- Life has taken over everything else.
- I'm poring my spare time into a brand-spanking new site and need to convert and transfer another 1000-or-so pages of content.
- I was too busy talking to my mom for the past couple of days.
- I'm a slacker.
- I believe that every day should be a day we all think especially highly of our mothers.
5. Sarah Connor - The Terminator franchise.
Let's see, she fought off killer robots from the future, got knocked up by her son's closest ally who technically wasn't born when he did the deed to conceive her and she can tote a mean machine gun. Ms. Connor was a little paranoid about the future, but I think she had a pretty good reason for it.
|Terminator 2: Judgment Day Filmcardz Rare R5 (Artbox, 2003)|
4. Carmela Soprano - The Sopranos
Gold digger? Perhaps. She certainly must have known what she was getting into when she married Tony Soprano. But I'll let you in on a secret - The Sopranos was all about the familial structure of the Sopranos and Carmela was the driving force. The gangster stuff was cool and all, but I really dug the overriding themes of the series.
|The Sopranos: Season One Le Belle Donne BD-1 (Inkworks, 2005)|
3. Missy - Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
So she's not really Bill's mom, but Missy is "Mom." Awkwardness ensues as Bill's best friend Ted fawns over the hot mama.
|Bill and Ted's Most Atypical Movie Cards 27 (ProSet, 1991)|
2. Mama Fratelli - The Goonies
Growing up I wasn't sure if Mama Fratelli was played by a woman or someone in drag. I don't mean that disrespectfully. Rather, it was an awesome gimmick. Clearly, the late Anne Ramsey thrived taking on roles that required a tough-as-nails matriarch. Mama Fratelli wanted only the finer things in life for her boys. Presumably a single mom, all she desired was for the family to have what they deserved.
|The Goonies 9 (Topps, 1985)|
1. Carol Brady - The Brady Bunch
Is there really any competition? Probably not. Although let's debate for a small second whether or not Carol Brady really was the All-American mom pop culture has made her out to be. Yes, six kids is a handful. But Alice is the one looking after the house most of the time. And raising the kids? She passed the problems off to Mike more often than not. And it was Mike who threw the briefcase in court that made the scammer turn his head, thus getting poor Carol off the hook for a fender bender at the grocery store. Still, it's Carol freaking Brady.
|TV's Coolest Classics Dream Girls D4 (Inkworks, 1998)|
|TV's Coolest Classics Memorable Moments M5 (Inkworks, 1998)|
I tried looking for moms in the sports section but they proved elusive to find. Anyone got any leads?
To all those moms out there, it's still Mother's Day around these parts. Thanks for making us who we are. And a special thanks to my mom who passed on my guinea pigs to a more deserving home but didn't take my cards out to the fire pit.