"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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

After the Thrones

Another good episode of HBO's After the Thrones, where they brought in expert Mallory Rubin early to discuss the epic penultimate episode of Season 6.

Rubin - who always sports a cool T-shirt - mentioned Daenerys's quote I have in my banner area about breaking the wheel. They had an interesting discussion of all aspects of the episode focusing on things that stood out for me as well: like the fact Rickon didn't follow a serpentine rout (like in the original In-Laws movie) when running from Ramsey's arrows; that Sansa didn't alert Jon Snow that the calvary might by coming; that Davos found Shireen's toy stag and he eyed Melisandre forbodingly. I wish they had done this show throughout the series. So good.

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