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Not a game for all ages

My friend Beth and I were browsing the clearance items at Barnes & Noble after lunch today, when we came upon this gem:

Games of Thrones toysGame of Thrones figurines.

In the children’s section

I looked — these POP! toys are also prominently featured on the GOT website homepage.  Are the show producers really trying to encourage small children to watch this series?

I readily admit to not watching Game of Thrones.  But based on the promos, marketing materials and magazine articles I have seen, I feel I can confidently say —

This isn’t a kiddie program.

Craig Ferguson doesn’t watch it either.  But when he interviews cast members during their visits to The Late Late Show, he always shakes his head in regret saying, “There are boobies on that show!”

Which kinda makes ya think babies shouldn’t be watching…right?

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Mixed messages

I’m feeling very two-dimensional today.

Or that’s what the Huffington Post would have me believe.

I like Huff Post.  I find myself reading it most days…either by going there directly or via a link from another source.

But today I noticed — for the first time — that Huff Post defines issues of interest to women in a pretty narrow way.  Just check out their navigation.

Business, politics and tech are all broken up into six sub-categories apiece.  Entertainment has eight, culture 10, lifestyle 12.

But women?

Complicated creatures that we are, Huff Post sums us up in two — healthy living and parents.  That’s all they got.  Sure hope you fall into one of those buckets.

Of course, it could be worse.

Men didn’t even rate the header.