One does not simply walk into Mordor

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 14 04:11:06 UTC 2013


Benjamin Barrett wrote:
One of the most memorable lines in the Lord of the Ringsā€¦

Please: in the "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy. I really don't think
that it's that prominent in _readers'_ minds.

Mark Mandel, early member of Tolkien Society of America

On 7/11/13, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> One of the most memorable lines in the Lord of the Rings, this was said =
> by Sean Bean (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dr21CMDyPuGo).
>
> This has taken off as a meme as can be seen at =
> http://unsanityfiles.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/one-does-not-simply-walk-int=
> o-mordor/. It's also a snowclone, using the first half as in "One does =
> not simply make a few piece of bacon."
>
> I'm probably behind the ball, but you can even toss your own phrases =
> onto Sean Bean at http://www.quickmeme.com/One-Does-Not-Simply/, along =
> with lots of other images and phrases.=20
>
> Google Maps has evidently also gotten into the act, using that phrase if =
> you try to get directions from the Shire to Mordor =
> (http://www.inquisitr.com/170524/google-maps-warns-one-does-not-simply-wal=
> k-into-mordor/), though when I try it, I get directions to Mordor =
> Tattoo.=20
>
> See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Simple_Walk_Into_Mordor.
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Seattle, WA
>
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