My Thoughts Exactly

Some guy on the Internet, regarding last night’s Game of Thrones episode …

As a stand-alone piece of entertainment it was excellent. As a piece of the narrative of a long running show, it was trash.

Pretty much.

Also, this guy’s comment with SPOILERS …

Okay, see, what I thought they were building to with Dany was “Her desire to retake the throne ultimately overshadows her noble ideals and brings out her tyrannical side.”

Not “Well, we already won, but guess I’m the Mad Queen now, time to burn everything!”

It’s just so clumsy. They wanted a Big Moment and raced to get there, but there’s no real sense of interiority with the character anymore. The moral of the story is “Some people are just crazy!”

Everything felt just very rote and lifeless. All the actors look bored. The same generic looking peasant woman gets horribly brutalized about 5 different times. Arya finds a horse. The whole thing stinks of the kind of edgy nihilism people accused the show of being, but which I don’t think it actually slid into before. Until now.

Hell Yes

Judging from this trailer, IT Chapter 2 looks to be another faithful adaptation of the book.

I’m fired up!

Medic!

This week, on another episode of “Ow, my balls.” I shouldn’t really find humor in other people’s pain, but these are pretty funny. Lots of the mishaps happened on the football pitch. I’ve always wondered why FIFA can’t pony up for a decent stretcher to haul injured players off the field.

Abandoned Homes on Billionaires Row

This is bonkers.

Inside billionaires Row, London’s rotting derelict mansions worth 350 million pound a third of the mansions on the most expensive stretch of London’s “billionaires row” are standing empty several huge mansions have fallen into ruin after being abandoned for a quarter of a century.
I explored all that I could wear such risky explore.

Watch It While You Can

This one may not be around long, but definitely worth a look.

It occurs to me that one of my earliest childhood memories is going to the Summer Twin Drive-In with my parents. (It’s still around, one of the few drive-ins left in the United States.) Of course, being from the South, we had a pickup truck. My mom and dad watched The Sting. I got in the truck bed, and unbeknownst to them, watched The Exorcist.

I was 4! This explains so much …

Oops

Let this be a lesson to you early adopters.

Samsung’s futuristic Galaxy Fold is launching this month, and the device has already made its way to a select group of reviewers and influencers. During the run-up to the device’s launch, there were concerns about the durability of the folding display, and now after just a few days with the public, the device is already experiencing problems. There are numerous reports of Samsung’s $2,000 device breaking after a single day, sometimes due to poor durability, other times due to user error.

Check it out.

My New Favorite Podcast

That’s S-Town, as in Shittown, Alabama. Just to avoid spoilers, I’m not even going to tell you what it’s about. This thing takes more left turns than a NASCAR racer. Go in cold and thank me later.

Check it out here.

The Jim Jarmusch Zombie Film You’ve Been Waiting For

Yes, please.

THE DEAD DON’T DIE – the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. In Theaters June 14th.