The vuvuzela shall sound once more in the Deep! Pop culture titans collide in “Gandalf Goes to the World Cup,” a new Lord of the Rings tribute video from YouTube spoof-artists PistolShrimps. In less than a week since it first posted to their site, the vid, a mock trailer featuring Howard Shore’s majestic “Shire” and “Fellowship” themes re-scored to vuvuzelas, has collected over two million views. And, if you ask me, the shrill South African horns that have riled World Cup fans could surely match the Horn of Helm Hammerhand for eardrum-shattering, orc-scaring volume.
PopWatchers, does this match the landmark achievements of “Taking the Hobbits to Isengard” and “Gollum Rap” in the illustrious canon of Lord of the Rings fan videos? Or has full vuvuzela fatigue set in?