While waiting for season three of Game of Thrones to start airing March 31st, fans of HBO’s series will be able to snag the second season on Blu-ray February 19th. Even if you’ve already seen it (whether on TV, via a borrowed HBO login or…other sources) there should be some new elements with Blu-ray exclusive “HBO Select” features including an interactive “War of the 5 Kings” guide to keep track of who is doing what / where / when, animated histories, in-episode guides with more information on characters (like the iPad companion app did) as they appear and “dragon egg” surprises. Check the press release after the break for a full account of features, or hit Amazon to preorder the 7-disc set (w/ digital copies) for $ 55.99.
This is a series of House of Throne houses themed Converse All Stars hi-tops for sale from Etsy Seller Tannim. Tannim doesn’t actually paint them or stitch them though, Converse does it all. Tannim just DESIGNED them using Converse’s design your own shoe program or whatever. $ 115 gets you a pair. Growing a pair? Drinking paint thinner and bare-knuckle boxing a bear will grow you a pair.
Hit the jump for six other houses’ shoes and a bonus TARDIS pair because why the hell not, that’s why.
This is a video of two spazzes (plus a couple randoms who wander in) dancing their drug-loving asses off at some outdoor festival, all set to a remix of the Game of Thrones theme. No clue what they were dancing to originally, but my guess is there weren’t any bands playing at the time. The dude actually does some pretty cool moves, but the girl — good lord. I’m not sure she should do drugs OR dance ever again.
Hit the jump for three minutes of WTF was that?
This is a video of violinist Lindsey Stirling (of Zelda, Lord of the Rings and Skyrim themes fame) performing a cover of the Game of Thrones theme. Like the rest of her stuff, the production value of the video is ridiculous and she plays in her usual — what’s the nice way to say spazzy? “Expressive.” Yes! She plays in her usual EXPRESSIVE style. No worries, Lindsey, I play music pretty expressively myself. “You have zero musical talent.” Whatever! *tries to whistle, spits out a tooth* Oh shishi, I hope that wasn’t one of mine. “Who else’s could it be?” I kiss HARD.
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This is a custom wooden Game of Thrones themed RISK set made by artist Fay Helfer. Hopefully it’ll spur Parker Brothers to make an officially licensed version, because I would play that. I’d also brandish a sword at the table and drink mulled wine. Or wine coolers, I don’t care, the important part is the sword. Shit, now I want a shield too. And some chain-mail. You know what? Let’s just forgo game night and beat each other with sticks in the woods behind my parent’s house. “LARPing?” I prefer to think of it more of a forest fight club. “It’s LARPing.” Not so loud bro I have a reputation to protect here. “GW is a LARPer.” THIS DUDE KISSED A COUSIN AND DOESN’T PICK UP AFTER HIS DOG!
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Folks in North America may have to wait for the upcoming DVD or Blu-ray release to purchase the second season of Game of Thrones, but those in the UK have another option thanks to a new partnership between HBO UK and the Tesco-owned Blinkbox video-on-demand service. That deal sees both the second seasons of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire making their debut on the online service well ahead of their traditional home video releases, where they’re also available alongside the first seasons of each show and a number of other newly available HBO titles. In the case of Game of Thrones, you’ll pay £17.99 (or about $ 30) for each season or £1.79 (or $ 3) for individual episodes, and you can choose to either download or stream the episodes and view them on a variety of devices (including game consoles, the iPad and some smart TVs).
EDIT: Pint glasses, not shot glasses.
Because there’s absolutely nothing on the internet today but the heartbreaking story of a disturbed twenty-something who open fired on a theater full of Batman fans (my thoughts and prayers are with you, friends/family/Aurora community), here’s a set of Game of Thrones pint glasses available from the HBO Store. Each glass features a different house sigil on one side, and the house’s pledge on the other. Get the whole set for $ 70 and make your least favorite friend use the shitty Baratheon one!
Thanks to Lizy, who drinks every night because she drinks to her accomplishments. Me? I drink every night because I have a problem.
If you haven’t already seen them, this is a series of ridiculously impressive Westeros locations faithfully recreated in Minecraft. I know, they’ve already been out for like a week now, but what can I say, I like being late to the party. Think of me as like, the fashionable late belle of the ball. “You reek of booze.” Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t realize there were going to be any PENCIL-PEENED CHAPERONES PRESENT. *spikes punchbowl, drinks straight from ladle* This party’s tapped anyways, who wants to go to IHOP? “You gonna puke in the parking lot again?” Depends, you gonna challenge me to drink a whole bottle of syrup again? “Nope.” That was a joke, I always puke regardless.
Hit the jump for like, twelve or sixteen more (I lost count) of the impressive.
This is a series of beer labels (links to shop where you can buy shirts/stickers) in the style of currently existing brews (this is Stella Artois here) modified with some of the house/character names from Game of Thrones. I don’t know about you, but I’d drink them all. As a matter of fact I’d drink TWO of each just to make sure the taste was consistent. Plus I’d be willing to drink them the way they did back in the olden days — WARM. Or, if it was winter, ICE COLD. The point is temperature means nothing to me. There was a time in my life when I used to microwave beer just because people didn’t believe I’d still drink it. I won a lot of money making bets that way. Just kidding, I did it for free but in hindsight I should’ve made them bet.
Hit the jump for eight more. Dammit, now I’m thirsty. FOR BLOOD. Jk jk, beer.
This is a series of videos by Youtuber 331Erock of him playing metal on top of geeky theme songs. Not gonna lie, I was headbanging pretty hard till I chipped a tooth on my printer. Now one of my front teeth looks like a fang, but not in a cool way like I’m a lizardman or something, in a sad way like, f***, it’s gonna take months before I can save up enough cash to get this fixed. Did I mention dude has a giant Green Lantern tattoo on his arm? Because he does. I guess he got it because he — wait for it — loves metal so much. “It’s Green Lantern you idiot, not Iron Man.” I f***ed that up, didn’t I?
Hit the jump for the Dr. Who, TMNT, Game of Thrones themes, along with a ton of others including Back to the Future, Zelda, Mega Man, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Skyrim, Transformers, Castelvania, Mortal Kombat, Final Fantasy and God knows what else — I was copy/pasting like a lunatic.Related Posts: