Do solemnly swear to uphold the laws of this kingdom. To herald the Light and shepherd the poor, to . . .
Aw, the hell with this! Steward, make sure the ale's flowing -- and send in the wenches! :)
And before you ask: No, this is not photoshopped. This is indeed the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, as it will be seen in Game of Thrones. And, yes, this is me sitting upon it.
Nice fit, wouldn't you say? A guy could get used to this.
Actually, the folks at HBO are going around New York City dragging this replica from landmark to landmark and offering free PR photos to any and all passersby. I found them today at the entrance to Central Park on 59th and 8th. Yesterday they were at Union Square. And tomorrow I think they'll be in Times Square. Thank goodness I caught them today when traffic was relatively light. Times Square, otoh, is going to be a ZOO!
But, yeah, HBO's PR people had a professional photographer there--complete with blocking and lighting--to do the job. After my pic was taken, I was directed to a table with iPads strewn about where I could find my photo already uploaded and e-mail myself a copy. I was impressed by the fluidity of the process, and the young gorgeous PR ladies on hand who were very, very nice to chat with.
Of course, this quickly became my profile pic on Facebook as well. Hey, it was too fraggin COOL to pass up!
Damn I love living in a big important city sometimes.