Walking down the streets of Manhattan with my friend Andy, a couple weeks ago.
Me: "In the Lord of the Rings movie, I find it unrealistic that the Ents would change their minds about battle due to a single war cry. If I heard about the forest destruction, I'd want to go see it for myself first, instead of immediately declaring battle."
Andy: "And from an Ent perspective, you're very hasty."
Me: "Yeah, they should be even more hesitant! I wonder if the Ents are based on a real-life person that Tolkien knew."
Andy: "It was probably based on his tenure committee. [in Ent voice] 'I don't know, J.R.R. ...'"
Andy: [in Tolkien voice] "But I want tenure!" [in Ent voice] "Let's not be hasty now..."