Dear People Magazine,

16 May

wrong

Dear People at People Magazine,

 

This past week when your most recent issue was delivered to my office I noticed a grave error on the cover. Normally I wouldn’t take the time two write in, but this error was so egregious I felt a moral obligation to help you make a correction.

You see, this week’s cover showcased a picture of Hollywood A-lister Gwynneth Paltrow with the heading “World’s Most Beautiful Woman!” Now I don’t have anything against Ms. Paltrow. I’m sure she’s a very nice person and she certainly is a lovely looking lady. I can see how your editing staff would be tempted to crown her “World’s Most Beautiful Woman!” but when they were considering candidates, I suspect they were unaware of another, lower-profile woman.

UnDorkMommy isn’t a movie star, and for that reason I can forgive your editing staff for being unaware. Had they known her I’m sure they would have made a very different choice for this week’s cover.

I have taken the liberty of mocking up a correction for your editing staff. No doubt as soon as you see it you will want to recall all of last week’s issues and publish a re-print with the more accurate cover I have provided below.

There. Isn't that better?

There. Isn’t that better?

Please send my regards to Ms. Paltrow. When she sees how beautiful UnDorkMommy is I’m sure she’ll agree a correction needs to be made.

 

Respectfully,

 

Dork Daddy

20 Responses to “Dear People Magazine,”

  1. Katherine C. Mead-Brewer May 16, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    This is the best blog post I’ve read in a long time. Terrific post!

  2. BehindMyBooks May 16, 2013 at 10:40 am #

    I can’t begin to express how much I love this. I’m voting for UnDork Mommy!

  3. Jessica May 16, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    You are the best husband and father… no really… well, after my husband, of course. Anyway, well done!

    • dorkdad May 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

      You’re nice to say that, but keep in mind I’m the schlump who hasn’t been home to put my kids to bed for the last 3 nights.

  4. kevdrex May 16, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    ROFLMAO! My guess is daddy will get some mileage in the bedroom out of this one! 🙂

    • dorkdad May 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

      Her reaction via text message when she saw it:
      “I’m no Gwynneth.”

      • kevdrex May 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

        Thankfully that’s true.

  5. twohotcoffees May 16, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    Great post!

    So sweet🙂

  6. lucebuona May 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Very sweet!

  7. Lynette May 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    This is so good!

  8. Alan Kercinik (@AlanKercinik) May 16, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    File this under “A happy wife is a happy life.”

    • dorkdad May 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

      I might suggest this technique the next time Charlie Capen complains about 187 days.

  9. The Cutter May 16, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Aw this is sweet. Mothers Day gift?

    • dorkdad May 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

      Righteous outrage at a grave injustice done to my wife by the people at People. Nothing more.

  10. Nick May 16, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    A perfect example of what is wrong with tabloid magazines. Too focused on the “celebrities” to get their facts straight. Nicely done.

  11. Lisa Shaw May 18, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    That’s very cute. Well fixed.🙂

  12. puppy1952 June 17, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    Daddydork, you’re the best. I don’t think this is ‘sweet’, I think it is brilliant and true. Undork Mommy is gorgeous.

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