"I'm sorry I called you gap-toothed. It's not your fault you're so gap-toothed"

Monday, May 13, 2013

Recently, my good friend Liz wrote a great little blog post in defense of the movie Mean Girls. I am shocked by people who don't think this movie is brilliantly funny. I'm usually shocked by anyone who doesn't think Tina Fey is brilliantly funny, but we all have our biases (... biasi? bias'?)

Because Mean Girls is not just some kitschy teen comedy. It is one of the best examples I can come up with when discussing TRUTH in comedy. Perhaps it's because I was once a teenage girl that I find it so funny. I know what it was like to try and find your awkward little place in a world of stereotypes and unnecessary drama.

But I think that the reason I find the movie so stinking funny is because, even now, at 27 years old, I still feel like I associate with Mean Girls from time to time.

At the end of the movie, all the girls grow up and mature and find their inner peace and it's all a big happy ending. Which is true sometimes... but in my adulthood I have met those grown-ups who still use passive aggressive niceties to sabotage their "competition." And I'm being honest when I say that some of them are middle aged LDS men.

 When I come across these people, I never know what to do. I usually just run away from them.  I'm usually really disturbed at first. Then I go watch Mean Girls and laugh at how horribly petty it all is and sometimes get a little smack on the cheek as a reminder that I too, as a human being, have just a little bit of plastics in me.

P.S. Aren't these new photos of our Mean Girls bag hilarious? I never found mannequins so funny until I looked at these. 
P.P.S. I find it important to tell you that I spelled mannequins correctly on the first try. 


  1. Happy to say that I took most of these... but don't worry, Anna was the genius behind them of course.

  2. This is why Mean Girls is relevant. Because there are still plastics, and sometimes WE'RE a little bit plastic, and it helps put everything in perspective.

    And yeah, the mannequins are hilarious.

    And I was REALLY unsure about how to spell mannequins.


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