links for 2011-01-12

  • "The gourmet servings of hobbit food were part of the Alamo's regular Film/Feast event, which always has one special event that focuses on Tolkien's masterwork every year. The attention to detail is astounding. The three movies, back to back, added up to twelve hours, with Hobbit-inspired food being served at each Hobbit mealtime. The menu tells the awesome story — plus there's also a video about the event."
    (tags: food)
  • "As the nation begins to commemorate the anniversaries of the war's various battles — from Fort Sumter to Appomattox — let's first dispense with some of the more prevalent myths about why it all began."

    "Unpaid labor makes for big profits"