Tom Bombadil Could Not Be Reached for Comment

With this tweet, I think the debate over the Wall Street Journal’s “hobbits” editorial has reached a natural conclusion. Screen shot 2011-07-28 at 3.05.07 PM Gollum, of course, is not a troll – trolls are enormous monsters in Middle Earth, not wee ones. He’s a hobbit twisted and gnarled by greed and obsession with the One Ring.