"It is easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor."
- Tyrion Lannister

"Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. They're all just spokes on a wheel. This one's on top, then that's ones on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to break the wheel."

- Daenerys Targaryen


"The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned. The Drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious cunts? Where's the God of Tits and Wine?"

- Tyrion Lannister


"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."

- Jorah Mormont


"These bad people are what I'm good at. Out talking them. Out thinking them."

- Tyrion Lannister


"What happened? I think fundamentals were trumped by mechanics and, to a lesser extent, by demographics."

- Michael Barone

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
- Dorothy Parker

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

BEHOLD THE POWER OF THE NERDFURY AND DESPAIR!

(via theGarance)

The question at hand was how to find good restaurants, and his answer was to take the city you want to go to and just google up some restaurant names that serve the dish you're after. Then go to chowhound or another foodie site, and rather than asking about restaurants, you put up an enthusiastic post talking about how you just had the best whatever you're looking for at one of these restaurants.

At that point, what drivingblind likes to call the nerdfury will begin. Posters will show up from nowhere to shower you with disdain, tell you how that place used to be good but has now totally sold out and - most important to your quest - will tell you where you would have gone if you were not some sort of mouth breathing water buffalo.

(via Kevin Drum, via Jim Henley, via Robert Donoghue)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Devil's Haircut In My Mind



Great film. Have to say my favorite scene in No Country For Old Men is when Josh Brolin is trying to swim away from the furiously paddling pit bull. But there are many, many other great scenes. It is a violent, gory movie (which I'm not into - can't understand why so many people pay money to see all of those horror films Hollywood churns out) but it's a Coen brothers film. A wonderful, sad, scary, suspenseful, funny one with great actors. It's one of those movies where you don't know which way it's going to go.

Makes me feel lucky to live in Chicago which got screenings before the nationwide release.