Now I don't know much about this whole Lord of the Rings/Hobbit brouhaha, but what I do know is that once upon a time there was a ring and when you wear then all you can think about for the rest of your life is wearing it again. Being featured in the Guardian is a bit like that for writers, eh lads?
So when Meros had his Helen Clark/Young Lover moment of glory in 2005 so began the events which led to this happy day when our colonial forefathers and mothers got once more to catch a glimpse of Merosing. Note the billboard in the photo to the right advertising the present season of Richard Meros salutes the Southern Man? Sure you do! Good on you Downstage. And good on you Meros. Now, please stop asking us to send a honey-pot to Toby Manhire. It'll never work. You've had your minutes of fame, retreat. For those needing more conclusive Guardian related evidence, it a'int googleable, so go to the Hobbit premier photos and click through to the 22nd image.