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Cultural relevance and CityNews? (also bottoms)

By johnboy - 25 June 2009 38

CityNews has an endless capacity to surprise.

I was particularly surprised by this week’s effort by Sonya Fladun in which she attempts to argue that larger bottoms are “back” in fashion.

What’s the data?

    Much of this new popularity for the bigger bum owes much to celebrities with rounded posteriors who have proudly embraced their curves (think Beyoncé or J. Lo). Butts are so big in pop culture that there is even a song dedicated to the larger derrière titled “I Like Big Butts’’. (Predictably, this is a song my six-year-old son has somehow learnt the words to – accompanied by numerous sniggers.)

So, J.Lo and Beyoncé are hardly recent adventures. But what’s this song “I Like Big Butts”? Could Sonya be referring to Sir Mix-a-lot’s 1992 classic, in actuallity titled “Baby Got Back”? Why yes, I think in fact she is.

A seventeen year old song for which you’ve got the name wrong highlights a new social trend does it?

What’s Your opinion?


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Cultural relevance and CityNews? (also bottoms)
s-s-a 11:52 am 25 Jun 09

I was particularly surprised by this week’s effort by Sonya Fladun

I am never particularly surprised by any of Sonya Fladun’s columns.

Or at least the ones I read before deciding that the “Mum in the City” columns were such predictably pathetically cliched takes on parenthood that I should just ignore them.

FC 11:41 am 25 Jun 09

Haha. I love singing that song on sing star!!

jessieduck 11:30 am 25 Jun 09

Primal said :

“My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hon.”

I think there’s something in that for all of us.

(disclaimer: I have ‘Baby Got Back’ on my iPod. By choice!)

Me too!

It’s one of the best songs ever.

Primal 11:27 am 25 Jun 09

“My anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hon.”

I think there’s something in that for all of us.

(disclaimer: I have ‘Baby Got Back’ on my iPod. By choice!)

Mr Evil 11:20 am 25 Jun 09

I wish City News would change the paper they use – that shiny stuff just smears it around whenever I wipe with it.

jessieduck 11:20 am 25 Jun 09

At least bring it 15 years into the future with Mika’s 2007 “Big Girls (You Are Beatiful)”

You take your skinny girl
I feel like I’m gonna die
‘Cause a real woman
Needs a real man, here’s why

You take your girl
And multiply her by four
Now a whole lotta woman
Needs a whole lot more!

Sammy 11:19 am 25 Jun 09

Just look at the size of Kim Kardashian’s butt. HUGE! and hot.

Hercsie 11:10 am 25 Jun 09

why not regurgitate Queen’s song – fat bottom girls – to boot (!)

Hells_Bells74 11:10 am 25 Jun 09

fnaah said :

An eminently more suitable song would be Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls”.

Was totally thinking myself how’d they leave that one out

Hells_Bells74 11:08 am 25 Jun 09

Woohoo Rosebud – nothing like some heavy metal morning glory! 🙂

fnaah 11:08 am 25 Jun 09

An eminently more suitable song would be Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls”.

rosebud 11:06 am 25 Jun 09

This song is good, but my favourite is Spinal Tap’s: Big Bottom.

“Big bottom, big bottom
Talking ’bout bum cakes
MY BABY”S GOT ‘EM!”

(to heavy metal screaming)

Hugh Lews 11:05 am 25 Jun 09

If you thought the Canberra Times was awesome, wait until you read the articles in City News.

chewy14 10:41 am 25 Jun 09

Ahhhhhh, now you’ve got that song in my head. get it out get it out.

“some punks like to hit and quit it, but i’d rather stay and play……

Clown Killer 10:22 am 25 Jun 09

I’m not sure what disturbs me most about this – the confected story used as segue to Sonya’s admission to the trying on of rubberised granny pants or the fact that City News has an on-line presence… both are trying too hard.

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