My kids are listening to a book on tape-uh-DVD-uh-CD of The Hobbit.
By the way, does anyone else ever call it that? Every time I try to talk about a book recording I call it a book on tape-uh-DVD-uh-CD. When we get to the point where streaming is the dominant medium, I’ll try to call it a book on tape-uh-DVD-uh-CD-uh-downloooooaaaaaahhhh!
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Listening to the disk (ahem) it reminded me of when I went to see the movie of “Fellowship of the Ring.” There was a long line waiting to get into the movie, and one guy was walking around the waiting people giving all of us a hard time. The first Harry Potter film was out at the same time, and this guy was a big fan.
He trash talked Lord of the Rings. He stretched his white t-shirt out so everyone could see he had written “Harry Potter Rules!” on the front and “Lord of the Rings Drools!” on the back. He got a group of kids to chant “Harry Potter!” over and over again.
It was annoying, but also kind of entertaining.
Much like a certain presidency.
Then the lights went down. The movie played. The lights came back up again.
“Harry Potter sucks!” he said.
The whole audience laughed.
“Hey, a guy can be wrong,” he said.