If you’re anything like me (and the rest of the world), then you’re OBSESSED with Game of Thrones, but can’t decide if you’ll continue watching after the emotional trauma caused by the events of the Red Wedding. Well do I have the video for you. It’s a GOT rap battle at the birthday party of a ten-year-old. Yep, you read that correctly. It may not be appropriate for the kids, but it’s the perfect way to get your fix without running the risk of further psychological damage.
According to multiple reports, the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) have been secretly collecting vast amounts of internet data by gaining direct access to the servers of big tech companies.
The Guardian and The Washington Post said they have obtained a 41-page powerpoint presentation dated April 2013 of the covert program, known as PRISM, which was intended for NSA senior analysts. It would give the agency the power to circumvent legal processes required to seek personal information such as e-mails, photos and videos, according to the two news outlets.
The companies implicated by PRISM include Apple, Google, Skype, Facebook, Microsoft and AOL, with Microsoft reportedly being the first to sign up for the program back in 2007. While the NSA say they have the complete co-operation from the all tech companies involved, none of the companies have either denied their involvement or have refused to comment on the issue.
If all true, PRISM basically has access to your life.
So what are you afraid the government may find out about you? Possible one of these 10 things.
1. Where you hid your 50 Shades of Grey .PDFs and other smutty fanfics
They’re in the folder titled “Nickelback,” aren’t they?
2. You’re a secret bronie
3. You’re a little too cat-obsessed
The movie business is a serious business. But during their down time, it’s all fun and laughs for the actors. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos of actors laughing and having fun on set.
1. Harry Potter
2. Star Wars
3. The Dark Knight Rises
4. Game of Thrones
Just in case you still can’t get over Sunday’s utterly heartbreaking episode of Game of Thrones, here’s an alternative ending that will make you feel at least slightly better about the whole “Red Wedding” ordeal.
The final reaction at the end of the video was basicall how I felt after reading/watching that whole scene play out.
Last night’s Game of Thrones episode “Rains of Castemere” episode (a.k.a. when the Red Wedding) had me feeling all kinds of emotions. And I’ve read the books. I knew what was coming and I was still emotionally distraught.
Without spoiling anything, I went into the episode with a feeling of dread but luckily the episode DID NOT DISAPPOINT. It’s basically the equivalent of season one’s finale (Ned Stark) in terms of emotions and season two’s “Battle of Blackwater” when it comes to being epic.
Apparently I wasn’t the only one with lots of feelings as Twitter pretty much went off last night. Here’s the Daily Beast‘s super cut of the best Red Wedding reaction videos. All I’m going to say is GPOY.
The too much sex, drugs and dubstep British television show Skins has just released the new trailer for it’s seventh season and holy hell, I can’t wait. In the minute teaser, we see the return of bad boy Cook (from series three and four), the equally devious Effy (series one to four) and everyone’s favourite basket case, Cassie (series one and two) for the last series ever.
I’m just a tad bit biased as I would’ve loved to see more of the original gang but they all seem to be busy with other work these days. Most notably, Nicholas Hoult (the manipulative Tony) who is currently filming the sequel to the X-Men prequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past. He also happen to be the ex-boyfriend of everyone’s imaginary BFF, Jennifer Lawrence. Meanwhile, Dev Patel (a.k.a. Anwar) has been hard at work with his HBO series The Newsroom. Let’s also not forget that he starred in the Oscar-award winning Slumdog Millionaire soon after he called it quits on Skins. I know there’s no hope of seeing Chris again (he bit the dust in series 2 and I will never forgive the writers for that), but with Chris Dempsie now on Game of Thrones, he probably doesn’t have that much time anyways as he gets leeches thrown down his pants. Also joining him on the sex and war drama is Hannah Murray, but lucky for us she’ll be returning to Skins as everyone’s favourite basket case Cassie.
Whew. That’s a lot. After writing all that, I can’t help but be so proud of the series one crowd and feel a little nostalgic. Another Skins binge seems to be in the future.
Who were your favourite characters? Who do you think should return for series seven of Skins? Tweet your thoughts to @ANDPOP!
To begin, there really is a Game of Thrones beer, but this “Beer of Thrones” commercial is the one it deserves.
Like any good Stefon club (you will be missed, Bill Hader!), it has everything: the incest, the “direwolf,” piggyback rides, and the old gods and the new. But can you name all the moments from the show? That is the real challenge.
I know we keep saying that “this is the last Harlem Shake video to need to see” five videos ago, but seriously, this the last Harlem Shake video you need to see. Trust me, we desperately want this awful internet fad to go away and what better way to say “sayonara” than with fire? I’m not going to lie because it feels like the Harlem Shake videos are the White Walkers (or Twilight vampires. Whatever floats your boat) of the internet; they don’t die until you set it on fire.
Watch till the very end and you’ll soon understand what I mean.
How epic is the Game of Thrones theme song? I feel like it’s one of those songs that you can listen to outside of the show. For example, while you’re playing a game (maybe, risk? heh.), doing an assignment, or while you secretly pretend to rule the Seven Kingdoms. If you don’t know the theme song, then here’s your chance to hear it:
Obviously, an awesome theme song is just begging to be remixed. Here are 8 Game of Thrones Covers you need to check out:
1. Techno Remix
If Game Of Thrones were truly created in the 80/90s, it would have definitely had this for its theme song.
2. Sung By A Dog
IT’S JUST SO CUTE AND IT GOES ON CUE.
3. Sung By A Cat
Okay, I know I fell in love with the dog, but seriously, I think the cat wins this round.
4. Floppy Drives
So this is pretty much how all book lovers sound when their favourite book gets adapted for TV or film. You’ve already read the book, but everyone keeps hounding you about how you should watch the movie or TV series.
This accurately sums up my feelings about “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” and “Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
Spoiler alert: The book is always better.
I don’t know what it’s like in your part of the world, but it’s still damn cold and snowing up in Canada. According to this Polish newspaper, winter won’t give up on them either.
No truer words have ever been printed than when Ned Stark is photoshopped with a shovel with the caption, “Brace yourself. Spring is not coming.”
Game of Thrones is definitely not for everyone but being one of the most pirated shows on television right now should count for something (EIGHTEEN DAYS UNTIL THE PREMIERE!). That something warrants a high school re-imagining and now a 1995-esque intro.
Yes, we know the first instalment of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series was first published in 1997 but I kind of love Queen’s “I Want It All.” Seriously, can you get more epic than Queen? The answer is no, you can not.
WATCH THE 1995 GAME OF THRONES INTRO BELOW:
I may or may not be counting the days until the third season of Game of Thrones premieres (20 more days) and I may or may not have started to re-watch all the episodes with the books at hand. So yeah, I’m totally going to be excited for anything GoT related, like this new YouTube series that puts Westeros back into high school.
So far, everything seems so spot on:
- Starks as hipsters
- Baratheons as total assholes
- Greyjoys as the speedo-clad swim team
- and Daenerys Targaryen as the new girl
The power politics also play out every well in the new high school setting as the houses (or cliques) vie for prom king and queen (“Prom is coming…). Sounds like a hilarious parody to me!
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for A Very Potter Musical‘s Joey Richter (a.k.a. the other Ron Weasley) as speedo-wearing Greyjoy! Yes. Weasley is our king!
Shows are defined by their genres — some shows are dramatic and emotionally heavy, and others we love because they’re fluffy and fun to watch. What happens when you take your favourite dramatic show and turn it into a comedy? Or when you take your favourite character from your favourite comedy and make him the psycho antagonist? Well, ANDPOP wants to show you what your favourite shows would look like if they were a different genre.
I don’t know if I will ever look at Kurt Hummel in the same again, while Abed, on the other hand, I had always pictured as a serial killer. One things for sure though if The Walking Dead was comedy, that would one warped TV show. I mean, zombies eating people isn’t something I commonly find funny. Although, psycho killer Maggie Smith would be quite funny if Dowton Abbey were a horror show. I guess all this possibilities is why fan-fiction is all the rage…alongside other reasons that shall not be discussed.
Glee as Horror
Downton Abbey as Horror
Community as a Drama
American Horror Story as a Romance Read more…
It’s that awkward (yet beautiful) moment when a medieval fantasy show gets a laugh track. In “Game of Thrones as a Seinfeld Sitcom,” the fantasy show Game of Thrones meets 90′s sitcom Seinfeld. It’s a total clash of iconic moments in television, but it totally works. Throughout the entire video I was trying to pinpoint which Seinfeld characters were supposed to be who in the medieval setting. Most of them were so annoying that I pretty much assumed they were all Newman. Now just imagine him in a knight in charming outfit and you’re set for life.
Watch the video here:
The following hip hop homage is dedicated to the three Baratheon brothers from Game of Thrones and their claims to the Iron Throne of Westeros. The rap is a parody of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow,” which makes perfect sense because those are the clan colours.
The nerd-tacular wrap was written and performed by Nathan Cox and Andy Davison with additional vocals by Kyle Henick.
YouTubers are already recommending tracks for future raps. How about a Stark Edition to “Ice Ice Baby?” A Targaryen version to “No Church in the Wild?”
Watch it here:
Sometimes when you run out of instruments to play the theme song for Game of Thrones, you have to resort to desperate measures. Like the plastic kazoo… Nick Henderson did just that, rocking out the HBO theme song with four instruments: a drum, guitar, bouzouki and a kazoo.
He plays the song devoid of ALL PASSION. Though if you look really closely, you can see it in his eyes, which occasionally widen when he plays intense parts.
Best comment on YouTube? Steven Crawford says he’s adding the track to his sex playlist.
Listen to it here:
BAMF Girls Club by Comediva is quickly becoming one of my new favourite shows. It stars kickass female characters like Harry Potter’s Hermione Granger, The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen and The Walking Dead’s Michonne… And then of course there’s Twilight’s Bella, but I don’t know if she’s earned the strong, female role model label (sorry Bella).
Anyway, two new episodes are finally out. The first involves the ladies setting down house rules and unsuccessfully trying to elect a leader. The second guest stars Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark, who got herself into trouble and is forced to spend a day with Hermione as punishment. Though personally, I’d love to spend a day with the witch!
If you missed the first episode, be sure to check it out here.
Third episode: Read more…
Every time I tune into the Game of Thrones, I always have to watch the opening credits. With its awesome theme song and visual outline of the seven kingdoms, there’s seriously no better way to start off another episode of intense drama.
So what could possibly heighten the show’s excitement than the already epic opening sequence? Why of course, a cat meowing along to the Game of Thrones theme song!
With Arya the cat hitting the right notes, it’s really a wonder why the talents of cats aren’t featured enough on television themes.
Let’s face it: the real world is a scary place, especially for new graduates, myself included. It’s even more terrifying as the world economy seems to be going down the toilet, bringing what would’ve been prospective jobs with it. But not every commencement address tells us that. Many tell us that we are all special which are, in my humble opinion, the worst kinds of speeches. The best kind are the ones that tell us exactly what to expect after we receive that oh-so-expensive piece of paper.
That is exactly what Emmy winner Peter Dinklage (star of HBO’s blood and sex fantasy series, The Game of Thrones) does. Dinklage spoke to the graduating class at Bennington College in Vermont, a few days ago to share some astute words of wisdom. Even if you’re in the middle of your college years, or will be graduating from high school and are too young to even be watching GoT, his words can still apply to you.
Dinklage first starts his speech with a great number of jokes, explaining why he had a mace with him as he approached the podium. Though, he gentle eases away from that and recounts his time after he graduated. To sum it all up, they were not the greatest years. While it may sound romantic to some, working a dead-end job, living in a terrible apartment, and being financially cut off from your parents is extremely scary and the reality for most. Yet, as we all know, Dinklage rose above all that and is now a very huge star.
The point of his speech, though, was that sometimes it takes a while to find your rhythm. For him, it took years because he was scared, like we are right now. We just have to get over that fear of failure, and fail. And for that, I think Dinklage’s commencement address is the best of all celebrity commencement addresses of the year, and even more rousing than Tyrion’s speech at Blackwater Bay.
Watch below for the whole speech: