Twitter welcomes back ‘Game of Thrones’ with jokes and roasts

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Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones: Season 8, Episode 1 below

When you play the game of thrones, you win… or you get roasted Ned Umber-style. (RIP teeny, tiny boy.)

Game of Thrones: Season 8 has only just begun, but Twitter users are already launching their red-hot, post-premiere roasts and takes. 

From Bran sitting in a courtyard all night to Cersei missing out on those elephants, here are some of the funniest Twitter reactions to the Thrones premiere heard round the world.

On that very Harry Potter-esque dragon riding scene

So glad they included my favorite scene from Harry Potter in the season premiere of #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/GCyJLYwqFq

— Katie Stern (@katiehstern) April 15, 2019 Read more…

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‘Game of Thrones’ episode 2 promo spells bad news for Jaime

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*** Warning: Spoilers ahead for Season 8 of Game of Thrones ***

The final season of Game of Thrones was always going to be the end for someone.

In the teaser for the second episode of Season 8, there looks to be trouble ahead for Jaime Lannister, who features prominently alongside Daenerys Targaryen.

“When I was a child, my brother would tell me a bedtime story about the man who murdered our father,” Daenerys opens in the teaser. 

“Of all the things we would do to that man.” Read more…

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Sam dropped THAT bomb on Jon during the ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere

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Game of Thrones Season 8 arrived full-force, with Jon Snow learning his true identity during the very first episode.

SEE ALSO: How ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 can tie up these character loose ends

Jon’s BFF-slash-true brother Samwell Tarly had a rough episode, learning that Daenerys executed his father and brother just after gleefully being introduced to her by Jorah Mormont.

Disillusioned with the dragon queen, Sam runs into Bran (but he’s not really Bran, idk if you’ve heard, he’s the ~*~*~Three-Eyed Raven~*~*~), who says that only Sam can tell Jon the truth. This is not an enviable position, which is probably why Sam literally hides in the crypts, but Jon catches him and then there’s nothing to do but have the awkward convo. Read more…

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Beyoncé’s pyramid stage lives on at this year’s Coachella

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Has it really been a year since Beyoncé’s era-defining performance at Coachella?

It certainly hasn’t been forgotten at this year’s Coachella, with the pyramid stage from the iconic performance finding new life as an installation on the festival’s grounds.

SEE ALSO: Blackpink made K-pop history performing at Coachella

The first woman of color to headline the festival, the singer reunited with other members of Destiny’s Child for the two-hour performance, which also featured appearances by her husband Jay-Z and her sister Solange. 

Beyoncé atop her pyramid during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival.

Beyoncé atop her pyramid during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival.

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Emilia Clarke posts adorable Instagram ahead of ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere

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In the lead-up to the premiere of Game of Thrones‘ final season, the show’s cast and crew have been understandably getting nostalgic.

That includes the Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke, who on Sunday posted an adorable Instagram shoutout to her green screen baby dragon, ahead of the first episode of Season 8.

SEE ALSO: Why Daenerys Targaryen should end up on the Iron Throne

“Me and my baby (dragon) (Drogon) just very excited for you all to see #season8gameofthrones which if I’m not mistaken begins….now,” she captioned the post, which shows Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen cuddling up to what will eventually be rendered as her beloved Drogon. Read more…

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How to not suck at being a manager according to your fave fictional bosses

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Feel like you might be ready to lead? Maybe you’re thinking about starting an MBA but need some inspiration before you make your move? Look no further than your screen. Yep, as usual, pop culture is here to save the day. 

These fearless film and television characters are guaranteed to inspire your inner leadership skills whether you’re planning on managing a team, dreaming of being your own boss or you’re simply looking for a competitive edge in your career. 

Miranda Priestly 

With her scathing commentary and unbelievably high expectations, Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of Runway magazine, might be one of the silver screen’s most feared (and revered) bosses.  Read more…

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‘Game of Thrones’ must deliver an Arya vs. Cersei showdown, thanks

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Ever since Arya Stark made her kill list and topped it off with Cersei Lannister’s name, theirs is the face-off I’ve been waiting for. The two haven’t shared a scene since early Season 1 but their stories have intertwined in grievous ways.

Arya has managed to knock off a few names off her list, including Walder Frey and Meryn Trant, but Cersei remains the one big profile name on it. 

SEE ALSO: How’s Arya doing on her kill list ahead of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8?

Game of Thrones Season 8 will bring about lots of reunions, some emotional and some awkward. The one we deserve the most is Arya vs. Cersei, especially if it means the former will kill the latter. Read more…

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‘Final Fantasy XV’ director is making an RPG about and endorsed by the Paralympic Games

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This ain’t your average sports game.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced Friday that the international tournament for people with disabilities would be getting its first video game, The Pegasus Dream Tour. The new game has some serious weight behind it; it’s being created by JP Games, the new independent studio founded by Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata. The Paralympics game will be his new team’s first since Tabata went indie.

“This is not just an ordinary video game about sports,” Tabata said. “JP Games is going to represent fully the wonders that are unique to Paralympic sports in this brand-new role-playing game.” Read more…

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Tiger Woods crowned ‘Comeback King’ after his first major victory since 2008

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Dramatic comebacks are usually the stuff of sports movies, complete with sweeping music and tearful embraces. But Sunday, America witnessed one, IRL.

That’s when Tiger Woods won the Masters, the most important of all annual golf tournaments, at the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia. It was the embattled sports legend’s first major victory since 2008, and first Master’s win since 2005. Fans across the internet, and Tiger Woods himself, appear to be joyously bowled over by what’s being hailed as one of the greatest sports comebacks of all time.

A comeback for the ages#themasters pic.twitter.com/Errkvqh4He

— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019 Read more…

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Lyft pulled electric bikes off the streets in New York, San Francisco, and D.C.

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Lyft’s bikeshare business is having a rough Sunday.

Almost identical blog posts from Citi Bike, Ford GoBike, and Capital Bikeshare — all of which are Lyft-owned businesses — confirm that their “pedal-assist” electric bikes have been temporarily taken out of service. That means customers in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. will have to make do with pedal bikes for now.

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The issue stems from some kind of issue with the brakes on those pedal-assist bikes. “We recently received a small number of reports from riders who experienced stronger than expected braking force on the front wheel,” each of the posts notes.  Read more…

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