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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Admittedly, this may have something to do with the fact that I have never watched the show. People are constantly telling me to give it a go (there are only 962 hours of densely plotted goblin porn to catch up on!) but I just can't bring myself to do so. The fact that I've never seen Game of Thrones, which is now on its eighth season, has become an integral part of my personality.. I have it proudly listed on my LinkedIn. And I drop the fact that I don't watch the overrated dragon show into conversation at every conceivable opportunity. You see, Game of Thrones is not just a television programme, it is an Extremely Popular Thing, and there is no better way to prove that you are a very interesting, very intelligent, person than by expressing your disdain for Extremely Popular Things. Whenever too many people like something, it's obvious there's something wrong with it.

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"Whenever too many people like something, it's obvious there's something wrong with it.
POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS "

I guess we can add this to doing CrossFit and being a Vegan as the single most important character traits for individuals that needs to be inserted into every conversation.

#1 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-05-15 01:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

If people do something as a lifestyle, let's talk about it and be done with it. When someone does something and it's an obsession (unless it's a beautiful woman sucking my whammy bat), get the ---- away from me. Thankyouverymuch!

#2 | Posted by MisterCarajo at 2019-05-15 02:08 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

What a pompous ass!

--Corkus of Nothingham

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-15 02:09 AM | Reply

I never watched the show either

#4 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2019-05-15 02:14 AM | Reply

#2 | Posted by MisterCarajo

Wait. Your heathen nation has whammy bat technology?

I'm not sue if you guys want to make war or make an alliance, but you have to renounce the Canada conspiracy thing.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-15 02:54 AM | Reply

Just straight diplomacy

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-15 02:55 AM | Reply

And Canada, you can take DC but you cant hold it.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-15 02:57 AM | Reply

In my book, talking to people "who have never watched the show" but are highly opinionated on the subject reminds me of talking in the language of computers around people who don't know the first thing about them.

I've watched every episode of Thrones and don't feel any better off or worse off for the experience. But I can, at least, hold my own in a conversation about a subject that seems to fascinate the public.

I don't have to just stand around like a dummy with zero intellectual curiosity and act like I'm proud of it.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-05-15 06:24 AM | Reply

It's been estimated that watching Game of Thrones (44 percent of one working year) will take 5 days off your life for the mistake of becoming a couch potato.

#9 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-15 09:03 AM | Reply

I have nothing against the show, I tried to watch it once. Too ridiculous, just couldn't get into it. But hey, if you enjoy it more power to you.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-15 10:01 AM | Reply

Generally speaking, popularity equals mediocrity. No one thinks Justin Bieber is a great artist, or Harry Potter is great literature. There are some exceptions. Charles Dickens, unlike many great writers, was popular in his lifetime. It probably helped that his books were serialized in weekly papers which helped his books gain mass appeal.

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-15 11:09 AM | Reply

--I don't have to just stand around like a dummy with zero intellectual curiosity and act like I'm proud of it.

I admit, I have zero "intellectual curiosity" about goblin porn.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-15 01:24 PM | Reply

I'm just a cheap SOB. No HBO. Saw 10 minutes of 1 episode on business travel. I probably would have enjoyed it, but there was always the risk that it would take a Lost~esque turn in the final season and just piss me off. Not worth the investment of time and $$.

#13 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-15 01:35 PM | Reply

"You see, Game of Thrones is not just a television programme, it is an Extremely Popular Thing, and there is no better way to prove that you are a very interesting, very intelligent, person than by expressing your disdain for Extremely Popular Things. Whenever too many people like something, it's obvious there's something wrong with it."'

Wow.... so Nulli writes for the Guardian and is kinda hot looking? Who'd a' thunk it!

The funny part is that Mattress missed the tongue in cheek aspect of the article...

"(Where are all the working-class dragons in Westeros?) I also think that they should realise that it would be a lot more inclusive of them if they could just like the things I liked, so I could join in with the conversation."

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2019-05-15 01:43 PM | Reply

The fact that I've never seen Game of Thrones, which is now on its eighth season, has become an integral part of my personality. Whenever I meet new people, I make sure they know this very important detail about me. I announce it to strangers on the internet. I have it proudly listed on my LinkedIn. And I drop the fact that I don't watch the overrated dragon show into conversation at every conceivable opportunity.

It's pretty pathetic to call it an integral part of their personality.

And how does she know it's over rate if she's never watched it?

Generally speaking, popularity equals mediocrity.

The earlier seasons were much better than the last two. Martin bucks all conventions when crafting his story, so there's not always a happy ending nor the ending you even expected.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-15 02:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I always laugh when people claim they don't have the time for something.
Of course you have the time, you would just rather do something else with that time, and that's fine.

I have wasted countless hours on stupid crap.

If I could have just 10% of the time back that I wasted on Tetris as a kid I could watch GoT at least twice, but I have zero interest in the show.

#16 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-05-15 02:50 PM | Reply

We don't have HBO...

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-15 02:52 PM | Reply

I have it proudly listed on my LinkedIn

Loser. I don't watch "The Office," which is another Extremely Popular Thing, but to list such a thing in an online resumes? Wow, lol.

#18 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-05-15 07:52 PM | Reply

This is clearly satire. What is wrong with you people?!

#19 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-05-15 09:23 PM | Reply

"We don't have HBO..."

You don't need HBO to watch it.

#20 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-15 09:42 PM | Reply

How many hours is game of Thrones?

An episode of game of thrones is of about 55 mins. Every season has 10 episodes. Therefore, 550 mins. or 9h 10min approximately. Having five seasons, it will take about 46 hours.
wonder how they came up with 962 hours of 'densely packed goblin porn?

#21 | Posted by mattm at 2019-05-16 11:44 AM | Reply

Its so funny when losers are bitter about being left out so they trick themselves into thinking they're enlightened.

It takes a real piece of ---- to have such envy over people simply enjoying a show.

"The fact that I've never seen Game of Thrones... has become an integral part of my personality."

That's so pathetic its cringey.

#22 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-05-16 02:13 PM | Reply

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