"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

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Do you come from the land down under?

Kendra Shaw had to make some tough choices in the new Battlestar Galactica movie. As circumstances forced her - for the most part - to become more and more like the cold "toasters" she was fighting, she began to hate herself more. This meant putting herself in risky situations without a second thought and using drugs to numb the pain and cope with the stress.

Lots of good things coming out of Australia lately. Like NPR's Jamie Tarabay or the John Butler Trio. Then there's Bret and Jermaine, who are from New Zealand of course.