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Here’s an Iron Throne Toilet for the Ultimate Game of Thrones Fan

One throne to rule them all

HBO’s online store has everything for the diehard Game of Thrones fan, from house sigil shot glasses to Lannister hoodies to a Dothraki language guide to figurines of Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen. One thing it doesn’t have? A working toilet replica of the Iron Throne. Fans who wanted to swap their porcelain throne for an Iron one were out of luck. Until now.

Some ingenious Game of Thrones fans requested a working replica of the Iron Throne as a toilet and the creative minds at YouTube channel Awe Me delivered. The video and possible how-to-guide shows the industrious crafters, sculptors and prop masters behind Super Fan Builds creating the Iron Throne out of parts like wood, epoxy resin, urethane, neoprene foam and, naturally, a toilet.

If the Iron Throne sits in the only bathroom in the house, there’s no doubt the game of thrones will be quite intense.

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The Blue Man Group Covered the Game of Thrones Theme Song

Including a silent plea for more Hodor

They may have taken a vow of silence, but the Blue Man Group is as excited about the impending return of Game of Thrones as the rest of us. In a new video, the group puts its unique set of musical skills to work and played the Game of Thrones theme song on a collection of pipes, tubes, jars and other well-tuned flotsam. The result is an excellent facsimile of the song composed by Ramin Djawadi for the HBO series.

The Blue Man Group also managed to make a silent plea to bring Hodor back for season 5. Despite a season 4 cliffhanger that left the fate of Hodor and his charge, Bran Stark, in flux, the two characters are not slated to appear on this season of the show, much to the chagrin of some (blue) fans. In the text accompanying their new video, the Blue Men have sworn to continue their silent streak (which is rivaling Teller’s at this point) until Hodor’s status in season 5 is confirmed and used their instruments to dramatically state their case.

TIME Music

These Three Sisters Play Metallica Better Than You

"Enter Sandman" takes over the Internet

Three sisters from Monterrey, Mexico, are taking the Internet by storm with their cover of Metallica’s classic metal jam “Enter Sandman.” The young women, Daniela (guitar), Paulina (drums) and Alejandra (bass) were just 14, 12 and 9 when the video of their group, The Warning Band, was posted in July 2014, but their sound rivals Metallica’s original work.

While the video was posted over a year ago, it has been picking up traction as the three sisters work to raise funds in the hopes of attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. They’ve raised more than $9,500 of their $30,000 fundraising goal.

The sisters are aiming to get the attention of every YouTube star’s fairy godmother, Ellen DeGeneres, according to Heavy Metal, in the hopes that she will invite them to perform on her talk show.

TIME viral

This DJ Turned a Subway Car Into a Dance Party

Party on, NYC

As any commuter can tell you, riding the New York City subway is normally “a small death.” After suffering through endlessly bleak trips on the train, one DJ decided to shake things up by turning a subway fare into the hottest ticket in town.

With the help of a few strobe lights, a portable DJ set-up and even a velvet rope, YouTube user AMK Production turned a crowded subway car into a happening nightclub. While New York commuters are a blasé bunch who have seen it all, from breakdancers to pants-free riders to Helen Mirren to spa days, the moving dance party seemed to enliven the riders. As the party rolled on, riders jumped into conga lines, waved glow sticks and busted some moves.

The video of his subway party is going viral, and for good reason — it’s fun.

TIME food and drink

This Culinary Genius Built an Easy Cheese 3-D Printer

Someone get this guy a MacArthur "Genius Grant"

A slightly mad evil genius has used his powers for good and rigged a 3-D printer to craft its product in Easy Cheese. While the printer is still in initial testing, per the video, it’s clear the future looks delicious.

In this video, posted by Andrew Maxfield-Parish, the cheese-rigged 3-D printer looks like something built in the basement laboratory on Wallace and Gromit. The video shows that the printer and its creator are still figuring out the logistics of an Easy Cheese-filled future, but by the end of the clip, the machine seems to get the hang of the whole building-in-cheese thing. Give the man and his robot a little more time to perfect the process and perhaps they can build a White House replica just in time for next year’s Big Block of Cheese Day.

 

TIME viral

This Black-and-White Footage of the Teletubbies Looks Like a Horror Film

Warning: You may never see the Teletubbies the same way after watching this clip set to the rock band Joy Division

Who knew that the Teletubbies in black and white would look like a shot from an Ingmar Bergman-directed horror film?

A grainy black-and-white image of the Teletubbies, those lovable, huggable children’s television characters, has been circulating the Internet for a few days. While many Twitter users have noted that the image of the huggable furries devoid of their technicolor hue is strangely haunting, verging on horrifying, others commented that the photo looked like a still from the Anton Corbijn-directed music video for “Atmosphere” by post-punkers, Joy Division.

YouTube user Christopher Brown latched on to that idea and ran with it. He took footage of the fuzzy little tubbies, stripped out the color, and soon enough Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po were frolicking through a bleak post-apocalyptic wasteland. Add in the downbeat Joy Division soundtrack, and the result is a wildly weird, strangely avant-garde, creepy video that feels equal part Bergman, David Lynch, and Disney cosplay. Clearly it’s a must-see.

If Joy Division isn’t your cup of tea, someone also made an Aphex Twin version.

(h/t Vanyaland)

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This Harry Potter-“Uptown Funk” Mashup Is the Stuff of Nightmares

What's next, Lorde Voldemort?

“Uptown Funk” heads to Hogwarts in a new video from KFaceTV.

The parody imagines what the funky Mark Ronson and Bruno Marks jam would sound like if sung by Lord Voldemort and his backing band, Tom and the Riddles, and the results are pretty magical.

The song is filled with the Dark Lord’s fiercest anti-Harry Potter rhymes, which includes plenty of jabs at the Hogwarts crew. There’s little doubt the soulful, sassy remix would be in heavy rotation on Draco Malfoy’s iPod and playing in stores found in the darker corners of Diagon Alley.

In the video, the Dark Lord himself gets funky with his Death Eaters and his pet python, all while plotting the downfall of Harry Potter and gearing up to invade Hogwarts. It’s clear that the Dark Lord knows how to throw down some serious song power, no dark magic required.

 

 

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This Dog Has the Best Reaction to Tasting a Lemon

He'll help get you through the day

Move over, Gene Kelly, this dog is the Internet’s new dancing star.

YouTube is filled with videos of people doling out citrus to unsuspecting babies, but no human baby can compare to this puppy taking a first lick of a lemon.

This fluff ball excitedly goes in for a taste of the fruit, but the overpowering sour flavor gives him a start that has him tap dancing across the kitchen floor. Of course, being a golden retriever, the pup can’t help but go back for a second taste, yet somehow expects a different result, which just makes it all the more hilarious.

Don’t try this at home, though, as it should be noted that the ASPCA says that lemons can be toxic to dogs.

TIME viral

Watch a Flight Attendant Entertain Passengers by Dancing to ‘Uptown Funk’

Dancing in the aisles.

There is very little joy in air travel these days with smaller seats, fewer amenities and closer quarters. So it’s nice when the flight staff goes the extra mile to help travelers enjoy the trip — even if that extra mile means going all the way “uptown”.

YouTube user Charlie Sierra caught a flight attendant going downtown on “Uptown Funk” and busting a move in an airplane aisle.

The flight attendant looked suitably fly as she threw out some old-school moves to the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars hit. Not only did she get to have a little fun, but she also kept the passengers from grumbling.

As this video goes viral thanks to Reddit, hopefully other flight attendants will see it and kick off a competition among those flying the friendly skies so passengers get some free entertainment along with their peanuts.

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Here’s What It Would Look Like If Wes Anderson Directed an X-Men Movie

Mutants meet twee.

Have you ever found yourself wondering what it would look like if the X-Men trained at Royal Tenenbaum’s Harlem mansion? Or if Max Fischer was expelled from Rushmore and enrolled in Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? Have you secretly hoped that Wes Anderson would take the reins of The Avengers franchise? Then this video is for you.

Patrick Willems just debuted a new fan film on his YouTube channel, and it attempts to answer the burning question on every Grand Budapest Hotel fan’s lips: What would it be like if Wes Anderson directed an X-Men movie? (That’s the question, because we already know what it would look like if Anderson directed Star Wars.)

The result is a very symmetrical, red-and-gold-filled film that plunks the Marvel mutants into a world of privileged prodigies with poor social skills. In short, it’s pretty great, if a little rough around the edges.

(h/t Bleeding Cool)

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