I swear I read The Hobbit as a kid. I remember finishing the last page and excitedly running to talk to my brother about it. I’d even seen the cartoon several times. Despite these memories, I walked into the movie knowing exactly three things: there were younger versions of characters I already knew in it, and also a dragon. (I was also pretty sure Gollum was in it somewhere, but that was just hearsay.) So it was that, yet again, I watch a Tolkien movie and everything is new to me.
I thought that Dave’s musically inclined poll last week was great, because it’s one of those general questions that I probably would have never thought to ask. It looks like the most people prefer the alternative/indie/college rock genre (69%), which I find interesting when you consider that our age poll surprised us with more people […]