Some People STILL Need a Kick To The Head
So with the Premiere of The Two Towers in less than 9 hours from now (for me anyways) the people who’re protesting the title based on events in New York in September 2001 have reared their ugly, neo-puritan heads once more.
Frankly, these people can shove their back-assward heads so far up their asses they can’t see daylight anymore. They really piss me off and not because I’m a Tolkien fan and I feel that it’s blasphemy, but because I’m a writer and a purist of the art form. Art and the expression of that art should NOT have to be changed to fit in with the views of the moral minority (or even the majority). Art, whether controversial or not, should be allowed to be just that, ART! Changing things to fit into someone’s comfy little view of the world so as they don’t have to cope with reality is purest ignorance of the highest order.
I’m soooo against this, in the same way that I get riled up over book burning, book banning, censorship or even someone covering up a statue just because it shows genitalia.
I was going to post a link to the idiots’ website but then realized that they didn’t deserve to get any more attention (or webhits) than they already have. So instead, I bring you the following PVP webcomic that does a pretty good job of summing up the idiocy of these people.
Okay, So I Haven’t Found My Elf Ears Yet…
But I did manage to track down THIS piece of useless minutia about something I know we’ve ALL pondered over at some time or another. Just how big is the stable population of vampires in the fictional town of Sunnydale on the TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer?
Apparently… It’s 18. But if you don’t believe me, just check the link above and be dazzled by the higher math geekage of a Buffy Fan with a PhD.
And now… Back to Elf Ear Hunting…. *ponders* Hrrmm. I wonder if that’s a sequel to Good Will Hunting?
I’ve got A Ticket To Ride…
Let the rejoicing commence… at 1pm MST, on Wednesday, December 18th, I shall be watching dreams become reality. Yup that’s right. I’ve got a ticket in my hot little hand for the matinee showing of Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers. Sure, there are earlier shows, like the 12:01am show the night before. But I’m old now and would probably fall asleep on the way home. I’m happy enough to see it on opening day at a decent hour.
Besides, at 1 pm I most likely won’t have to put up with a) young teenagers who need a kick to the head rather than another staple – errr… I mean piercing – and are only LoTR fans because it’s the “in” thing currently and b) All the rabid fanboy freaks and weirdos who’ll be dressed up as that pervy hobbit fancier Legolas (and his less beautiful companions). It should be fun. I’ll write all about it and spoil everything come Wednesday night…. or probably just end up bitching about this “compact between elves and men that has apparently been broken” (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you fall into category A above, staples or not).
Anyways… in other, less Middle-Earthy, news, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a decent quiz around here, so I in honour of something else that will be released on Wednesday, I bring you a quiz from one of my many other addictions: The Sims. Or in this case The Sims Online.
*wanders off trying to remember where he put his elf ears*