April 3rd, 2011

froggy

Mea Culpa

Yes, of course it was an April's Fool post. I always do an April Fool's post.

Yes, of course it was evil. Froggy the Gremlin is always evil. "I'll be good, I will, I will," he always tells Andy. But he never is.

Now go put the spaghetti in your hair, and rub it in good.

I'm off to plunk my magic twanger.
Spain

Tonight's the Night

... well, sort of.

The HBO series of GAME OF THRONES does not debut for another two weeks. April 17 is the big day.

But tonight those of you who have HBO will get a taste -- a special preview, the first fifteen minutes of episode one.

Be sure to give a watch.

And if you don't have HBO... well, hey, you've got two weeks to add it to your cable or satellite package. (Those of you in the US, anyway. Other countries have other arrangements for airing the series, each one different).
enthroned

Win the Throne

And here's the latest cool thing from HBO: their "Win the Throne" sweepstakes.

http://www.winthethronesweeps.com/



No, you don't actually get to win the Iron Throne (cool as that would be). The grand prize winner does get $10,000, however. Which is probably enough to commission a local ironworker to make you your own Iron Throne, if that's what you want.

There are also all sorts of lesser prizes for the runners-up, in the form of GAME OF THRONES swag.

Sorry, the contest is only open to US residents.
Spain

Winter Is Almost Here

The fifteen-minute (actually only a bit over fourteen minutes) preview of GAME OF THRONES debuted on HBO tonight, just before the third part of their big miniseries MILDRED PIERCE.

Many of you saw it, I know. For those who don't have cable or satellite or whatever, the good folks at HBO have been kind enough to post the preview on their website to make it available to all (well, many). This is NOT a trailer or an assembly of clips, but rather the first quarter of the first episode.

So without further ado:



Hope you liked that.

The series premieres on April 17. To see the rest, you WILL need HBO.