January 11th, 2021

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Hello my darling subscribers.

WELL….I actually did think about just sending out the newsletter this week with the headline:

I CAN’T

And call it a day.

But alas, here we are. We had a travesty of a week…but there were some good moments that stuck out…and also, brainless mindless fun that WE NEED.

PCM: https://medium.com/popculturemondays/pop-culture-mondays-1-11-21-b51663477882

Please share any feedback with me. Share with your friends. Oh and if you haven’t watched THE WILDS on Amazon Prime, please do so. I didn’t even get a chance to write how much I love this show, but I will.

And if you want to unsubscribe, no hate. Just send me an email with UNSUBSCRIBE to subscribe@popculturemondays.com

XO,

Brooke


The “WTF WAS LAST WEEK” Edition

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Well hello my darling pop culture junkies and I guess I can say Happy Monday despite all that has been happening around us? Last week, I thought as we were celebrating an historic election that puts the first Black Senator in Georgia…and the first Jewish Senator in Georgia (a place near and near to my heart having spent a LOT of time in Athens and owning a home on St. Simons which is a whole other newsletter) and I thought the biggest story of the week would be Kim and Kanye (more on that later). …


January 4th, 2021

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Happy Monday my darling subscribers!

The first Monday of a new year…the first Monday back at work after a million years of not being at work….the Monday we learn that Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde are a THING. (This is a pic of Harry and Phoebe Waller-Bridge which you have to read this week’s newsletter to find out all about.)

ANYWAY…we have a lot of ground to cover so I will not keep you but PLEASE do share with your friends and family and co-workers and neighbors and anyone really.

PCM: https://medium.com/popculturemondays/pop-culture-mondays-1-4-21-ed3f4bdd7739

XO,

Brooke


The “Duke of Hastings AND Harry Styles” Edition (Don’t @ Me)

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Happy Monday my darling pop culture junkies. WE DID IT. 2020 is now behind us….now of course not everything will magically get better but there is light at the end of the tunnel. We are here NOT to talk politics or recorded phone calls of our President breaking laws or to ponder that people are partying their asses off in Miami and so forth while others are staying home and away from friends and loved ones and while many others still fight the virus or help people fight the virus. Confusing times.

BUT nope…we are here to talk about ALL the pop culture-y things that have dominated the socials and chatter this past week. To bring you up to speed in case you missed some of it or need a deep dive explanation into what your friends…or kids…are talking about. This is a special week as well as we have a CARRY OVER from last week as the Grift That Keeps on Giving has more….Enjoy, …


The “Grift” Edition

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Happy LAST MONDAY OF 2020 you guys!!!! I know a lot of us (me included) hope that at the stroke of midnight on January 1st everything just goes back to normal and our world as we know it comes back and everyone stops getting sick and everyone gets the vaccine and masks are only fashion statements and lipstick becomes a thing again and bars and restaurants all open up again and everyone has a job. OK so maybe not on January 1st but I know many of us think this will happen the day after Biden is inaugurated like the weird UPSIDE DOWN world we have been living in will automatically turn right side up. I mean MAYBE? Ok so we won’t all go back to normal but chaos will stop and there will be infrastructure and organization and CALM. REMEMBER THAT? BUT in the meantime, we are going out with a BANG in 2020 and truthfully, it is the finale we all needed. So for those of you who don’t get the CUCUMBER reference above….buckle …


December 21st, 2020

Happy Monday my darling subscribers!

And YES omg we are late today but it has been a very long day in a very short week. ANWAY, we have a few crazy things to dig into…and yes OBVIOUSLY everyone is talking about THAT story in Elle this week. If you’re not familiar…buckle up…

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For this week’s PCM:

https://brooke.medium.com/pop-culture-mondays-12-21-20-c9d2db9918ac

Have a beautiful and safe holiday!!

XO,

Brooke


The “Life’s a Beach” Edition

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Happy Monday of a very short week my darling pop culture junkies! OK so it’s pretty shit (for most of us BUT not for those who are on a tropical beach somewhere and there seem to be an awful lot of you). BUT I have made it the “Life’s a Beach” edition for a few reasons. NOT just for those people in another world who are on tropical holidays( I ENVY YOU), not JUST for all the white tech dudes who can’t help tweeting about their moves to Miami from San Francisco and about all the familiar faces they are seeing there at beach side Barry’s. …


The “Baby Yoda on Ray Liotta” Edition

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Happy Monday my darling pop culture junkies! And WOO BOY what a day…we have a vaccine…and in case you missed it, I am sure someone will soon set the “PLATOON” music to the dramatic scene of the first trucks transporting the vaccine out into the world. Or maybe “The Last of the Mohican’s” music? YOU KNOW:

Just imagine this music playing tin the background as the trucks roll out …I see 50 trucks all going in different directions in this scene. I would actually not be surprised if I start getting calls from people asking me who the vaccine’s publicist is. The staging has been IMPECCABLE. The vaccine’s PR team is KILLING it (no pun intended). SO, we have that happening, and now for another movie analogy and that is “Hunger Games” for all the VIPs who will be knocking people out of the way to get their dose. Or like Billy Zane (hi Billy!) knocking the ladies out of the life boats in “Titanic” so he gets a spot. I am telling you I have NO doubt in my mind we are looking at the modern day Studio 54 scenario…in the club are all the VIPs who WILL get access but are knocking each other down to get to the head of the line and elbowing and pushing and doing whatever it takes. And then everyone else will be outside begging the bouncers and offering them ANYTHING they can to get a vaccine to no avail. PRETTY sure that’s how the whole thing will work. Though had I been in the Studio 54 world I would have been IN the club then, but sitting off the the side smoking a Benson & Hedges and guzzling a dirty martini and ignoring all the noise and just expect it all to work out just fine. …


December 7th, 2020

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Hello my darling subscribers…and HAPPY MONDAY.

Apologies on the lateness this week…it’s been a busy Monday morning!

I also go a LITTLE deep into the whole sexy priest/rock and roll church stuff this week…so, apologies on that. IT’S A LOT OF BAD JESUS.

ALSO, I have some TikToks in this PCM and I am told they do not always work on the mobile so if you can read PCM this week on a computer if you want to see the TikToks…

MEDIUM PLEASE FIX THIS!!

https://brooke.medium.com/pop-culture-mondays-12-7-20-7795e23830b

Stay safe everyone…

XO,

Brooke


The “Hipster Church” Edition

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HAPPPPPPPY Monday my darling pop culture junkies. I hope you are all safe and healthy…I mean by now we all know someone with COVID or we have had it and fought it ourselves…the numbers are staggering and I am finding myself becoming my mother who was SUPER JUDGY tbh and I see gatherings of people with no masks and I am SCREAMING “CORONA VIRUS” and if I had a cane I would shake it at them. It’s really staggering how many people seemingly give ZERO fucks and refuse to be safe for themselves and others which means that places like LA are back in full on lockdown. AND the people who are out there saying “HELL NO” to getting the vaccine because they are afraid of what’s in it? Sorry, but the people I know who tell me this are the same people I KNOW snorted whatever they could back in the ’90s not to mention the amount of RED BULLS that are pumping thru their bloodstream BUT THIS IS AMERICA. …

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