Gerry Canavan

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Bad Romance

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Lady Gaga has struck up a strong friendship with mysterious Marxist Slavoj Zizek, dubbed “the world’s hippest philosopher.”

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June 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together

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December 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm

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.

No Possible Connection

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In a paper posted recently on the online journal Evolutionary Psychology, independent researcher Gregory S. Paul reports a strong correlation within First World democracies between socioeconomic well-being and secularity. In short, prosperity is highest in societies where religion is practiced least.

Don’t miss your anti-American factoid of the day: Of particular note, the U.S. holds the distinction of most religious and least prosperous among the 17 countries included in the study, ranking last in 14 of the 25 socioeconomic measures.

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November 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Two Great Tastes: Springsteen Endorses Obama

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April 16, 2008 at 2:26 pm