Saturday Art: Influential Authors: JRR Tolkien

By: Saturday March 29, 2014 5:20 pm

It’s indisputable that JRR Tolkien was an influential author.

One way to identify influence is the existence of parodies and Tolkien is no exception. Bored of the Rings was a parody novel written by Henry Beard and Douglas Kenney who went on to be founders of National Lampoon.


Late Night: Lunar Bombs, Stinky TV, and Hobbit Profits

By: Tuesday November 27, 2012 8:00 pm

I feel dirty. I feel dirty because the United States government wanted to blow up the moon to prove to the Soviet Union what big bad asses we were. Flashback: The Cold War. We had bombs, they had bombs, but we (maybe) had a better space program, so the idea was, according to reports in the Daily Mail, to launch an atom bomb to the moon and have it detonate and scare the Ruskies.

Van Jones: Where Is the Titanic’s Iceberg? Who Are the Orcs?

By: Saturday July 24, 2010 10:01 am

More on what Van Jones might have meant with his Titanic metaphor. Have we already struck the iceberg, or is it still in front of us?

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