Gandalf: I’ve located the One Ring. We should marshal the forced of elves, men, and dwarves into an army to attach Mordor and destroy the ring and Sauron once and for all.
Elrond: An alliance of elves, men, and dwarves? In this economy? We can afford to pay like, 9 people to do this.
Gandalf: Okay, I have another idea then.