CmdrTaco from the it's-precious-to-me dept.
Jamie found an NYT story that says "After months of negotiation and delay, Warner Brothers and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are on the verge of an agreement that would allow the director Peter Jackson to begin shooting a two-part version of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit early next year." The production has struggled recently with issues with unions, and a fire.
"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..."
-- Professor in the UCB physics department