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Milfs Appalled by Racy Books (the newspaper of Snohomish County) recently ran this story:

Mom appalled at racy books in store for teens at Alderwood mall
By Scott Pesznecker
Herald Writer
LYNNWOOD -- Marci Milfs went to Urban Outfitters to find clothes for her teenage son. She was surprised to find sexually charged books that she believes have no place in a clothing store for teens and young adults. On one end of the spectrum was "Porn for Women," a photo book showing men doing housework. On the other was "Pornogami: A Guide to the Ancient Art of Paper-Folding for Adults," a guide for making anatomically correct artwork. "When I saw it, I was shocked," Milfs said... Milfs was so appalled that she is preparing to file a complaint with the city of Lynnwood, and has already aired her frustrations to State Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, and organizations including Morality in Media, Concerned Women of America and the American Family Association.

When I saw this story I assumed either it had to be a joke, or the reporter had fallen for a prank. Kind of like when reporters are tricked into quoting "Haywood Jablome" as a source.

A "MILF" (for anyone unfamiliar with the term) is popular internet slang for any attractive older woman. By internet standards, that means any woman over the age of 25. It stands for "Mom I'd like to f***".

So a story about "Marci Milfs" being appalled by racy books has to be a joke. Right? Apparently not. It's just another example of an unfortunate last name. Marci Milfs seems to be a real person.
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 06, 2008

But is she really a MILF?

red face

Posted by John Paradox  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Tue May 06, 2008  at  08:28 PM
Urban Outfitters is one of my favorite stores. It's not just for teens... that's like saying Kroger shouldn't carry alcohol or contraceptives just because teens can shop there.
Posted by Urban shopper  in  US  on  Tue May 06, 2008  at  08:29 PM
Her name really is Milf, and she works at a Christian School?! - that's just so ... funny. <giggle, snark> Do you think she even knows what MILF means?
Posted by Nona  on  Wed May 07, 2008  at  07:41 AM
Mom I'd like to f asterisk asterisk asterisk? What does that even mean?
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Wed May 07, 2008  at  09:46 AM
Were can I complain about her name which offends me, having a mother.
Posted by Unfairly Balanced  in  Earth  on  Wed May 07, 2008  at  11:33 AM
I thought I heard this story that she was upset that her last name had been turned into a dirty acronym. (Acronym, right??)

Urban outfitters does primarily market to YOUNG people. I can see where it might be inappropriate to allow young customers to view materials meant for adults. If you try to buy alcohol or cigarettes at Kroger's, you'd be I.D.'d before you could buy them.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Wed May 07, 2008  at  04:13 PM
i find it funny that she was offended by porn for women, theres nothing in side just hunky men cooking and cleaning up. its a one joke book, i guess its just the title that offends her.
Posted by JoOdd  on  Wed May 07, 2008  at  05:21 PM
Only this would happen in our state downer
Posted by Phil  on  Wed May 07, 2008  at  09:54 PM
The most straight-laced, serious and humour-deprived individual I ever met was called Nancy Cox-Harker. A lifetime of snickering had turned her into the kind of anti-joy Nazi it is a positive displeasure to meet.

Rather than simply change her name, drop or swap the hyphenation, or just marry, she had set out on a quest to make the world around her so devoid of mirth than no-one would ever think to loose even a single titter.

Sad really.
Posted by David B.  on  Fri May 09, 2008  at  12:35 PM
Years ago when I was a clerk at a Blockbuster Video we had a regular customer with the last name of Growcock. Actually it was her married name, felt sorry for her husband. (Saw her ID)
Posted by Grant  in  Oklahoma  on  Fri May 23, 2008  at  05:35 PM
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