One does not simply walk into Mordor

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Jul 14 05:44:23 UTC 2013


Hahaha.

I read the series yet again this year, followed by the Silmarillion, but with the movies, it's harder to sit down and read the whole thing!

On Jul 13, 2013, at 9:11 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

>
> 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.

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