The Hobbit

The Hobbit: An Unexpected (Boring) Journey

So I’ve finished reading The Hobbit. It only took me a few days to read and to be honest, I could have read it it one sitting and the movies still wouldn’t have finished. Peter Jackson has turned a modest 300 page novel into an 8 hour and 40 minute bore fest. So here’s what I liked and disliked about the movie, what could have been better and why I prefer the book.

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Start Where You Are. Use What You Have. Do What You Can.

This heart-warming video is about Hal Lasko, a registered blind 98 year old graphic artist who creates beautiful works of art using Microsoft Paint. The video, directed by Josh Brogdan and Hal’s grandson Ryan Lasko, shows that all you need is passion to use the tools that you’re familiar with to create art. Unless you’re made of stone or unable to process human emotion, the video will certainly move you.

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