"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

Monday, November 14, 2011


The Lady opens December 2nd in the U.S. Michelle Yeoh is the best. I want to see Melancholia* because two of my other favorites, Charlotte Rampling and John Hurt, are in it. It also has Charlotte Gainsbourg whose father was Serge Gainsbourg.

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* The film dramatizes the fact that depressed people react better under crisis circumstances, like the end of the world,** because they are calmer since they have less to lose.
** Two signs of the apocalypse: gladitorial Ultimate Fighting is mainstreaming as it was on Fox TV this past Saturday. The new Showtime show Dave's Old Porn wherein comedian Dave Attell watches porno from the classical era of the 1970s and 80s and discusses it with guests as they did on Mystery Science Theater 3000 or DVD movie extras.

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