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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Iran To Protesters: Watch Lord Of the Rings

How are the Ayatollah's dealing with the continuing protests over that all-but-rigged election? With an extremely gay film. This comes, we cannot fail to note, just in time for gay pride parades in the region. From Salon:

"In Tehran, state television's Channel Two is putting on a 'Lord of the Rings' marathon, part of a bigger push to keep us busy. Movie mad and immunized from international copyright laws, Iranians are normally treated to one or two Hollywood or European movie nights a week. Now it's two or three films a day. The message is 'Don't Worry, Be Happy.' Let's watch, forget about what's happened, never mind. Stop dwelling in the past. Look ahead."

We find this odd because in 2007 Ahmadinejad denied the existence of gays in Persia, and this is quite possibly the gayest movie ever (although, apparently, not the game version).

Clearly the Ayatollah's are hoping that the angry protesters whose votes were cast in vain will get lost in Elijah Woods' eyes.

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