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The most unique part of Bernie Sanders' presidential candidate wasn't his positions, but the way his campaign reflected and informed our internet lives.

Bernie Sanders, The Internet’s First Presidential Candidate

June 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

In many ways, Bernie Sanders’ 2016 bid for the Democratic presidential nomination was a surprisingly straightforward primary campaign — he ran as an outsider candidate to the farther end of the ideological spectrum than his centrist opponent, energized and increased the voice of a previously underrepresented/disillusioned demographic group, and even lost the good old fashioned way, failing (as Nate Silver catalogued exhaustively) to win as many votes as his opponent.

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Hodor didn't have a choice. So don't call him a hero.

Don’t Call Hodor A Hero

May 23, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

**Spoilers, obviously**

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Jon and Stephen rehash the rise of Donald Trump, Bernie and Hillary's protracted nomination fight, the return of Game of Thrones, the state of the NBA, and NFL free agency.

The National Podcast, Episode 6: Lies, Damn Lies, and Michigan Primary Polling

March 10, 2016 / by , / 0 Comment

Get hyped, not just for the impending end of the nomination season, not just for the Warriors’ frenzied assault on 72-10, not just for Bernie’s upset primary victory, BUT FOR THE RETURN OF GAME OF THRONES TOO!!!

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Chris Christie Is Theon Greyjoy

March 02, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

George R.R. Martin himself has posited on multiple occasions that the best fiction has its basis in truth.

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Here are the 20 best think pieces from Season 5 of Game of Thrones you might have missed last year.

These 20 think pieces will change how you think about Game of Thrones

September 14, 2015 / by , / 1 Comment

If there’s one thing Game of Thrones was missing last season, it was an abundance of long, protracted, self-righteous diatribes and essays composed and debated on the Internet.

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Scott Walker, Ramsay Bolton

We Couldn’t Help Ourselves: The 2016 Candidates As Game of Thrones Characters

July 25, 2015 / by / 3 Comments

The 2016 presidential election is underway, and you know what that means: editors hastily searching for metaphors to explain the bacchanal of intrigue, money, and women-bashing we’re about to experience. And what better metaphor for the 2016 campaign season than Game of Thrones?

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Trending Up: Love

Weekly Trend Report: Brunch, Bud Light Lime, and Love

June 25, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Welcome to our weekly trend report, your sole legitimate online source for what’s trending in American culture today.

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 9 Recap

June 07, 2015 / by / 3 Comments

There are two types of people who loved this week’s Game of Thrones episode: people who really hate young girls and people who really love riveting television. I won’t tell you the category into which I fall, but I will tell you that this week’s episode of Thrones had me on the edge of my seat for all 54 minutes of the season’s penultimate installment.

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The similarities between the NFL and Game of Thrones are endless, so here's part 2 in our list of what NFL player just about every character in the series most resembles.

If Every Major “Game of Thrones” Character Was An NFL Player: The Stars

May 16, 2015 / by , , , , / 7 Comments

Violence. Intrigue. Morally questionable leadership. A male-dominated world where life comes cheap and delusions of grandeur blind all involved to the rotting aspects that are festering away within the game. The similarities between the NFL and Game of Thrones are endless, so here’s part 2 in our list of what NFL player just about every character in the series most resembles:

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J.J. Watt as Khal Drogo

If Every Major “Game of Thrones” Character Was An NFL Player: The Role Players

May 16, 2015 / by , , , , / 6 Comments

Violence. Intrigue. Morally questionable leadership. A male-dominated world where life comes cheap and delusions of grandeur blind all involved to the rotting aspects that are festering away within the game. The similarities between the NFL and Game of Thrones are endless, so here’s our list of what NFL player just about every character in the series most resembles, starting with the show’s role players:

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