MacNN Forums (http://forums.macnn.com/)
-   Political/War Lounge (http://forums.macnn.com/political-war-lounge/)
-   -   Stay Classy, HBO (http://forums.macnn.com/95/political-war-lounge/464599/stay-classy-hbo/)

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

Quote, 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.
 
turtle777 Jun 14, 2012 01:41 AM
Wow, just image they'd do this with Obama. Incredulous.

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

Coincidence?
 
P 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.
 
subego 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.
 
The Final Dakar 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.
 
Waragainstsleep 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.
 
subego 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.
 
Big Mac 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?
 
andi*pandi 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.
 
subego Jun 14, 2012 11:13 PM
And that would have been equally classy.
 
ebuddy Jun 15, 2012 07:04 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4173089)
If someone's head on a pike is your idea of a lampoon, I need to party with you.
:lol:
 
subego Jun 15, 2012 02:19 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by subego (Post 4173102)
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.
 
ironknee Jun 19, 2012 11:34 PM
funny how u can easily spot a monkey
 
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:04 AM.

Copyright © 2005-2007 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2