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.