Beth & Meg & The Handmaid’s Tale

May the Lord open our mouths as we discuss the phenomenon of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and decide which color dress we would be assigned. Before we do that, though, we talk the upcoming even golder (shut up about our grammar) era of television which, funnily enough, resembles a lot of old television, what you will not see us demonstrate in a Facebook Live session,  and the true meaning of the Fourth of July. #beachywaves #stepintime #MaryPoppins #400Whatever #deppedout #thehandmaidstale #margaretatwood #dontevencallmeJoe #wearetheSugarbakersisters #itsallaboutthemoney #HAPPYBIRTHDAYSHANE

LYLAS,

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Beth & Meg & More Loaded Questions

This week we discuss the fact that Megan is plus-sized (in an iPhone, that is), what showing of Wonder Woman Frederick Douglass would attend, and the anatomic hurdles of the male romper. Also, when it’s good to mine the 80s/90s for remakes and when IT IS NOT, why we are now concerned for la Republique Francaise, and why we will now require a waiver should we ever enter the dating pool again. Lastly, we play a round of Loaded Questions where you get to see just how nerdy Bethany can be.  #keepBabyinthecorner #orchardpe-ach #wehaveaDickies #WeAllLose #justsingthedangsong

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Beth & Meg & Simon & M. Night Shyalaman Pt. 2

We are back for the second half of our look at the three act play that is M. Night Shyalaman’s career. In this episode we discuss the lean years and what we hope is the triumphant return of one of the true mavericks in Hollywood. We talk about how a Hemsworth brother or two might have saved Paul Giamatti from having to clean the pool as much, who’d Simon want to be stuck in space with (his pressure suit wouldn’t impress her much), and our shared love of the great Shakespearean, John Leguizamo. Also, the Asian-ness of Emma Stone, when the MIB when to space, and why Yahtzee gets Simon all worked up. #yahtzee #adultdiapers  #JenniferBerkeleyForPresident  #textdontcall #mnightshyalaman

LYLAS,

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Beth & Meg & Simon & M. Night Shyamalan

Little brother Simon joins us for a night of ups and downs and eventual ups again as we discuss the fascinating career of the modern day Hitchcock, M. Night Shyamalan. Before that, though, we talk embarrassing moments at couples’ game nights, the tyranny of Olan Mills studios in the 90’s, and what Simon’s body has in common with the Grand Canyon.  #SceneIt #CarryingTheBanner #Newsies #WhatColorAreYou #ShowUsYourOlanMills #MNightShyalaman

LYLAS,

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Beth & Meg & A Good Catch-up

Yes, we are back and it is time to have a good gab to see what has been going on in each other’s lives and in the world in general. Discover what Megan has in common with Helen Mirren (I mean, what doesn’t she?), where Bethany found a glimpse of Heaven (it involves men offering her doughnuts, surprise, surprise), and who it is that feels we owe him an apology (FROM OUR COLD, DEAD HANDS). Also, how France now has the Frenchest French president in French history, Megan buzzes on John Lithgow, and Bethany waxes latin on the intimate lives of dinosaurs. #NobodyPutsErinInABucket #TheChocolateKebabHouse #BoyishGoodLooks  #IAmMoana

LYLAS,

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Beth & Meg & Erin & “Silence” Part 2

Yet again, we delve into the Shusaku Endo’s “Silence” and wrestle with theological dilemmas WAY ABOVE OUR PAYGRADE. Yes, stumble along with us as we also wrestle with what actor Erin needs as her TA to guide her through the tricky world of Victorian literature (hint hint, it rhymes with Fichael Massbender), how you know you can trust any Wikipedia page to which we refer, and we get into an English Lit throw-down to beat the one man band.

 

 

 
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Beth & Meg & Erin & “Silence”

We are finally doing it! Yes, this week we discuss the amazing book, Silence by Shusaku Endo as well as its recent film adaptation by Martin Scorsese. We are blessed with the presence of the brilliant Erin Dickey as two Mormons and an Agnostic discuss 17th Century Japanese Catholicism. (As Erin states and as we really should have as the tagline for the show, “Let’s just assume we’re going to screw this up”). First, though, we talk adventures in secondary teaching, what we probably should have been doing instead of calculus with those fancy calculators mom and dad shelled out half our college fund for, and what is going to drive Erin back into the lover’s clingy embrace of Hulu.

 
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Beth & Meg & a Welcome Distraction

Yes, we are punting yet again and have decided to put off our “Silence” discussion for another week in order to talk only of things lovely and frothy. The order of the day is “Hakuna Matata” as we talk getting buffed whilst in the buff, our roles as trophy wives, and how nostalgic we get over warm lemonade. Also, art which could be considered “fra-gee-lay”, we set US/Dutch relations back to the days of New Amsterdam, and FINALLY  use the phrase “a taco-based lifestyle”.

LYLAS,

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Beth & Meg & Our Top Ten Weepie Movies Pt. 2

We know, we know, you’ve waited a long time for it, but we are finally here with the second half of our favorite weepie movies. BIG OLE’ SPOILER ALERT – there are a lot of spoilers in this episode! Don’t let that keep you from checking out these flicks, especially if you just need to be reduced to a puddle for a bit.

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Beth & Meg & The Oscars

So we had to push back the second half of our sad movie list because – did you see the Academy Awards?!?! Yes, the Hollywood bubble was burst a little bit this week and we are here to sift through the wreckage. We also talk Meg and Shane’s dream trip to the temple of basketball, the death of the William Rehnquist of daytime TV, and Bethany’s very low Redbox standards. Also, Australian clapping, why CPS might need to be called to protect Moana, and the ULTIMATE “you WISH you still had me” moment. #Afflacus #HeavensDoneWaiting #TSAlovin #kubball

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