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News and Gratuitous Niece Picspam

Hi there! *waves* Lots of interesting things are afoot. I can only make brief mention of a couple of them at present, as I'm getting ready to head off to D.C. to give a talk on U.S. American Indian policy at the Cato Institute. It's a super-fast trip; I'll be back straightaway!

Brief notes of interest...

* It's official: The Hobbit will be three films instead of two.

* Happy birthday to Harry Potter (and J.K. Rowling)!

* The Hunger Games: Catching Fire casting offers one great surprise after another. Wiress? Beetee? Plutarch Heavensbee? Brilliant!

I'll leave you with gratuitous picspam of my precious niece. Here's Kaitlyn enjoying her new wading pool. I love her sassypants expression. If I could choose a caption for this photo, it would be...

"No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die." *insert baby Kaitlyn giggles here* (See why they don't let me near the family album?)

In the Pool

"I should like to know about risks, out-of-pocket expenses, time required and remuneration, and so forth" - by which he meant: "What am I going to get out of it? and am I going to come back alive?" - The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien


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Jul. 31st, 2012 06:31 pm (UTC)
Have a great trip. Thank you for the pic. She is adorable. The caption is awesome. I remember the quote. I just went through there last summer. Three movies!!!!!!
Aug. 12th, 2012 05:39 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much!

Three movies... so much to look forward to! I'm glad that we don't have to wait until December 2015 for the final installment. ;)
Aug. 1st, 2012 05:27 am (UTC)
I think the caption is something like "oh, really?" or "you've got to be kidding." :)
Aug. 12th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Aug. 2nd, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
Three films??
Well, as long as we keep the gratuitous addition of Liv Tyler to a minimum, I am good with more.

Just been reading it to my son, I can see how two breaks could work.
A bit skeptical though.

Aug. 12th, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Three films??

It will be interesting to see how it turns out. Just for Freeman's performance alone, I'm going in with very high expectations. And I'm ridiculously excited to see Beorn's Hall. I like the idea of Armitage as Thorin, too. As for the rest of it, especially the additional materials brought in... well, we'll see. ;)
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