January 14, 2003      Share

Middle Earth is the mythical land (or time) where
J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” takes
place. It’s a magical but brutal land, where men,
elves and dwarves battle the forces of the evil
wizard Sauron. The schools are good, though….

The Top 8 Cool Things About
Going to High School in Middle Earth

8> Basketball team assured at least one win over Hobbit High.

7> Immortal Elven teachers remember lots of cool, embarrassing
stories about your parents. And your grandparents. And….

6> Convenient fiery chasms eliminate the need for cafeteria garbage

5> Your school’s Elven quarterback can substitute for a
cheerleader in a pinch, and no one will know the difference.

4> No problems casting the annual production of Snow White.

3> Teasing the girls dating Ents about their boyfriends’ constant

2> Your English teacher, Mr. Gollum, isn’t too strict about

and the Number 1 Cool Thing About Going to High School in Middle
1> Your class ring totally makes you invisible. (But what’s with
the skeletons driving past the school in black Camaros?)



Selected from 29 submissions from 7 contributors.
Today’s Top 5 List authors are:

Steve Scherer, Rochester, NY — 1 (9th #1)
Upton O’Connor, Pompano Beach, FL — 2
Scott Witmer, Hanover, PA — 3, 7
Scott Elmer, Wheaton, IL — 4, 8
Angela Mazur, Griffith, IN — 5, 6
Mark Zinck, Grand Rapids, MI — 8
Jeff Scherer, Brooklyn, NY — Topic, Guidance Counselor