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This neat little video comes with a whole website where you can vote on your favorite Game of Thrones character to become the new party leader. 


via thegotparty

Each candidate has their own information page and platform.  There's plenty of GOT merch on the site so fans of the show will no doubt parse these bits of information to come up with theories on future plot developments but it's probably best not to take them too seriously.  Part of Petyr Baelish's platform is "Innovations in Transportation".

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Bernie Sanders Live-Tweeted Donald Trump's RNC Speech and Absolutely Roasted Him

Bernie Sanders followed along with Donald Trump's RNC speech last night and commented with the hashtag #RNCwithBernie. Here's what he thought of what the Republican presidential candidate had to say.

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Is This Image of Mike Pence and Family 2 Spoopy For the Internet?

Mike Pence tweeted a picture of him and his family having dinner at Chili's and some of the Internet is obsessing over how spooky it is.

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The loathing runs very deep here, guys. Just last week, Marvel released this year’s Spider-Gwen Annual, an 'alternate-reality series' that portrays a black female Captain America as a hero. The villain's known by everyone as the Mental Organism Designed as America’s King, or more crisply, “M.O.D.A.A.K.”

M.O.D.A.A.K. wails incessantly about 'foreign filth' and how he wants to squeeze 'n crush America in his allmighty powerful hands...

Readers have already been quick to note the glaring similarities between the comic's villain and Donald Trump himself:


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Judging by Latour's Twitter feed, which touts a marked dedication to a hatred targeted at Trump, you've gotta think the talented Marvel artist really was inspired enough out of a passionate hatred to create a villain that exists solely to make fun of Trump.

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 Samantha Bee explains the similarities between what happened in the UK during the Brexit campaign and what's going on with Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Don't worry too much, America not being England may yet again be it's saving grace. Just don't forget to vote. 

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Donald Trump Said "7-11" When Talking About "9/11" and the Internet Response Did Not Disappoint

Donald Trump was speaking in Buffalo, New York when he referenced September 11, 2001, as you do when you are an American politician. Instead of saying "9/11" though, he accidentally said "7-11". If you thought the internet was just going to let that one go, you were wrong.

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twitter panama politics The Twitter for 'House of Cards' Just Trolled British Prime Minister David Cameron
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After David Cameron (and lots of other politicians) have been implicated in the Panama Papers debacle, the hit TV show 'House of Cards' dug up the above old Tweet from the British prime minister to troll him with this gif. 



fail acronym politics The 'Antonin Scalia School of Law' Will Be Renamed Because the Acronym It Made Was Just Too Good to Be True
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George Mason University's has recently been renamed "the Antonin Scalia School of Law" in honor of the late Supreme Court justice.  Soon they'll be renaming it again because someone didn't think to check what the acronym of that new name spelled. And that acronym is....


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Following several mocking Tweets, the new name will be "the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University". Which is a shame because, according to his opponents, that name isn't nearly as representative of the man it was named for.

politics facebook donald trump A Construction Worker Put a Mexican Flag on Top of Trump Tower in Vancouver
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A man working construction on Trump Tower Vancouver put a Mexican flag at the top of the building to highlight the work that Mexican immigrants do, even for people like Trump. Along with the picture, he added this explanation on the Facebook post (we've only quoted part of the post):

WHY DID I PUT A MEXICAN FLAG ON THE ROOF TOP OF TRUMP TOWER VANCOUVER, ??????

Because from the concrete pouring, finishing, drywall, taping, wood forming and general labour, Mexicans were there, building it,doing good work, the comments Trump has made about us, did not stop us from doing the high quality work we have always done, in our home country or when we migrate to the US/Canada,MR Trump, we did our best work, your tower here in Vancouver is premium quality, and we were a crucial part of it, not just Mexicans but immigrants as a whole, like your ancestors were, you are not native american, the insults you have said about us, have not changed our work ethics.
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During a rally in Portland, Bernie Sanders was met by a tiny bird.  When he started talking about the bird in terms of metaphor, he came right up to the podium to greet him.  If you're wondering if this became a meme, of course it did, with it's own hashtag #birdiesanders. 


via @karpour


via @Sophiasmusings

The real question is, it Birdie Sanders a new surprise candidate for president crashing Bernie's rally or simply the future VP? 

As for presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' new Disney princess status, it looks like someone called that long ago. Because there's a Disney princess version of everything out there. 


via MTV

politics veep tv The Australian Prime Minister's New Slogan Might Mean He's Been Watching Too Much TV
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Australia's prime minister,Malcolm Turnbull, just came up with a new campaign premise that 'Veep' fans will be a little too familiar with. He talks about keeping continuity... but also changing, something that Julia Louise-Dreyfus's character on 'Veep' also promised. 

You can see him explain it right here:



Actors and creators involved on the show, 'Veep', commented on how surprised they were that this turned into a real political talking point.  Maybe they were too good at parodying politics? 


via @simonblackwell, @frankrichny@OfficialJLD

funny politics metal Is Ted Cruz Living a Double Life as the Lead Singer of Stryper?
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Stryper is a Christian metal hair band that found some mainstream success in the 80s. And Ted Cruz looks exactly like the led singer, Michael Sweet. 

Could he secretly be the frontman of this band, probably, but no one knows for sure. Michael Sweet has acknowledged the resemblance (kind of):


via @michaelhsweet

But it seems like he isn't that happy about the comparison and his fans DEFINITELY aren't.  The Daily Dot posted this rant by a fan that was posted in the Facebook group Stryper Strong and has now been deleted:

Ok, we've all now seen at least a dozen times the Ted Cruz looks like Michael in one photo from 1983. I've been tagged, had it forwarded to me and have deleted countless postings on the Stryper page that I am webmaster for. First, stop it! Second, it's making fun of the band and my best friends. Third, it's making fun of anyone who dares be a fan (in other words....YOU). I don't like ANY of that! I discussed this with Michael the day he posted it and the only reason he posted was because of the free press that comes from it. He didn't like the post either and removed the original persons name from it. It has now grown to the point of being ridiculous. So, can I ask everyone to not post it anymore and to move on? Can we all agree on that? Can I get a like or comment of agreement on this? Sorry, it isn't funny anymore. (Never was).


Whether he's ready to "move on" or not, Sweet is certainly embracing the extra publicity:


via michaelhsweet

Or should we say, Ted Cruz is embracing the publicity?

donald trump politics Donald Trump's Claims About His Manhood Spawned a Pun-Based Twitter Movement
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During the Republican debate, candidates devolved into a literal penis measuring contest. Here's a video of a choice clip of Donald Trump defending his size because as Americans, that's the kind of thing that's important to us when choosing a leader. 



This lead to the creation of the "Girthers" movement, a pun on the "Birthers" movement that plagued President Obama's campaign. So, at least something funny came out of it.  Of course Twitter is awash with jokes (be prepared for a lot of "long form" puns).


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