"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, September 11, 2015

Junip - Line of Fire / Elementary





I've been watching the Elementary binge on WGN America. Thanks DVR!

It's a compelling show. On a personal note I share many of Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock's stringent and unconventional views on a variety of subjects. Corporations, banks and bankers are loathsome. Love is a scam. Marriage has outlived its purpose.

But my personality is more like Lucy Liu's Joan Watson. She's very smart too but more quiet and polite than Sherlock. Less alpha dog and yet drawn to Holmes's brilliance and eager to learn from him. She seems conventional but as Sherlock points out to her regularly, she's not really. Anyway I find their partnership entertaining TV.

In episode 19 of season 2, a doctor who taught Watson plays one of my favorite Clash tunes Rudie Can't Fail.