RE: [rumori] Bored of the Rings

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Tue Dec 17 2002 - 16:08:47 PST

on Tue, 17 Dec 2002 Paul Smith told me:

>anyway. The Harvard Lampoon was cranking out lots of
>interesting parodies at the time this came out. Look

yeah, Bored of the Rings is great. and i'm a pretty big fan of
LOTR. I don't know why a cleverly done parody should neccesarily
invoke the wrath of fans of the work being parodied. people that
get mad at stuff like that are just deficient in a sense of

Another great parody that i think is also Harvard Lampoon
is "Doon", parodying Dune, of course. the worms are giant beer

I don't know why anyone is saying Bored of the Rings couldn't be
published today. it's clearly parody, which is of course
protected under Fair Use... some rightsholders would sue anyway,
but they probably would not win....


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