Topic: "Japanese Movie?" (3)
The Men of Gondor gathered again to share chicken cooked in a clay oven and the breadlike creation which provides basic sustenance for over a tenth of all the population of Middle Earth. The chicken wasn't much to rave about thought Frodo, but this Nanna stuff is pretty good. A little apple butter and he would have a whole new appreciation for that part of the world that seems to answer all his telephone calls anymore. From there it was but a short jaunt to little Oglethorpe where, Frodo joked, he could enjoy an afternoon with "Mothra" and "Godzilla." Frodo feigned shock to find out that "Rodan" was actually some short, little Belgian guy who made statues out of hands and heads.
In truth, Rodin was a musician for his age. In times such as these, where art is music and music is art, the work of Rodin represents the art that is no longer present in the Hobbit culture. Although there are many who sculpt and paint, the only terminology for this age is "Rock and Roll." It is, to Frodo, a matter of focus. Witness the words of a prophet which, if you will, are written on a subway wall.
George Carlin has said that Americans prefer to focus on the sideshows and to ignore the big picture. "People have lost interest in governing themselves," he observed, "for the sake of gizmos and toys. They sold out for Jet Skis and cellphones and Salad Shooters and leaf blowers. It is just a shame, for it will be the ruin of this country. It is fun to watch however."
Anna Nicole Smith is back in the news. That, Frodo supposes, is the point made by Prophet Carlin. That, and that none of Mitt Romney's five sons have yet signed up for a tour in the US Military. And the beat goes on, probably with an air guitar accompaniment.