Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pink Saturday goes Pop Culture

This week I feel a little ornery so I'm going to take you on a pink journey through our PINK pop culture! In about 10 minutes this is what I could think of; I'm sure there's much more! Please feel free to add to the PINK list in the comments (comment button at the top!)!

We have a musical pop artist known as Pink, we have musical icon Pink Floyd, we have a book by the tragically funny Carrie Fisher called Surrender the Pink (I've been dying to use that as a PS title but I think I might offend a hundred or so people... but it's catchy!). "Pink" is a song by Areosmith.
We have a great 80s movie by the late, great John Hughes, Pretty In Pink.

Barbie is the quintessential pink item for little girls. Sex and the City made the perfectly pink drink, a Cosmo, completely hip and cool- and it's my favorite beverage.

And we can't forget Elvis and the pink caddy he bought for his beloved mama!

How about the Pink Panther, that crime solving cat? Pink panties (I don't care if they're granny, hipster, thong or bikini!) are a must for every woman and who better to sell them than Victoria's Secret, the pinkest store in the mall- seriously!? Mary Kay Cosmetics are totally pink.A most important pink ever, the pink ribbon is a symbol for cancer, most specifically associated with breast cancer and the Susan G. Komen 'for the Cure'!

One of my favorite pinks- the Pink Ladies from Grease, led by Rizzo! Little Pink Slips is a novel written by Sally Koslow, who spoofed her own firing from McCalls magazine in this wicked novel! How about the Flamingo Hotel in Vegas (ya know, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!) whose symbol is the PINK Flamingo? Pink sapphires are beautiful stones! And I could NEVER forget our Pink Saturday hostess, the blogging sensation, Beverly at How Sweet the Sound! And visit the super fab, classy, blog Pink and the City!

And there are so many songs with Pink in the title, but I'm including my all time favorite pink song ever. Damn, The Boss is a very, very bad boy, but I just love him! And I wish I could've found the actual video, but alas, I can only leave you with the lyrics so go ahead and sing along with this naughty little ditty- you know you want to-- "Pink Cadillac"!

Pink Lady,
Maggie Mae


Regina said...

Naughty post Maggie.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Cute pink post! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Annesphamily said...

I love your pinks! My oldest daughter loved the movie Pretty in Pink! I attended a March of Dimes Savins Babies Together Event and they had the pink Cosmos coming through a beautiful swan ice sculpture. I wish I had a camera. My drink was perfectly pink and icy cold! Have a sweet weekend! Colorado Hugs to You! Anne

sarah louise said...

good morning, maggie! you've really done your homework (i never was much good at that!) by gathering all these pink reminders -- thanks for sharing! (o: ahhhhhhhh....... elvis. ahhhhhh. (o: thanks for stopping by this morning. i hope u have a great pink day!

© Jennifer Raley said...

And I was thinking Pink Cadillac by, who was it, Aretha Franklin? In Beverly Hills Cop w/Eddie Murphy. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Happy Pink Saturday! Jenn <><

Diann said...

fun Pink post!

Tracy F. said...

What a clever post! Amazing how much "pink" there is in our world. Happy Pink Saturday!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Colette said...

What a fun pink peek back in time!

Shabbychicdiva said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I love Pretty in pink. One of my favorite movies!! Have a wonderful weekend! Winona

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I think you covered Pink Pop Culture very well. Enjoyed it all, especially Elvis' pink Daddy had one just like it. What a Hoot!!! Although, not really Pop, but Pink...our hospitals in Texas have PINK LADIES who are volunteers and angels in Pink Striped Aprons serving those in need! Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gal.

Tobi Britton* said...

Hey Maggie,
Great PS post! Happy Pink Saturday!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Jeannette said...

I love Pretty in Pink! Thanks for your sweet comments! I look forward to reading your blog. Maybe we can exchange pics of our fav shoes?


She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! What a great post. Personally my favorite pink would have to go to Elvis's momma's pink Cadillac!

Lottie said...

Maggie, I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED your Pink Saturday post today, especially Pink Cadillac! Love your blog, too!

Nan said...

Hi Maggie I love that Elvis and his pink caddy. I was 15 when he came into my life and I still love to listen to that wonderful voice of his.

Julie said...

Maggie: Great post, Pink Floyd is so from my times!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

sissie said...

Hi Maggie,
I think your blog is great. Love all the references to Pink, naughty or nice, either way it's all fun to me.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Now that I have found you I'll be back often.


nancy said...

Now that a post from the past..LOL. HPS. Nancy

CC said...

I loved your pink post..this was a good one. Happy Pinks..and have a lovely weekend.

Atelier de Charo said...

Great pink post. Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Thanks for a stroll down pink memory lane! Happy PS!

Ann said...

I loved all the reminicing about the pinks. Elvis was an icon that will never be topped. He's always been my favorite, him and his pink caddy. Very clever post.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

I enjoyed your pinks! This is my first Pink Saturday and I'm enjoying hopping around and seeing all the pink pretties! Please stop by my place and see my little Basket Full of Sunshine! until later...

Sara Chapman said...

Oh YES, your Pinkness. And did you ever hear the British way of referring to private parts as the "pink bits"??

thestonerabbit said...

I just LOVED all of your PINK memories of great PINKNESS. My favorite is RIZZO and her fellow Pink Ladies of Grease fame! Good times for sure!

Hope your Pink Saturday was spectacular!! dana

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy PiNk, Maggie...

Thanks for coming over for a visit.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Stephanie ♥

Vicki said...

Hi, Maggie,
You have brought back a lot of pink memories as you have given us an interesting history of pink in our society. I love Elvis and think it was so sweet of him to give his momma the pink caddy. Happy Pink Saturday! Vicki

Mumsy said...

Great memories for a pink Saturday!

LV said...

What a great idea for Pink Saturday post. I knew about most of these Pink artist, but never thought of using them on my post. You did a super job.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink weekend, Maggie! Thanks for stopping by.


anna @ frosted petunias said...

Very cool pink post! Ok I thought of two more pinks. How about pink lemonade and pink bubblegum (or bubblegum pink which is a lipstick color). Happy Pink! Oh and I thought I was already a follower but I didn't see me in there so I'm doing it now :)

Sares said...

I love the stroll down the pink memory lane! Pretty In Pink is a favorite from the era I grew up in! Happy Pink Saturday Maggie, I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!

Duchess of Tea said...

You clever girl, this is the best pink post in all pinkland. Many of the pinks in your post are my favourites. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Love & Hugs

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Fun post! love Pretty in Pink and Elvis's pink Caddy he bought his mom.

Jeanie said...

Now THIS was tons of fun! Lots of memories here! Thanks for stopping by the Marmelade Gypsy, too!

someplace in thyme said...

Ok, now I am in love. Your blog is perfect and I really never gave the word pink much thought: Wow, lots going on in the world out there. Perfect, just perfect, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Charlene said...

Great PINK Post. Hope you have a wonderful week! Charlene

Mary said...

I love the pinks you chose to share with us today. Give Mac a hug for me. You have every right to br proud of him. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Dogmom Diva said...

Hello Miss Maggie, thank you so much for stopping by my pink appreciate it!

Love your pinks..have a great week!


rosechicfriends said...

Pretty Cool all the PINK out thar!!!
Happy pINK!

Maggie said...

Regina- oh, no not really! ;) I have a naughty side.... lol- I'm too bad to be pink!

Sherry- thanks!

Annsphamily- pink cosmos through an ice swan? OMG- sounds like my version of heaven!

Sarah Louise- I hate to say it but that was all stuff I thought of off the top of my head in about 10 minutes- no homework involved!

Jennifer- that's a good one, too!

Diann- thanks!

Tracy- it is amazing, eh?

Cape Cod- back at ya!

Collete and Winona- thanks ladies!

Maggie said...

Collectin TX Gal= great additions!

Tobi- thanks.

Jeannette- shoes shoes shoes- yes! let's compare and share!

Shesewpretty and Lottie- thanks!

Nan- I fell in love with Elvis when I was a teenager but unfortunately the King was gone...

Julie- my 16 year old son LOVES Pink Floyd!

Sissie- thanks so much- Hope to see you again soon!

Nancy, CC, Charo, Tammy and Ann- thanks gals! Glad you enjoyed it!

Marybeth- welcome to PS and thanks for commenting and visiting- come back soon!

Saar Chapman- I've heard of that ;) No further comment- heehee!

Stone Rabbit- I love Rizzo, too. I've always wanted to play her on stage!

Queen, Vicki, Mumsy- thanks!

LV- thanks so much- it was a fun post to do!

Sandi- thanks!

Anna- wonderful additions! and thanks for following!

Sares- my era as well! I wanted to be able to sew like the Moll character!

Duchess- thank you so much for such a nice compliment!

Bunny and Jeanie- thanks ladies!

Char @ Someplace in thyme- thank you for such kind words- I'm so happy you liked it!

Charlene- thanks!

Mary- oh thank you! I am so proud of him!

Barb@ Dogmom- thank dear- you have a good week too, with that beautiful baby!

Lorena- thanks!

Thank you to all of you for your comments, visits and nice words! Glad you all liked the post- it was a fun one to write!

Susie Jefferson said...

Great post, so well researched! Sorry to be so late visiting - I've ricked my neck & should badly, so having to stay off the computer as much as poss (didn't even turn it on Sunday & Monday) as typing is killing me. Happy PS anyway - will try to do better next weekend.