Freaky Friday: "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" - Leonard Nimoy

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Peanut butter and chocolate. Gin and tonic. Rock and roll. Some things are just mean to go together. But Star Trek and Lord of the Rings? Not so much, outside of particularly horrible fan fiction. And, apparently, this ill-fated late '60s trainwreck of a novelty folk song where none other than Mr. Spock sings us a story of the little hobbits while cute mod girls shimmy in the background.

Folks, if anyone ever tells that today's celebutard habit of doing anything to get attention, no matter how stupid and ill-conceived is somehow worse than the past, you can tell them they're wrong and cite this video as evidence. As dumb as So You Think You Can Dance is, is it really any stupider than recording and releasing this song? I don't think so. But you can judge for yourself, after you've watched the video, embedded for you after the break.

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