So YouTube is being a little bitch today and won’t let you embed the horribly awkward opening scene from last night’s Game of Thrones, but you can click here to watch it.
I always kind of liked the Jaimie Lannister. Yes he had an evil baby with his sister but if you could get beyond that, he was kind of a badass. He has the best nickname in the seven kingdoms (Kingslayer!) and he managed to charm the pants off of Brienne which I thought was impossible. His only weakness (he only got one hand) will soon become his strength after his sword fighting duels with my favorite character and overall nice guy Bronn. But after watching that scene from last night I really can’t root for him. Forcibly having sex with your sister while your freshly dead son is laying right there tends to put a sour taste in normal peoples mouths. He’s beyond redemption in my book now. Long live the imp!
Why put it in your pockets when you can put it in a bag? That’s the question more and more American men seem to be asking as the man bag — or “murse” — industry booms. Sales of men’s handbags and totes rose 3% to $957 million in the 12 months through June, while briefcases, duffel, laptop, and messenger bags declined, according to NPD Group, a market research firm. Backpacks also experienced a surge, growing 24% to $684 million in revenue during the period. “Men have been silently learning just how important it is to have a bag to carry their ‘stuff,’” such as electronics, chargers, headphones, and books, Marshal Cohen, NPD’s chief industry analyst, wrote in a post on the firm’s blog today. “And just think about the practical side of this. Men’s clothing has gotten tighter again. Now where do men put those keys or phone? With this change in fashion and lifestyle, men now do need to carry a bag.” – BuzzFeed
Does this mean I need a murse? American men spending almost $1 Billion on a fashion item can’t be wrong. On the one hand, I don’t necessarily want to look like the guy in the black vest. He’s probably a sweet guy, but I don’t know if that look gives off the “I’m a 25 year old male looking for a female” vibe I’m going for. On the other hand, the guy who might be Jamie Lannister looks so badass it’s unreal. Plus, I hate when I have my keys in my jean pockets, and cell phones are getting so big it’s a hassle to try and cram them in there. A murse might be the only way to go. If I become a murse guy, I definitely have to double down my scarf collection. A murse without a scarf is a fashion no-no.
P.S. I’d bet anything the bearded guy paid for his murse with a credit card. A Lannister always pays his debts.