Yet the bloody drama of Westeros was more than just a salve: Game of Thrones’ dragons and shadow assassins were also muses for the Fleetwood Mac singer. “I’m very inspired by it,” Nicks revealed. “I would love to write some music for the show. I’ve written a bunch of poetry about it — one [poem] for each of the characters. On Jon Snow, on Arya, on Cersei, on Cersei and Jaime, the ‘blonde on blonde’, on Khaleesi…”
The cost of almonds has almost doubled over the past five years. In fact, the crop is so valuable, it has attracted a new breed of thieves. Nut-nappers, as they have become known, have been making off with produce by the lorryload, leaving a hefty dent in the profits of some growers.
A truck piled high with nuts can be worth well over £100,000 ($160,000) and it is a tempting target for the opportunistic thieves. There has been a spate of thefts in recent months, although it is a problem the industry has faced for a number of years.
This morning, we posted NBC anchor Mary Carillo’s 2004 rant about badminton because we had never seen it before and we wanted to share it with the world. Carillo just wrote an email to us, explaining how that monologue made it on the air: