Look, things are bleak in #thesetryingtimes, and a certain sense of hopelessness in the face of powerful men making decisions that are contrary to the ideals of fairness, autonomy, and empathy we were once taught were the cornerstones of a democracy, is to be expected. Things are spiraling out of control and people are desperate to assert power over their own destinies, and to secure the R’hllor given rights of Jon Snow to sit on the Iron Throne over some stringy haired, hysterical woman who is clearly on her period. I’m assuming that’s what drove nearly 500,000 people to take time out of their workday and sign a Change.org petition calling for HBO to remake the entirety of Game Of Thrones’ 8th season. And I get it. I really do. What’s going on with Game Of Thrones is pretty much the only thing keeping me up at night these days too.
People Don’t Regret Naming Their Children After “Game Of Thrones” Characters–Children Will Let Us Know In A Few Years
The New York Post is reporting that Game Of Thrones has a lot of real life implications outside of its own fictional fantasy narrative about dragons and a throne and skeleton warriors of ice… ? (I don’t know what it’s about.) There are many people who have named their babies after GOT characters since the show’s premiere and now the parents of those babies have to live with the repercussions. Most are saying that even though they named their kid after someone who may become a murderous villain by the end of the show, they ain’t mad. You know who is mad? Their child in 10 years time.
The producers of Game of Thrones are tired. They’ve been at this shit since 2011. Sure, we’ve only gotten 8 seasons in as many years (Tyra Banks is NOT impressed), but it’s a lot of hours of television to produce. We shouldn’t be surprised that they’re getting sloppy as they approach the finish line. When season 8, episode 4 (“The Last of The Starks“) aired last week, raven-eyed viewers spotted a Starbucks cup sitting on the table in front of Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and the internet screamed CONTINUITY ERROR. Everybody knows the last Starbucks in Westeros (located next to the gift shop at the east corner of The Wall) burned down in season 7. HBO rushed to digitally erase it, but the damage was already done. People now know GOT isn’t a documentary as it was previously assumed to be. And there was another error related to last night’s penultimate episode.
*Spoilers for episode 5, “The Bells“, ahead.
You’d have a better chance of fucking a stone man and not coming down with a raging case of genital Greyscale than you would getting on Cher’s internet on a Monday morning and not catching a Game Of Thrones spoiler. So consider this a warning. Spoilers ahead.
As I’ve mentioned before, I love me a off-brand wax museum. And it looks like the Wax Museum Plus in Dublin, Ireland, is exactly my kind of shit. They’re cashing in on the current outbreak of Game of Thrones fever by debuting a new figure that’s supposed to be Daenerys Targaryen, but it looks more like they just pulled the old Lea Michele figure from their erstwhile Glee collection and slapped a mop head on it. They would have had better luck with the Sue Sylvester figure.
Warning: Possible spoilers ahead
I’m not much of a gambler. The last time I went to Vegas, which was many years ago, the hottest action I got into was watching an older gentleman receive an over-the-pants handy while I pretended to play quarter slots until my free gin and tonic arrived. But that was BGOT (Before Game Of Thrones, duh). Now, if I was so inclined, I could bet actual American dollars on whether or not Cersei Lannister is going to make it through episode 4 before either Arya (+150) or The Mountain (+4,000) knocks that ratty Monet X Change kitten wig into the dust, with her head still in it.