Tolkien dissed by Nobel Committee?

@Slublog is just a bit offended that the Nobel prize committee back in the Sixties apparently did not particularly enjoy JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings, and definitely rejected it for a prize.  In particular:

The reporter discovered that jury member Anders Österling wrote that the novel ‘has not in any way measured up to storytelling of the highest quality’.

…I’m sorry: Anders who?

Moe Lane

61% of Americans un-American?

[UPDATE] Welcome, Instapundit readers.

At least, that’s the impression you’d be left with if you were the sort to take seriously everybody who upset that not everybody was signed off on the POTUS Peace Nobel thing.  Luckily, taking them seriously is still a minority opinion in this country:

Most Americans do not believe President Obama should have won the Nobel Peace Prize, and are divided on whether the award is a good thing, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll.

Sixty-one percent of respondents said Obama did not deserve to win the prize announced on Oct. 9, according to the poll; 34% said he did deserve the honor.

When asked if they were personally glad that Obama won the award, 46% said they were and 47% said they were not glad.

Via the Examiner, via AoSHQ Headlines – but not via Gallup, which has unaccountably not referenced the poll on the front page as of this writing. Perhaps they were just in a hurry this morning.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

Yet more fanfic from our pundit class.

The I-like-to-write-about-what-the-President-who-lives-in-my-head-tells-me brigade is growing:

Apparently none of them actually read what the President has already said on the subject.  Which is to say: he’s happy enough to praise the military, in their place.  Which is distinctly behind advocates for climate change.

Moe Lane

*(“How is this different than what Mickey Kaus wrote? – ed.” Two reasons: first, Mickey was writing advice, and advice that he already knew was going to be rejected out of hand.  Second, I don’t mess with Mickey if I can possibly help it. – ML”)

PS: Yes, I’d like to stop writing about this, too.

Crossposted to RedState.