Monthly Archives: September 2012

Peter Dinklage is 2012 Walk for Farm Animals Spokesperson

All-around awesome guy Peter Dinklage has been named spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s 2012 Walk for Farm Animals, a charity event to raise awareness about the abuse farm animals face when treated like food-making machines.

Peter Dinklage, vegetarian since 16 (just like some blogger we know…), has teamed up with Farm Sancutary to promote their 2012 event, Walk for Farm Animals. Please take a minute to find out what you can do to help. Farm Sanctuary has been helping farm animals through rescue, education, and advocacy since 1986. Their Walks have raised nearly $2 million to help end farm animal abuse. If you would rather help without hoofing it, you can join the “virtual” walks without the socks. Either way helps the animals.

Fellow Arizonans can register with the Walk or with the Sleep In for Farm Animals virtual participation!

Margaret T. Hance Park (Phoenix, AZ)
October 27, 2012
Check-in: 9:00 AM
Walk: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones

Starting this week, a new book dedicated to the making of the TV show Game of Thrones will reveal the inside scoop on how our favorite show of all time came to be. Before you rush out to your local bookstore, however, take a look at the HBO Store. They’re offering some exlusive material in The Collector’s Edition Box Set that ships in November.

Replete with maps, illustrations, storyboards, on-set photos, interviews and more, the hardcover book includes a forward by THE MAN HIMSELF, George R. R. Martin! The Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones book and additional materials are housed in a gold foil stamped box to make an exquisite box set. Get costume designs, histories and family trees with a look at the Dothraki language.

Can’t stand the wait? You can buy just the book (hardcover or Kindle edition) Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones
over at Amazon.

Still not convinced? Check out this video preview!

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Waiting for the Emmys Tonight

If you haven’t heard the news before, I’ll speak slooowly so you don’t miss it.

The Emmy Awards are TONIGHT and Peter Dinklage is again nominated for Best Supporting Actor. I’m a bit perplexed, but I’ll get to that in a sec. Game of Thrones is also nominated for Best Drama. The big quandary in my gut is that it’s going up against Breaking Bad, my newest favoritest show. Odds are against GoT winning, but I’m gonna have to pull for it to win in the name of GRRM, D&D, Peter Dinklage and the rest of the outstanding cast. Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Alfie Allen, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, and Richard Madden were also nominated but didn’t make the Emmys short list.

Game of Thrones has already won ten billion awards (actually 6 which is just as impressive) at the Creative Arts Emmys that happened last Sunday.

So if you’ve been wondering, like I was, about why Peter Dinklage was only nominated as Best Supporting Actor instead of BEST ACTOR, it turns out it was a decision of HBO to nominate actors for only supporting roles, to avoid calling anyone out as top billing. However, we all know the truth. Tyrion is, in fact, the main character of A Song of Ice and Fire; therefore, we know he’s the main character of Game of Thrones. We let Ned take the limelight last year because we knew it was going to just FREAK OUT the newbies for him to get the axe. So while I’m a little bit sad that he won’t be winning his well-earned award, I think it’s a cool thing for HBO to do this time. Next time, really let him win. His name’s already first in the opening credits.

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