Did you think the teal-and-orange-tastic trailer for the upcoming Ender's Game movie, starring Han Solo, Gandhi, and Hugo, looked kinda neat? Well, Orson Scott Card is the acclaimed writer behind it, along with dozens of other award-winning sci-fi books since the 1970s.
But these days, Card isn't making headlines for the caliber of his fiction. No, he's captured the public imagination for his collecting-farts-in-jars crazy comments about politics and sexuality -- think Andy Rooney, but with more of an emphasis on race wars and less on produce that makes him angry. Here are Card's most unbelievable quotes, none of which involve space ants.
4 He Thinks We Needed 9/11
To be fair, Card thinks that Bush needed 9/11. Y'know, to make it possible to rid the world of Islamic terrorism ... something that, before 2001, had claimed about 45 American lives. So, in other words, totally worth the deaths of 3,000 people.
"George W. Bush did all that he could to prepare to rid the world of Islamic terrorism prior to 9/11; and because of 9/11, he finally got the political support to make it possible to begin the real job."
-April 11, 2004
"It also gave us some fantastic Toby Keith albums."