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  • June 4, 2014
    These are the dragon hair clips made and painted by Etsy seller aishavoya. They cost $40 and and you can even request a custom colored one if you don't want of the Smaug or Game of Thrones dragons seen here. What colors would you choose? I think I would choose green with gold... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2014
    This is the bronze Smaug sculpture created by artist John Howe and WETA Workshop. Each one costs $4,900 and is a 3-D replica of the Smaug pictured on the 1991 paperback versions of The Hobbit (which John illustrated). Do you think you're brave enough to slay a dragon? Becaus... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2014
    This is Bilbo's Bath and Shire Gel. Shire, get it? If you don't you might be having a stroke. The ironic thing about this is that Hobbits rarely bathe. They all smell like a shit in the sun on the hottest day of summer. Fact: Gandalf actually faked his death with the Balro... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2014
    This is the interactive map of Middle Earth created as part of the Lord of the Rings Project. You can highlight all sorts of options like roads, towns, events -- even the paths the characters took in the books (I have Frodo and Sam's path highlighted in the screenshot above). ... / Continue →
  • February 24, 2014
    This is a series of women dressed as male characters from the Hobbit as photographed by Russian artist Alexander Turchanin. They're all really good, plus strangely erotic. Jk jk, there's nothing strange about it, they're ONLY erotic. Thankfully, they didn't include a Gollum ... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2014
    This is a Google Maps view of Geldrop (links to actual Google Map), a Netherlands town with streets named after characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's books. WHY does it have streets named after J.R.R. Tolkien characters? No clue. Plus it's Friday afternoon on Valentine's Day so I... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    This is the papier-mâché book sculpture of Smaug tearing himself out of the pages of 'The Hobbit' made by DeviantARTist FarTooManyIdeas. You know, books are one of the few things that still make adults utilize their imaginations. Also, staring at a fire. I can literally star... / Continue →
  • December 16, 2013
    This is the 5-foot x 10-foot, 200,000 piece Middle Earth LEGO Rivendell built by Alice Finch (of 400,000-piece LEGO Hogwarts fame) and David Frank. I wish I could just shrink myself down to that size and live there. Of course, I said the same thing about my little sister's Ba... / Continue →
  • The 48fps camera of time has spiraled its way around a too-picturesque mountain pass once again, bringing with it a new marketing season for Peter Jackson's never-ending Tolkien films. As such, here's the first trailer for The Desolation of Smaug, with its many CGI creatures, w... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2013
    This is the conceptual Hobbit Hole litter box designed by If Industries. Alternatively, get some Hobbit action figures and use it as a Hobbit Hole playset! You have to choose one or the other though, it can't be a litter box that doubles as an action figure playset, that's gr... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2013
    Because there are Hobbit fans out there with more money than they know what to do with, Weta Workshop is releasing $9,900 replicas of the Orcrist 'goblin cleaver' of Thorin Oakenshield. A lot of money, I know, but from the product description it sounds worth every penny. Or... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2013
    Because it's Friday and the internet is drying up drier than the furball I found behind the couch when I was vacuuming (plus it was like, glued to the carpet and I had to loosen it with a bare toe -- thanks for that, Shitty Bill!), here's Gandalf's problem solving flowchart. S... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2013
    Hey so I puked on my feet in the shower this morning so if I disappear at any point today it's probably because I went to go do it again. Call an ambulance if you don't hear from me but make up a fake name and do NOT let them take me to the hospital because I don't have the mo... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2012
    This is the 'Hobbit House', an outbuilding designed by architect Peter Archer for a lifelong J.R.R. Tolkien fan as a place to store the collection of Middle Earth memorabilia he's accumulated over the past 30 years. Wow, having the money to build your own little themed museum ... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2012
    Because this is the internet, here's a short video of Gandalf riding a unicycle playing 'Concerning Hobbits' from The Fellowship of the Ring on bagpipes. It's the same dude from Portland that did the Star Wars theme dressed as Darth Vader. Hey, everyone needs a hobby. My fav... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    Because The Lord of the Rings officially put New Zealand on the map (it was seriously just ocean before), everyone in the country is popping an insane amount of boners over the release of The Hobbit. And to prove their raging fandom, here's a video of a New Zealand weatherman ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2012
    This is a Minas Tirith wedding cake lovingly baked by Audrey Konyha Vigh (aka The Cake Geek -- links to Facebook with shots of the whole process) for a couple's special day. On my special day? I want pies instead of cakes. "It's not about what you want." God, it never is. ... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2012
    Hey, lady on the left -- you picked THE WRONG F***ING FLIGHT. As a cross-promotion for the Hobbit movie coming out and tourism to New Zealand where it was filmed, Weta Workshop teamed up with Air New Zealand to produce this Hobbit themed airplane safety video to show before ta... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2012
    Because they should probably fire their entire marketing department, Denny's has teamed up with The Hobbit to release a Middle Earth themed menu. It features such mouthwatering options as the 'Hobbit Hole Breakfast,' 'Gandalf's Gobble Melt', Frodo's Pot Roast Skillet', 'Shire ... / Continue →
  • It was in 2004 that Peter Jackson completed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, delivering what would eventually, through his extended editions, become over 11 hours of high fantasy storytelling to keep us company instead of women for the next eight years. Now, at long last--followi... / Continue →