This was originally a thread (from about ten years ago) on the Straight
Dope Message Board called "What If "The Lord of the Rings" Had Been Written by
Someone Else". It was slashdotted, so it got lots of contributions from
all over the Internet. It consists of short parodies of Tolkien
done in the style of various books, authors, movies, Broadway musicals,
television shows, political pundits, musicians, politicians, stand-up comedians,
scholars, and many others. There are over a thousand of them. It's
now laid out in a much neater fashion than the way it originally was and is
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