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Morons and memes

robont pointed out this wonderfully inane petition. Here's one of my favorite quotes from one of the petitioners:
i pray every day that mr jackson will see the light and pull the plug on this project. Mr Tolkien if that is his indead his real name does not seem to be a very christian person to be so cynically cashing in on this tragedy.

Yeah, Tolkien is so cynical and taking advantage of a tragedy, 29 years after he died. He was a freakin' psychic, apparently, who knew that his 1954 book would be made into a movie a year after two towers were destroyed in a terrorist bombing using technology that didn't even exist when he wrote the book.

The majority of the folks who signed that petition in support have no grasp of English, much less of literature. Astounding how clueless folks can be.

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the_dibbler
Oct. 7th, 2002 11:50 am (UTC)
oh for fuck's sake.

ya know, stupid SHOULD hurt.

andysocial
Oct. 7th, 2002 12:12 pm (UTC)
I've been amusing myself by reading all the nasty posts people have made telling the originator of the poll what a clueless shit he is.
justgoto
Oct. 7th, 2002 12:03 pm (UTC)
The Two Towers
I never made the connection until I read this.
This is just !
andysocial
Oct. 7th, 2002 12:16 pm (UTC)
Re: The Two Towers
Some folks just go out of their ways to be offended by stuff. Besides which, the WTC was referred to as the "Twin Towers" not the "Two Towers."
mcbarnes1970
Oct. 7th, 2002 12:06 pm (UTC)
A pox on their household!
therealsugshady
Oct. 7th, 2002 12:11 pm (UTC)
When I saw that, I about cried. I am HOPING that it's just a joke to see how many people will sign on to it... but I'm not entirely convinced. :/
partywhipple
Oct. 8th, 2002 05:32 am (UTC)
It's like I'm taking crazy pills. CRAZY PILLS!!! Has the guy actually read the books!!!???? EVEN IF HE HASN'T, CAN'T HE LOOK THEM UP BEFORE STARTING SUCH A RIDICULOUS CAMPAIGN???????

I weep for my fellow man.
njuastar
Oct. 8th, 2002 07:48 am (UTC)
You've got to love the grammar and misspelling that particular petitioner used...makes you wonder at the type of morons who sign dumb petitions like that in the first place.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 9th, 2002 09:12 pm (UTC)
Technology
Just a little side, while I agree with all of you, airplanes did too exist in 1954!
andysocial
Oct. 9th, 2002 09:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Technology
Right, and Jumbo Jets were pretty common in 1954.
andysocial
Oct. 9th, 2002 09:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Technology
Oh, and the towers themselves didn't exist in 1954!
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