Friday, September 2, 2022

Overheard at Table 3: Lord of the Rings - new prequel

Billy: Heard some folks're pee-Ohd over the new Lord of the Rings having black elves.

Joe: Black elves? Like in Dungeons and Dragons?

Jim: No.  Black actors playing elves.

Bob: Are they good actors?

Billy: I suppose they are.

Joe: So what's the problem then?

Jim: Some folks think that since JRR wrote 'em as white they should be played by white people.

Bob: Did he write them as white?

Billy: Not really.  Some folks just assume.

Joe: Cuz Tolkein was white?

Jim: Something like that.

Bob: That's silly.  It's not like Middle Earth is actual history. 

Billy: Like Idris Elba playing Henry the VIII.

Joe: Actually, that's not a bad idea.

Jim: Idris Elba can play anything.

Bob: He's still my choice for James Bond.

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