For just $30,000, you can purchase your very own replica of the Iron Throne and sit as comfortably as Dwight K. Schrute, Assistant to the Regional Manager.
Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, so if you’re like me, you’ll wait another 10 days, purchase the last semi-funny-but-mostly-corny card at CVS and pat yourself on the back. It’s a time-honored tradition on par with calling your college roommate the day after his birthday. That’s just the way things get done.
If you’re one of the overly ambitious types who wants to buy something early, however, I have the perfect gift for you. HBO IS NOW SELLING REPLICA IRON THRONES. For a paltry $30,000 (and an additional $1,800 for shipping), you can buy the greatest chair in the universe, a seat worthy of those screaming furiously at the TV while pondering how to kill Joffrey.
If you don’t want to spend $30,000 on good ‘ol dad, though, I’d still recommend acquiring one for yourself (or me). I’d also recommend using it in one of the following three ways, which you can view after the jump.
Posted by BG on June 7, 2012
After Peyton Manning’s outstanding Saturday Night Live stint in 2007, younger brother Eli tried his hand at hosting last night. Eli was originally asked to host following the Giants’ Super Bowl victory in 2008, but turned down the opportunity to avoid following so closely in his brother’s footsteps.
Four years later, Eli made his debut. And for the most part, he underwhelmed. Or perhaps he performed exactly as expected: He leaned endlessly on the Southern Boy-turned-New Yorker stereotype while delivering skits that were, more often than not, awkward. (more…)
Posted by BG on May 6, 2012
The resurgent Roger Sterling (played by John Slattery) in all of his glory.
SPOILER ALERT: The following entry contains information through the most recent episode of Mad Men: “At The Codfish Ball” (Season 5, Episode 7).
We’re seven episodes into the new season of Mad Men, and the larger picture has finally begun to unfold. Megan’s Zou Bisou Bisou-ing has subsided, and we’ve been left with several key takeaways: Don and Megan’s marriage can’t last; Peggy is reconsidering her priorities; Michael Ginsberg is a full-blooded Martian; and perhaps most important, Glen and Sally still keep in touch!
All of these developments could change by next Sunday. But one thing won’t. In a span of just two episodes, Roger Sterling has transformed from a depressing, weary old man into the brazen, witty egomaniac we’ve come to know and love. He’s once again the spectacular Silver Fox of old. He, unquestionably, is this season’s MVP. (more…)
Posted by BG on May 3, 2012