Apology of the Day

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Apology of the Day
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A little attention to detail by a Game of Thrones fan has caused quite the uproar -- Redditor SidIncognito was listening to the DVD commentary for a scene in episode 10 when he heard show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss explain one of the heads on a spike:

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.

Once word got out Wednesday on Reddit, HBO immediately apologized:

We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste. We made this clear to the executive producers of the series who apologized immediately for this inadvertent careless mistake. We are sorry this happened and will have it removed from any future DVD production.

Benioff and Weiss chimed in with an explainer:

What happened was this: we use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can't afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk. After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush. In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.

[death+taxes]

This Is Funny, You Should Watch It of the Day

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When you hit play on RuinTheInternet's Game of Thrones sing-along, you laugh and you lose.

[nerdbastards]

TV Show Promo of the Day

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TV Show Promo of the Day: The epic series returns: HBO's Game of Thrones finally gets a proper trailer and, boy oh boy, just watch.

The second season premieres April 1st.

[bleedingcool.]

Today On TDW: Geek

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Today On TDW: Geek

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Mashup of the Day

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Mashup of the Day: The Game of Thrones x My Little Ponies mashup up above is one of several illustrations by Caldwell Tanner and Andrew Bridgman answering that all-important question: What if adult TV shows were remade for children?

Check out the rest here.

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