Britain heads to the polls June 8th. In the words of swinging 1960s Londoner Alfie, “What’s it all about?” Fear not, Boblius is here to answer all of your questions…
Didn’t they just have an election in England? Over that Brexit thing?
Yes but that was a plebiscite about whether to leave the European Union, not who to send to Parliament. The government put this divisive policy question directly in the hands of the voters who chose to leave the E.U.
Due to the holiday weekend and the premiere of the HBO “original” movie The Normal Heart, fans of Game of Thrones were forced to take the week off without a new episode. This allows us time for reflection. While the headlines all feature Tyrion Lannister’s trial and fate, as someone who has not read the books and is enjoying watching the events of Westeros unfold, allow me to offer speculation on where three other lost characters are headed.
Arya: She’s been on the run since the first season and a crowd favorite ever since. Under the Hounds tutelage she’s becoming ruthless. And who can blame her? I am convinced by the end of this season we will be emotionally torn as this loyal lost sprite becomes a cold-hearted killer and ends up knocking off another beloved loyal character over a tragic miscommunication. Brienne anyone?
Jon Snow: Sent to the Wall with all other lost outcasts, it’s getting a lot harder to care about his storyline anymore. He swore his oath, but now that we know the whole order of the Night’s Watch only chooses to enforce it’s oath’s and laws when it’s convenient makes it harder to trust their purpose. (Hmm, reminds me of something else…) He needs to stage a mutiny of some sort and turn the Watch into something interesting again.
Theon Greyjoy/Reek: Held in captivity and brainwashed to be a slave by another name. Theon is a great character who began as a friend, became ruthless, and has begun to garner sympathy for his current situation. His character arc is one of the reasons why I have thoroughly enjoyed the series. The ability to capture the nuances of human nature and deliver them unfiltered is great storytelling. I suspect a merciful death at the hands of his sister.
I gleefully await the return of the series next week. Please, share below which characters and their fate have garnered your interest. Oh, and can we all be honest and agree that we’ve missed the little tyrant Prince Joffrey since his wedding day? We need someone to love-to-hate again.
That’s what Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s Senior Advisor, has basically been saying during her recent visit to Hollywood. The president and his staff are attempting to get some marketing help from Hollywood with some good ol’ fashioned product placement. Because as a consumer, there’s nothing that makes me want a product even more than when it’s shoehorned into my favorite television shows!
Like any good citizen, I’ve come up with some of my own potential episode storylines. However, where Jarrett wants ObamaCare to be simply be mentioned positively, I think it’s a strong enough presence to be the primary focus of an A story on most shows.
Due to the Affordable Care Act, Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital receives a surge in patients who would normally just “wait out” their illnesses. Because the surgeons are all overbooked, none of them have time to sleep with each other and/or talk about personal problems all day. This unrealized sexual and mental release takes a toll on the doctors, who all become hospitalized due to stress-induced illnesses. Doesn’t sound like the end of the story, does it? Yeah, because it’s the season finale cliffhanger. And there’s also like a nuclear bomb or something that’s going to explode inside the heart of a five-year old kid with Asperger’s.
The Big Bang Theory
When Sheldon is diagnosed with a rare pre-existing condition known as “Sheldon Cooper Disease” his mother convinces him to register for ObamaCare. Problem is the darn website just won’t work. Sheldon takes it upon himself to redesign the whole website. Unfortunately, the site is such a mess that it takes even a genius with 187 IQ too long to fix, and before he can figure out how to get it to work, he becomes the first to die from Sheldon Cooper Disease. (more…)