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Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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6:18a
I cross many geekish lines
A friend of mine on FB asked "if Sauron ad nothing to do with the forging of the 3 rings, and never touched them in any way, why did they fade when the One was destroyed. An excellent question! As Galadriel pointed out, even the Elves did not know for certain what would happen when the One went into the Fire. As discussed in the relevant FB thread, because all the rings, even the 3, were based at least in part on Sauron's ringlore and magic. With Sauron's passing, all his works perished and the things that rested on his works faded.

As some were still not getting it, I attempted to explain by translating into a more modern analogy.
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6:39a
Alternative Movie Synopsis
Hat tip to Hebrew Hammercock for the idea.

In a plot to abandon her people and leave them leaderless in the face of their enemy, a young princess uses dark magic to transform her mother and brothers into bears -- then tricks her father and his allies into hunting them.
--Brave

A man engages in a murderous game of hide and seek to win back his estranged wife.
--Die Hard

A handful of civilians places a delicate first contact situation at risk by violating government security to demand their own private meeting with the aliens.
--Close Encounters

"This exciting period travel film takes us from the Andes to Mongolia to Egypt as we explore the fascinating world of archeology and the post-exhumation market for antiquities, finishing with final campfire on a small Mediterranean island.

"As the sun sinks slowly into the west, we bid a fond Aloha to Dr. Jones and our band of colorful tour guides. Oh look, Dr. Balosh has planned one last surprise for us. He certainly looks colorful in that traditional native garb he's wearing . . . ."
10:53a
This goes out to thnidu and gnomi
it is vaguely reassuring to know that Judge Sentelle is as poor at linguistic analysis as he is at economics.
http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=4444

Happily, he makes up for it with overwhelming arrogance.

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