I think everyone at some point during their tenure with their particular ideology tries to take a literary character from a book that they really like and admire and tries to turn that character into a paragon for something that they are probably not. Except me of course, because Gandalf the gay… I mean grey was SOOOOOOO clearly a libertarian!


Not only did he smoke copious amounts of weed and always seemed to be packing (a staff), but he also had a very good sense that power corrupts. If you are a purist you’ll have to excuse me quoting the movie instead of the book..

‘Don’t… tempt me, Frodo! I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe. Understand, Frodo, I would use this Ring from the desire to do good. But through me, it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine’.

He also knew that it’s the little people, and not the governments of the world that will get the job done and he trusted them with that responsibility.

Why short girlfriends are the best…

Entry from my old journal for throwback Thursday

Short girlfriends are the best! They don’t take up much space, so they make excellent travel companions. They also use a lot less oxygen than a regular sized person… so if you’re ever trapped in an airtight container that’s slowly filling up with water, much better to have a little person trapped with you. (You know… for company)

They just ‘fit’ better when you spoon, and if you want to hide your home made pornography you made with a previous girlfriend all you have to do is put it on the top shelf where they can’t reach. This also works with chocolate and sharp objects you don’t want them playing with.


Finally, if you ever loose her in the long grass you can stand up on a mossy stump, bang on your breastplate and shout, ‘FIND THE HALFLING’ and only feel semi-weird about it.