Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tolkien on April Fool's

So long as I'm looking backwards, here are two links I shd have posted two weeks ago but didn't get to at the time. They're still funny, so here they are, albeit belatedly: the two best Tolkien-related April Fool's spoofs I saw.

The first came courtesy of David Bratman's post to the MythSoc list. This traveller's guide to Mordor confirms, for anyone that didn't already know it, that one does not simply walk into Mordor -- at least without regretting it.

The second, and much more surprising, comes courtesy of Jim Lowder (thanks Jim). I'd seen a few signs that Moorcock was mellowing in his old age, but I have to say I was really impressed by his ability to laugh at himself here. Good for him.

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