It is obvious that I’m a fan of Game of Thrones. I have written character descriptions, comparing many of them to beer, and then more beer. I have practiced ways of proposing to Daenerys Targaryen, with or without dragons and with or without clothes. I got involved in a photoshop contest. But, it wasn’t enough. I needed more. Luckily, I found a cross-dimensional device that could very well help me get to Westeros, a place which my feeble nerd brain believed was not in the past, but in some weird, linear past where stunted men ran around screwing hot women, where political leaders were corrupt and suspicious, where Sean Bean would survive a movie or season. So with my hover-board, a photographer, a bit too much alcohol consumption, and a few hours in the desert surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada, I bring to you my trip to Westeros.
For those of you enticed by swords and shields, the Dragonborn, mad kings and maidens, and Sean Bean, this next month is more anticipated than Christmas as HBO’s Game of Thrones is set to release Season 1 on Blu-Ray and DVD on March 6th, and Season 2 premieres April 1st. Last year, we explained Game of Thrones using beer. While our own nod toward the next season will be just as epic, we wanted to get the rest of you in on the fun. Therefore, we are launching a photoshop contest based on Game of Thrones!
It’s been far too long since there was an update at Something Awful’s Star Wars Valentines, so with the help of some last minute brainstorming, we came up with two that you can send to the Alderaanian geeks in your life.
Recent social feeds have forced us to come across a barrage of a new type of meme: “What My Friends Think I Do” posters. Not unlike De-motivational posters, these quirky images highlight jobs and, using witty pictures to explain what your friends, moms, co-workers, shrinks, and pets think you really do. This would be a fine addition to the meme family, except that it has exploded so fast that you can’t turn around, figuratively, on the internet without bumping into one, much like the dreaded “Shit People Say” theme. So we have created the kryptonite for this specific meme theme. Go forward and multiply it.
Kid Rock, former musical…well, pop-culture…hrm. Kid Rock, that white guy who used to yell “Bawitaba” incessantly while dirt-bikes did jumps over his head, once saved a hometown clothing line, “Made In Detroit”, from bankruptcy. Irony, however, has a crude sense of humor
It comes as no surprise that one of the more stoic players on one of the most stoic professional football teams lead by the most stoic coach in the history of the game would be diplomatic in his approach to explaining a loss in the Super Bowl. Tom Brady, starting quarterback of the New England Patriots and future Hall-of-Famer, said all the right things during his press conference after Super Bowl XLVI in order to protect his teammates.
He’s been jeered about his gigantic helmet, being compared to Dark Helmet from Spaceballs and Kazoo from The Flintstones. He’s been ridiculed about his on-the-field demeanor in the viral “Aw Shucks” nickname. He’s been labelled borderline retarded due to his faces, running ability, and decision-making. But that wasn’t enough for me. So I introduce to you my pictorial dedication to Eli Manning.
Considering we haven’t been able to listen to a sports talk show that isn’t drooling over kid-touching, we decided that the Sandusky-Bear needed to make an appearance. You’re welcome.
The world doesn’t seem to have many horror memes. Sure, we have cats playing pianos, gang violence involving Domo, and enough Lazy Town pedophilia references to make Bob Saget blush. But come Halloween, very few pictures come across the internet to get those real “LOL”s out in front of the computer.
While we may not have an owl mascot walking down Wall Street with a “Down with 1% Milk” sign just yet, we’re willing to help jump the shark on Occupy Wall Street jokes with this nod to Mister Rogers and the Land of Make-Believe, made a reality.