I asked my students today for some topics we could use for their one-minute speeches. One boy raised his hand and asked if they could talk about their favorite hobbits. I was a little surprised he wanted to talk about hobbits, especially because it's so obvious the best ones are Merry and Pippin.
Okay, as it turned out he didn't want to talk about the hobbits at all. He wanted to talk about his favorite hobby. No offense, kid, but I'd much rather listen to 29 speeches about hobbits. Elves would have been acceptable too.