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Okay. You can call me an insensitive prick if you want but I have to reaffirm something. People are stupid. Especially people that are mindless and jump on a bandwagon just because of the religious fervor that “having a cause” generates.
I was doing my usual late night surfing and I found this link a little while ago. It’s apparently a petition to rename a movie coming out this fall that was based off of a renowned literary work that was originally published fourty-eight years ago because of a chance “similarity” between the title of said book/movie and the symbolic events of September 11th, 2001.
For the unintiated and/or lazy, I’m referring to the Peter Jackson movie: The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers based off of J.R.R. Tolkien’s original work of the same name.
I mean, come the fuck on!?!?! The only similarity between the two is *gasp* the title of the book. Hell, when you get down to it, it isn’t even the bloody title. It’s the SUB-title. The title of the book is THE LORD OF THE RINGS. It’s NOT The Two Towers. The book is not a trilogy. It’s single novel, which is often published in three parts.
There is something about people who can’t see the forest for the trees that deeply offends me. It’s like a nails on a chalkboard effect. Idiocy and blind ignorance are two things I can’t tolerate and I’m sorry, but these people are idiots in the fullest sense of the word. Sure, those that were personally affected by the attacks on the World Trade Center have suffered a great deal, but to read into something that was written and conceived long before this event occurred is stupid. It’s a bloody coincidence and that’s all. There is no grand conspiracy to mock or open wounds for those affected. There is no, grand scheme to do anything else but stay true to an iconic work of literature of our time.
I really wish people would get there heads out of there asses and think for themselves instead of just banding together in their collective lemming-like herds. Bah….
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