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Stop Uwe Boll and Chew Gum

Now I knew about the stopping Uwe Boll petition but this just makes it that much funnier.

Uwe Boll

Let’s call him CHEW-we Boll!

Frequent readers of UGO’s Movie Blog know all about the ongoing petition to stop Uwe Boll from making films and ruining video game franchises. But for those of you that’ve been feeling kinda meh about taking the energy to actually go ahead and sign, there’s some new incentive.

UGO has learned that Stride Gum (alleged to be the ridiculously long lasting gum) has a dog in this fight. “Since gamers are one of our most supportive groups, we’ve been looking for ways to return the favor,” said Gary Osifchin, Stride North American Marketing Director. “And what better way is there to get gamers’ backs than by helping them rescue their cherished videogames from the clutches of Uwe Boll?”

In an effort to get that petition up to the required one million Uwe said was necessary to get him to retire, Stride has announced that each signer will be eligible to redeem a coupon for a free pack of gum. The coupon redemption will be downloadable on May 23, 2008, which just so happens to be the day Uwe’s next cinematic monstrosity, Postal, hits theaters.

Frankly, we’ve got some mixed feelings about all this. Yes, Uwe Boll is an enormous douche, but he’s also a very likeable douche. We’ve met him a few times and he’s always been willing to play our ridiculous games, like weighing in on the battle between Minotaurs and Centaurs or even doing a goofy dance. In The Name of the King may have been a bit of a bore, but, hey, at least the pics from it are entertaining.

Cineastes, gamers, what say YOU?

Thanks UGO for the link

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