December 17, 2003
Tolkien and Saddam

Yes, I'm catching the opening of Return of the King tonight. Some friends and co-workers and I are going to go out to dinner and get schnockered -- er, get prepared for the big three-hour blowout. I'm going to have to deal with the giant spider this time around, but actually CGI spiders don't look realistic enough yet to scare me that much. I hope.

Bill Cork just employed Tolkien to defend a cardinal who advocated humane treatment for Saddam Hussein. Along the way, he said pretty much what I was thinking about all that. Other noteworthy posts I've seen lately on Saddam's capture include Iraqi blogger Zeyad discovering his own Stockholm Syndrome (here and here); J. Collins Fisher trying to stop her knee from jerking; and Jeanne d'Arc pondering how Saddam should be tried. I don't have time to do much commentary myself (and I don't have anything that interesting to say, really), but all those are worth reading.

Posted by Camassia at December 17, 2003 11:21 AM | TrackBack

I just want to say that LOTR III was so good, I think I could watch it three times!!! How did you like it?

Posted by: Tolkien on March 17, 2004 08:26 AM
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