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Understanding Game of Thrones as an American 
Kings Landing = Washington, DC
It’s the capitol, it’s full of corrupt people vying for titles, and it’s built on the backs of the poor. Everyone is vying for the Iron Throne and it’s hard to figure out who to root for.

Winterfell = Boston, MA
Beautiful in the summer and uninhabitable in the winter. The inhabitants incorrectly think their city is the center of the empire. It is, however, the only real city in its region. (Providence? Really?) The people there are honorable and resilient, and spend much of their time watching sports. Not many black people.

The King’s Road = I-95
A highly trafficked route from Winterfell to King’s Landing, the road is littered with inns and merchants. There are also many bandits who live alongside it in dangerous places like New Haven, Newark, and Baltimore.

Beyond the Wall = Canada
It’s cold, it’s vast, and it’s terrifying. But the wildlings are a good people once you get to know them. Also it’s governed by a monarch far away who doesn’t actually hold any real power in the people’s minds.

Castle Black = Canadian Border Crossing
This is all that separates us from the unknown terror of the great white north. Also it’s manned by a bunch of humorless guys that don’t get laid.

The Iron Islands = Pittsburgh, PA
Cold, wet, gray, and nicknamed for metal, this is a place that was once prominent but is now full of working class people and pirates. And the pirates have been horrible for many years.

Casterly Rock = New York City
The regional capital (and the financial center of the Empire), it used to be ruled by a different group – until they were tricked into trusting a foreigner. Now it’s ruled by rich people who think they’re better parents than they are.

Lannisport = Greenwich, CT
Situated close to the main city, but far enough away that the citizens don’t need to be bothered. Also, it’s full of money and incest.

Harrenhal = Chicago, IL
It’s rich, and it’s on the way to most things. But the governing of it seems to be cursed as no one can rule it for long. And it burnt down once.

Valyria = Detroit, MI
Due to its fearsome beasts with great abilities to travel, this was once the center of the world and a shining jewel of civilization. But then a cataclysmic event rendered it a smoldering ruin of its former glory. The only thing that endures is a bit of their ancient music. And the secrets of manufacturing things there have long been forgotten.

Dorn = Napa Valley, CA
Remote area known for women, wine, and boringness.
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Understanding Game of Thrones as an American 

Kings Landing = Washington, DC

It’s the capitol, it’s full of corrupt people vying for titles, and it’s built on the backs of the poor. Everyone is vying for the Iron Throne and it’s hard to figure out who to root for.

Winterfell = Boston, MA

Beautiful in the summer and uninhabitable in the winter. The inhabitants incorrectly think their city is the center of the empire. It is, however, the only real city in its region. (Providence? Really?) The people there are honorable and resilient, and spend much of their time watching sports. Not many black people.

The King’s Road = I-95

A highly trafficked route from Winterfell to King’s Landing, the road is littered with inns and merchants. There are also many bandits who live alongside it in dangerous places like New Haven, Newark, and Baltimore.

Beyond the Wall = Canada

It’s cold, it’s vast, and it’s terrifying. But the wildlings are a good people once you get to know them. Also it’s governed by a monarch far away who doesn’t actually hold any real power in the people’s minds.

Castle Black = Canadian Border Crossing

This is all that separates us from the unknown terror of the great white north. Also it’s manned by a bunch of humorless guys that don’t get laid.

The Iron Islands = Pittsburgh, PA

Cold, wet, gray, and nicknamed for metal, this is a place that was once prominent but is now full of working class people and pirates. And the pirates have been horrible for many years.

Casterly Rock = New York City

The regional capital (and the financial center of the Empire), it used to be ruled by a different group – until they were tricked into trusting a foreigner. Now it’s ruled by rich people who think they’re better parents than they are.

Lannisport = Greenwich, CT

Situated close to the main city, but far enough away that the citizens don’t need to be bothered. Also, it’s full of money and incest.

Harrenhal = Chicago, IL

It’s rich, and it’s on the way to most things. But the governing of it seems to be cursed as no one can rule it for long. And it burnt down once.

Valyria = Detroit, MI

Due to its fearsome beasts with great abilities to travel, this was once the center of the world and a shining jewel of civilization. But then a cataclysmic event rendered it a smoldering ruin of its former glory. The only thing that endures is a bit of their ancient music. And the secrets of manufacturing things there have long been forgotten.

Dorn = Napa Valley, CA

Remote area known for women, wine, and boringness.

Keep reading.

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The Worst National Anthem Ever Supercut

They should have just recited “The Pledge of Allegiance,” or never agreed to do anything like this at all.

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The 4th of July Personified
Well… You definitely have Mario Kart in common with him.

The 4th of July Personified

Well… You definitely have Mario Kart in common with him.

You’re Invited to Edward Snowden’s Fourth of July Party! [Click to finish]
'Cuz I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm wanted on charges of espionage.

You’re Invited to Edward Snowden’s Fourth of July Party! [Click to finish]

'Cuz I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm wanted on charges of espionage.

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Canada Day Cake Gets Trolled
US-eh? US-eh?

Canada Day Cake Gets Trolled

US-eh? US-eh?

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Obama Has a Special Message For You
These state of the union addresses get better each time

Obama Has a Special Message For You

These state of the union addresses get better each time

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Current State of the Union
Just… just hang on a sec…

Current State of the Union

Just… just hang on a sec…

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Do You REALLY Need To Watch This TV Show? [Click for more]

A handy Flowchart to figure out which friends’ recommendations you should completely ignore.

Most Epic Painting in History: Bill Clinton the Lady Killer
Safe for work: No Gore.

Most Epic Painting in History: Bill Clinton the Lady Killer

Safe for work: No Gore.

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What to Say When Someone Knocks on the Bathroom Door
Be ready for your next Close Encounter of the #2 Kind.

What to Say When Someone Knocks on the Bathroom Door

Be ready for your next Close Encounter of the #2 Kind.

Soldier Reporting for Booty 
Next step, honorable discharge.

Soldier Reporting for Booty

Next step, honorable discharge.

(Source: reddit.com)

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World’s Fastest Rugby Player

Carlin Isles was a track runner before he was recruited onto Team USA rugby, and now he’s leaving everyone in the dust.

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Hey Iceland! These Countries Changed Their Names And It Worked! [Click to continue]
Iceland is currently holding a contest to rename the country to improve its image, prompting backlash from the country’s citizens who are desperate to protect their rich history of Bjork and that volcano going off that one time. However, before we act like a country changing its name is such a big deal, we should know that MANY famous countries have changed their name in the past, often to massively successful results. Here, in support of Iceland’s proactive thinking, is a list of 10 Other Countries That Successfully Changed Their Names

Hey Iceland! These Countries Changed Their Names And It Worked! [Click to continue]

Iceland is currently holding a contest to rename the country to improve its image, prompting backlash from the country’s citizens who are desperate to protect their rich history of Bjork and that volcano going off that one time. However, before we act like a country changing its name is such a big deal, we should know that MANY famous countries have changed their name in the past, often to massively successful results. Here, in support of Iceland’s proactive thinking, is a list of 10 Other Countries That Successfully Changed Their Names

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Obama Panders to 50 States in 90 Seconds

He’s a man of a thousand places.

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Internetview: Tyler Busby, Proud American [Click to read full interview]

Alex Watt sat down with a computer to contact viral video star Tyler Busby and discuss the U.S., vests, and Andy Warhol.

Alex Watt: How did you get roped into doing this?

Tyler Busby: As a kid, I did a lot of shows for boys and girls called “Gingerbread Pageants.” My mom put me in at a young age and my talent was singing. Of course, at such a young age I didn’t realize how bad I sang. Well, one day at our church, there was this older gentleman I cant recall his name, he had been a part of the church for a while and owned a Christian Dallas cable TV show and asked me and the other boy who was on it with me to perform. I don’t remember much about it except that I really didn’t want to do it but at such a young age your parents can force you to do a lot of embarrassing stuff.

AW: What was your reaction when you saw it the first time?

TB: I never saw the final edited version of it on TV.

AW: What was your reaction when you saw it went viral?

TB: I remember first seeing it my senior year in high school. I was in varsity choir and varsity theatre, so when one person found it on YouTube, it spread like wild fire, and all year long that video haunted me.

AW: On a scale of hippie smoking a doobie rolled with The Constitution to bald eagle taking a bullet for The President, how proud are you to be an American?

TB: (Laughs)* I get that question a lot. Uh, well, I’m a broke 21 year old stuck with student loans, a job that barely pays my bills, no health care, and probably no social security for when I retire—so you could compare that to any normal person my age, but when it comes down to it, if I had to die for any country, I would die for this one. For example, look at the NFL. There are fans out their that support a team that probably hasn’t won a Super Bowl in a long ass time but they still support them. Why? Because that’s the team they love, even if they suck. It’s just all about believing in something. This country’s completely idiotic, but it’s my idiotic country.

AW: Do your friends know the video went viral? If so, do they bug you about it?

TB: When my friends at work found out about it, they played it at the end of every shift.

AW: Do you still have the vest? If so, can you put it on and take a picture for us?

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