"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 15, 2015

The Wire and legalization

HBO ran all 5 seasons of the Wire in 5 days. I recorded them and have been re-watching the show at a leisurely pace. Season 3 had the plot line with Major Colvin, Hamsterdam, and drug legalization. That was in 2004 and ten years later pot is legal in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Obama is right, it's one of the best shows ever on television and Omar Little is probably my favorite character too although there are a lot of good characters. The creators of Game of Thrones explicitly said they modeled their vast canvas on The Wire.

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