Thursday, February 7, 2013

She doesn't even have puff sleeves on that plaid shirt

I'm not sure why I'm even sharing this with you because to be quite honest, it ruined my night.  But when Hannah (Magnanimous Patron of Felt Art) clued me in I felt like this called for a group effort.  We need to collectively stoke our rage so that it will spontaneously combust and burn the eyebrows off of the person who came up with such a sacrilegious idea.  What idea?

This idea.

IT'S A BLOND ANNE OF GREEN GABLES IN A PLAID SHIRT AND SHE HAS TRASHY ROOTS AND SHE WANTS TO MAKE OUT WITH YOUR BOYFRIEND!!!!!!!

I could just vomit.

It's pretty common for me to get riled up about these sorts of things, like when they cast Carrie Underwood (another blond with roots) as Maria VonTrapp, or Kiera Knightly as Elizabeth Bennett.  I care, possibly too deeply, about these beloved characters.  But hear this now:  Anne Shirley is beloved above all.  I live my life by the question, "What would Anne Shirley do?" And when you make her look like she's about to hop is some hick's pickup truck to go drink beers down by the mill you have defiled sacred ground!

Commence the letter writing campaign!!!

8 comments:

The Third Wheel said...

Yeah, I just saw this today. I mean, is there NO ONE at that publishing company who had actually read the book? What's the problem here?

If you go to the link below, they have a slide show of other horrifyingly, hilariously insulting book covers.

The world we live in is the worst.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/06/anne-of-green-gables-blond_n_2629993.html?just_reloaded=1#slide=2039119

Valerie said...

Also, that last comment was from me, Valerie. I was signed in under another, more mysterious account.

Rach said...

Anne of green gables meets harlequin romance novels. I'm surprised Gilbert isn't with her with his shirt ripped open with shiny pecs. So disappointing.

Mary P said...

You frightened me!! I thought you were discribing a new, modernized, adaptation! Now that it is merely an incredibly awful book cover, I can join the outrage, instead of weep-barfing the rest of the day, phew!

Rach said...

Weep-barfing...I'm going to use that.

Andrew said...

Are you sure that's the cover of a book, or is that a model ready to eat a burger from Carl's Jr.? So sad!

Andrea said...

Sorry, that last comment was from me, Andrea, and not Andrew. He probably doesn't want to be known as the guy who left a comment about Anne of Green Gables.

Empress of Venus said...

Aaaaand there went the entire blow up between Anne and Rachel Lynde, as well as the "Carrots"/slate to head Gilbert incident and the subsequent hair dye. And my favorite line of the whole movie, "I'd say your hair is definitely auburn, and that's sort of close to blond!"

It's been a while since I read the book, but isn't that all in it? Please?