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Amidst all the political intrigue, epic battles, and incestuous sexy-time, the incredibly clever dialogue on Game of Thrones is sometimes overshadowed.

So, as season four of GoT begins to draw to a close, we figured it would be a good time to reminisce on the most scathing insults to spring from the minds of author George R.R. Martin and showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. 

Tyrion on Jaime - Season 1
"We have our differences, Jaime and I. He is braver; I am better looking."

In case you're unaware, folks in Westeros don't always get along, and when they're not disemboweling each other with swords they're firing off equally cutting put-downs.

Naturally, many of the highest caliber disses issue forth from the mouth of the sharp-tongued imp, Tyrion Lannister.

Conversations between Tyrion and his malevolent sister Cersei play out like a sort of master class in medieval insult comedy. We guess when you've hated someone for your entire life, you've got plenty of time to think of wicked ways to knock them down a peg.  

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It's going down this Sunday on Game of Thrones! The fight of the 15th Century between Oberyn "The Red Viper" Martell and Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane to decide the fate of Tyrion "Pour Me Another" Lannister.

This showdown will make T.I. vs. Floyd Mayweather look like a septa's sewing lesson and we've got all the facts you need to help you pick a winner and fleece your friends for every gold dragon they're worth:

And the Winner is?

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Size: We think it's safe to say Gregor's got the obvious advantage here. Portrayed by Hafpor Julius Bjornsson, aka the world's second strongest man, Gregor didn't earn the nickname "The Mountain" because he likes to go climbing. No, Bjornsson goes about 6'9", 420 pounds, meaning that Gregor may be the biggest dude Westeros has to offer. If we were in Oberyn's shoes we'd be looking for some medieval HGH about now.

Edge: Gregor

Swordsmanship: Well, he messed up some Lannisters early in season 4, but we haven't really seen Oberyn do much fighting. Not a good sign. Gregor, on the other hand recently disemboweled some peasants with about as much difficulty as if he were shelling pistachios.

Edge: Gregor

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Famed stoners Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg have more in common then their shared love of the ganja.

Apparently, they hold similar views on HBO's Game of Thrones (Awesome!) as well as on forced castration (Not so awesome!).

How do we know? Well, Seth and Snoop won the Internet this week with a Game of Thrones recap that must be seen to be believed:

Yes, you may have read all the books and seen every episode twice, but you can't really understand GoT until Snoop explains it to you while high as a blunted kite.

It can be hard to keep track of the show's countless characters and subplots (especially when you're stoned), so Snoop helpfully answers all the big questions:

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Typically it's the female nudity on Game of Thrones that gets the most attention, but after taking it all off to get down with the Khaleesi on Sunday night's episode, actor Michiel Huisman is getting plenty of notice...and offers. 

Michiel Huisman Image

Huisman is a new addition to the series and while he may not be the world's second-strongest man like Hafpor Bjornsson, when he dropped his pants for Emilia Clarke, certain segments of GoT's audience took notice. Some even broke out their checkbooks. 

"We saw the episode and we recognized this is a well-known actor who's very, very good-looking," says Playgirl publisher Vincent Stevens. 

"We understand why viewers felt short-changed only getting to see his butt," Stevens adds, presumably keeping a straight face while using the word "butt" in a business conversation. "We thought if there was an opportunity to reach out to him, out readers would be interested."

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A seemingly harmless Instagram photo has some Game of Thrones enthusiasts irate over what they perceive to be a spoiler for a very shocking twist involving one of the show's most beloved characters. 

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

Warning: if you're a fan of GoT but have not read the books upon which the series is based, reading further will result in a plot revelation being spoiled for you...and like we said, it's a doozy:

Okay, so you've either read the books or you hate surprises. Either way, remember the Red Wedding in which Catelyn and Robb Stark were brutally murdered? 

Well, we all know George RR Martin loves killing off beloved characters, but he also loves zombies, and it turns out one of those two isn't quite as dead as we thought:

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Game of Thrones and the Magic Kingdom of Disney may not seem like two worlds that would fit well together, but artist Fernando Mendoca sprinkled a little fairy dust all over Westeros and wound up with some amazing results:

Jon Snow Disney Style
Jon Snow re-imagined as a Disney character. Even his direwolf looks cute!

Mendoca has re-imagined several GoT characters as adorable, bright-eyed Disney creations.

It's an experiment that proves the DIsney technique for animating characters who will turn into best-selling plush toys is so effective that even Daenerys' biggest, baddest dragon becomes something you wanna take home and cuddle with.

Of course, the studio's signature style of character art works both ways. Lena Headey may be beautiful in real life, but one look at Disney-fied Cersei Lannister and you know she's plain evil.

Of course, Mendoca's is just the latest Game of Thrones mash-up to wow the web in recent weeks:

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Peter Dinklage spoke to MTV recently and was understandably shocked to learn that his interviewer had never seen Game of Thrones. (Wouldn't you watch just one episode in preparation?)

But instead of chiding the young man for his lack of pop cultural awareness or simply hitting him with a stinging, Tyrion-style slap across the face, Dinklage kindly agrees to sum up the first three-and-a-half seasons in 45 seconds.

Believe it or not, he actually does an okay job:

Alright, so you'd still be pretty lost if you tried to start watching Game of Thrones at season 4, episode 7, but if someone asked you to summarize the show in a dozen words or less, you couldn't do much better than "stabby, stabby, stabby, sexy, sexy, sexy."

Dinklage takes a moment to acknowledge the "beautiful language" and "musing on the world as we know it," but then it's right back to the stabbing and sexy time, which is pretty much exactly how the show is paced. 

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In season 4, episode 7 of Game of Thrones, Hafpor Julius Bjornsson (the third actor to portray Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane on the series) disemboweled a group of cowering peasants in a scene that was graphically gory even by the lofty standards of GoT.

Turns out "Thor" Bjornsson is only slightly less intimidating in the real world, where the 6'9" 420-pound strongman is capable of throwing a freakin' washing machine 15 feet!

Bjornsson demonstrated that rare ability at this year's World's Strongest Man competition where he took second place.

That's a world record, by the way, and you can watch Hafpor (who's dressed as the Hulk for reasons that probably make sense in his native Iceland) perform the amazing feat in the video above.

If you're pulling for Team Tyrion/Oberyn Martell in the upcoming trial by combat, you may want to skip the clip. No one wants to imagine that their favorite character's fate will be decided by a dude that no one laughs at even when he's slathered in green body paint. 

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Earlier in this season of Game of Thrones, a controversial scene that appeared to feature non-consensual sex between a brother and sister ignited a firestorm of online outrage and debate.

The actress who plays Cersei Lannister on the show, Lena Headey, defended the rape scene, claiming that while her character was reluctant at first, she eventually gave herself over to her brother's advances.

The man responsible for the books upon which the series is based, George RR Martin, also responded to the controversial scene, claiming that while in his novel the sex is clearly consensual, he supports the decision of the show's writers to portray it differently. 

Now Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who portrays Jaime Lannister in the series and served as the aggressor in the much-discussed scene has expressed his views to GQ, and some are taking issue with what they feel are insensitive comments made by the actor:

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The body count continued to rise on Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 7.

Did Tyrion bite it, following his decision last Sunday to engaged in a Trial by Combat?

No, not even after Bronn turned down the chance to fight again on his behalf because he and Cersei schemed to marry him to a wealthy woman and arrange for him to eventually take over a castle.

That's because Prince Oberyn volunteered to take up a sword for Tyrion. Why would be battle for the life of a Lannister? Because the crown chose Ser Gregor at its Champion and Ser Gregor killed Oberyn's sister.

Littlefinger Kisses Sansa

(NOTE: Ser Gregor is also massive. You may wanna eat your Wheaties that morning, Oberyn. Good luck, buddy.)

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