Booklolz: Bookish Dominoes, Game of Thrones Spoofs & more!

Posted 06/21/2013 by alicemarvels in Spoofs



We can never get enough bookish spoofs, goofiness and unadulterated biblio worship. If you are fans of that kind of thing too, check out our collection of bookish (and book-to-movie/tv-ish) odds and ends below.


The Seattle Public Library set a new record for world’s longest domino book chain to promote their Summer Reading Program. Watch the incredible feat unfold in real time below. (Don’t worry, none of the 2,131 books were harmed during the filming of this video.)


If you are caught up on HBO’s Game of Thrones, you are now in that all too familiar state of being super excited and amped up about the story but knowing you have a whole year to wait until a new episode. If you haven’t watched it yet, well, I both envy you and feel sorry for you, you sweet summer child. It was quite a rough ride this season. Here are a few of our favorite Season 3 Game of Thrones spoofs to help ease the pain of waiting (and the pain of this brutal season).


Daenerys Targaryen has had a bang up season as she really begins to earn her Mother of Dragons title. One of our favorite moments in Season 3 was when Dany gets her army. We totally agree that she deserves the mother of all slow claps:


Dany and Friends is the coolest puppet show in Westeros.


Wrong Director imagines Game of Thrones with Zooey Deschanel, Aubrey Plaza and Michael Cera taking on the roles Dany Targaryen, Ygritte and King Joffrey.


Another of our favorite parts of Season 3 was the introduction of the perpetually sassy and fearless Olenna Tyrell. So of course, someone made a supercut of Olenna’s one liners right alongside the Dowager Countess from Downton Abbey. These two ladies could smart ass each other into oblivion.


Jimmy Fallon fights for the Iron Desk in this Late Night Game of Thrones spoof Game of Desks:


If you haven’t yet seen Happy Place’s hilarious Game of Thrones Facebook Recaps, do yourself a favor and read them. While each recap is full of hilarious social media spoofing, nothing they’ve done so far beats the end of their Season 3, Episode 10 recap:




If you’re a fan of Arrested Development, you must check out Arrested Westeros, perhaps my favorite mash-up tumblr ever. Taste the happy, Westeros:


more lies




(via Arrested Westeros)


Speaking of TV mashups, click through below to check out a collection of mockups featuring Game of Thrones as other popular TV shows:


(via Imgur)


Everyone knows Cersei Lannister could teach a masterclass in stinkeye, so it’s hardly surprising that Vulture put together “The Many Bitchfaces of Cersei Lannister.”


(via Vulture)


Check out Female Game of Thrones Characters Reimagined As 1980s/1990s Stereotypes:


(via Laughing Squid)

It’s been too long since we had any new Catching Fire movie footage, but luckily there are plenty of spoofs to occupy our attention, including this Homemade Catching Fire Trailer and Tobuscus’s Literal Catching Fire Trailer:




In memory of James Gandolfini, who sadly just passed away, here’s a lovely video of him reading The Night Kitchen at the 92nd Street Y’s celebration of Maurice Sendak. Gandolfini’s part of the tribute starts at 43:50, and it’s awesome because he fearlessly commits to the story, doing all the voices with delightful gusto.  Gandolfini met Sendak when he starred in the film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are (a movie that made my inner child squee with delight).



Artist Ekaterina Panikanova‘s collection of book collages is strikingly beautiful. Head over to her site for more gorgeous bookish installation art.


(via Flavorwire)



We’re such huge fans of The Real Fauxtographer‘s gorgeous photographic odes to YA books, but she’s really outdone herself this week with her most daring fauxto yet, a tribute to the fantastically creepy Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn. Here’s a tiny sliver—click through to see the full fauxto in all its gory glory, and to hear how Hannibal, Brian Fuller’s beautiful and nightmare-making NBC show about Hannibal Lecter, inspired it.


(via The Real Fauxtographer)




    Thank goodness none of the books were harmed and how cool was that…
    I haven’t watched any of the Game of Thrones and am heading over to check out Artist Ekaterina Panikanova‘s collection of book collages. What a great post Lauren!!


    LOVE THESE!! I just finished reading A Dance With Dragons and definitely needed some GoT giggles to get over my death-and-destruction hangover.

    I love that people love these stories enough to make fun of them. Awesome!


    if only i watched game of thrones!


    I saw. I think it’s my least fav fauxto but I will admit it’s very very well done. She’s such a talented girl.

    Awesome collage!!


    This post is made of so much win. Buuuut … I haven’t watched or read Game of Thrones. I know, pity me. 😀


    LOL! Loved the Jimmy Fallon one


    Oh I love the domino!! Amazing! I’m still in awe. The library looks amazing too. For the Game of Thrones I’m stick to watching it this summer. Yeah I know, but trust me no one spoiled things to me and I’m so proud of it! Great post! 🙂


    I feel so left out. I don’t have cable because no one really watches all that much of TV at our house. We have Netflix… *shrugs*. Anyhoo, I love all the post! Makes me want cable now. lol

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever


    That book domino chain was brilliant! I love that it spelt out READ at one point. I’d love to do something like that at my own library. 🙂 And I only just started reading A Game of Thrones, but I hope to check out the TV series later. Thanks for sharing!


    What an awesome post! Sadly I don’t have HBO so no Game of Thrones for me when everyone else is watching but I was thinking of picking up some old seasons and starting!


    hahaha I loved the one cip about the ‘Downton’ Dowager Countess vs. Lady Olenna. Those two bring a much needed humor to both shows. 🙂


    DANY!!!! I love her so much, and that slow clap clip was hilarious. I swear, if something happens to her in this next season, I’m done with this show. I can’t take anymore vital characters dying, and she’s definitely my favorite (aside from Tyrion), so I feel like she’ll probably get killed off in some epic way soon just because I don’t want her to. And Jimmy Fallon cracks me up. Thanks so much for sharing all these!


    Great links! And The Real Fauxtographer is so cool.


    Ooh lots of fun things! I haven’t watched Game of Thrones yet, but I need to start. I told a friend of mine I would start watching. I’m just so behind on shows!



    Love all the Game of Thrones parodies. Haven’t seen most of those!

    Loved the literal Hunger Games vid. So funny.

    I also saw the Gandolfini’s part. So sad. Also good.

    What a great bunch of vids and links!


    Too many funny things. I am a big fan of Arrested Development I am watching the new ones on Netflix. I will have to come back and finish watching them all. The books at the library are pretty cool.


    Hilarious! Especially Late Night and the Downton Mix. Thanks for sharing these fab vids and links.

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