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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: How to outrage four kinds of nerds with one image

I think we may have discovered a new sport. (via Humor Train.) Alltop cannot be offended by humor, unless you make fun of Power Rangers. Then it’s gloves off!

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – LoTR for Piano and Cello

Oh, those Piano Guys have been busy. Enjoy!

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350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

Who knew that airline safety instructions could be so much fun? Check out this Air New Zealand clip that’s gone viral: * *Thanks to my brother Jon for passing this one along.*   . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

DeSmogBlog: Mordor found in Northern Alberta

Following up on an article I wrote last week for Huffington Post Canada, a commenter suggested that the Alberta tar sands looked like a real-life version of Mordor, the home of the evil Sauran in J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of the Rings. 

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Pop The Stack: Hobbits for Electoral Reform

Dear Wise Races of the United Kingdom of Middle Earth,

Please forgive a humble Hobbit for bothering you but I just wanted to write about an urgent matter of democracy. Here in Hobbiton we have just had a Shire-wide election. Let’s just say that I’m fairly miffed about the results. In fact everyone I know if quite perplexed by the outcome. You see, we use an ancient method of voting, some say it came from Mordor itself, called First-Past-The-Post (FPTP). I know you are familiar with it as I am told it is the same system you use yourselves. It (Read more…)