OH, YOU STARTED SOMETHING 

OH, YOU STARTED SOMETHING

From Monday's Commercial Appeal, page one: "When you open your newspaper Tuesday the features section, now named Appeal most days, will look a lot different. And it will be called M. The new redesigned M will more closely focus on women. Young Women. Suburban Women. African-American Women. People who sometimes don't find enough in the newspaper just for them." Young, Suburban, and African-American, a veritable taxonomy of womanhood. So why call the section M, instead of W? According to the CA, "M stands for some of the things women are interested in: Motherhood, Men, Money." With that in mind, the Pesky Fly and his Flyettes have assembled quite a long list of M-words that reflect the interests of the fairer sex. Malls, mistletoe, methamphetamines, modesty, Midol, miracles, motion of the ocean, megalomania, Mary Tyler Moore, monthly checks from my baby-daddy, migrant workers, the missionary position, make-up, models, multiple O's, migraines, Malabars, marble counter tops, molls with machine guns, maxi-pads, mold and mildew, milk, mini-pads, menopause, mice, margarine (and its relationship to butter), manicures, morbid obesity, miniskirts, mini-Coopers, mopeds, minty-fresh breath, meat, the moon, monthly visitor, merkins, mobile homes, minivans, magazines like O, and last but certainly not least, monkey-sex, red-hot and all the time (except for when they have migraines).

Plante: How It Looks

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Creative Process

      Memphis Brooks Museum of Art leader talks about the decision to consider leaving Overton Park.
    • Fun Money

      Locals, tourists invest in good times here.

Blogs

News Blog

Suit Targets 'Destructive' Drivers License Policy

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

mother!

News Blog

Supreme Court Steps In on Fayette Church Matter

Intermission Impossible

Muhammad Ali Meets Stepin Fetchit at The Hattiloo Theatre

News Blog

Task Force Considers Medical Cannabis

News Blog

Trolleys Return to the Tracks for Testing

Music Blog

Jessi Zazu: In Memoriam

Beyond the Arc

Deflections: The Roster, TV Angst, and The Buy/Sell Clause

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

The Vietnam War

We Saw You

Cooper-Young Fest, Big Bugs, Art of Caring

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Davis

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation