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(FilmDrunk)   New Zealand weatherman goes full elvish in weather report. Never go full elvish   (filmdrunk.uproxx.com) divider line 12
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2012-11-29 11:14:38 PM  
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thisispete: Trust me, there are plenty of New Zealanders embarrassed about how over the top the NZ media and the NZ government are playing this. I liked LOTR and enjoyed the books, but frankly it reeks of attention seeking desperation.


Desperation? The LOTR movies are going to be fueling New Zealand tourism for decades. I know people who have barely ever left their own state talking about how beautiful NZ looks and how they'd like to go there. These movies have been the best advertisement for NZ that could possibly have been created. Tourism is a major industry and by going over the top they're adding to the country's publicity, it's just good business. It's as much advertising as a TV ad talking about NZ's beach resorts would be.
2012-11-29 10:37:27 PM  
2 votes:
Sindarin? Hah, wimp. Real elves speak Quenya,
2012-11-29 09:43:09 PM  
2 votes:
Man, what a snarky article. So people in new zealand are having fun with all the free publicity their country's been getting - so what? Let them have their fun.
2012-11-30 05:53:28 PM  
1 votes:

Max Awesome: Aw, that was actually pretty cool.

Elven weather guy was very hot too. I didn't know I had an elf fetish until I watched this.


Me, on the other hand...well, we now know that Maori should probably not be cosplaying as Legolas. (Besides, hakas are more cool. :D)

As it is, even before the LOTR movies came out, I did have a mental image of New Zealand as being something resembling an area from Lord Of The Rings as a kid--specifically Hobbiton. (Radio New Zealand's international broadcasts helped a lot in this regard--giving the general impression the entirety of the country was basically a giant idyllic not-quite-British countryside.)

Then I discovered the New Zealand All Blacks and international rugby :D

/do still tend to think of New Zealand as "Australia's Canada" (as in the more civilised, laid-back, understated and polite neighbour) :D
2012-11-30 09:17:25 AM  
1 votes:
Cut the guy some slack.

The New Zealand economy consists entirely of:

Lord of the Rings movie production
Little fuzzy fruits
Rugby
Sheep
2012-11-30 04:51:41 AM  
1 votes:
Aw, that was actually pretty cool.

Elven weather guy was very hot too. I didn't know I had an elf fetish until I watched this.
2012-11-30 02:02:58 AM  
1 votes:
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I wouldn't mind her going full elvish on me
2012-11-29 11:23:53 PM  
1 votes:
He didn't give me the weather. That was a farking commercial.
2012-11-29 10:19:09 PM  
1 votes:
Trust me, there are plenty of New Zealanders embarrassed about how over the top the NZ media and the NZ government are playing this. I liked LOTR and enjoyed the books, but frankly it reeks of attention seeking desperation. Put it this way, if NZ were a character from the Simpsons, it would be Gil.
2012-11-29 09:54:25 PM  
1 votes:

dualplains: Gunther: So Peter Jackson is responsible for what, half of New Zealand's economy?

/the other half is sheep.

Actually most of the other half is the sex indus- oh, wait, no, right. Sheep.


LotR + sex. Well, I'm sure the market is saturated with THAT version of Rule 34.
2012-11-29 09:44:18 PM  
1 votes:
So Peter Jackson is responsible for what, half of New Zealand's economy?

/the other half is sheep.
2012-11-29 08:32:47 PM  
1 votes:
I can speak Elvish. Thankya. Thankyaverymuch.
 
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