a nation will continue on in greatness, secure in the knowled ... More >>

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    October 10, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Things That Will Last Longer Than Pam Anderson’s Marriage to Rick Salomon

    Okay, so our gal Pammy and the Paris Hilton sex tape guy, Rick Salomon, supposedly got hitched this past weekend in (crazily enough) Las Vegas. It is the third marriage for both, and, according to People, it was a quickie affair that took place in between Pam’s two scheduled magic shows. (What?! ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Make Your Own Lifetime Movie Title!

    Select one phrase from Group A and one from Group B. Then stick the word “and” or “by” in the middle and you’ve got yourself a Lifetime movie title! Group A: Secrets, Lies, Hijacked, Betrayal, Devotion, Seduced, Kidnapped, Stalked Group B: Danger, Madness, Love, Truth, Murder, Confessi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: The Head-On People Need to Check Themselves

    Is it just me, or are the Head-On (apply directly to the forehead!) people getting a little too big for their britches? I’m not going to prattle on here about the infamous, incessant repetition of the product name in their television ads, or discuss the low budget quality of said ads that gives t ... More >>

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    March 6, 2003
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    February 6, 2003

    Bar X Views

    Plus: Junk Food, Junk Suits; Pigeon Hold, Meds for the Poor

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    September 26, 2002
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    August 8, 2002

    Bayou City Bulldozers

    Plus: So Far Away, No Heart for Wal-Mart, Mental Health Mission

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    May 2, 2002

    Great American Sway

    Plus: Sterile at UH, Rolling On, Motor Madness

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    January 31, 2002

    Petered Out

    Plus: Seeking High Office, Fire + Ice = Folly

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    December 13, 2001

    Caring for the Kids

    Plus: Last Seen Wearing..., Punch Lines, Looking Down

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    December 6, 2001

    Letters, December 6

    Cover-ups, Firing Line

  • Dining

    November 29, 2001

    Blind Drunk

    The palates of our staffers don't discriminate by price

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    November 29, 2001

    Letters, November 29

    Piety or Pac-Man, At Any Rate, Bell View

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    April 12, 2001


    Overkill, Saint Joe, Pick of the Litter

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    December 14, 2000


    Mono-Poly Wars, Donald's Demise, Holy Hypocrisy

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    June 3, 1999
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    April 22, 1999
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    April 22, 1999
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    April 8, 1999

    Pyramid Scheme

    Two, four, six, eight.Come and watch us levitate!

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