Verily, Verity, it hath been an age since you last graced these hallowed pages.
Laud Satya Nadella stood at the leaded casement of his garret, contemplating the ominous, brooding sky to the south. The flag over the Maeiouster's Hub Complex barely stirred in the still air, so that he could not only see the sigil of his once-proud house - gules and vert oblongs accroupis sur a respectant brace, azure dexter …
The picture is from the scene that "Game of Thrones" had to reshoot. Look closely. It is G.W. Bush. The producers "just happened" to have a prop of GWB's head laying around.
The new DVD's don't have that picture. So I guess I have a collectors item. I doubt it will be as valuable as the original "White" album though.
That is an El Reg stock image, from when they ran the story about HBO having to re-shoot that scene. Much like the use of the head in the show, the re-use of this image is about economy, not politics. El Reg didn't want to create/commission/beg/borrow/steal a new GoT-related image; HBO re-used the head because those things are bleedin' expensive, and they didn't think anyone would recognize the re-cycled shrub.
I switched to w3m almost completely* for El Reg (cuts both the white wastelands and immense immages from the Monstrous Makeover). The alt text displayed for that image is Bush in Game of Thrones; hardly a hidden attempt at political manipulation.
*I do use the "night theme" on xombrero from time to time, but something on El Reg seems to kill xombrero regularly, even without js)
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