May 16, 2002

List of Idiots - But

List of Idiots - But heartfelt idiots, nonetheless. There is a petition online to try to coerce director Peter Jackson to rename his second Tolkien movie (the upcoming "The Two Towers"). Why? Here's why:

Peter Jackson has decided to tastelessly name the sequel "The Two Towers". The title is clearly meant to refer to the attacks on the World Trade Center. In this post-September 11 world, it is unforgiveable that this should be allowed to happen.

At the Rename "The Two Towers" to Something Less Offensive Petition Petition Petition site, "View Current Signatures" takes you to the list of people who have no clue. This group, and especially the people who came up with the petition are hereby awarded the Four Flush of Disgrace.

Hey, I have an idea. Let's rename everything with the number "two", "twin", "towers", "world", "trade" and "center". Er, no.

Look - before September 11 if you'd asked me about the two towers I would have thought "Lord of the Rings." Heck - I still do. I think of the Worlds Trade Center as the World Trade Center. After the disaster, people were calling them the "twin towers" not the "two towers."

Exactly what good is going to come from Peter jackson renaming his film? It will allow us to forget the World Trade Center disaster? Is that the goal? Please, someone fill me in on the logic here.

Posted by James at May 16, 2002 6:47 PM
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