Posts tagged "mary poppins"

Death Metal Mary Poppins Is Strangely Compelling

Julie Andrews is a golden-throated songbird, an international treasure, and a gracefully aging British woman who sings songs about spoonfuls of sugar and lonely goat herders. She also sounds pretty credible as a songstress from the darkest pits of hell, as  evidenced by this death metal remake of “Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious”. Please enjoy Julie Andrews growling nonsense…

Megan Reynolds / February 27, 2015

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Mary Poppins

As I kid, I went through a phase where I watched “Mary Poppins,” starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, on a very, very regular basis. Mary Poppins was everything. Sassy, smart, opinionated, matter-of-fact, imaginative and beautiful. Come to think of it, my management style — “ruling with an iron fist of flowers,” as I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 13, 2014

Kristen Bell Is An Underpaid Mary Poppins

Hey, even Mary Poppins needs to pay the bills. Maybe if the federal minimum wage were just a little bit higher, she wouldn’t have to quit! Leave it to Kristen Bell to combine musical theater and social justice. Just a $3 increase can make a living wage! [Funny Or Die]…

Claire Hannum / July 24, 2014

Labor Department: Minimum Wage For Home Care Workers — But Not Mary Poppins!

The Labor Department announced it will expand protections for home care workers, a predominantly female and woman of color workforce that includes eldercare aides. These types of “companionship” domestic workers will now be guaranteed minimum wage and overtime pay. Babysitters, however, are still exempt from these pay protections. [New York TimesThink Progress]
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Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2013

Happy Birthday, Julie Andrews!

Happy 75th birthday to Julie Andrews. I don’t care how old she gets or how many parts she’s played, she will always be Mary Poppins to me. Here’s a little spoonful of sugar Julie Andrews style for you this Friday afternoon. Just remember: “In every job that must be done, there is a…

Ami Angelowicz / October 1, 2010