Two-Ton's Top Ten: And the butchery begins...

I’m not gonna lie; today’s post is sort of a cop-out. I’m readying myself for finals and coming off of a few term papers, and my next chosen topics require a bit more research and consultation. Instead, I’ve got a fun quick list for you.

One of my favorite shows of all time (along with Breaking Bad) is the Netflix Original Series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey as a power-hungry politician who does whatever is necessary to achieve his ends. It’s a fantastic and well-done show that makes no qualms about reveling in the darkness of politics.

It also has a perfectly awesome style of television. Kevin Spacey’s character, Frank Underwood, a southern-accented charmer, will often break the fourth wall. Meaning, he looks straight into the camera and dispenses a certain thought or piece of advice to the audience. It is from these moments that I compiled my list. 

And, to ensure I have plenty more post ideas in the future, I've decided to start a series of lists. My nickname among my family is Two-Ton (nothing regarding weight). The story behind that is a longer one than I care to share right now, so I'll save it for later. For now, know that it is the inspiration of the title. Without further delay, I present the first installment of Two-Ton's Top Ten. Here are my Top Ten Favorite Frank Underwood Quotes. (NOTE: The third season comes our 27 February, 2015!!! I know what I’m doing that weekend!)

·      I love that woman. I love her more than sharks love blood.

·      Of all the things I hold in high regard, rules are not one of them.

·      Shake with your right hand but hold a rock in your left.

·      Money is the McMansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after ten years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I cannot respect someone who doesn’t see the difference.

·      How quickly poor grades are forgotten in the shadow of power and wealth.

 ·      That’s how you devour a whale. One bite at a time.

 ·      For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: Hunt or be hunted.

 ·      Why does everything have to be a struggle? Can't some people just say yes for once?

 ·      What a martyr craves more than anything is a sword to fall on, so you sharpen the blade and hold it at just the right angle.

 ·      Friends make the worst enemies.