Hilarity Pile: Jon Snow sits the Iron Throne, but not really—also, Ned Stark cake!


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Some Game of Thrones fans have nursed pipe dreams of one day seeing Jon Snow on the Iron Throne since the series began. Recently, their dreams were fulfilled…sorta.

That would be British journalist Jon Snow, a long-running presenter for Channel 4 News, having a little fun with the fact that he shares a name with a famous fictional bastard. Here he is sitting on the Throne and giving someone the finger.

You wouldn’t see Dan Rather doing that. Anyway, this may be the closest we ever get to seeing the actual Jon Snow (which is to say the fictional one) sit the Iron Throne outside of promotional shots. Everybody’s wild about that chair. In Beijing, pop star Adam Lambert sat on a prop clearly modeled after the Iron Throne during a performance. I have no idea if he was singing anything inspired by Game of Thrones, but generally the more Thrones stuff you can include in a live performance, the better.

Moving on to desserts, baker Dawn Butler won an award for her…incredibly disturbing cake, which was modeled after the severed head of Ned Stark.

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This was the first time the International Craft and Hobby Fair had allowed internal cake supports in the competition category, and Butler took full advantage of it. She won gold in the carved cake category, possibly because the judges were afraid to say no to her.

Joking aside, it is a tremendous-looking cake, although I’m not sure I could bring myself to eat it. Butler doesn’t recommend eating it either, but only because the noodles she used to create the hair “has now gone hard again and I imagine that it’s quite crunchy.”

Eating on a less creepy note, News Channel 3 reports that “[c]elebrities like…Kit Harington” are among those who have popularized the man bun, that distinctive hairstyle wherein a long-haired gentleman ties his hair behind his head. Observe:

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Now, there are clip-on man buns available to buy, for “the man who wears many hats, but no bun.” That’s how Groupon puts it, anyway, where you can currently buy these…things…at a discount. Happy hunting.

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H/T BBC News