The internets are all abuzz with this still from the season one finale of Game of Thrones, which features a fake latex bust of George W. Bush as one of many heads on pikes. Some people are – perhaps understandably – a bit up in arms about this.

  • This was not done as any kind of political statement at all.
  • Indeed, production just needed severed heads, and the prop department had a Bush head laying about.
  • As you can tell from the pic — which is a severe close-up of part of the shot where Joffrey makes Sansa look at her dad’s head on a pike and not an actual shot in the show — they put a wig on it and turned it away from the camera to minimize the chance anyone could tell it was Bush.
  • In fact, no one would have even know it was Bush except that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss mentioned that it’s Bush in episode 10 director’s commentary track.

I find it hilarious that Benioff and Weiss brought this on themselves, and I guess they wrote it off as a kind of a joke. But… In these highly politicized times, people read dual motives into everything and thus just saying that the make-up department had this old W. head lying around and they decided to use it doesn’t fly.

But hey, why did the make-up department have a W. head lying around? One of life’s mysteries, I guess.

Anyway, HBO has apologized, and made Benioff and Weiss apologize. (Probably not) The end.

Source: Topless Robot


So this has nothing to do with being nerdy, but it’s funny anyway. Really, what can you say? (other than jokes that sound like they’re being told by a 12-year-old boy)

Is that your real head, or are you happy to see me?

Is that your real head, or are you happy to see me?

Thanks to Buzzfeed for the ridiculousness and for @RSBS for happily sharing unlimited dick jokes.