Well that does it. It was bad enough these Philistines gave Obama a peace prize (Still laughing about that one) but now they have gone and made me real mad.
The Nobel committee was dissn’ my man, JRR Tolkein. Unforgivable.
He is regarded as the ‘Father of Fantasy’ who wrote one of the most famous fantasy books ever written.
However, new documents have revealed JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings was once criticised by the Nobel prize jury for its poor prose and bad story-telling.
A Swedish newspaper reporter has combed documents, previously classified until now, to discover that in 1961, experts in charge of deciding who should win the prestigious literature prize were not impressed with Tolkien’s Middle Earth trilogy.
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’.
Storytelling? What you talk about the storytelling? You want Storytelling? How ’bout this.
Once upon a time there was a man who when he spoke we all thought that “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” And then they gave him a prize cuz he was gonna stop all the wars and stuff. But we was all deceived like, ’cause he was really the bad guy. And then we was all screwed. The end.
Now that’s some storytellin’.