GoT Attack Ads

I’ve been chuckling about these all day:

Good stuff.

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    Jacks mom says:


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    Howard Beale IV says:


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    Mike in NC says:

    I want some KhaleesiKare.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @efgoldman: I’m thinking that either Cole contacted Tommy after Tommy said earlier this week that whoever did the website upgrade didn’t know what they were doing OR whoever the current webmaster is took Tommy’s comments as a challenge or inspiration.

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    muricafukyea says:

    People who name inanimate objects are so easily amused.

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    Keith P says:

    Where’s the upbeat positive campaign ad for Tywin Lannister? This stuff reminds me an old Mr Show skit where Odenkirk and Cross were a couple of rich guys running political ads for themselves but weren’t running for anything…they just want people to know how good they are but it devolves into attack ads.

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    Jacks mom says:

    My ring tone is the GoT theme. I actually had a lady stop me in the grocery the other day and ask me what it was. When I told her she said “oh of course…..I used to watch that back in the 90’s”.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Jacks mom: Grocery store lady was clearly ahead of the times!

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    Karen in GA says:

    I found a sigil generator today, and made a banner for House Karen. The symbols are a fluffy cat, a small dog, and a six-pack of beer. My house’s words: You can’t take us anywhere.

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    🍀 Martin says:

    This is awesome.

    Everyone knows that the ancient idea of Earth in the center of the universe is a ridiculous holdover from a superstitious age, right? Modern science has proven that we are nothing special! We inhabit, in Carl Sagan’s words, “….an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.”
    Well….prepare to be shocked!
    “The Principle”, destined to become one of the most controversial films of our time, brings before the public eye astonishing results from recent large-scale surveys of our universe- surveys which disclose unexpected evidence of a preferred direction in the cosmos, aligned with our supposedly insignificant Earth.

    Yes, it’s a documentary about geocentrism. Fuck Benghazi! This is the real coverup!

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    raven says:

    We just watched Silicon Valley, I didn’t now Cassidy was a screenwriter.

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    WereBear says:

    @🍀 Martin: “The Principle”, destined to become one of the most controversial films of our time, brings before the public eye astonishing results from recent large-scale surveys of our universe- surveys which disclose unexpected evidence of a preferred direction in the cosmos, aligned with our supposedly insignificant Earth.

    A lack of self esteem the size of the Universe!

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    scav says:

    “preferred direction in the cosmos”?

    Please let it be Left.

    NNW for a second choice.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    “Joffrey Baratheon: Where is The Birth Certificate?”

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    gogol's wife says:

    I’m watching this 2-hour documentary about the Dave Clark Five. I forgot how great they were.

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    Groucho48 says:

    Great concept. Execution could have been funnier. I do like the “Joffrey Baratheon: Where is The Birth Certificate?” idea.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @gogol’s wife:
    I was there, I don’t remember anyone going on about how great they were. I never hear anyone mentioning them as influences either. But I am watching it too & they did get around & have some hits so maybe they just are not recognized.

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    I have a review of the latest Cosmos episode here

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    Pogonip says:


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    gogol's wife says:


    At the time they seemed like a pale imitation of the Beatles (I was Team Beatles!), but hearing these songs on the show I’m amazed at how many great ones they had. And Mike Smith’s singing was really good.

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    JPL says:

    @gogol’s wife: A little late to the site but thanks for mentioning it. I’m only getting bits and pieces of it. (okay, I’m corny)

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    kindness says:

    That is funny. Cute thing because you could substitute just about any person or subject (Nuns & orphans even) and run one of those on ’em and it would be funny.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @gogol’s wife:
    They did have catchy tunes, I would not downplay their talent. But I don’t hear them doing any ground breaking or transcendent. They were a very good pop group. Certainly not in the pantheon of artists that inspired future stars.

    I was team Beatles too but drifted to Stones and by the 70’s to The more ‘underground’ sounds.

    On the topic of not getting the praise heaped in retrospect thing:
    “Pet Sounds” I don’t recall people going ape over it when it as released (granted it came out against a real legendary LP but still even the critics I read didn’t rave). I never hear artists saying they were moved to perform because or wanted to produce something like Pet Sounds but now its treated as a major work. It does not help that I hate the Beach Boys but still, at the time nobody talked about Pet Sounds like they did about Revolver or the White Album

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    gogol's wife says:


    Well, I think the documentary is straining a bit to claim “influence” of the DC 5, but still I’m impressed, given that I had totally forgotten about them or when I thought about them thought they only had one song.

    These clips from “Ready Steady Go” are incredible.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @gogol’s wife:
    I did a thing in school with kids from the UK and they talked about “Ready Steady Go” like it was the greatest thing ever. I have seen some clips but none of the ones they used here. I think I can see what those kids were talking about, man would I like to see those shows.

    Maybe the most embarrassed I have ever been. This gorgeous English girl at the school deal asked me to “Come by and knock me up in the morning.” I must have turned 14 shades of red, it was something of a disappointment to learn English slang & discover she only wanted me to knock on her room door to make sure she got up.

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    gogol's wife says:


    I learned that from Sherlock Holmes.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @efgoldman: True – didn’t want that outcome but would have killed for the opportunity to try!

    @gogol’s wife: One of the movies? I have read the books & don’t remember that term.

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    gogol's wife says:


    Okay, so Dave Clark produced and directed the show, which may explain some of the hagiography. Still I was impressed by what Springsteen et al. said, as well as by the music. And I did not remember that the movie was directed by Boorman. I’ve never seen it.

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    gogol's wife says:


    Yes, it’s in some of the stories. It’s the first time I ever saw it, so I remember it vividly — and I’ve been reading them out loud to my husband, and it’s there. I can’t remember which stories exactly.

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    Origuy says:

    @🍀 Martin: Did you miss the kerfuffle about Kate Mulgrew (Commander Janeway on ST:V) doing the narration? Apparently she wan’t the only one misinformed about the point of the film.

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    Jacks mom says:

    @gogol’s wife:where are you watching that? I remember when they first came out after the Beatles & I was listening to the radio station we could get KOMA and they were talking about the DC 5 vs the Beatles.

    Good times

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    piratedan says:

    @gogol’s wife: well they were inducted into the Rock and Roll HOF a few years back, belatedly after Smith had passed. They had a sound and never “evolved” so to speak like other bands of the era like the aforementioned Beatles, Stones, Hollies et al, but they had a great run while it lasted. Tom Hanks is a huge fan and was the guy to intoduce them into the RRHOF, his induction speech is a hoot (you can find it on YouTube I’m sure). As his is homage to the ERA That Thing You Do!. Their 25 greatest Hits CD is well worth having imho.

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    gogol's wife says:

    @Jacks mom:

    It was on PBS in western Massachusetts tonight, although not in Connecticut, I think. It was a “Great Performances” thing. I hope they repeat it some day — I’d watch it all again from the beginning.

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    gogol's wife says:


    They excerpted large chunks of the speech (maybe the whole thing, but in pieces), and it was hilarious! I assumed that was the inspiration for That Thing You Do, which I love. I could watch that movie every day. I adore the scene where they’re all listening to their transistor radios with the little earphone.

    Off to bed now . . .

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    Violet says:

    @piratedan: @gogol’s wife: I love “That Thing You Do”. It’s such an underrated movie. So many great performances and the music is really catchy and fun. It’s such a feel-good film. Could watch it over and over.

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    piratedan says:

    @Violet: agreed, and he really did try to give a nod to all of the quirky subgenres of the era with the folkie and the brass stuff at the talent show, the pensive female soloist, the motown girl group on the tour… the soundtrack is awesome (with a huge help from the guys from Fountains of Wayne). Hanks obviously loved that place and time in his life and it showed in his induction speech.

    While I like the DC5, there was a time from 64-66 where they ran neck and neck with the Beatles on the charts and in the public eye and then Seageant Pepper showed up (post Pet Sounds) and the music changed again.

    Still, love the music from that time period, for some reason it feel unfettered, call it power pop, bubblegum, pop, rock and roll, british invasion, whathaveyou… I STILL treasure the vinyl I have from that era and pick up the cd’s whenever the budget allows from The Zombies to the Beau Brummels….

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    Epicurus says:

    @gogol’s wife: It’s available on the PBS web site for streaming. I missed it last night, but plan to catch up at some point. Then I’ll be “Glad All Over”….[shows self out before the stones/rocks/boulders arrive.]

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