Thursday, October 19, 2006

Stephen Colbert Lord Of The Rings Analysis: "Gollum Is McCain"

I love Lord of the Rings (LOTR), and have grown to appreciate what Tolkien consciously set out to achieve on a semiotic level. Sometimes you can't anticipate the uses myths will be put to, and a soul-mortgaged congressional whore, Rick Santorum (yes, he of the long-swirling pederasty rumors) used LOTR as an analogy for US occupation of Iraq. Colbert deconstructs this notion, and says, "You can count on me to be the eagle who saves Frodo and Sam."

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