A couple of nice items this week:
:: Stephen Colbert, known for (among other things) his intense JRR Tolkien fandom, gave a short speech introducing a panel discussion of The Hobbit at ComicCon:
I was given hope that finally, finally people might not roll their eyes when I started talking about Middle-earth. That my head full of facts from Fëanor to Faramir might suddenly have some social value! That someone might say to me, “Hey Stephen, you know a lot about Tolkien. Can you explain something to me?” And I would say “Yes, oh God yes, I will!”
:: Lots of links around the sports sites on the Interweb, so I won’t bother, but I couldn’t consider myself any kind of real Buffalonian if I didn’t salute this guy’s enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
More next week!