Notre Dame, the French Cathedral made famous after the Disney cartoon “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” hit theatres in 1996, burned to the ground today. It was a shocking sight to see a building with such historical significance burn. Without consulting wikipedia, I know that Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. The innovative use of the rib vault and flying buttress, the enormous and colorful rose windows, and the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration all set it apart from earlier Romanesque architecture. All of that is why journalists needed to pounce and get the damn rights!
This is my favorite one. The guy is standing outside a burning historical landmark and he’s gonna thumb through all these legal statements about transferring rights. Might as well send the dude a 50 dollar gift card.
If you need something to take your mind off this, here’s the full version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Broadway. It’s lovely. Enjoy having a free mind for the next two hours.