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  • Mike Foster
    Feb 14, 2005
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      Ask "Are the books as good as the movies?"

      Thanks, Diana & David,
      Mike

      David Bratman wrote:

      >Diana Glyer forwarded this by one of her students:
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      >Top Ten Ways To Get Tolkien Fans Ticked Off
      >by Stephen Bobbett
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      >10. Use the most asinine pronunciation of Tolkien with unflinching
      >certainty. If possible, incorporate a third syllable.
      >9. Ask if Lothlórien is where the Elves make their cookies.
      >8. Refer frequently to the Midgets of the Shire.
      >7. Complain about any of the following: the ending's too long, you can't
      >keep track of all the weird names, you don't know how to read, etc.
      >6. When anyone mentions Dwarves, sing songs from Snow White.
      >5. Learn to speak Elvish fluently. But only the dirty words.
      >4. Interchange Saruman and Sauron in conversation. When someone corrects
      >you, keep doing it.
      >3. Ask two people simultaneously who Tom Bombadil is. It's like tying two
      >cats together and throwing them over a clothesline.
      >2. Insist that The Lord of the Rings is an allegory for World War II.
      >And finally,
      >1. No, thanks. I saw the movies. I don't need to read the books.
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      >The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
      >Yahoo! Groups Links
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