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The White Walker/Sarah Palin
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The White Walker/Sarah Palin

These days, most people believe the White Walker only exists as a mythic creature, go-to material for lazy wet nurses when they're short on scary bedtime stories. But oh, no: the pale-faced beast from Beyond the Wall was once all too terrifyingly real – for a while, it seemed like it might get its own TV talk show. In fact, the apparition that calls the icy tundra its home was back in the news just last summer, when its family got in a huge drunken brawl at a 4th of July BBQ. Of course, the incident got blown way out proportion. But what do you expect? The lamestream media has always had it in for the Walker.

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