Don't be silly, wabbit

Every day I flip through IMDb's entertainment news area, because occasionally you'll find some gems.
Here's one:
"More than 1,200 people have signed an online petition in a bid to ban Peter Jackson from calling the second Lord Of The Rings movie The Two Towers. The petition argues that Jackson is referring to the attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center last September even though author J.R.R. Tolkien's novel, "The Two Towers," was written 48 years ago . A statement on the site insists, "The title is clearly meant to refer to the attacks on the World Trade Center." It continues, "When I learned that there apparently was to be a sequel, I was overjoyed. However, Peter Jackson has decided to tastelessly name the sequel The Two Towers. "In this post-September 11 world, it is unforgivable that this should be allowed to happen. The idea is both offensive and morally repugnant.
"Hopefully, when Peter Jackson and, more importantly, New Line Cinema, see the number of signatures on this petition, the title will be changed to something a little more sensitive." A voice of reason does appear on the site. One internet surfer points out, "'The Two Towers' is the title of the J.R.R. Tolkien book originally published in 1954. The title was thus established some 47 years prior to the attacks on the World Trade Centre towers."

I'm all for sensitivity, but some people have way too much time on their hands. Somewhere Peter Jackson is in his Lord of the Rings pajamas, reading the morning newspaper, and laughing his ass off.
Here's another:
"Lord Of The Rings star Orlando Bloom has been spotted in the arms of cool Hollywood babe Christina Ricci. According to British teen magazine Just 17, the pair were seen leaving a Hollywood party after the Sleepy Hollow actress fell ill. Ricci reportedly vomited in the street while Bloom--he's elf Legolas in Peter Jackson's fantasy epic--held back her hair and whispered sweet nothings in her ear. Neither party has yet confirmed the story."
That's reporting for you, somehow being privy to this whispered conversation of "sweet nothings." One can be jealous that someone is making money off of selling a magazine titled Just 17, but far better to laugh and admit that
an occasional flip through an issue of People magazine is satisfying in the way that a fart joke can be both juvenile and temporarily humorous. Or that a situation like this one will elicit a mild chuckle, unless, of course, it happens to be your neighbor. Is that a pair of breasts or a penis? Or both?
Some things are not quite as humorous. Like this six page manifesto written by Luke Helder, the man being charged with the recent mailbox bombings in several states in the U.S. Odd subject matter. Everything from urging the gov't to lighten up on marijuana to a discussion of dreaming to a rant against public school obsession with book smarts over common sense. Some of which is sensible, but trying to blow up some of your fellow citizens is hardly the best way to win sympathy for your cause.