This Day in Blogging History: Four Men in Hats puzzle; White supremacists for Obama; Mieville on Tolkien

One year ago today
Friday puzzle: Four Men in Hats: A fine puzzle from Mycoted.

Five years ago today
White Supremacists for Obama, Black Separatists for McCain, Janis Ian For The End of The World:

Ten years ago today
Mieville on Tolkien: There's a lot to dislike - his cod-Wagnerian pomposity, his boys-own-adventure glorying in war, his small-minded and reactionary love for hierarchical status-quos, his belief in absolute morality that blurs moral and political complexity.