SPOILERS: On Storytelling and Game of Thrones

    SPOILERS: On Storytelling and Game of Thrones

    Bringing people back to life is nothing new in fiction. If you are a fan of comic books, you know it’s practically a right of passage in the world of superheroes. Often, it seems like the decision to revive a dead character is a last moment decision born from regret about letting the character die in the first place. For instance, DC Comics killed Superman | Read More »

    Hypocrisy in “Game of Thrones” outrage

    Hypocrisy in "Game of Thrones" outrage

    I should preface this by saying I don’t watch Game of Thrones very often. The gratuitous sex and gore is a little more than I care about seeing. I’m much more into superhero shows and crime procedurals. That said, if the reaction to Sunday night’s Game of Thrones from the bloggers is anything to go by, Sunday’s was particularly rapey. Well, by particularly, I mean “probably not very | Read More »

    Rand Paul’s Begrudging Concession To Reality

    Rand Paul’s Begrudging Concession To Reality

    You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you. – Leon Trotsky Rand Paul would rather the United States not engage in a costly, frustrating and bloody fight against ISIS. ISIS doesn’t care what Senator Paul thinks about much of anything. They are atavistically determined to make America care about what they think regarding the possibility of a conflict. Therefore, under | Read More »

    Dana Carvey, The Rodeo Clown and The Head On A Stick

    You had to feel for the poor guys over on the set of Game of Thrones. They had this scene where King Joffrey took his girlfriend Sansa on a tour of all the heads he’d recently severed,* but were short a few plastic masks to paint up as decaying cadaver heads. They couldn’t seem to locate any Jerry Brown of Arnold Schwarzenegger faces so they were forced, against their better judgment**, to use a facial likeness of President George W. Bush. It’s amazing how accidents happen. It wasn’t anything, you know, political. And who can forget how hilarious Dana Carvey used to be. “A thousand points of light!” he’d intone in his most mocking imitation of a President in the middle of his re-election campaign. But this was “comedy.” He wouldn’t do that to influence any voters, now would he? It’s all in good fun you Crazy Wingnuts, so lighten up.

    Now we get to the amusing goings on over at the Missouri State Fair. It seems a rodeo clown there came up with the idea of running around in front of an angry bull wearing a Barack Obama Mask. It wasn’t hilariously funny. Better than Letterman’s jokes about A-Rod knocking up Sarah Palin’s children between HGH injections, but not on a level with vintage Dana Carvey SNL. The Left was of course tolerate and patient. They deiced to just let the lowbrows do their “Dance of The Sloping Foreheads.” It’s just comedy they reasoned. It can’t hurt anyone. Oh Wait….

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    You win or you die

    HBO has been adapting a popular series of fantasy novels generally referred to as “A Game of Thrones,” although that’s technically only the title of the first volume; author George R.R. Martin names the entire series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”  The show has been an enormous hit for HBO, evidently drawing a large number of viewers who didn’t read the original books.  Last | Read More »

    “Game of Thrones” to begin filming this fall

    This isn’t political in nature, but is still damned cool none the less. The Song of Ice & Fire series by George R.R. Martin is being developed as a television series by HBO. The plan is for each book of the series to take a season’s worth of episodes, in the style of “Rome” and “Deadwood”. The pilot episode was just scheduled to begin filming | Read More »