The Westeros Wing. #WHCD pic.twitter.com/wG4KbQ7BLn
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 4, 2014
@WhiteHouse Given last 3 kings of Westeros were a madman, a drunken cuckold & a sadistic child, not sure that was such a good PhotoShop idea
— billmon (@billmon1) May 8, 2014
I’ll admit it, I chuckled.
a madman, a drunken cuckold & a sadistic child
Nixon, Clinton, GWB. Works for me.
@Joey Maloney: a madman, a drunken cuckolder & a sadistic child
I think the problem isn’t the Iron Throne, but the crossbow on the table. Ewww.
@Omnes Omnibus: The ghost of Vince Foster would like a word with you.
RobertDSC-Power Mac G5 Dual
LOL. Fuck the GOP if they can’t take a joke. Come to think of it, fuck them anyway.
@Joey Maloney: He knows my phone number.
Is it worse to be licked or sneezed on? Signs point to sneezing. Which is good to know.
@max: yeah, should have gone with a longsword
earlier today, this tweet from FLOTUS was posted to twitter:
Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It’s time to #BringBackOurGirls -mo
it includes a pic of FLOTUS holding up a white paper with the hashtag in black lettering.
I figured that this WH wouldn’t have allowed the FLOTUS pic to be posted thereby attaching the Obama “clout” to the issue unless they were planning more than just administative consultation on the issue, as was previously reported.
I may be wrong, but this from ABC news seems like newer info than I’d heard before.
U.S. sending military team to Nigeria to help plan search for kidnapped girls: abcn.ws/1ita7TM
@Suffern ACE: Someone needed to study that? Anyone who’s been the recipient of a good licking knows the answer to that question.
I’m sure if one examines the shadows and kerning very very carefully, this photo will be authenticated as 100% true.
@lamh36: Obama mentioned a few days ago that he offered to send a team and Nigeria accepted the offer. Didn’t get widely reported, though. Maybe on Saturday or Sunday?
My favorite part of that is the woman in the beige pantsuit. She looks befuddled and it looks like it’s her crossbow.
@Violet: One does wonder who one is required to shoot. Or if it is just an apple.
@RobertDSC-Power Mac G5 Dual:
Only if we specify that any such acts involve a double-barreled rusty pitchfork.
Needs more characters.
@Joey Maloney: I just read all three as GWB. Three in one; we’re more efficient than those medieval types.
@Omnes Omnibus: Brodors before Hodors!
@Omnes Omnibus: The man on the left with the glasses looks like he’s itching to get his hands on that crossbow.
They remind me of the time when, in my fiery youth, I was part of *blush* a Dungeons and Dragons group that so distrusted each other that our characters refused to set a watch for the night and instead sat around the campfire, crossbows cocked, looking inwards, watching each other for signs of treachery.
@Violet: That is why separation of powers is so important. He may want to, but he can’t.
@Omnes Omnibus: Hodor?
@KG: yeah, should have gone with a longsword
Of good Valyrian steel, yes.
[‘There’s a young lady named Ros that would like to have a word with someone, or she would if she could talk.’]
Took me awhile to notice the throne…lol.
By the bore Widths of Biden and the Heels of Hillary, what meaneth this Mannere of Image for ye Fate of ye olde tyme Constitutional Republick? I am agahst!
Maybe Obama should have been riding a dragon in mid flare. I’d like to see the reaction to that one.
Villago Delenda Est
Well, we’d here lots of DROOOONES screaming…or perhaps DRAAAAGONS!
It would be better if he’s riding it over the Nevada desert. Just because.
@Violet: That would be Jack Lew, Sec Treasury.
@max: of course. Blackfyre, to properly show his right to the Iron Throne
@Violet: That’s Jack Lew, the Treasury Secretary. He doesn’t need a crossbow to mess with people. Don’t know who the two women are, though.
ETA: What Martin said.
The House GOP leadership is going to open up an investigation into the relationship between the Obama White House and HBO now that they’ve cozied up to two of their series, Veep (with Joe Biden) and now GoT.
There’s gotta be smoking crossbow.
Villago Delenda Est
I’m sure it will be found.
Probably in the same place as the Whitey Tape, the Kenyan birth certificate, and the true transcript of what happened in the White House on Sept 11, 2012.
All Hail Tommen, er…Barack First of His Name!
And H.W. wasn’t a madman, though I like the Clinton/Robert, Dubya/Joffrey parallels.
Cheryl from Maryland
Hey no fair George R.R. Martin and the White House for releasing spoilers. Now I know Dorne wins the Iron Throne.
Needs more Dinklage.
Photoshop? What do you mean?
@Hawes: Nixon was a little bit around the bend, as the Brits would say. Yes, I agree, the Prez is just trolling the Republicans now.
Reference GoT, is it not time for the Arrya/Hound team to kill some asshole or two in episode? I miss that delightful slight smile Aarya had as she administered the coup de grace to Pollver.
Not noticed in the write up of the shows was a nice ironic touch in the last episode of GoT. Bran, who was crippled as the result of Jamie Lannister tossing him out a window, unintentionally avenges Jamie when he possesses Hordor’s body and uses it to murder Locke by snapping his neck like a twig. I did not quite see that coming. Also, I know many fellow book readers are upset with departures of the Bran story from books, but I think this is so much better on the show. Bran’s character, like Aarya’s, has come a long way on a dark journey from the little boy who steel himself to watch his father execute a Nightwatch deserter. He is now ruthless enough to possess Hordor’s body against Hordor’s will, and use it decisively and without remorse to kill with (Hordor’s barehands) to preserve himself and his mission. GRRM admits that writing the POVs on Bran’s are where he struggles and I think he fail to create insufficient action sequences (since character is revealed in action) to show how Bran’s character evolves. The scenes in Craster’s Keep reveal the evolution and darkening of Bran’s character (a great point of GRRM’s books (and his debt to Shakespeare) is that the monsters and the heroes are ultimately within ourselves).
Paul in KY
I think King Tommen the Nice will certainly be a great advancement over the previous 3.
@Paul in KY:
Tommen has a tender, well-marbled look. He’ll make a nice appetizer for Drogon when Daenerys finally decides to reclaim her throne.
Barack the Unlikely.
Paul in KY
@Morzer: Maybe she’ll marry him to cement the lines, etc.?
Drogon can eat the Tyrell girl.
@Paul in KY:
I just like the idea of King Tommen the Well-Marbled, First of his Name and Most Easily Digested.
Reagan/Bush I, Clinton, and Shrub? Sounds about right…