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  • J.R.R Tolkien and the Nazis

    08/13/2013 7:34:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 85 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 13, 2013 | JONATHON VAN MAREN
    Pretty much everyone knows that JRR Tolkien was the pre-eminent fantasy writer of the past century, if not all time. His writing contains uniquely invented languages, epic back stories, and creatures that could only have proceeded from his imagination. Far from the nihilistic and often crude work of the so-called “American Tolkien” George R.R. Martin of “Game of Thrones” fame, Tolkien’s work was full of beauty, whimsy and hidden truth. What most people probably don’t know is that the Nazis were a pretty big fan of Tolkien, too. The Nazis were (as historian Heather Pringle lays out brilliantly in...
  • The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads!

    12/17/2002 7:32:02 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 65,542 replies · 14,143+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! Journey to the Cross-roads The Two Towers Edition Come on! Come in! -if you would like to have some seedcakes and a pint and relax a while. (If it is a special occasion, we still have a few bottles of the old wineyards left!) Our first thread ( New Zealander builds Hobbit hole ) reached 4,100 posts, and we thought that was big. Our second thread (The New Hobbit Hole ) held us for over 48,000 posts, and we loved it dearly. We talked about moving to a new thread for the last 38,000 posts,...
  • JRR Tolkien fan? Then Hobbit to Montana...

    08/12/2011 8:07:23 AM PDT · by CharlieOK1 · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 8/12/2011 | Rachel Quigley
    Peter Jackson's hotly-anticipated movie The Hobbit is not out until 2012 - but that doesn't mean fans have to wait for a taste.For a Montana man has created a 1,000sq-ft Hobbit-themed guest house for those who love the J.R.R Tolkien books and characters like Bilbo Baggins.
  • Race row erupts over The Hobbit

    11/28/2010 5:57:06 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 82 replies · 2+ views ^ | 29th November 2010
    PETER Jackson's troubled Hobbit project has become embroiled in a race row after a would-be extra was told she was too dark to play one of the pint-sized Tolkien creatures, reports said. Briton Naz Humphreys, who has Pakistani heritage, attended a casting session in the New Zealand city of Hamilton last week, queueing for three hours only to be told her skin tone was not suitable, the Waikato Times reported. "It's 2010 and I still can't believe I'm being discriminated against because I have brown skin," Humphreys told the newspaper. "The casting manager basically said they weren't having anybody who...
  • Gandalf Goes to the World Cup

    06/29/2010 4:40:14 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | unknown | youtube
    Funny LOTR's video on youtube.
  • Tolkien Estate Sues New Line Cinema (Failure to Pay Royalties Apparently)

    02/11/2008 5:48:45 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 83 replies · 195+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 2/11/2008 | Alex Veiga
    LOS ANGELES - The estate of "Lord of the Rings" creator J.R.R. Tolkien is suing the film studio that released the trilogy based on his books, claiming the company hasn't paid it a penny from the estimated $6 billion the films have grossed worldwide. The suit, filed Monday, claims New Line was required to pay 7.5 percent of gross receipts to Tolkien's estate and other plaintiffs, who contend they only received an upfront payment of $62,500 for the three movies before production began. The writer's estate, a British charity dubbed The Tolkien Trust, and original "Lord of the Rings" publisher...
  • Tolkiens Birthday: Raise a glass!

    01/03/2008 10:56:39 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 808+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | 1/3/2008 | n/a
    Via Bettnet we learn the following from the Tolkien Society: On the 3rd January 1892 JRR Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To celebrate this event, on this day each year Tolkien fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author. The toast is "The Professor". To make the Birthday Toast, you stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words The Professor before taking a sip (or swig, if thats more appropriate for your drink). Sit and enjoy the rest of...
  • Peter Jackson to produce `The Hobbit'

    12/18/2007 8:50:25 AM PST · by Abathar · 83 replies · 1,432+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 12/18/07 | JAKE COYLE
    NEW YORK - Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema have reached agreement to make J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," a planned prequel to the blockbuster trilogy "The Lord of the Rings." Jackson, who directed the "Rings" trilogy, will serve as executive producer for "The Hobbit." A director for the prequel films has yet to be named. Relations between Jackson and New Line had soured after "Rings," despite a collective worldwide box office gross of nearly $3 billion an enormous success. The two sides nevertheless were able to reconcile, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) splitting "The Hobbit" 50/50, spokemen for both studios...
  • Knife amnesties 'have no effect'

    12/06/2006 11:05:49 PM PST · by james500 · 18 replies · 1,830+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 7 December 2006, 05:56 GMT | ?
    Knife amnesties have no real impact on reducing knife crime, according to a Metropolitan Police report. An eight-week Met Police amnesty over the summer showed that, after a slight dip in knife-related crime, levels were back to normal within weeks, it said.
  • New Zealander builds Hobbit hole

    01/27/2002 6:18:35 PM PST · by John Farson · 4,189 replies · 13,188+ views
    New Zealander builds Hobbit hole A New Zealand man has built a Hobbit house. Carl Gifford, a stonemason from Wellington, says he used a 10-tonne digger to make the hole. He's put rocks either side of the front door and plans to install a chimney and lantern on top. He told the Evening Post he was embarrassed as he was constructing the home. He said: "I must admit I was hiding as the cars were driving past. I thought, 'These people think I'm an idiot'." The house is part of a series of stonework mounds, designs and sculptures dotted ...
  • Homosexual hobbits? TBS spot has Sam, Frodo in 'Rings' scenes with love song in background

    04/12/2006 8:09:43 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 26 replies · 12,751+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 04-12-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    Possibly taking a cue from the controversial film "Brokeback Mountain," marketers at the cable network TBS are broadcasting a promotion for this weekend's showing of two "Lord of the Rings" films that suggests characters Sam and Frodo are homosexual lovers.
  • Serenity: The Conservative Spaceship?

    12/20/2005 4:20:28 PM PST · by SelectiveJNJ · 20 replies · 449+ views
    Serenity: The Conservative Spaceship? I watch the sci-fi movie Serenity today and I would have to say that the underlining theme of the movie was very conservative (or at least libertarian). I was just wondering if anyone else felt the same way while watching the movie Serenity? I know it is also a tv show but I have only seen it once.
  • When nothings happening: "'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, . . .

    12/16/2005 1:20:39 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 2 replies · 395+ views
    WORLD ^ | December 24, 2005 | Andree Seu
    One of my favorite stories is of famished Samaria under siege. "Hear the word of the Lord," Elisha said in 2 Kings 7, "Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria." He was announcing imminent bargain prices on a starvation day when "a donkey's head was sold for eighty shekels of silver" and some dove's dung for five shekels (2 Kings 6:25). Sure. No way. Who will not pity Saul? Nothing was happening. The brave hero, having waited seven days...
  • Help us support our troops! [Knives for Soldiers] Update: 1,000 shipped to date and counting!

    07/29/2005 7:42:45 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 380 replies · 6,976+ views
    As some of you know, The group of friends here at Free Republic known as the Hobbit Hole thread, have been contributing to a small project to buy pocketknives and other needed tools for our deployed soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. It started out as care and comfort packages, and grew into pocketknives because we learned that while sweets and snacks were good, there were very practical tools, such as a good pocket knife, that our troops didnt have unless they purchased them themselves. Handy items that would actually help them do their job. Since we started we have...

    03/22/2003 7:04:44 PM PST · by restornu · 195 replies · 2,394+ views
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  • Your Attention, Please [Regarding Keywords]

    01/30/2003 1:01:30 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 298 replies · 2,229+ views
    <p>Is this thing on? Plug in that cord over there. Yes that one. NO NOT INTO THAT PLUG yes that one. Thanks. Testing 1 2 3.</p> <p>Hi everyone. Your friendly neighborhood AM here.</p> <p>Keywords. You've seen them. You love them. Maybe you have even abused them.</p> <p>Please don't abuse keywords. There are children in China doing without keywords.</p> <p>1) Having who added what keyword be revealed at the whim of sadistic moderators, such as myself.</p>
  • Project Elanor

    09/11/2002 10:09:10 AM PDT · by Alkhin · 6 replies · 255+ views
    Bit of Earth ^ | September 11, 2002 | website
    In response to the Unity in the Spirit of America service program, in support of which Sean Astin will be appearing in Washington DC on the morning of September 11, 2002, would like to announce Project Elanor. With the tear-stained excavations of Ground Zero now turning toward talk of memorial parks and rebuilding, and with the Pentagon scarred but standing, it is time for rebuilding, for planting, for new life and togetherness. As a fan community ostensibly organized in honour of a gardener, a father, a comrade, a companion, a servant, and a community, leader we see this call...