Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Someone Failed Their Wisdom Roll

See this? This is what a critical failure on a Perform (oratory) roll looks like:

Embattled U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said America has avoided a second terrorist attack for five years because the “Eye of Mordor” has been drawn to Iraq instead.

Santorum used the analogy from one of his favorite books, J.R.R. Tolkien's 1950s fantasy classic “Lord of the Rings,” to put an increasingly unpopular war in Iraq into terms any school kid could easily understand.

“As the hobbits are going up Mount Doom, the Eye of Mordor is being drawn somewhere else,” Santorum said, describing the tool the evil Lord Sauron used in search of the magical ring that would consolidate his power over Middle-earth.

“It's being drawn to Iraq and it's not being drawn to the U.S.,” Santorum continued. “You know what? I want to keep it on Iraq. I don't want the Eye to come back here to the United States.”

I am a geek. I am a massive geek. I am a roleplaying, video gaming, "KHAAAAAAN!"-shouting geek. But if I were running for office, there is no fucking way I would ever compare American foreign policy to a fantasy epic. Hell, even comparing real world strategy to a work of fiction seems dubious at best.

But go ahead, Rick. Next time, tell us about how appeal to the UN was like trying to succeed at the Kobayashi Maru test.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?