Friday, March 09, 2012

Unused Commentary for The Fellowship of The Ring 

By, of all people, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn. This is amazingly funny. Just read like four or five paragraphs in.


By Blogger pam, at Fri Mar 09, 09:16:00 AM:

I am glad you posted this; I thought I was the only one who read it. :)
This I love:
"Chomsky: But without the pipe-weed, Middle Earth would fall apart. Saruman is trying to break up Gandalf’s pipe-weed ring. He’s trying to divert it.

"Zinn: Well, you know, it would be manifestly difficult to believe in magic rings unless everyone was high on pipe-weed. So it is in Gandalf’s interest to keep Middle Earth hooked."  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Mar 09, 09:40:00 AM:

I believe that Jeff Alexander and Tom Bissell have far too much spare time.  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Fri Mar 09, 07:08:00 PM:

Brilliant. Related: http://assistantvillageidiot.blogspot.com/2006/10/why-did-chicken-cross-road.html  

By Blogger Ken, at Sat Mar 10, 01:48:00 PM:

I loved that. I go back and read it every so often (not too often: I work in academia and I can hear much like it every day, if I care to do).  

By Anonymous BDJ, at Mon Mar 12, 01:00:00 PM:

Never seen this before, but I loved it. Thanks for sharing!  

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