It's not that I've been completely oblivious to the whole "Game of Thrones" phenomenon. I did, after all, used to work for the same company that published George "Really Rad" Martin's books, and when the series came to HBO, I took note, mainly because people wouldn't shut up about it.
I am deliberately slow to embrace trends (please see: lack of Benetton, 1987; the "who's Pearl Jam" conversation with Shawn Staley, 1989; and "four single women are having sex in New York City??", 2001). I still have not watched "Downton Abbey" (and that show sounds right up me olde cobblestone stre...
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