Another hat-tip goes to the Inklings class at Yorba Linda and their parents for putting on one of the best (and nerdiest!) parties I’ve been to in some time. We celebrated our twelve week journey through LOTR (some would call it Mordor) by watching all three extended editions in a row. I only made it through the first two. Some pics are below…..

A true Peter-Jackson look-alike. The resemblance was uncanny.

Yours truly, weilding the fiersome Sting. LOTR revisionists (i.e. Peter Jackson) beware.

Nothing more to see here folks….move along.

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.


  1. Dude, your haircut, Matt! I can’t tell if it’s just a mowhawk or an actual “step” like the New Kids on the Block!

    Did you let your students cut it or what?


  2. Heh. None of the above.

    It’s simply messy from my tearing chunks out while watching Two Towers.

    Since I’ve really studied the books, I’ve come to really dislike Jackson’s changes in Two Towers. When I wasn’t as familiar with the books, I didn’t mind as much…

    But I promise my hair looks okay. Miss Fiance wouldn’t let me have a bad haircut–not with all the upcoming pictures.


  3. No, I like it; it’s very Euro. I was thinking of getting a eurohawk myself this summer but I’m not sure I want to look like total Anglotrash.


  4. Mr. A! Just saw this and had to laugh! Now the whole world knows about the party! I have to say you really made the party “special”. I can’t think of a better word right now but I think it will suffice :) I’ll never forget when you showed your ability to wield Sting, how we all didn’t like King Théoden and pointed out all the differences from the movie and the book, how all of us watched you do the On-line class, when you put on that …um… interesting wig, finger sword fighting, and last of all, Cory Granath’s fall in the pool! Oh ya! And now we know your amazing ability on the piano! Love your wedding song! And we did finish all the movies and stayed up till 4:00am!
    Thanx for an awesome time!
    Be blessed!


  5. Gosh Mr. A, looks like a rip-snortin good time!

    -Andrew C.


  6. Forgot to add:
    Looks like a rip-snortin good time except for the part where you’re loafin’ in an easy chair waving Sting around as if to say, “PJ, don’t sit on me or I’ll stick you… *yawn* this Arwen scene is too long… …snx-X-ZZZzzzzz…. mmm, cheesecake…”



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