6/22/2014

Happy Birthday, Meryl Streep!


Meryl Streep in One True Thing
This summer is filled with talk about what a tear-jerker The Fault in Our Stars is, but give me One True Thing any day. Long before Hazel came along, Meryl Streep gave arguably her most underrated performance in this 1998 sob-fest. Her subtle performance as the caring mother in One True Thing is the antithesis of her acid-tongued matriach in last year's August: Osage County, so I must tip my hat to the queen of the Cancer Weepies. I hope you ring in your 65th birthday by celebrating over fifteen-years of quality plate-smashing as cancer-stricken mothers. Party hearty by starting off with a healthy plate of catfish (smash that) and then make a cherry pie for dessert (smash that too). Nobody smashes plates better than you, Meryl! Happy Birthday!

Best,
-Pat

Meryl smashing plates in 1998

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Meryl smashing plates in 2013:


Thanks for 15 years of plate-smashing and even bigger thanks for 65 years of epic Streepness!