If there were an Emmy for "Best Line in a TV series", which line would win it?
Edit 1 - Previously, the question was, 'If there was an Oscar Awards for "Best Line in a TV series", which line would you give it?"Few of them answered this question like hitting the last nail of the coffin. I Like it!!Let me try mine... Peter Dinklage (actor) pulled off the entire potential of this dialogue. The arrangement of words justified his character in few sentences. He says, he's a dwarf, he would've been dead if he's not a Lannister. He also says that, his brother has great skills when it comes to sword and he would definitely save himself. He's clear about the fact that, his Wisdom and knowledge would equally protect him like Sword and Shield. Here's the dialogue.GAME OF THRONES - 'THE KINGSROAD'Season #1, 2nd EpisodeJon Snow: Why do you read so much? Tyrion Lannister: Look at me and tell me what you see. Jon Snow: Is this a trick? Tyrion Lannister: What you see is a dwarf. If I had been born a peasant, they might have left me out in the woods to die. Alas, I was born a Lannister of Casterly Rock. Things are expected of me. My father was the Hand of the King for twenty years. Jon Snow: Until your brother killed that king. Tyrion Lannister: ...Yes. Until my brother killed him. Life is full of these little ironies. My sister married the new king, and my repulsive nephew will be king after him. I must do my part for the honor of my house; wouldn't you agree? But how? Well, my brother has his sword, and I have my mind. And a mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone. That's why I read so much, Jon Snow.The subtext of this dialogue takes it's shape when Tyrion Lannister was arrested by Lady Stark and his demand for TRIAL by COMBAT (First one) in The Eyrie, The Vale of Arryn. This scene justifies the dialogue.... 'That's why I read so much, Jon Snow.'So, Why not an Oscar?? :)
What do you think of these names?
My favorites are Rilee, Dallas, Taia, Charli and Ryann. The ones I don't like are Spencer (too masculine), Mari (too boring, no matter how you spell it), and Carys (just not attractive). Oh, and Raegan (just because of Ronald Raegan.) I know a girl named Regan though, pronounced Ree-gan, and I really like it. All the ones I didn't mention are just okay. Kudos on the unique names though. :] I hate names that everyone already has.
Did the events of the 2018 Emmy Awards change your opinion about public marriage proposals?
About 15 years ago, I saw one of these blow up at a minor league baseball game. A man arranged for a scoreboard proposal to a woman, who jumped up, said "no way in hell", and hid in a concourse restroom. A team staff member checked on her, and found out that it was only their fourth date. She was not only embarrassed as heck, she was worried about how to get home; he drove, and she didn't see any way she could be alone in a car with him. You can traumatize the other person if you aren't absolutely sure about the answer.
Do being smart, intelligent and genius refer to the same thing?
A person can have genius-level-IQ or genius-level-talents and never be a genius. To be a genius, a person needs to do something extraordinary and original using their unique form of intelligence. Their contribution must shift their field in a new and innovative way.Genius isn’t about potential laying in wait. Genius entails extraordinary expression or creation. Genius sheds light in new directions.Many people have high IQs, but only a minute fraction are geniuses. Genius applies to all fields and endeavors including music, art, diplomacy, and business.Examples of GeniusMozart was a musical genius because of the music he composed.Ada Lovelace was a genius computer programmer.Michelangelo created art that still moves us centuries later.Émilie du Châtelet was a genius physicistRosalind Franklin was a genius scientist whose research was responsible for the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA.Tesla may have been an abysmal businessman, and yet he was a genius in his inventions, ideas and innovations.Jane Goodall is a genius primatoligist, ethologist and anthropologist,Leonardo da Vinci was a creative, artistic and intellectual genius.Emmy Noether was a genius mathematician.All of these people did something extraordinary, created something extraordinary, or theorized something in an extraordinary way. Their contributions were unique and original. They opened new paths in their individual fields, pushing forward in new and unusual directions. Geniuses have shaped the course of human history. Their genius opened doors which, prior to their contributions, were invisible to the rest of us.It is possible many people alive right now have unexpressed genius lying dormant within them whose expression is hampered by their current environment and circumstances. The potential for genius may come and go more frequently than we realize. We could deliberately cultivate individual genius. Nurture it. Groom it. Tease it out. It is fascinating to think of all the potential geniuses who have lived and died, without leaving their contributions in their wake. What have we missed? What new turns might we have taken?
Why didn't The Wire win any Emmys during its run?
Honestly, no one can say for sure.What I can say is that when The Wire initially aired, it had poor Neilsen ratings and was almost canceled every season.It got super popular only after the show had finished it's run. It blew up later when it hit Europe, and to be eligible for an Emmy, the show must air between June 1 and May 31 of that year. It doesn't count later.It should be noted that the show was nominated twice for a Primetime Emmy, for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series. They just never won.A lot of critics also state, like in Michael Bodell's anwer, that it's because of the dense plot and long character arcs. Emmy judges often only receive the episode that was nominated, which makes it hard to get an actual feel for the show. If the show was popular enough at the time, more of the judges might have already seen the actual full season, changing their perception.Another often conjectured reason is that the Emmy's are a fairly LA / Hollywood centric entity, and The Wire has almost no connections to California. They shot in Baltimore, hired local crew, and many (at the time) lesser known actors. Also a majority of the cast was black, and looking at the Emmy's track record, that likely was a factor.
Why does everybody who wins an Emmy or Oscar get up there and throw politics into their acceptance speech?
Firstly, uh...not every award recipient does that. 'Slight' exaggeration, ay?Secondly, those award shows can be long and boring. Why not? Sometimes the p.o.v is actually well presented and interesting. Can you imagine two or more hours of acceptances and thank yous without any drama? I can't. Either a boob has to fall out or someone has to appear utterly ridiculous. No, it isn't a rally, but it is still television and nicey nice isn't great tv. Sponsors need their viewers. Passion about a cause will prompt anyone to exploit a 'room full' of millions of viewers. If you feel your cause is that important you will grab every opportunity to spread awareness or simply state what you support. This is that perfect opportunity. Free PR.Some are annoying, I agree. I especially enjoy the ones that leave you with a wtf was that all about? The best and worse dressed is already boring, they need to keep it interesting and the media making fun of it and the public aghast about all of it. It's entertainment. It entertains ideas, industry and fantasy.
Smart People: Who are the smartest women ever?
Kiran Bedi: First woman to join the Indian Police Service. Winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award. All-Asian tennis champion at the age of 22. She has a Ph. D. in Social Sciences from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She also has Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (English) degrees. She is known for transforming one of the largest prisons in the world, Tihar jail. She currently leads the India Against Corruption movement. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kir...Indira Nooyi: Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind...Sheena Iyengar: Professor/Researcher at Columbia Business School. She is known for her research on choice. Lost her eyesight when she was in the 11th grade. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She...
How do I write about myself without sounding pompous?
Application for what, exactly? Use words that promote your good character, but not your status. By that I mean, describe yourself as "reliable", "friendly", "outgoing", "a problem-solver", "a modern-minded person", "trustworthy", etc. It's okay to say things like "smart" and "proficient in ____" and "great with _____". Describe your good qualities as strengths, not as absolutes. Add that you want to learn something or improve in some way, and that will show humility AND interest. I'll edit your essay if you like; it's what I do.