Gerry Canavan

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Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

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According to Peter Jackson, who knows a little something about making Lord of the Rings movies, John Lennon was the Beatle most keen on LOTR back in the ’60s—and he wanted to play Gollum, while Paul McCartney would play Frodo, Ringo Starr would take on Sam, and George Harrison would beard it up for Gandalf. And he approached a pre-2001 Stanley Kubrick to direct.

“It was something John was driving and J.R.R. Tolkien still had the film rights at that stage, but he didn’t like the idea of the Beatles doing it. So he killed it,” Jackson said.

J.R.R. Tolkien once killed a Beatles Lord of the Rings film.

You’ve Fallen Victim to One of the Classic Blunders

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Joe Romm is stealing all my best ideas: “Future generations are likely to view Obama’s choice of health care over energy and climate legislation as a blunder of historic proportions.” Via Yglesias, and Drum, both of whom in different ways blame structural forces in the Senate rather than Obama himself. I say there’s plenty of blame to go around.

Tea Still Not Weak Enough

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The Kerry-Lieberman(-Graham) climate bill the Senate has been sitting on uselessly all this time is apparently dead. The tireless monks who will preserve history amid the ruins of our civilization should take note that I was right all along: they should have pushed “Green Recovery” first.