"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

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Breaking Bad

Front page NYTimes story on how Netflix and word of mouth helped Breaking Bad.

Race to End for ‘Breaking Bad’ Fans Who Got Behind

Whatever happens, there will be no real justice by Yglesias
With Breaking Bad, on the other hand, I’m endlessly curious about what we haven’t seen and don’t yet know. There’s just no way the final episode can pack in everything I would conceivably want to see—a full backstory on Gray Matter, the internal politics of the Nazi gang, more insight into Lydia and Todd, Saul in Nebraska, Skyler under an entirely new sort of pressure.
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And the one thing we’d really all like to see—justice—is something that’s probably impossible at this point.
At least we'll get a prequel with Saul.

In one of Aaron Paul's favorite episodes, "Problem Dog," Jesse talks about there being no justice in the universe at an AA meeting. Not that long ago, he had shot the meth cook Gale in order to save Mr. White and himself. He didn't have to shoot him. He could have ran.

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