Monday, May 2, 2011

overheard recently, Conan Movie discussion.

I was at a gathering of some friends and overheard a conversation debating the merits (or in their opinion) lack of merits of the new Conan Film. This is all well and good.. I can fully understand not being that enthusiastic for a movie that has very little in common with Conan other than the name. So I walked over and joined in. Thats when I put my foot in the bear trap by apparently not being up on the reason why the new Conan movie was not going to be any good.

Person 1: So what do you think of the new Conan movie?
Me: I think it's not really got a lot in common with Conan and I'll probably skip it.
Person 2: Yeah it's gonna suck.
Person 1: I can't believe it's not got ahhnold in it, why even bother making it!
Me: Oh geeze...
Person 2: What?
Me: You do realize that Arnold had nothing to do with Conan, and in fact him being in it would make it even worse than it is now.
Person 2: No way, he was awesome!
Person 1: Yeah, Ahhnold IS Conan
Me: No he isn't. Robert E. Howard's Conan is Conan.
Person 1 & 2: Who?
Me: uhh.. The Guy who created Conan, wrote a bunch of short stories and novels back in the 30's.
Person 1: no.
Person 2: whoever told you that is an Idiot, Ahhnold created Conan.
Me: *Stunned silence*

How can I be expected to work with these sorts of persons? I mean I knew I was surrounded by Idiots... but seriously.. I had no idea that Robert E. Howard was a figment of my imagination.


M. D. Jackson said...


(That's the sound of me being completely gobsmacked)

Brian Murphy said...

You better hope Al Harron doesn't see this post... his head will, in all likelihood, explode.

Lagomorph Rex said...

yeah I actually kind of want to see his take on it..

but you see.. kids.. this is what drinking Natty Ice does to you. It turns you into an idiot.

Taranaich said...

whoever told you that is an Idiot, Ahhnold created Conan.

But... but... Ahhnold didn't write the script... Why would you... How could anyone think... buh... juh... $£^%"$^ERRORERRORERRORERROR

Lagomorph Rex said...

ahh good, I wasn't disappointed.

Gabriele C. said...

Oh dear, that almost beats the History Channel where someome with an academic title :o: said Caesar was the first emperor of Rome.

Since when is Iggulden considered a reliable source?

Taran said...

Iggulden? Never. Ever. His books are notoriously inaccurate.

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Yep, I've had more or less the same discussion more times than I want to admit.