Working through my ignorance with your help.
For some reason, I can't get the audio clip to play--but Mr. Bond will be . . . dealt with, I assure you (evil laugh).
Let's see, does this work?In the James Bond, movies, and indeed in books and movies that feature "heroes" in general, I actually often find I have more sympathy with the villains than with the heroes. I think this is because the "heroes" aren't actually, *acting*, so much as *reacting*. Oh sure, the villain's plan may be evil, but at least he *has* a plan! He's *doing* something with his life! All Bond, and people like Bond, are doing is stumbling into it all and smashing everything.The Lord of the Rings really cast that into sharp relief: Sauron and Saruman were putting in the effort, building industrial capacity, raising armies, making the infrastructure to support their armies, obviously creating something resembling a civilization to replace the decadent, medieval and pointless power structure of Middle Earth . . . and what where the "heroes" doing? Trying to melt a ring. Bah.
Thanks, Tim! Niall, I just uploaded it to drop.io and used their embed capabilities. It should work now. Thanks for the heads up on that one.
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