One does not simply walk into Mordor

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


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 Rings…
> 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> wrote:
>> One of the most memorable lines in the Lord of the Rings, this was said =
>> by Sean Bean (
>> This has taken off as a meme as can be seen at =
>> 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, 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 =
>> (
>> k-into-mordor/), though when I try it, I get directions to Mordor =
>> Tattoo.=20
>> See also

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