"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

Friday, March 06, 2009



Too Many Dicks on the Dancefloor*

Looking over my blog links, I noticed there are too many guys and the ratio is way off. So I added Majikthise, who is Canadian also so that makes a twofer as the tactless say. I also added Michael Bérubé who is blogging again and is very funny, especially about the raging stupidity and hubris in politics. Yes he plays hockey. Yes his name looks suspiciously French. No he's not Canadian.** I've also added A Fistful of Euros which provides a European perspective on the Ongoing Clusterfuck*** in the financial markets and wider economy.

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* Doesn't one of the dancers in the video look like a Village Person, specifically Randy the Cowboy?
** Actually, yes he is of French-Canadian ancestry, though. (Added this note after I was corrected in the comments. Reminds me of what Alexander Cockburn once said about the corrections section newspapers tuck away on page 2 or 3, admitting mistakes in previous edtions. The real purpose is to convince the reader everything else in the paper is true.
*** I believe Tom Tomorrow coined this. William Safire recently had a contest in his Language column to name the current situation in the economy and this would be my nomination.