Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Lord of the Farce

Well, I think I may have been a little too caught up in my dash of real life lately - Back to the melange of Canadian politics.

I was just perusing the latest issue of Macleans, when I came upon an article about "Lord of the Rings". The stage article, "Breaking the Curse of the Ring" is worth a read. Not sure if you can get it on-line.

Apparently, LOTR is the butt of many late-night comedians' jokes. Conan O'Brien is said to be just piling on the satire. Writer John Intini says that the "3 1/2 hour, two-washroom-break extravaganza has been pilloried by far more serious critics", such as the New York Times, and the Daily Telegraph who wrote, "You can't always solve a problem by throwing money at it".

Somebody should tell the Liberals that.

Here's the clincher though: According to the Canadians Taxpayers Federation, Dalton McGuinty, 'Lord of the Squanderers' spent $2.5 million of our money to bring this monstrosity to Toronto!!

Couldn't that money have been better spent elsewhere? Health care perhaps?

Ontario, we've got to break this hobbit of voting Liberal!

18 comments:

Mac said...

All that buildup for a hobbit punchline? Oh man!! That's funny!!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

LOL! Thanks, Mac. Honestly, that just came to me at the last minute! Kinda corny, but I couldn't resist.

vicki said...

OT...joanne if you noticed the good news tonite about the Child care plan, check out the CTV website...they put up that story from the YMCA 'study' again, very false and manipulative.

molarmauler said...

My favourite scene from LOTR is the final battle before the Black Gates of Mordor when everyone yells,

"The flying squirrels are coming!
The flying squirrels are coming!"

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Molar, that's hilarious!!!

I can't believe you remembered that 'study', with you living out west and all. Amazing.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Vicki, thanks for the tip. Still looking for that, but I found the juxtapositioning of the two photos in the main report quite offensive: The pinocchio reference by the protester, and the child pulling Harper's nose in the daycare setting.

Steph said...

I just saw what you are talking about with those photos on the CTV website. How can they do something like that and still pretend to be an unbiased news source? That's pathetic.

vicki said...

The ctv.ca site is different this am...I sent an e-mail as soon as I saw it last night.

Chuckercanuck said...

oh I don't know joanne, a show that promises dancing hobbits and evil wizards doing a samba is pretty interesting...

(lol!)

molarmauler said...

Glad I tickled your funny bone JTB, and the squirrel reference was meant in it's most perverted interpretation.
I allow myself a dirty joke every so often.

Chuckercanuck said...

MM,

on second read, you are a pervert. :)

Chuckercanuck said...

MM,

on second read, you are a pervert. :)

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Fortunately that went right over my innocent little head.

MM is a dirty dentist? Who knew?

CC - Did you double post by accident, or is it so bad that you're still in shock?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Steph - Maybe CTV was trying to be funny in its own twisted little way.

Vicki - If you ever see any reference to that CTV report again on T.V., please make note of the station, date and time. Thanks.

vicki said...

joanne...it was on ctv.ca...I don't get the tv much with hockey every night in Canada.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

*lol* Vicki, I know the feeling!

The CBSC told me that they are only responsible for material that is broadcast (i.e. on T.V). They have no jurisdiction over anything on the web. We need to find out who is responsible for news posted on the CTV site.

vicki said...

joanne..I got a response from ctv saying they don't know what story I'm referring to...of course they changed it...I can still retrieve it on my 'history' on my computer.It was there about 10 pm April 18. Well at least it off the ctv.ca now.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Wow, good for you, Vicki! To get a response at all from CTV.ca is quite an accomplishment. What address did you write to?

Anyway, no matter the outcome, they must be getting the message by now that we, the news consumers are watching. We will hold them accountable. Just like we did with the Grits.