Never come between a nerd and his/her Lord of the Rings marathon. That is the lesson for TNT after the network wiped an entire day of Lord of the Rings movies from its schedule to clear the way for the rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 to be broadcast, and saw an immediate angry response by tens of nerds.
Oh, you know that the nerds were up in arms about this one. And you know where they all went to complain about the situation. Straight to Twitter. Where things got uglier than a Gollum tattoo on a fat fanboy’s pimply ass.
A sampling of the more amusing tweets (h/t FTW). This nerd had pasta salad all ready as a snack for the marathon, but no luck.
So disappointed, maybe I wanted to spend my entire Sunday watching Lord of the Rings and eating pasta salad. Is that too much to ask for?
— TRMVP_TORI (@_Merpppp) July 6, 2014
This dork knows exactly who to blame for the fiasco.
My TV said Lord of the Rings was on TNT. Turned the channel to watch and found indie car racing instead. The guide is a liar #ThanksObama
— Curtis Oliver (@CurtisZeeOliver) July 6, 2014
This geek would rather be mauled by two bears and a giraffe than watch NASCAR.
Lord of the Rings > getting mauled by a bear > getting mauled by two bears > getting mauled by two bears and a giraffe > NASCAR
— Matt Kroeze (@mattyk21fb) July 6, 2014
This fellow at least has a backup plan.
Damn nascar rainout is playing instead of lord of the rings. At least the spongebob movie is on
— sprout (@bobby_stemm) July 6, 2014
A dissenting opinion came via driver Jeff Burton. But he might be biased.
I would like to say that I'm ok with Lord Of The Rings not being on TV.
— Jeff Burton (@JeffBurton) July 6, 2014
I just have one question for the indignant LOTR fans on Twitter today: DON’T YOU PEOPLE OWN DVD PLAYERS???