9 of the Weirdest Poems You Will Ever Read In Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams outlines the three worst styles of poetry in the universe: 3) that of the Vogons; 2) that of the Azoths of Kria; and 1) that of Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings in Greenbridge, England. Since Adams has already got bad poetry covered, let’s take a look at some of the weirdest poetry in history. (In Earth’s history, anyway.)
JRR Tolkien's daughter sues producers of The Hobbit The lawsuit alleges that the film companies only have the right to "tangible" merchandise like costumes and figurines, but had "engaged in a continuing and escalating pattern of usurping rights" by making digital products. The last straw came when one of the Tolkien estate's lawyers received a spam email promoting an online slot machine game based on the Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in the famous series. Over the course of the 26-page lawsuit, published by the Hollywood Reporter, the plaintiffs claimed that the proliferation of Tolkien merchandise had created "confusion and consternation" among fans of the series. A Clockwork Orange Film critic, Pauline Kael, writes a lot about how little she thinks of Kubrick’s creation. Literal-minded in its sex and brutality, Teutonic in its humor, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange might be the work of a strict and exacting German professor who set out to make a porno-violent sci-fi Comedy. Is there anything sadder — and ultimately more repellent — than a clean-minded pornographer? The numerous rapes and beatings have no ferocity and no sensuality; they’re frigidly, pedantically calculated, and because there is no motivating emotion, the viewer may experience them as an indignity and wish to leave. The movie follows the Anthony Burgess novel so closely that the book might have served as the script, yet that thick-skulled German professor may be Dr.
Write in Elvish Write Your Name in Elvish in Ten Minutes You want to write your name in Elvish, but every place you go seems to make it harder than it ought to be. Elvish writing looks beautiful and mysterious, but does it really have to be impossible to understand? Why doesn't somebody just spell out the alphabet so you can simply substitute the letters and get straight to the result? That's exactly what I've done here. Images Most Loved All Categories Last 7 Days Stanley Kubrick Answers a Question: Zen Pencils Growth isn’t linear The Rainy Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Portland, Maine 1842) The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains, and the wind is never weary; The vine still clings to the mouldering wall, But at every gust more dead leaves fall, And the day is dark and dreary. My life is cold and dark and dreary; It rains and the wind is never weary; My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past, And youth's fond hopes fall thick in the blast, And my life is dark and dreary. Be still, sad heart!
Peter Jackson's Violent Betrayal of Tolkien - Noah Berlatsky The Hobbit's gory battles don't just pad out its run-time. They contradict the story's message about mercy. 20th Century Fox "True courage is knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one," Gandalf tells Bilbo in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The Encyclopedia of Arda The Encyclopedia of Arda is a personal project - a tribute to and a celebration of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The site is evolving into an illustrated hypertext encyclopedia of Tolkien's realms and peoples. It already contains about four thousand entries, and we're constantly adding new entries and expanding existing ones. Inside the encyclopedia
Thermal Physics Jokes As we all know, it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 gram of water 1 degree centigrade. Translated into meaningful terms, this means that if you eat a very cold dessert (generally consisting of water in large part), the natural processes which raise the consumed dessert to body temperature during the digestive cycle literally sucks the calories out of the only available source, your body fat. For example, a dessert served and eaten at near 0 degrees C (32.2 deg. 6174 (number) 6174 is known as Kaprekar's constant after the Indian mathematician D. R. Kaprekar. This number is notable for the following property: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Chapter One A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory.
The Tolkien Professor Welcome to the central hub of the Tolkien Professor site! You can find several different lecture series here, including the most recent addition, Riddles in the Dark, which is a special Hobbit-themed lecture series with Mythgard Institute in anticipation of the forthcoming Peter Jackson movies. If you are new to the Tolkien Professor’s lectures and discussions, you should begin with his introduction to Tolkien studies: “How to Read Tolkien and Why.” Want to get right to the audio content?