Saturday, April 12, 2008

The 2008 Democrat Convention in Denver
AKA The Tower of Cirth Ungol

I flipped the television channel to TNT and it appeared to be a preview of the 2008 Democrat National Convention in Denver. The truth had been paralyzed, taken, and held captive atop a tower in Denver. Two groups of captors began to fight over control, pretty much killing off the whole gaggle before the a final showdown Presidential election battle.

I finally realized that I was in fact watching The Return of the King, the third installment of The Lord of the Rings trilogy:
During the Quest of the Ring Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee were led to this pass by Gollum to Torech Ungol, the lair of the giant spider-like creature Shelob who dwelt there. [Shelob's sting paralyzed, but did not kill Frodo.]

Shagrat [a Mordor orc, nicknamed Hillary] brought Frodo Baggins through the Undergate to the Tower of Cirith Ungol and imprisoned him in the topmost chamber of the turret. Frodo was stripped and questioned mercilessly. Gor[e]bag — an orc from Minas Morgul [nicknamed Barack]— coveted Frodo's mithril shirt and he fought Shagrat for it. The orcs of their two companies fought and killed one another until nearly all of them were dead.1
It is understandable to mistake the splintered Democrat Party for two separate parties of orcs of Mordor. Tolkien was sure ahead of his time.

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