From: "David S. Bratman" <dbratman@...
> Stolzi@... wrote:
> > http://www.speakeasy.org/~ohh/homework.htm
> Oh, but that's not the best part. The best part is that this fake Cliffs
> Notes version of LOTR actually fooled someone. An article actually
> appeared in the Times of London last year on Cate Blanchett's appearance
> Galadriel which included, stated as fact "for the uninitiated", one
> spectacularly silly piece of misinformation from the fake synopsis.
That wasn't the only person who was fooled. I forwarded the URL to a
co-worker who's fond of Tolkien and has read the posthumous publications.
(Yes, David, Cynthia.) Figuring that surely she would realize it was a hoax
designed to discourage kids who cheat on book reports, I was shocked to get
a reply from her saying that it was pretty good, but she thought the writer
got a couple of facts wrong. Just a couple? The fact that it was a spoof
went totally by her -- and I even left the "hee, hee, hee...." as the
subject of the message!