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Jun 14, 2012, 01:07 AM
 
'Game Of Thrones' Creators Say Use Of George W. Bush's Decapitated Head On A Pike Wasn't Politically Motivated - Starpulse.com

Originally Posted by The Producers
The last head on the left is George Bush. George Bush's head appears in a couple of beheading scenes. It's not a choice, it's not a political statement... We just had to use whatever head we had around.
The most popular show on television could only afford a George Bush head.

Sounds completely legit.
     
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Jun 14, 2012, 01:41 AM
 
Wow, just image they'd do this with Obama. Incredulous.

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Jun 14, 2012, 02:13 AM
 
HBO <==> BHO
Game of Thrones <==> Game of Drones

Coincidence?
Bush Tax Cuts == Job Killer
June 2001: 132,047,000 employed
June 2003: 129,839,000 employed
2.21 million jobs were LOST after 2 years of Bush Tax Cuts.
     
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Jun 14, 2012, 07:31 AM
 
So they took a prop head of GWB, gave it a completely different hair and turned it away so the only part of the face you can see is the lips and the set of the jaw. Noone noticed for more than a year. Noone would EVER have noticed if they hadn't mentioned it. If it truly was a politically motivated plant, I'd say it failed miserably.
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Jun 14, 2012, 08:53 AM
 
It's not a political plant, it's revenge porn.

As you say, it would have remained private, and that would have been fine. I've said and done disgusting (yet hilarious) things I'd rather not share with strangers, if anything, just as a courtesy.

Once you start charging money for your discussion of it, you lose the expectation of privacy.
     
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Jun 14, 2012, 09:49 AM
 
They are dumb for talking about it. Assuming it was an inside joke with the cast and crew, they shouldn't have revealed it. And if they really were jonesing to have someone discover it, someone should have anonymously tipped off some blog to it and waited for it spread through the internet until they were approached for apologetic comment.
     
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Jun 14, 2012, 11:37 AM
 
Don't forget the majority of the cast and crew are probably from Ireland and the rest of the UK where its filmed. Its also a bit late to be lampooning GWB. Maybe if he'd still been in office....

As far as I'm concerned, GoT is so awesome they can do whatever the hell they want anyway, I'll forgive them.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jun 14, 2012, 08:54 PM
 
If someone's head on a pike is your idea of a lampoon, I need to party with you.
     
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Jun 14, 2012, 09:16 PM
 
Fox News Alert!

There actually was one today over this story. I don't really think there's a story here, honestly. Even if the production crew purposely chose a Bush head, does anyone really care?

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
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Jun 14, 2012, 10:51 PM
 
If they'd walked into Bob's House of Latex Heads and there was a Clinton one readily available, I'm sure they'd have used it too.
     
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Jun 14, 2012, 11:13 PM
 
And that would have been equally classy.
     
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Jun 15, 2012, 07:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
If someone's head on a pike is your idea of a lampoon, I need to party with you.
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Jun 15, 2012, 02:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
And that would have been equally classy.
I feel the need to rephrase this. While the Clinton head would lack class, I doubt there'd be the revenge porn element.
     
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Jun 19, 2012, 11:34 PM
 
funny how u can easily spot a monkey
     
   
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