Ok, so whoever is lucky enough to get Comedy Central knows about the show ‘Win Ben Stein’s Money’ it’s a great game show that basically pits you against the famous teacher from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. It’s got some great deadpan humor (they make you wear a dunce cap if you make your answer in the form of a question). Anyway good ol’ Ben is usually on the mark with these answers, but as degolas tells me, he’s not a Tolkien fan I guess:

Ben Stein apparently isn’t so smart after all 🙂 on win ben stein’s money, one of the questions last night was, “what type of animal was smaug in the hobbit?” Stein immediately depressed his button. the answer? “a pig”. sadly, neither of the other two contestants knew the answer either.

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