There's an article in the Sunday paper today "yes, I'm reading trash on a Sunday morning, sue me) telling nay sayers to get over being tired of being associated with the Lord of the Rings. The hobbit's out soon and some people are expecting an upswing in certain hobbit related tourist activities. I'm probably feeling a little to smug that my first reaction was "sod it, no, they don't have to get over it". I hated being told to get over the whole rugby thing and just enjoy it. I don't see that those people sick of hobbits should have to do the same. Being a New Zealander does not necessarily entail being enraptured with everything anyone in the country does.