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(Huffington Post)   US Ambassador to Aussies: Keep pirating Game Of Thrones and we will cut off your freakin' sword hand   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 360
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2013-04-27 10:29:55 AM

Teufelaffe: Vector R: I would be perfectly happy to buy each season on DVD, and will do so when they price it like other comparable DVD sets (around $20 per season). Instead, now they have a stranglehold on the price (currently $40+) and used copies are not to be found. Fark you, HOBO.

Not to mention the fact that Season 1 is now "out of print" making it nearly impossible to find.


Que?  Amazon has the first season on both DVD and Blu-Ray.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&fiel d- keywords=Game%20of%20Thrones%20Season%201
 
2013-04-27 10:31:43 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Doesn't have much derring-do to it, sport, but whatever tickles yer fancy....
 
2013-04-27 11:16:26 AM

pute kisses like a man: People_are_Idiots: pute kisses like a man: wasn't there a rumor not too long ago that HBO was considering to allow HBO GO to be available to non-HBO subscribers?

Why would I wanna watch Boxing? Or Bill Maher?

i don't have HBO Go, or HBO, or TV service.  but, when I set up my Roku, HBO GO was advertised to me.  I clicked on it and it said, watch all the latest shows on demand, including game of thrones.  perhaps that was a liar that people on the inside make to people on the outside, but it certainly ruffled my feathers.


Actually more of a joke. Like MTV to music, HBO used to be "all movies, all the time." Then someone took over, and then slowly it shifted to specials, tv shows that shouldn't be aired on normal tv, and boxing, boxing, boxing. "Home Box Office" became known as "Home Boxing Office" because of its insistance to have boxing on at the most inconvenient times... It was the same time Cinemax became known as "Skin-a-max."
 
2013-04-27 11:42:11 AM

rugman11: Teufelaffe: Vector R: I would be perfectly happy to buy each season on DVD, and will do so when they price it like other comparable DVD sets (around $20 per season). Instead, now they have a stranglehold on the price (currently $40+) and used copies are not to be found. Fark you, HOBO.

Not to mention the fact that Season 1 is now "out of print" making it nearly impossible to find.

Que?  Amazon has the first season on both DVD and Blu-Ray.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&fiel d- keywords=Game%20of%20Thrones%20Season%201


OK, that's farking bizarre.  I looked it up before I posted and both the DVD and Blu-Ray were listed as "Discontinued" and were only available from "these other sellers."
 
2013-04-27 03:04:18 PM

People_are_Idiots: HBO used to be "all movies, all the time." Then someone took over, and then slowly it shifted to specials, tv shows that shouldn't be aired on normal tv, and boxing, boxing, boxing. "


HBO has broadcast both sports and movies from day one:

The first program and film broadcast on HBO, Sometimes a Great Notion (1971), starred Paul Newman and Henry Fonda and was transmitted to 325 customers at a Cable television (CATV) system in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre's downtown Public Square features a plaque commemorating this event). HBO broadcast its first sports-event immediately afterwards: an NHL hockey game from Madison Square Garden featuring the New York Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks.

Wikipedia
 
2013-04-27 03:26:18 PM

Heron: Goddamnit; It's Heaven-Forbid. HEAVEN FORBID YOU STUPID DOG-HUMPER!!!


the fact that you have a lackluster vocabulary and thus are shocked and surprised at an old and venerable turn of phrase is not my problem

Heron: You're as bad as someone who pronounces pecan as pee-kan.

You take that back, you ass gargling sperm-turtle

/god i hope we are joking here
 
2013-04-27 04:43:25 PM

Teufelaffe: rugman11: Teufelaffe: Vector R: I would be perfectly happy to buy each season on DVD, and will do so when they price it like other comparable DVD sets (around $20 per season). Instead, now they have a stranglehold on the price (currently $40+) and used copies are not to be found. Fark you, HOBO.

Not to mention the fact that Season 1 is now "out of print" making it nearly impossible to find.

Que?  Amazon has the first season on both DVD and Blu-Ray.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&fiel d- keywords=Game%20of%20Thrones%20Season%201

OK, that's farking bizarre.  I looked it up before I posted and both the DVD and Blu-Ray were listed as "Discontinued" and were only available from "these other sellers."



It was out of print for a little while, but that was last year. HBO recalled all the first season sets because of a commentary track where David Benioff mentioned a prop head of George W. Bush being used as one of the heads on pikes (He said they were in Eastern Europe and didn't have enough prop heads for the scene, so they scrounged other sets, and the only other head they could find was a Bush head.) They put a wig on it and put dirt and soot on the face. Nobody would have noticed if he hadn't said anything, but when it got out, political pundits went mental.

So, HBO recalled it, the scene was altered, and they re-released it.
 
2013-04-27 08:52:19 PM

Teiritzamna: Heron: Goddamnit; It's Heaven-Forbid. HEAVEN FORBID YOU STUPID DOG-HUMPER!!!

the fact that you have a lackluster vocabulary and thus are shocked and surprised at an old and venerable turn of phrase is not my problem

Heron: You're as bad as someone who pronounces pecan as pee-kan.

You take that back, you ass gargling sperm-turtle

/god i hope we are joking here


If it's not pee-kan, how do you pronounce it? Peck-ann? That would sound silly.

/Aussie
//pronounces it pee-kan
 
2013-04-27 09:25:49 PM

Nidiot: Teiritzamna: Heron: Goddamnit; It's Heaven-Forbid. HEAVEN FORBID YOU STUPID DOG-HUMPER!!!

the fact that you have a lackluster vocabulary and thus are shocked and surprised at an old and venerable turn of phrase is not my problem

Heron: You're as bad as someone who pronounces pecan as pee-kan.

You take that back, you ass gargling sperm-turtle

/god i hope we are joking here

If it's not pee-kan, how do you pronounce it? Peck-ann? That would sound silly.

/Aussie
//pronounces it pee-kan


Picon is how most people I know pronounce it.
 
2013-04-28 12:05:34 AM

The Dynamite Monkey: People_are_Idiots: HBO used to be "all movies, all the time." Then someone took over, and then slowly it shifted to specials, tv shows that shouldn't be aired on normal tv, and boxing, boxing, boxing. "

HBO has broadcast both sports and movies from day one:

The first program and film broadcast on HBO, Sometimes a Great Notion (1971), starred Paul Newman and Henry Fonda and was transmitted to 325 customers at a Cable television (CATV) system in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre's downtown Public Square features a plaque commemorating this event). HBO broadcast its first sports-event immediately afterwards: an NHL hockey game from Madison Square Garden featuring the New York Rangers and the Vancouver Canucks.

Wikipedia

I didn't say they didn't at the beginning. I'm saying it used to be 9/10 of their shows were movies, hence the name "Home Box Office." That would imply that they show movies and specialty events, maybe filler "Making of" shows. This is why Starz did good (until they started doing the same thing), and Encore is still cool.
 
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