Shane Lorimer 
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Re: “Game of Thrones Recap: "Not Cool, HBO" Edition

The fact of the rape is completely beside the point. You can't just argue that 'in our society rape is bad and murder with swords is out of style and therefore doesn't matter.' This scene is upsetting because Jamie is a character who you simultaneously sympathize with and despise.
It's too easy to be comfortable with the idea that all rapists are irredeemable assholes who don't deserve to live or to be pitied. That may or may not be true, but I think that what we know about human nature is people are more complicated than that, and this is especially true in the fantasy world of Westeros. The truth is that horrible people get raped and good people get raped, and it all sucks. You can't just say that horrible people shouldn't get raped in a fantasy world because someone in the real world might think they're getting their comeuppance.
You especially can't parade around on this moral high-ground while glossing over all the atrocities committed throughout the show. Morality is relative, and to only project a part of yours on a fantasy world is absurd.

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Posted by Shane Lorimer on 04/21/2014 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Do You Speak Brisket?

Are you kidding? You've attempted to write an article about the finer points of brisket, without even a nod to the actual parts (the point and flat). More importantly, you've completely whiffed on a discussion of the King of All Barbecue - the BURNT ENDS. Shame on you.

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Posted by Shane Lorimer on 07/02/2013 at 1:16 AM

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