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The Hobbit Hole XXVII - And there are many paths to tread...
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Posted on 01/16/2006 6:56:15 AM PST by HairOfTheDog

Welcome to The Hobbit Hole!

And there are many paths to tread

New verse:

Upon the hearth the fire is red,
Beneath the roof there is a bed;
But not yet weary are our feet,
Still round the corner we may meet
A sudden tree or standing stone
That none have seen but we alone.
Tree and flower and leaf and grass,
Let them pass! Let them pass!
Hill and water under sky,
Pass them by! Pass them by!

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though we pass them by today,
Tomorrow we may come this way
And take the hidden paths that run
Towards the Moon or to the Sun.
Apple, thorn, and nut and sloe,
Let them go! Let them go!
Sand and stone and pool and dell,
Fare you well! Fare you well!

Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight.
Then world behind and home ahead,
We’ll wander back to home and bed.
Mist and twilight, cloud and shade,
Away shall fade! Away shall fade!
Fire and lamp, and meat and bread,
And then to bed! And then to bed!

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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 around his land.

"I'm just having a bit of fun. Things that were built by those ancient people like caves have always fascinated me."

1 posted on 01/16/2006 6:56:18 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: 2Jedismom; 300winmag; Alkhin; Alouette; ambrose; Anitius Severinus Boethius; artios; AUsome Joy; ...

Ring Ping!!

FrodoPlease support our Hobbit Hole Pocket knives for the troops project.

Anyone wishing to be added to or removed from the Ring-Ping list, please don't hesitate to let me know.

2 posted on 01/16/2006 6:56:44 AM PST by ecurbh
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To: ecurbh

Me first!


3 posted on 01/16/2006 6:57:54 AM PST by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: RMDupree

Second!

Howdy, howdy, howdy!

(c8

Dan


4 posted on 01/16/2006 6:58:53 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: 300winmag; 2Jedismom; g'nad; Ramius; osagebowman; Overtaxed; RMDupree; Sam Cree; TalonDJ; ...

Come on! Come in! Welcome! Welcome!


5 posted on 01/16/2006 6:59:12 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: ecurbh

Jack's back. :-D

I stayed up past midnight watching it. *yawn*


6 posted on 01/16/2006 7:00:48 AM PST by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: RMDupree

WWJBD?

~sip~


7 posted on 01/16/2006 7:01:48 AM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius

Prolly shoot a whole bunch of people while yelling "Trust me!!" to his lady-for-the-season.

*grin*

~sip~


8 posted on 01/16/2006 7:02:45 AM PST by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Ramius

What would Jimmy Buffett do? ;~D

Morning!


9 posted on 01/16/2006 7:02:46 AM PST by ecurbh
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To: ecurbh
What would Jimmy Buffett do?

Funny you should ask...

I'd say pooour me something tall and strong
Make it a hurricane before I go insane
It's only half past twelve, but I don't care.
It's five o'clock somewhere.

10 posted on 01/16/2006 7:04:06 AM PST by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Ya! New hole!
Is there anyway to say that without it sounding all wrong...
11 posted on 01/16/2006 7:10:03 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: ecurbh

Somebody's shooting up our Hobbit Hole!


12 posted on 01/16/2006 7:11:14 AM PST by Overtaxed
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To: Overtaxed

Don't worry, OT. He's really good at this :~D


13 posted on 01/16/2006 7:13:45 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Do we want our Hobbit Hole shot up?
14 posted on 01/16/2006 7:20:48 AM PST by Overtaxed
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To: All
*cough* *cough* *honk!*

g'mornin'...

15 posted on 01/16/2006 7:26:25 AM PST by Bear_in_RoseBear (Master Ninja Theme Song!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Heya. Goood morning!


16 posted on 01/16/2006 7:27:42 AM PST by Lil'freeper
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear

Still feelin' sick, I see. :-(


17 posted on 01/16/2006 7:31:24 AM PST by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: RMDupree

Hey there...

~sip~

Hey... I need a clarification from last night's show...

In the scene where Jack is up in Palmer's suite, after he's been on the computer and talking to Palmer's brother, he's leaving and says something to the brother about "Don't tell anybody what we found on the computer".

I must have missed it... what did they find on the computer? All I remember was they decrypted Palmers memoir... did they find something in it?


18 posted on 01/16/2006 7:31:42 AM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: ecurbh

Good morning, with thanks for the ping!


19 posted on 01/16/2006 7:31:59 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Defeatism may have its partisan uses but it is not justified by the facts.")
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To: Ramius

It was an encrypted copy of the memoir Palmer was working on, with a name and address hidden in it.

That name and address is what led Jack to the airport.


20 posted on 01/16/2006 7:33:08 AM PST by ecurbh
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To: Overtaxed

Wooohooo! A new Hole!


21 posted on 01/16/2006 7:33:38 AM PST by 2Jedismom (Expect me when you see me!)
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To: Overtaxed
Do we want our Hobbit Hole shot up?

He's just lookin' for bad guys. Don't worry :~D

22 posted on 01/16/2006 7:34:38 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: ecurbh

Ah... good. Now it makes sense. I knew I'd missed a couple of minutes and the airport bidness didn't make sense.


23 posted on 01/16/2006 7:37:18 AM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Hey! No fair starting a new hole while half of us are asleep!

Hm...the title may be aptly fitting for a lot of us over the next coupla months.


24 posted on 01/16/2006 7:37:35 AM PST by RosieCotton
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To: RosieCotton

True, true :~D


25 posted on 01/16/2006 7:38:37 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius

ecurbh gotcha up to speed before I could. *smile*

And now it looks like Jack has a mini-me waiting in the wings. ;-)


26 posted on 01/16/2006 7:48:38 AM PST by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Hello Hair.

A pic for you. This is Maggie.


27 posted on 01/16/2006 8:11:09 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Hullo Maggie!

Beagles are adorable. :~D


28 posted on 01/16/2006 8:13:25 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: SkyPilot

Aww...

Houds are definitely masters at using their eyes to get what they want. ;-)


29 posted on 01/16/2006 8:18:22 AM PST by RosieCotton
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To: SkyPilot
Er...make that hounds.

And I'm not even the one with a cold...

30 posted on 01/16/2006 8:22:48 AM PST by RosieCotton
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To: HairOfTheDog; ecurbh; RMDupree; Ramius; RosieCotton; All

*grumble* *grumble* *grumble*

I ~already~ had enough to do today without having to move.

But somebody pour me a pint (or two) and I'll just mellow out over here in the corner.


31 posted on 01/16/2006 8:28:53 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.)
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To: SkyPilot

What a sweet face. That expression says "Sorry I stole the steak, Mom - but I couldn't help it!"


32 posted on 01/16/2006 8:29:57 AM PST by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: Corin Stormhands
It's early for pints, but OK!

Just because we love you, I won't even make you extract it out of a chicken.

33 posted on 01/16/2006 8:31:53 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: Corin Stormhands

*slides Corin a pint*


34 posted on 01/16/2006 8:31:58 AM PST by RosieCotton
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To: Corin Stormhands

35 posted on 01/16/2006 8:32:24 AM PST by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog; Corin Stormhands
Oops...guess we're all eager to keep the dwarf appeased...

*ducks*

36 posted on 01/16/2006 8:32:52 AM PST by RosieCotton
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To: HairOfTheDog

Too early for that!


37 posted on 01/16/2006 8:32:59 AM PST by RMDupree (HHD: Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: RMDupree

I might have to intercept one of those.


38 posted on 01/16/2006 8:33:26 AM PST by RosieCotton
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To: HairOfTheDog

Good grief...


39 posted on 01/16/2006 8:35:36 AM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: SkyPilot

What a cute dog! I love beagles!


40 posted on 01/16/2006 8:36:23 AM PST by irishtenor (At 270 pounds, I am twice the bike rider Lance is.)
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To: Ramius

I googled "beer" and that came up! "shrugs"


41 posted on 01/16/2006 8:37:22 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Does he have a warrant?


42 posted on 01/16/2006 8:39:46 AM PST by Overtaxed
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I realize this is like email spam, but it's cute...

16 THINGS THAT IT TOOK ME OVER 50 YEARS TO LEARN:

by Dave Barry , Nationally Syndicated Columnist

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

2. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved and never will achieve its full potential, that word would be "meetings."

3. There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

4. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

5. You should not confuse your career with your life.

6. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

7. Never lick a steak knife.

8. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

9. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

10. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she's pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

11. There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age eleven.

12. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.

13. A person who is nice to you but rude to a waiter is not a nice person.
(This is very important. Pay attention. It never fails.)

14. Your friends love you anyway.

15. Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.

16. Men are like fine wine. They start out as grapes, and it's up to the women to stomp the crap out of them until they turn into something


43 posted on 01/16/2006 8:39:51 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

What's scary is that if you trim off the filename from the url you can see the recipe for "Beer Butt Chicken"... and it looks like a pretty good idea. I'll bet it works great.


44 posted on 01/16/2006 8:40:16 AM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

45 posted on 01/16/2006 8:40:18 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.)
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To: Overtaxed
Does he have a warrant?

Almost never.

46 posted on 01/16/2006 8:40:21 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius
you can see the recipe for "Beer Butt Chicken"...

I think that's gonna be one of those great ideas that dies for the lack of a better name.

47 posted on 01/16/2006 8:42:05 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: Corin Stormhands

LOL! :~D


48 posted on 01/16/2006 8:42:30 AM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Can we sue?


49 posted on 01/16/2006 8:44:26 AM PST by Overtaxed
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To: Ramius

It probably does work great...but I couldn't exactly see, say, inviting my grandmother over to eat Beer Butt Chicken...


50 posted on 01/16/2006 8:44:53 AM PST by RosieCotton
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