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043 Game of Thrones: The Spoils of War

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#MusicMonday: Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire

If you watched last night’s Game of Thrones, my choice for Music Monday should make a lot of sense. If you didn’t, are you really going to complain about hearing the angelic pipes of Alicia Keys on a Monday morning? Start your week off on fire (not literally).


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Giveaway runs until August 21, 2017


042 Humans Versus Cersei Lannister

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Hot Pie From Game of Thrones Created His Own Online Bakery & The Name Is Fantastic

Game Of Thrones‘ own Hot Pie opened his own bakery to celebrate the return of the HBO show. Last Monday (July 17), actor Ben Hawkey, who plays the character, sold snacks to hungry fans via Deliveroo. The bakery, called You Know Nothing Jon Dough, sold Direwolf bread based on the one Hot Pie baked for Arya Stark in the series. Hawkey’s recipe saw the loaves being made out of wholewheat cornbread and orange zest, as Digital Spy reports. Instructions suggest they are best served slightly warm with soft butter. – NME

I say this with all sincerity: opening a bakery called You Know Nothing Jon Dough is one of the best things I’ve ever heard. I’m a fan of witty play on words, but Ben Hawkey a.k.a. Hot Pie is a literary genius for coming up with this. On top of the incredible name, the Direwolf bread actually sounds delicious. Whole wheat cornbread and orange zest, served slightly warm with soft butter? Sign me the hell up. I’d fight The Mountain in a death duel for some of that sweet Direwolf bread. Now all I want is a subplot of Hot Pie working at a bakery with a huge ‘You Know Nothing Jon Dough’ sign out front that all the characters can stop into as they venture about the Seven Kingdoms.


P.S. Speaking of Jon Snow, don’t forget about our Twitter giveaway! We’ll pick the winner Monday morning after episode 3, ‘The Queen’s Justice’


041 Game of Thrones S7 E2 – Stormborn

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Game of Thrones Creators Announced Their New Show ‘Confederate’ & It’s Getting Exactly The Reaction You’d Expect

The creators of HBO’s hit medieval fantasy “Game of Thrones” have their next show lined for the premium cable network, but this one has no dragons or an undead army of white walkers. David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who adapted “Game of Thrones” from George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” books, will write and direct an original series called “Confederate,” HBO said on Wednesday.

The show is set in an alternative reality in a nation where slavery is still legal and southern U.S. states have seceded. HBO said the series “chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War.”

It will explore perspectives including freedom fighters, slave hunters, politicians, journalists and abolitionists on both sides of the divide, HBO said in a statement. “Confederate” is a world away from the dragons, undead armies and magic in the medieval setting of “Game of Thrones,” where warring factions scheme and battle for control over the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. – NBC News

HBO’s response to the social media backlash

People are UPSET about this news from Benioff, Weiss & HBO, and it’s the least surprising thing in the world. Last time I checked the creators behind TV and movies were allowed to make controversial content, and while it’s terrible to picture an alternate reality where the South won the Civil War & slavery was still legal, it shouldn’t be lost that this is a TV show idea. It’s just as much a fantasy as Game of Thrones is. I’d also like to see how all these people who are up in arms reacted to the release of The Man in the High Castle. Last time I  checked season 3 was premiering later this year, and Germany winning World War II and taking over the world isn’t exactly the most lighthearted subject matter.

The biggest problem I have with the constant backlash on social media is that once they win i.e. if Confederate gets canned, the backlash will never stop. People will always find something to get upset about until we won’t be allowed to say, do and most importantly create anything. Is our nation’s history fucked up? Yup, but that shouldn’t stop people from examining it and creating new things. I hope Confederate gets made, because I will watch the hell out of it.


040 Game of Thrones S7 E1 – Dragon Stone

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