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HBO apologizes for putting George W. Bush's head on stake in 'Game of Thrones'
NY Post ^ | 6/14/12

Posted on 06/14/2012 8:38:40 AM PDT by pabianice

LOS ANGELES -- HBO has apologized for using a model head of former President George W. Bush in a grisly decapitation scene for its hit drama "Game of Thrones."

The tenth episode of the first season of "Game of Thrones," now out on DVD, features the younger Bush's head on a stake. Commentary on the DVD notes that his head appears in a "couple of beheading scenes."

The show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss stated that George W. Bush's was used as physical inspiration to create a head for a scene in which King Joffrey shows Sansa Stark her deceased father's head on a stick.

"It's not a choice, not a political statement!" one of the writers insisted during the DVD commentary. "We just had to use what heads we had around."

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"Just a mistake." Uh-huh. I just canceled HBO.
1 posted on 06/14/2012 8:38:46 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice
"It's not a choice, not a political statement!"

Wait. Are these aholes FOR "choice" or not?

2 posted on 06/14/2012 8:40:20 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: pabianice

To use Obama ... well, that would be just racist....


3 posted on 06/14/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT by Hodar (Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.- A. Schopenhauer)
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To: pabianice
Sure am glad we have time to get outraged... OUTRAGED... about juvenile stuff like this.

Means all the important stuff has been taken care of.

4 posted on 06/14/2012 8:43:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: pabianice

Apology NOT accepted!


5 posted on 06/14/2012 8:43:38 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: pabianice
If I did not look too closely, I would not have known it was Bush at all...

6 posted on 06/14/2012 8:48:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: pabianice

I cancelled HBO 6 months ago. Pay an extra $30 a month to be insulted?
No mas.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 8:51:06 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind

No, I can see it immediately.

Some people also think that Christine Amanpour has a painting of two large carrots on her wall.


8 posted on 06/14/2012 8:51:10 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: pabianice

I don’t have HBO. Everything is downloadable over the internet via torrent. Why buy DVD’s and make these libtards money?


9 posted on 06/14/2012 8:52:26 AM PDT by max americana
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To: sam_paine

Everything for leftists in hollywood is political - the moment you forget that, you lose. I think everyone expected something just not exactly which show.


10 posted on 06/14/2012 8:52:48 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: pabianice

I wonder if it was used in the episodes that they let GRRM direct.

I know that he hates GWB with a passion that he would behead him, himself, if he thought he could get away with it.


11 posted on 06/14/2012 9:04:48 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: pabianice

Pathetic sh!tbirds. I’d cancel them except I already did about 10 years ago.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 9:06:57 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: pabianice

No doubt Tyrion Lannister would have a double entendre handy for this incident.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 9:12:23 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: pabianice

How is “Game of Thrones” a “hit”?

I found it amazingly lame and gave up on it after the first season. Every decision the protagonist made was the stupidest possible decision to be made in whatever situation he was in.

By the time he was killed all I could think was, “Finally, you had that coming, idiot.”


14 posted on 06/14/2012 9:30:30 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: pabianice

By itself, it would have gone unnoticed. But they thought they could get some marketing hype by talking about it. And given everything else these A-holes do to slam conservatives and Republicans, there is no question in my mind that this was in fact a choice and a political statement.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 10:07:59 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: pabianice

Yeah...do it first, then ask for forgiveness.


16 posted on 06/14/2012 10:43:04 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: pabianice
Apologies are good, I always accept them after thoroughly kicking the offending party's a**...........Works out well.
17 posted on 06/14/2012 10:51:07 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: pabianice

Oh well HBO. Might as well piss off whatever Americans still watch your drivel. Stupid....Yes, Mistake....No.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 10:54:22 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: tgusa

Call them and cancel anyway.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 10:56:26 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: max americana
I don’t have HBO. Everything is downloadable over the internet via torrent. Why buy DVD’s and make these libtards money?

The problem with that attitude is that when you get to a "conservative"-based show you are far more unlikely to support it.
I believe, actually, that the "conservative" values (i.e. Justice) are the main reason that the super-hero movies have done pretty well.
Even the Green Lantern movie, which was poorly written, did pretty well considering that.

20 posted on 06/14/2012 12:44:51 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
I found it amazingly lame and gave up on it after the first season. Every decision the protagonist made was the stupidest possible decision to be made in whatever situation he was in.

By the time he was killed all I could think was, “Finally, you had that coming, idiot.”

You know; I feel that way about the Republican party.
Fast & Furious is a perfect example of how horrible they handle things, there is more than enough warranting serious swift and terrible punishment.
Romney [spit] is another prime example. For all intents and purposes he is Obama. (He, too, has a legitimate issue/problem with NBC qualification.)

21 posted on 06/14/2012 12:51:09 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: pabianice

People need to get over it. It’s not like anybody noticed. The episode aired over a year ago, the DVDs have been out for 4 or 5 months and NOW somebody finally paid attention to the commentary and found out. Should John Carpenter apologize to Bill Shatner? Sometimes a mask is just a mask.


22 posted on 06/14/2012 12:51:23 PM PDT by discostu (Listen, do you smell something?)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
And given everything else these A-holes do to slam conservatives and Republicans

Take a look at Fast & Furious, especially Bohner, and I've got to admit the party doesn't deserve respect and does deserve getting slammed.

23 posted on 06/14/2012 12:52:40 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Being a hit doesn’t revolve around being good it revolves around being popular. And frankly I liked it, as did many others.


24 posted on 06/14/2012 12:53:09 PM PDT by discostu (Listen, do you smell something?)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I was annoyed that they killed off that Mongolian king (the new “Conan”, I can’t remember his name). He was cool as hell.


25 posted on 06/14/2012 12:54:37 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Marketing hype for what? The DVD that reveals this came out months ago and season 2 ended weeks ago. Random junk gets used all the time in shows. Somebody says “we need more heads on sticks” so they dig in the closet and walla, heads on sticks. That’s how the Star Wars Cantina scene happened, every random mask they could get a hold of.


26 posted on 06/14/2012 12:56:08 PM PDT by discostu (Listen, do you smell something?)
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To: pabianice

I canceled a about 3 months ago over the Margaret Thatcher show. I’ve enjoyed many HBO series. I signed up for it because of Band of Brothers, then Rome, the Pacific and now Game of Thrones. I had read the entire series of books and was quite excited by it.

When I first saw that head on a pole it was vaguely familiar. I was thinking Mel Gibbs from Braveheart. I think its interesting that the explanation is that they had a head modeled after George Bush’s, “just laying around.”

They said they got it from a prop company. I would be interested in knowing the provenance of that head. Who made it? When? Why? Where else has this head appeared? Because, if its never been used then it was just one of those cute little “FU” jokes that the left likes to play on us.

I read elsewhere that the show is the #1 piracy target. I still want to watch it. I just don’t want to pay for it.


27 posted on 06/14/2012 1:11:58 PM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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To: pabianice

I canceled a about 3 months ago over the Margaret Thatcher show. I’ve enjoyed many HBO series. I signed up for it because of Band of Brothers, then Rome, the Pacific and now Game of Thrones. I had read the entire series of books and was quite excited by it.

When I first saw that head on a pole it was vaguely familiar. I was thinking Mel Gibbs from Braveheart. I think its interesting that the explanation is that they had a head modeled after George Bush’s, “just laying around.”

They said they got it from a prop company. I would be interested in knowing the provenance of that head. Who made it? When? Why? Where else has this head appeared? Because, if its never been used then it was just one of those cute little “FU” jokes that the left likes to play on us.

I read elsewhere that the show is the #1 piracy target. I still want to watch it. I just don’t want to pay for it.


28 posted on 06/14/2012 1:12:24 PM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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To: Liberty Valance
I'm glad to hear you cancelled HBO....but there are far too many freepers and conservatives who will keep supporting the far left attacks on us...

keep their tills full of money and they just keeping attacking us....makes no sense to me...

29 posted on 06/14/2012 1:25:24 PM PDT by cherry
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To: pabianice

>”Just a mistake.” Uh-huh. I just canceled HBO. <

I wonder what would happen if people not only cancelled HBO, but if they called up their HBO provider and read them the riot act?

Mistake my foot.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 2:06:14 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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