"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

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I didn't imagine Mark Wahlberg's The Fighter would be so funny. A great cast including Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo and many others. Jamming soundtrack too!

I really, really liked The Fighter, The Social Network and True Grit. King's Speech was good also. As Daniel Davies wrote, The Black Swan was nothing like the book.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Battle Is Set as Verizon Adds iPhone by Jenna Wortham

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Should I Buy a Verizon iPhone? by Farhad Manjoo

Insanely Savvy: Why Verizon's decision to pass on the iPhone six years ago is looking better and better by Annie Lowrey
The Politicized Mind by David Brooks

Good piece by Brooks but I would just say that Brooks's championing of the establisment's program of "socialism for the rich, austerity for the rest" falls very hard on the seriously mentally ill and their families. He should take a serious look at that and his deficit hawkery.

Reflections on Political Violence by Hitchens