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To Tolkien week

It’s Tolkien Week.

I, for one, love The Lord of the Rings — I love The Hobbit; and I knew it would be true from the first moment I read the words . . .

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.

To this day, I can’t hear of a hole in the ground, nor see a hole in the ground, without thinking of the grand adventures of Bilbo Baggins.

We can’t all be fans, mind you. Of course, if  this video is any indication, those who take a disliking to the stories may think themselves intellectual, but really they’re morons. Just making an observation . . .

So, take a bit of time–perhaps over eleveses–and travel back to 1968. See Tolkien’s old stomping grounds; hear what others thought of the man and his works decades back; and hear from the man, himself.

*This is the first video of a series, mind you.


  1. I love love love the Hobbit and all that Tolkien goodness. Btw, have you ever seen any of the Stephen Colbert Tolkien footage? It’s hilarious

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