No rantnrave today. Still digesting GAME OF THRONES... HOUSE HIRSCHHORN hasn't made a decision yet... I think ARYA is going to USC... Not easy to rebuild a population with eunuchs... "Accomplished people lacking inner strength can't resist the compromises necessary to survive DAENERYS TARGARYEN and that adds up to something they will never recover from." - NOT THE REAL JAMES COMEY... I've never recovered from THE SOPRANOS and THE WIRE going off the air. And I watch HBO every week. So those that think HBO plummets long-term after GoT goes, give me a f***ing break. As HBO's CASEY BLOYS joked to DYLAN BYERS, "Didn't you... Have you not heard? We're closing down afterwards... Yeah, we're done. There's no more. That's it." Creative-wise I think they're good. Strategy-wise, only time will tell. Greatest track record of programming in the history of TV, just take a browse of ALL and let your jaw drop... At REDEF we love oral histories. We keep a feed just for them. Check that out here. And a few compilations we recently put together... Facts: The iconic red Swingline stapler was made specifically for OFFICE SPACE JON HEDER couldn't wash his hair for NAPOLEON DYNAMITE's entire 22-day shoot. After watching CRUEL INTENTIONS, SELMA BLAIR's mother wondered if maybe she'd used too much tongue in that famous kiss. Straight talk from casts and crews. This and more in REDEF MediaSET: "Movie Oral Histories, Vol. 7"... Did you know GLORIA STEINEM's MS. MAGAZINE was almost called BITCH? Or that HUGH HEFNER's first magazine, SHUDDER, was devoted to his love of horror movies? Or that the torrid trysts from TIME INC.'s early days would put MAD MEN, and maybe even Hefner, to shame? We look between the pages of your favorite periodicals in "Stop the Presses: Oral Histories of Magazines"... Happy Birthday to DMITRI PONOMAREV and ANDY MORRIS.