RANDOM THOUGHTS: LORD OF THE RINGS
There’s a new musical version of “Lord of the Rings” planned for next year. In the opening act, the wizard Gandalf sings a snappy “You’re getting to be a hobbit with me.” The evil lord Sauron croons, "I love Mordor in the springtime" and the romantic "I only have an eye for you." But everyone's plans are thwarted when, during the long quest, Frodo runs out of money and has to pawn the ring of power to pay for a hotel room that will accept hobbits.
And when they finally get to the gate at Mordor, the company of hobbits finds a sign "Closed for renovations. Visit our location in the Misty Mountains." … Saw a realistic example of one of those bogus, I don’t have a job titles, on LinkedIn. It described the owner as “Corporate drone looking for a new opportunity.” The New York Metropolitan Opera is doing Wagner’s four opera Ring cycle this year. The last of the massive pieces is “Götterdämmerung” which is about the destruction of the Norse gods and Valhalla. It’s sort of like Wisconsin after the Tea Party. There was some confusion when a number of working men showed up asking about the beer exhibition. “Beer?” a guide, said. “Yeah,” one replied, pointing to the large banner for “Das Rheingold." … Some asked if I planned to have a rock garden again this year. “No,” I said, “I’m very frustrated.” “Why?” “I keep planting rocks, but I never can get them to grow.” … Parts of a skull and teeth were found in carryon baggage at an airport this week. Apparently, if you are going to carry skulls onto a plane, you need to have them in a clear plastic bag that is put through the x-rays machine separate from the rest of your carryon luggage. It’s not clear what the rules are about carrying on actual brains, which tends to limit the number of zombies flying domestic Last modified on Sunday, 16 June 2013