Just to step out of my Lenten posting for a minute, I thought I would update you on the progress of my journey through The Lord of the Rings with the eldest gel.  Yes, we are still at it, and in fact are now well into The Return of the King.  Indeed, we are now within measurable distance of our first encounter with that coolest of aboriginals, Ghân-buri-Ghân.

This, of course, means that I am going to need to add a new voice to my increasingly complicated repertoire.  In this case, unlike in some of the others that left me scratching my head, I think there’s only one person on whom to model my performance:

mako Mako as “Akiro the Wizard” in the Conan movies.

I mean, who else could it be?

**Trivia Question:  What was the original “new pleasure”?

UPDATE: In answer to my own question, here is the passage from which the title quote came:

The first thing Arthur noticed as they entered into the thick of the party, apart from the noise, the suffocating heat, the wild profusion of colours that protuded dimly through the atmosphere of heavy smoke, the carpets thick with ground glass, ash and avocado droppings, and the small group of pterodactyl-like creatures in lurex who descended on his cherished bottle of retsina, squawking, “A new pleasure, a new pleasure”, was Trillian being chatted up by a Thunder God.

– From Life, The Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams.