Game of Thrones' Best Inanimate Objects: Robb Stark's War Map, Hot Pie's Wolf Bread, Theon's Sausage

Game of Thrones’ best inanimate characters…ranked. 1) Robb Stark’s war map. Barely edged out our #2, Stannis’ war map, because of its superior adorable wolf and lion figurines. The map itself is sadly efficient: only 2-D, foldable, packs well for travel. 2) Stannis’ war map. It has its own strategy room! Superior size, scale, topography,... Read more »

Game of Thrones S4E1: The Aunt Viv Domino Effect

In case you live in a cave*, the fourth season of Game of Thrones premiered last night, and it was pretty great if you rank greatness by the ratio of questions raised to questions answered during the episode. So here we go. This week’s questions and comments: The casting directors and producers busted an Aunt... Read more »

Binge-watching Game of Thrones & the Snarkfest That Was Television Without Pity

Two things, which turn out to be related: 1) I have spent the last couple of weeks drowning in Game of Thrones, in attempt to quickly catch up on three seasons before the fourth season premiere this coming Sunday. I had avoided the series previously because I’m generally creeped out fantasy stuff (and separately, sci-fi... Read more »
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Musings on Music Markets

This is a collection of some recent links and thoughts on music play, sales, and economics. 1) Artists are paid virtually nothing via streaming music sites like Spotify and Pandora. This is why some artists refuse the medium. The below (via Business Insider) is a summary of the pay per medium.  via Business Insider What... Read more »

Things That I Have Done Since This Conference Call Began

Things that I have done since this conference call began: Announced myself Tuned into first speaker on the call Started a grocery list Wished “Happy birthday!! Hope you’re doing well!” on two friends’ Facebook walls Paid my gas bill online Provided feedback on first speaker’s ideas on how to reinvigorate client interest on our main... Read more »

Etiquette for the 21st Century Oblivious

Stumbled across this excellent reddit thread the other day, where someone asked, “What are some basic rules of etiquette everyone should know?” Sorted/highlighted/quoted/paraphrased the best Tips & Tricks on How to Not Be a Dick, so here we go: Rules of Engagement Window on an airplane gets a wall and an armrest. Middle gets 2 armrests.... Read more »
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(More) Stuff White People Like

This is a shout-out to the popular site, Stuff White People Like, for highlighting all this stuff that white people and I like. If ever the genius site creator decides to add to his list, here are some proposals (in no particular order): Cards Against Humanity Lululemon yoga pants/Using Lululemon bags as lunch totes @GSElevator... Read more »

“Get a thick pair of woolen socks. Not Nylon. Fucking wool.”

I just amazon-primed myself wool socks because my new favorite Gawker commenter, ACrowley, told me to. On Gawker’s unnecessary reminder, “It’s Gonna Be So Fucking Cold in the Midwest Tonight,” ACrowley (the love child of Al Cowlings and Ace Frehley? Anyone?) spits out some golden advice, made all the better if you imagine it delivered... Read more »

Pitchfork Launches Print Magazine, and We’ve Officially Achieved Peak Hipster.

via FastCompany: “as many print music magazines shutter or go web-only, Pitchfork is returning to the roots of its trade: on December 14, the company will debut The Pitchfork Review, a quarterly print journal focused on longform music writing and design-focused content.” Well to start, I can’t help but note that even this effective press... Read more »
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Markets Too Frothy for You? Try This Charlie Munger Bronze Bust On for Size

Are you worried about the US stock market reaching all new highs day after day? Are you frustrated with the build of your cash sitting on the sidelines? Well, we may have found a way to put a dent in that cash pile (via @mungerisms): you can now invest in your very own bronze bust of... Read more »
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