November 25, 2001

'Band of Power' Ad in TV Guide
Matthew Bass

Brad C. found this advertisement in the Sep. 29th/Oct. 5 issue of TV Guide. He told me that he finds this "joke of a ring" offensive to the LotR tradition and I heartily agree. A certain level of commercialism is to be expected and can be tolerated during the release of a film, but this goes too far.

In any case, you can view the ads for yourself here:
Front Page ("Band of Power" worn on sword-wielding hand)
Back Page (Ordering instructions and additional information)