I don't want to throw the word VIRAL around loosely, but let's just say, Baby Mugging has gone a wee bit out of control. I thought we were done with Baby Mugging at the end of last week, but it seems the rest of the world is just catching on.
I applaud us, fellow moms of the internet. When are we ever ahead of these things?
It's also pretty cool how most of the news outlets are crediting me, because this is the kind of thing that can just take off on its own.
Baby Mugging has been featured on Mashable, Today.com, The Huffington Post, The Stir, Sodahead, Babble and my favorite Know Your Meme, which chronicles the origin of Baby Mugging like it's a noteworthy historical event. They got facts right even I had forgotten!
I also like a post on The Happy Place called "Bored Moms of Instagram are 'Baby Mugging'".
"A trend started by bored mom Ilana Wiles of the blog Mommy Shorts has gone viral. It involves photographing your baby so that she looks like she has replaced the coffee you drink to deal with the exhaustion she causes."
You know you've arrived when you're the subject of snark!
So, in order to keep up with the trend and because I have NOTHING ELSE IN MY BORING LIFE TO DO, I'm posting a new batch of favorites (for the first batch click here) including many variations on the theme.
Ever heard of Babe Mugging? Yep, it was started by Playboy yesterday. Nothing forces your husband to admit your meme is legit like being imitated by the magazine he masturbated to when he was twelve.
Ummmm... HOLY CRAP. I was just in the middle of writing this post while watching Jimmy Kimmel Live and I KID YOU NOT— Baby Mugging was just featured!!!! I'm not even sure how to process this information while sitting alone in my living room with everyone else asleep.
THANK GOD I HAVE ALL OF YOU GUYS!!!!
Wait. Somehow Baby Mugging on Jimmy Kimmel just transitioned into a shot of Martin Short's penis.
Wow. I'm gonna get on with things because clearly, I'm hallucinating and should be in bed. (FYI- It's the next morning. I rewatched. I was not hallucinating.)
Here is "THE BEST OF BABY MUGGING: PART TWO"...
Basic Babe in a Mug:
Sleeping Babe in a Mug:
Yawning Babe in a Mug:
Brand Spanking New Babe in a Mug:
Babe in a Mug on a Striped Background:
Babe in a Mug on a Polka Dot Background:
Babe in a Mug on a Chevron Background:
Two Babes in a Mug:
Three Babes in Three Mugs:
Four of the Same Babes in the Same Four Mugs:
Babe in a Starbucks Mug:
Babe in a Tim Hortons Mug:
Babe in a Moustache Mug:
Babe in a Pantone Mug:
Babe in a Spam Mug:
Babe in a Cub Cadet Mug:
Babe Drinking Out of Her Own Mug:
"I Love Mom" in a Mug:
"I Love Mum" in a Mug:
Babe in a Hoodie in a Mug:
Kissing Babes in a Mug:
Fighting Babes in a Mug:
Hands Up in a Mug:
Feet Up in a Mug:
Hands and Feet Up in a Mug:
Back Bend in a Mug:
Upside Down in a Mug with Japanese Stuff Going On:
Poker Face in a Mug:
'80s Arcade in a Mug:
Minnie in a Mickey Mouse Mug:
Hug in a Mug:
Smug in a Mug:
Pug in a Mug:
Weimaraner in a Mug:
Good Morning in a Mug:
Bad Morning in a Mug:
Full Diaper in a Mug:
What the Hell Am I Doing in a Mug:
Husband in a Mug:
Newscaster in a Mug:
Radio D.J. in a Mug:
Big Deal in a Mug:
College Roommate in a Mug:
New House in a Mug (congrats, Motherhood WTF!):
Playboy in a Mug (actually posted by Playboy on Instagram):
Furby in a Mug (actually posted by Furby on Instagram):
"STOPPING TAKING PICTURES OF ME!!!!" in a Mug (aka Harlow):
This whole Baby Mugging thing was brought to you by THE MOMMY SHORTS MUG, because when on earth am I gonna have a better chance to plug my one and only piece of Mommy Shorts paraphernalia than with a FREAKIN' MUG MEME.
Make me happy. Buy a mug. Then post A BABE IN A MOMMY SHORTS MUG.
If you want to play (it's not over until Ryan Gosling posts a picture of himself in a mug), post your mug pics on the Mommy Shorts Facebook Fanpage or to #babeinamug and tag @mommyshorts on Instagram.