By Benjamin Wood
Updated October 06, 2011 at 06:03 PM EDT
Pierre Vinet

Gimli son of Glóin may have been wrong all along.

These harsh economic times are tough for everyone, but with two Snow White projects in the works and a film adaptation of The Hobbit on the way, job prospects for the little people in Hollywood keep heating up. Now, a Florida lawmaker has filed a bill with the state legislature to repeal a 1989 ban on bar room Dwarf Tossing to improve their economic situation even further. (For those of you unfamiliar with the very un-PC game, Dwarf Tossing involves dressing little people in padded clothing or velcro and competing to see who could throw them the farthest.)

Florida Rep. Ritch Workman (R-Melbourne) told the Palm Beach Post that his bill is part of a “quest” to do away with unnecessary government burdens on personal freedom. “All that it does is prevent some dwarfs from getting jobs they would be happy to get,” Workman says in the article. “In this economy, or any economy, why would we want to prevent people from getting gainful employment?”

My opinion? Only in dire situations. Just don’t tell the elf.

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