I've never seen 'Game of Thrones'
Typically, in social settings, people exhaust themselves talking about the election, ISIS, Brexit, etc., and conversation usually moves on to the inevitable, "What are you watching now?"
Just kidding. Usually, TV talk comes first.
But the answer to that question is always Game of Thrones. And I'm always left way, way, way in the dark. Like Dark Ages dark. Back left corner of your walk-in closet dark. Total eclipse (of the heart) dark.
So I did what any self-disrespecting writer would do. I wrote about my cultural ignorance and exposed my deepest flaw: never having watched a single second of HBO's pride and joy. My avoidance really does reverberate in weird and surprising ways. Read about my FOJI (Fear Of Joining In) over at Thrillist: I've Never Seen Game of Thrones and It's Ruining My Life.