Happy Wednesday to you. I would wish you a happy hump day, but nobody needs to be reminded about that creeper dude in your office who says that stuff in order to tight-rope walk the line of sexual harassment, as if one day, one attractive coworker is just going to declare “It’s hump day?” and proceed to start disrobing. Oh what the hell, happy hump day.

Honestly, there hasn’t been that much going on this week that has tripped my trigger…figuratively or literally (I haven’t shot anyone ALL WEEK). Most of the news is minor-rumble only and is being reserved for a spot in my junk drawer. Even this bit isn’t that exciting, other than the lady involved, who is excitement personified.

Cate Blanchett (aka, the Goddess) is going to return as Galadriel for The Hobbit. Seeing as how I never sifted through Tolkien’s uber-dense prose and overly descriptive text, I figured this was kind of expected. Only, it turns out that powerful lady witch really wasn’t so much in the book…and was busy doing some other stuff I don’t understand. Seriously, I read that stuff without context and it’s all “Galadriel was in the bing-bong with the doody-doodies, because she didn’t have the sming-smang which the toot-thoots needed for their gully-gangs.” As near as I can tell, what this is signaling to fans is that Peter Jackson is makin’ shit up. I think he’s earned the right to play a bit, given how awesome the movies have been, but this is still likely to raise the eyebrows of a few die-hard fans. And those fans have MASSIVE eyebrows, so it’s actually quite an undertaking. I think Jackson appropriately found the bottom line here: If you CAN put Cate Blanchett in your movie, you DO put Cate Blanchett in your movie.

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