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Please vote today, everyone

I loved George Carlin,  and I thought he was a brilliant comic and social commentator.  But on one major point, I have always vehemently disagreed with him…

voting.

Your vote matters.  Because EVERY vote matters.

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So… Scotland… I hear you might be single soon…

Wow.  Just, wow.

I am amazed, truly amazed, that this movement for Scotland to gain independence may actually succeed after all.  The referendum is set to take place this Thursday.

And it is an extremely complicated issue, one that I would imagine the overwhelming majority of Americans (including myself) understand very little, outside of having seen the superb (but historically inaccurate) movie Braveheart.

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Sigh… I miss Game of Thrones

It really hasn’t been that long since Season 4 ended, but it feels like it has been an eternity.  I guess I had not fully appreciated how much I looked forward to watching Game of Thrones every Sunday, but there were times when it was practically the highlight of my week.  I miss having that weekly thing to look forward to watching with Kelly.

So in the meantime I have been finding all sorts of ASOIAF/GoT things to keep myself entertained.

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Brimfield 2014 – the bizarre & the geeky

We’re back from Brimfield.  While we haven’t had a chance to photograph all of our cool finds yet, we did get a chance to take some photos while we were there of some odd stuff.  This post, a lot like the last one, is dedicated to the weird, the strange and the downright bizarre.  Fair warning: if you don’t have a sense of humor this post may not be for you.

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At Brimfield thinking of @TheBloggess

Geoff and I go to Brimfield every year.  Last year was the exception, we were too broke and working too many jobs to be able to take off the time to go.  This year, because we’ve saved our pennies and because Geoff starts a new job on Monday, (more on that later) we’re here.

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Yes, some filler has been added to GoT

Last night’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones (First of His Name) definitively proved three things:

1) Hodor is awesome.

2) Brienne and Pod may well be the next Tyrion and Bronn in terms of comedy on the show.

3) One important ASOIAF character from the books may not ever make an appearance on the GoT television show.

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Surviving the Apocalypse

As anyone who knows me well will tell you, I am somewhat obsessed with emergency preparedness and safety in general.  Mind you, not to the point of having a bunker and hoarding gold coins and such, but I do take that sort of thing seriously when it comes to normal Red Cross-type preparation.

Well, this past week I got to hear Annalee Newitz, one of the founders of io9, give a reading from her new book: Scatter, Adapt, and Remember:
How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction
.  And it was quite illuminating, and a lot of fun to boot.  Count on the Harvard Bookstore to always bring in cool authors.

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I know this is old, but…

I had not seen it before yesterday.  And it’s quite well done.

Besides, after Sunday I just have Game of Thrones on the brain.  SO excited that Season 4 has finally started.

-Geoff

CHICKEN

So there was the Game of Thrones season 4 premiere.

Then this happened.

And then, the fan art.

This doesn't really need a caption, does it?

This doesn’t really need a caption, does it?

My day?  Made.

~Kelly

ETA: Fan art, the gift that keeps on giving.  Now with MORE CHICKEN.

Brought to you by the twitterverse.

Brought to you by the twitterverse.

ETA the Second:

While twitter brought us the above image, it didn’t bring an attribution… immediately.  Thanks to the link to this post getting around the original artist got in touch with me and I can credit the original image to ROCOM.  You can find ROCOM at that link, which goes to tumblr, or on twitter @rocom

This is what the original image looks like.

Before The Hound was shopped onto the KFC bucket.

Before The Hound was shopped onto the KFC bucket.

If I hear from the creator of the image at the top I’ll be glad to ETA again.

Two awesome videos

These are two videos that have come across my media feeds lately.  They’re very different from one another, but they’re both absolutely worth watching.  And, now that the Game of Thrones season premier is over, you can do just that.

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