“Hi, I’m George Dubya Bush, star of HBO’s award-winning show ‘Game of Thrones…'”
“…and I’m here to tell you how you can win a cameo as a disembodied head, just like me!”
Just kidding. Dubya didn’t say any of that. But maybe he should have. Surely you’ve heard of this by now:
HBO and producers of “Game of Thrones” apologized Thursday for a scene that depicted former President George W. Bush’s severed head on a spike.
The scene first aired last year and was repeated on a DVD release in March…
Bush’s head was one of several on spikes in a scene where King Joffrey reveals to his fiancée the severed head of her father, who he had judged disloyal.
Here, have a look.
What, can’t see it? Here’s a closer view:
My first reaction to this whole thing was: how the hell did anybody know that was Dubya? Seriously, somebody recognized that? I mean, sure, now I can see it. But with only a few actual on-screen seconds?
Couldn’t have been a Republican, could it? Nah, had to be some drooling liberal who spends time fantasizing about doing exactly this to the real George W. Bush. Who else would even notice?
But, no, that wasn’t it:
…in a commentary included with the DVD, producers Dan Weiss and David Benioff pointed out the Bush head.
Oh. Well. That was silly of them. I wonder how they pointed it out? What whas their tone? Matter of fact? Interesting factoid? Or giggle-snort Beavis and Butthead?
It kinda makes a difference.
So scratch my first reaction. My second reaction: if I were to make a model of my own head, do you think Game of Thrones might use it? Because that would be sweet.
Fan contest! Have your image appear on a spike in our next episode!
Could be huge. Memo to HBO: I’m available for consultation. Very reasonable rates.
UPDATE - I’m famous! From Grandpa Steve:
(Posted by The TrogloPundit)
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Politically incorrect and not for the easily-offended. But I think it’s funny and interesting. It was the May 2012 issue.