Welcome to episode 22, where Les Filles talk about Sports (real and e), the Mary Sue, tartans, Snowpiercer, Game of Thrones, American Gods, the Supreme Court of the United States, and some douchebag named Robin Thicke.
Tim Howard, US Goalie and Secretary of Defense:
(President Obama did say in response to a White House petition to give Howard the job that it was filled, but if an opening occurs, he will consider it.)
Wimboldon’s men’s singles final happened while we recorded, and it was a good time to remember our fave celebrity ship, which celebrates it’s 1 year anniversary today: Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler.
The Tour de France’s first stage happened! ….in Yorkshire. We don’t even know.
The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow! The Scottish team uniforms are….a thing. A tartan clad thing.
Kayleigh’s tumblr post on the changes at The Mary Sue.
Starz is developing Neil Gaiman’s American Gods with Bryan Fuller. (He has assured us this does not affect Hannibal).
Penny Dreadful has wrapped up, as has Game of Thrones.
Snowpiercer is finally out in the US (much to Alina’s dismay, not yet in Canada). That is a link to US screening locations (including the Historic Brattle Theater in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prepare to self-medicate after it’s over.
Speaking of self-medication, the US Supreme Court ruled that closely-held corporations have religious freedoms and can use those freedoms to infringe on other people’s (usually women and minorities) rights, because that’s America. We have some things to say about that.
So does Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, aka The Notorious RBG. You can buy a shirt here.
And then Robin Thicke is a creepy, threatening asshole, but his album shaming his ex-wife to get back with him is flopping, so there’s that.
We will be back next month with a new topic and a special guest! Happy summer, stay cool!