Prophecy and Politics: The Strategic Moves in the Game of Thrones

After a rather subtle episode 2 of the final season of Game of Thrones the predictions are coming in from every pundit on where the crown lands and who dies next. We have had the privilege of engaging an international team of specialist from different arenas of life to build one of the most reliable predictors in the history of this epic saga.

On the panel we have, Dr. Maciej Wojtyła from the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology Warszawa who specializes in Psychosomatic medicine. Giuseppe von Bruni a social activist for rights of Internally Displaced People in Europe and an active member of the Munich chapter of Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands. Finally we have Oscar Turan who is a PhD student and currently working on the Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Non-Cooperative Game Theoretic Models for Cyber Security at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet.

After each Monday the panel shall converge and evaluate the likelihood of the the predictions from the Game of Thrones. Here are this weeks picks for  unlikley theories.

  • Arya uses Jamies face to kill Cercei – yet to be seen!
  • Tormund Giantsbane gets risen as white walker to be put down again by Lady Brianne in a tear jerking encounter – yet to be seen!
  • Dany is pregnant with Jon’s child  and following the death of Jon his child shall claim the Iron throne – yet to be seen!
  • Cerceis new born baby with Jammie is turned by the night king into a whitewalker – yet to be seen!



Faith in Humanity

While cycling to work I found someones keys on the road, the responsible thing I thought would be to pick the keys up and try to get them to their rightful owner and thats what the good Samaritan in me did. Luckily one of the keys had a serial number and the manufacturers name. I called the company and told them I found a set of keys and one of them is made by you and had this and this serial number. The person I talked to on the phone thanked me and said the owner would call me.

The guy called me in the afternoon, I asked him to describe the keys and he did that, then I asked if he’d like to meet up and I could give him the keys.. He said he wouldn’t be home until late, nobody was home but their young daughter and if I could drop the keys in his mailbox that´d be the best for him.. I said fine, let me know your address and I’ll put the keys in the mailbox..

The following sms conversation ensued..


I couldn’t resist sending the last sms later that night.. my wife says I’m cynical and paranoid and told me to admire the faith people have in the goodness in society.

Needless to say I never received a reply for my last sms, possibly because I sound like a creep, but I hope its out of the guys realization of the possible outcome ones choices could have. Either way, maybe we both learnt something today.

Happy Birthday Mr. Kucinski!