Dear Gossips,

“Try to smile with your mouth closed.”

Really. It’s the small details. When a man’s family consists of daughter-wives, well, that’s why they all look like daughter-wives. And isn’t that exactly the girl who would be bent over in the bowels of a boat by Theon Greyjoy?

Too mean? Please. You know what happens to the naive in Game Of Thrones, right? I feel like that’s the expectation they put on their viewers too: kindness will not (often) be rewarded.

It was a busy weekend in gossip, and I’ve some catching up to do from taking Friday off. A very full column is ahead. Please check back often. Blogging from Seattle today as we’ve been here all weekend in advance of the Radiohead show at Key Arena tonight. Clam chowder is the best breakfast ever.

Yours in gossip,