There are a few different ways to obtain an Iron Throne. The recommended method is to ruthlessly conquer your cowering enemies over a period of many years, capture their swords, and forge them into the shape of a terror-inducing throne full of fear and sharp edges. An easier way is to start with a plastic lawn chair.
Instructables user "flaming_pele!" began with a white, plastic Adirondack chair on his way to building a "Game of Thrones" Iron Throne that could handle party guests in chain mail. Other materials on the list include foam insulation, wood yardsticks, craft foam, duct tape, metal tie-down strapping, and plenty of metallic paint.… Read more
Bad Lip Reading is one of the best channels on YouTube. For real. If the name didn't give it away, it takes existing footage and then posits what the people in that footage could be saying just by reading their lips.
After five months of nothing from the channel, it's just dropped it's newest bomb: "Medieval Land Fun-Time World." It tells the deeply dramatic tale of theme-park owner Eddie Stark, whose employees aren't performing up to scratch. … Read more
HBO's "Game of Thrones," the fantasy series that follows the tale of George R. R. Martin's novel series "A Song of Ice and Fire," is now available in the Google Play marketplace.
When customers open up Google Play on Wednesday, they'll find they can download the past two seasons of the show. Fans of the show can choose to buy the show by episode or by season. HBO is also selling "Newsroom" and "True Blood" in the store, among several other hits from the company.… Read more
If you've spent a couple decades studying, learning, and speaking Klingon, then you probably already know in your gut it's a real language. Linguist John McWhorter has your back.
McWhorter explains in a short Ted-Ed lesson how certain made-up languages can qualify as real languages. He investigates Elvish from "The Lord of the Rings" books and movies, Klingon from "Star Trek," Dothraki from the "Game of Thrones" world, and Na'vi from "Avatar." These all qualify as fantasy constructed languages, better known as conlangs.… Read more
You know a television show has truly hit the big time when it gets a retro video game salute.
Abel Alves' 8-bit-style "Game of Thrones" tops most other retro-gaming TV tributes by being an actual playable game you can download as freeware. It has all the action you would expect, including fluttering crows, sword fights, and magic battles.… Read more
Possible spoilers ahead if you've read or watched hardly any of the series: One of the early devastating scenes played out in the "Game of Thrones" television series is when Ned Stark dispatches his daughter Sansa's innocent direwolf to please the vengeful queen.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Lady Gaga strips down naked for Marina Abramovic's Kickstarter art project.
- New York pizza robbed of top ranking in TripAdvisor's "Best US Destinations for a Pizza Pie."
- Copyright lawsuit targets cover songs on YouTube.
- "Game of Thrones" piracy is "better than an Emmy," says Time Warner CEO.
Thanks to my 5-year-old daughter (and, strangely enough, to "Game of Thrones"), I'm getting reacquainted with a place that seemed like magic when I first learned of it as a child myself -- Saturn's largest moon, the fascinating Earth-like satellite Titan.
Turns out that in the intervening two decades or so, scientists have learned quite a bit about this fascinating world covered with a fully developed atmosphere shielding a sheen of methane lakes on the surface below. Unlike the dead, dry rocks that pass for most other moons, Titan also hosts thunderstorms, running rivers, and perhaps … Read more
Members of the immensely popular "Game of Thrones" TV show and series creator George R.R. Martin made a big appearance at the San Diego Comic Con. Warning: if you've never watched "Thrones," there are several spoilers in this posting, so be mindful.
The panel kicked off with an amusingly crafted "In Memoriam" [sic] video -- complete with the song "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" by Boyz II Men -- that paid tribute to all of the characters, big and small, that have died during the show's three-season run. As expected, the video is excessively graphic for younger audiences, but is certainly worth watching if you're an adult, not at work, and into the show.… Read more