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(Washington Post)   HBO gives George Bush's severed head a facelift on Game of Thrones, the terrorists have won   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 181
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2012-06-26 11:26:39 AM
Was this really that big of a deal?
 
2012-06-26 11:27:29 AM
Successful publicity stunt is successful.
 
2012-06-26 11:32:57 AM
i149.photobucket.com
I don't know how I avoided getting my severed head on a stick!
I dun f**ked up everything I touched in that White House.
Hell, I even forgot to shake the toilet-flush handle and flooded the secret Mason document room in the basement - and now I dun revealed that there's a secret Mason document room in the basement!
HAW Haw haw...
 
2012-06-26 11:43:03 AM
Again?
 
2012-06-26 12:04:44 PM
If I was in charge of filming Game of Thrones, I would do exactly the same thing in the upcoming season, except that instead of using Bush's head I'd use Obama's. And I make sure it was subtle enough that nobody noticed it until the season was over and some low-level key grip or other junior executive "accidentally" let slip in a Tweet or something like that a line about being glad nobody caught it. Then I'd sit back and watch whether the same people outraged this time were still outraged, and whether the same people who are saying it's no big deal this time would still be saying it's no big deal.

I'm not saying they would be, mind you. I just think it would be interesting to see.
 
2012-06-26 12:04:52 PM
Sean Hannity announced on his show today that the "facelift" is not enough and that he will continue to shout about this story until a severed Obama head is used in the series.
 
2012-06-26 12:13:55 PM
Why does Game of Thrones refuse to use the severed heads of Presidents that right-wing bloggers want them to use?
 
2012-06-26 12:23:13 PM
I wish my severed head was on Game of Thrones, especially after The Walking Dead refused to use that toe I sent them.
 
2012-06-26 12:23:18 PM

Pawn takes the King: Was this really that big of a deal?


The GOP needed a butthurt of the day. That was it.
 
2012-06-26 12:39:40 PM

sigdiamond2000: Why does Game of Thrones refuse to use the severed heads of Presidents that right-wing bloggers want them to use?


More than anything, I want to know why they just happened to have a GWB mask or head or whatever lying around to begin with.

Not that I think it's disrespectful, it's just that it seems like such a random thing to tote around on set.
 
2012-06-26 12:42:55 PM
As a conservative I had no issue with this but I do wonder how some liberals would have felt if it was Clinton or Obama's head?
 
2012-06-26 12:46:53 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Sean Hannity announced on his show today that the "facelift" is not enough and that he will continue to shout about this story until a severed Obama head is used in the series.


All make-up and spare body parts for any TV show or movie made in America should include affirmative action body parts.

I demand a Mexican body part be included in the show in order to who our true demographics.
 
2012-06-26 12:51:24 PM

The Italian Farker: As a conservative I had no issue with this but I do wonder how some liberals would have felt if it was Clinton or Obama's head?


If Obama, I think most of us would have asked "Wait, there are black people in Game of Thrones?"
 
2012-06-26 12:55:54 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: If Obama, I think most of us would have asked "Wait, there are black people in Game of Thrones?"


The Summer Islanders, mainly.

A few get mentioned in the books.
 
2012-06-26 12:57:46 PM
They can use mine if they want,
 
2012-06-26 12:58:17 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The Italian Farker: As a conservative I had no issue with this but I do wonder how some liberals would have felt if it was Clinton or Obama's head?

If Obama, I think most of us would have asked "Wait, there are black people in Game of Thrones?"


The dude who plays the pirate is black......just saying.
 
2012-06-26 12:59:23 PM

Shostie: The Summer Islanders, mainly.


IF OBAMA WAS FROM THE SUMMER ISLANDS, WHY DID HIS GRAMMA SAY HE WAS FROM ASTAPOR?
 
2012-06-26 12:59:25 PM
They may be scrubbing the DVD & Bluray releases, but the image will live forever in the Torrents.
 
2012-06-26 12:59:27 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The Italian Farker: As a conservative I had no issue with this but I do wonder how some liberals would have felt if it was Clinton or Obama's head?

If Obama, I think most of us would have asked "Wait, there are black people in Game of Thrones?"


And then we would laugh at you.
 
2012-06-26 01:00:24 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Sean Hannity announced on his show today that the "facelift" is not enough and that he will continue to shout about this story until a severed Obama head is used in the series.


Poe's Law?
 
2012-06-26 01:01:34 PM

regindyn: AdolfOliverPanties: Sean Hannity announced on his show today that the "facelift" is not enough and that he will continue to shout about this story until a severed Obama head is used in the series.

Poe's Law?


You pretty much qualify with most statements that start with "Sean Hannity announced"
 
2012-06-26 01:03:05 PM

Aarontology: IF OBAMA WAS FROM THE SUMMER ISLANDS, WHY DID HIS GRAMMA SAY HE WAS FROM ASTAPOR?


Win.
 
2012-06-26 01:03:30 PM

Ned Stark: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The Italian Farker: As a conservative I had no issue with this but I do wonder how some liberals would have felt if it was Clinton or Obama's head?

If Obama, I think most of us would have asked "Wait, there are black people in Game of Thrones?"

And then we would laugh at you.


*With* me. Laugh *with* me.

/NERDS!
 
2012-06-26 01:05:05 PM
Game of Thrones has done an impressive job of remaining in the headlines weeks after its finale. I wouldn't care for the political statement, but it isn't like Bush is politically relevent (except for democrats looking for a scapegoat) anyway. It's like Doctor Who, a click generator in season or not
 
2012-06-26 01:05:11 PM

GAT_00: Pawn takes the King: Was this really that big of a deal?

The GOP needed a butthurt of the day. That was it.


If they had used Obama or Clinton, you would be complaining too. Stop trolling.
 
2012-06-26 01:05:52 PM
I just watched this episode last night, so I got to see the unaltered head.

I dig a show where my favorite characters are a nine year old girl and a midget.
 
2012-06-26 01:07:06 PM

Aarontology: Shostie: The Summer Islanders, mainly.

IF OBAMA WAS FROM THE SUMMER ISLANDS, WHY DID HIS GRAMMA SAY HE WAS FROM ASTAPOR?


I WANT TO SEE THE REAL, LONG-FORM BIRTH HERALDRY, BUT THE MAESTERS ARE KEEPING IT LOCKED UP THE CITADEL.
 
2012-06-26 01:07:22 PM

Pocket Ninja: If I was in charge of filming Game of Thrones, I would do exactly the same thing in the upcoming season, except that instead of using Bush's head I'd use Obama's. And I make sure it was subtle enough that nobody noticed it until the season was over and some low-level key grip or other junior executive "accidentally" let slip in a Tweet or something like that a line about being glad nobody caught it. Then I'd sit back and watch whether the same people outraged this time were still outraged, and whether the same people who are saying it's no big deal this time would still be saying it's no big deal.

I'm not saying they would be, mind you. I just think it would be interesting to see.


I have a feeling that Zombie Breitbart would have zero problem with it.

Same feeling tells me that Al Sharpton would cry racism and it would be an even bigger scandal for HBO that it was with Dubya.

/don't give a shiat either way
 
2012-06-26 01:09:37 PM

ManOfTeal: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The Italian Farker: As a conservative I had no issue with this but I do wonder how some liberals would have felt if it was Clinton or Obama's head?

If Obama, I think most of us would have asked "Wait, there are black people in Game of Thrones?"

The dude who plays the pirate is black......just saying.


Also the rich guy that is in the "middle east" that was flirting with the Dragon chick.

/watched it, liked it, didn't learn any names
 
2012-06-26 01:10:46 PM
I think the important question is, Why do they have a severed head of Bush in the first place? Was there an episode of Alternate Reality Idol that I missed?
 
2012-06-26 01:11:50 PM
So, the ones that already shipped are now Collector's Editions?
 
2012-06-26 01:13:06 PM
Sorry, I didn't notice Shostie up there. Pay me no mind.
 
2012-06-26 01:13:17 PM
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2012-06-26 01:13:21 PM
Sybarite: "I wish my severed head was on Game of Thrones, especially after The Walking Dead refused to use that toe I sent them."

Yeah well, that's just, like, your opinion man.

\would like to see Bunny on The Walking Dead, with or without that toe.
\\at least it's an ethos?
 
2012-06-26 01:13:36 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Ned Stark: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The Italian Farker: As a conservative I had no issue with this but I do wonder how some liberals would have felt if it was Clinton or Obama's head?

If Obama, I think most of us would have asked "Wait, there are black people in Game of Thrones?"

And then we would laugh at you.

*With* me. Laugh *with* me.

/NERDS!


Actually, probably just an exhausted sigh, no laughter at all. The whole "black people, in MY game of thrones??" thing has caused some category 5 derpicaines in certain communities and it gets tiresome.
 
2012-06-26 01:17:41 PM

diaphoresis: GAT_00: Pawn takes the King: Was this really that big of a deal?

The GOP needed a butthurt of the day. That was it.

If they had used Obama or Clinton, you would be complaining too. Stop trolling.


No, we really wouldn't. Except perhaps in the case of Obama, but only because there's only one black guy in King's Landing, and he's not sticking his neck out for anyone.

Did you see the episode? Do you honestly think the head in question would be recognizable if not for the directors commentary mentioning "it sort of looked like Bush?"

Fox News manufactures outrage. Don't deny it.
 
2012-06-26 01:17:44 PM
IMO what George W Bush did with George W Bush's head was far more offensive than what HBO did with it...
 
2012-06-26 01:19:07 PM

crozzo: I think the important question is, Why do they have a severed head of Bush in the first place?


Face masks of presidents are a dime a dozen, so it was probably a very fast & cheap starting point. The alternative was to have the props crew spend visualizing and designing a custom head -- a rather monumental waste of resources for the amount of screen time the damn thing would get. I don't think it was anything more than a cut corner that happened to be a in-joke among the props crew.

Frankly, if they used my head to make a fake severed head, I'd think it was funny. I know the right wing has uber-thin skin and no sense of humor, but it's kind of creepy how they constantly want everyone apologizing to them.
 
2012-06-26 01:21:49 PM

StubhyGraham: My shameless repost:

What is herp may never derp!


It was funny then, it's funny now.

My own shameless repost:

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2012-06-26 01:21:56 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Sean Hannity announced on his show today that the "facelift" is not enough and that he will continue to shout about this story until a severed Obama head is used in the series.


Thanks, America. Your political media's discoursing powers make me long for the wisdom of Paris farking Hilton.

Seriously, at least when a chimp flings poo at the zoo, it's good for a laugh.
 
2012-06-26 01:22:05 PM

crozzo: I think the important question is, Why do they have a severed head of Bush in the first place? Was there an episode of Alternate Reality Idol that I missed?


It was a prop head that they rented and realized it looked like Dubya. On the audio commentary they laughed about it, talking about how the head was like a running joke on the set. After people started complaining, they then started saying that they only realized after the fact that the head kinda looked like Dubya and they were wrong to joke about it.
 
2012-06-26 01:24:16 PM

ole prophet: Also the rich guy that is in the "middle east" that was flirting with the Dragon chick


That guy is white in the books, but I liked the TV version of him better.
 
2012-06-26 01:31:44 PM
The Italian Farker: "As a conservative I had no issue with this but I do wonder how some liberals would have felt if it was Clinton or Obama's head?"

If it was Clinton, no one would give a shiat. Case closed. The right caricaturized him as a drunken redneck while he was in office and no-one really cared.
But with Obama, there are a few more differences between he and GWB than political orientation. And those are why people would find using his head a bit more objectionable than Clinton's or Bush's.

Yes, that's a double standard. No, that's not a problem.
 
2012-06-26 01:32:30 PM
So the half second shot with a face so obscured by its angle and the hair covering it that no one recognized as being Bush's until three months after the release of a commentary track that specifically points out that fact has been digitally altered. Wow.

/Bush would never defend the vile Starks in their attempt to betray the rightful King Joffrey.
 
2012-06-26 01:34:02 PM
I wish to purchase the collectors edition of Game of Thrones Season 1 now with the original head...

/I plan to pay the iron price
 
2012-06-26 01:34:15 PM
Douche's inferiority complex is provoked by a TV show that wasn't even trying.
 
2012-06-26 01:34:29 PM
It wasn't even an intentional Bush likeness in the first place. Quick! Remove everything from the Internet that Google thinks looks similar to Bush. Who is not president anymore, by the way.
 
2012-06-26 01:37:28 PM
What? No comments about Obummer? Isn't that what the right likes to call him these days? I'm disappoint.
 
2012-06-26 01:38:01 PM

diaphoresis: GAT_00: Pawn takes the King: Was this really that big of a deal?

The GOP needed a butthurt of the day. That was it.

If they had used Obama or Clinton, you would be complaining too. Stop trolling.



Actually, no. The only people who would complain about it no matter who it was are - by definition - farking morons.

/voted for Bush twice
 
2012-06-26 01:38:46 PM

salvador.hardin: So the half second shot with a face so obscured by its angle and the hair covering it that no one recognized as being Bush's until three months after the release of a commentary track that specifically points out that fact has been digitally altered. Wow.


This.

How much could they even alter? You can barely see any of the face anyways.

Any before/after pics?
 
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