1) If I had the time and know-how, I would be like those teenage fangirlies and make a music video out of LOTR footage. And the song I would use would be Queen & David Bowie's "Under Pressure." I'm serious. I have long wanted to do this. I think it could actually be very moving and cool if done right. Listen to the song and tell me you can see my vision.
For the line "terror of knowing what this world is about," we could have Frodo's wide eyes as he learns what the Ring really is. For "watching some good friend scream 'Let me out!'", there are several possibilities. We could have Gandalf trapped on top of Orthanc's tower; or Frodo in Cirith Ungol. There are tons of beautiful clips for "give love one more chance" (and a chance to use them all, with the repeated "give love, give love, give love..."). And I have to admit I would probably give in to the temptation to use a manly shoulder squeeze or a mushy hobbit hug on the word "slashed" ("keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn").
By the way, any Mac users know HOW you would rip brief scenes from a DVD? I tried to look it up once and got the impression it was freakin' complicated, involving ripping the entire movie first and converting it, and then clipping out scenes. And for the extended editions of LOTR--dude, that would take years.
2) I am reviving the use of parasols. I have long observed that sunscreen lotion is greasy, pore-clogging, smelly, high-maintenance, and does nothing to keep you cool in the sun. Now that I have a little babeh, I also have to add that it's probably not edible either, which is a concern when said babeh likes to put his fists in his mouth. So I have taken to carrying my prettiest umbrella over our two heads when we go out on walks on sunny days. I hope to start a fashion. It's easier on the skin, and it provides actual shade so you don't get as hot. Join me! It's elegant!
However, I do recognize that there are certain activities for which the parasol/umbrella would be impractical. For example, surfing, waterskiing, or outdoor tennis.