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While Congress issues subpoenas that the Trump Family Organization considers to be an unconstitutional imposition of law enforcement on itself, the judge does a double take, and the FBI quietly continues its counter intelligence investigations started by mastermind Andrew McCabe, let’s take a small diversion to talk about the last episode of Game of Thrones.

I’m not going to spoil it for anyone who is a fan and hasn’t seen season 8, episode 5 yet. I’m not the writers, I have no idea what horrific plot twist GRR Martin has in mind. But a few things are obvious now. Without drawing any conclusions, this much we can say for certain:

  1. The last dragon has to be destroyed. Yup. Can’t have one of those beasties around and sleep at night.
  2. The dragon’s owner has to be taken out. War crimes make that necessary.
  3. Jon, Sansa, Arya, Bran, Tyrion and Davos are all in mortal danger.
  4. The Unsullied and Dothraki need to leave.
  5. Jon has to step up, acknowledge his share of the blame and not pre-abdicate again.
  6. Bran had to know this was coming and may be the real villain. Do the ends justify the means?
  7. He who passes the sentence swings the sword.

I have no idea how this series will end. There is still too much up in the air. There aren’t really enough episodes to tie up all the loose ends. You can definitely tell where HBO spent the money. The fifth episode was harrowing. It had a “you are there” quality about it. So, well done HBO for the pyrotechnics as well as human scale to the disaster.

But the shortness of the season means that a lot of exposition and narrative was left on the cutting room floor. I’d like to see all of the deleted scenes.


Biden isn’t resonating with me and I’m the kind of voter who should be in the Obama cohort. Obama’s age, right level of education, blah blah blah.

Yeah another late septuagenarian White guy! Like we haven’t already had 44 of those!

OMG, what if we run low??


Well, I got thru 12 straight weeks of phase one without taking a single day off from work. Had a test last Friday that shows weedkiller has been successful. Phase 2 starts at the end of May. It’s been no picnic but I’m bouncing back in the interval. Cool.

I’m going to treat myself to a single IPA this weekend.

Thanks to all of you who have hung in there with me so far.

Still looking for a short vacation recommendation.


Walk to work music. Accroches-toi a ton reve: