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  • Bones Of Contention ('Hobbits' - More)

    05/30/2005 4:35:41 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 784+ views
    Time - Asia ^ | 5-30-2005 | John Stanmeyer
    Bones of ContentionIs a small, 18,000-year-old skeleton the older cousin of modern-day Pygmies—or a new human species? BY SIMON ELEGANT | RAMPASASA JOHN STANMEYER FOR TIMESMALL WORLD: Rampasasa resident Anggalus Jalur, 55, stands just 130 cm tall "In those days we ate our meat raw, like animals." The speaker is Viktor Jurubu, an Indonesian farmer in his 60s, who, in his T shirt and sarong, looks little like the cavemen he's describing. Except for his height, which is about 140 cm. In the world of anthropology, Jurubu's small size is big news because he and his 246 fellow villagers of...
  • Bones of contention(Discovery of a new species of human astounds the world,but is it what it seems?)

    01/13/2005 1:08:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 2,115+ views
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | Thursday January 13, 2005 | John Vidal
    The discovery of a new species of human astounded the world. But is it what it seems? John Vidal went to remotest Flores to find out If you want to understand human evolution, it may be worth starting with Johannes Daak from the remote village of Akel in the heavily forested centre of the Indonesian island of Flores. Johannes, from the Manggarai ethnic group, reckons he is 100 years old and says he owes his longevity and enduring strength to having only ever known one woman. He says he owes his stature to his ancestors. Johannes is no more than...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-29-04 (Pied Piper Pitt Does Gandalf The Wizard Impression)

    12/29/2004 6:52:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 191 replies · 4,084+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 29, 2004 | DUmmies, William Rivers Pitt, and PJ-Comix
    Pied Piper Pitt, aka William RIVERS Pitt, after having his promise of something WONDERFUL happening on Monday (after the snow dog ate his homework last week) go up in smoke, is now trying to change the subject and cheer on the DUmmies with a dopey pep talk as we can see in this Dummie THREAD titled, “This is a great time to be alive.” This posting follows on the heels of a dopey story that Pied Piper Pitt posted yesterday about some guy who is a milkman who tries to be a dogcatcher (or was it the other way...
  • Prehistoric dwarf astounds scientists / Island discovery could rewrite human evolution

    10/28/2004 5:25:14 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 61 replies · 2,853+ views
    Deseret News ^ | October 28, 2004 | Joseph B. Verrengia
    In an astonishing discovery that could rewrite the history of human evolution, scientists say they have found the skeleton of a new human species, a dwarf, marooned for eons in a tropical Lost World while modern man rapidly colonized the rest of the planet. Chris Stringer, director of human origins studies at the Natural History Museum in London, holds a cast taken from a skull that is said to be that of a new species in the evolution of humans named Flores Man. Richard Lewis, Associated Press Chris Stringer, director of human origins studies at the Natural History Museum in...
  • Hobbit remains found in Australia

    10/27/2004 10:51:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 158 replies · 4,600+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed, Oct 27, 2004 | Patricia Reaney
    Scientists in Australia have found a new species of hobbit-sized humans who lived about 18,000 years ago on an Indonesian island in a discovery that adds another piece to the complex puzzle of human evolution. The partial skeleton of Homo floresiensis, found in a cave on the island of Flores, is of an adult female that was a metre (3 feet) tall, had a chimpanzee-sized brain and was substantially different from modern humans. It shared the isolated island to the east of Java with miniature elephants and Komodo dragons. The creature walked upright, probably evolved into its dwarf size because...
  • Exporting Jobs to Middle Earth

    03/04/2004 5:23:20 AM PST · by MikeJ75 · 7 replies · 190+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 4, 2004 | Robert B. Ward
    SEAN Penn and Billy Crystal made minor news with political comments at Sunday night's Oscars. But the real headline went unnoticed: Hollywood now agrees with President Bush that "outsourcing" American investment and jobs can be a good thing. This year's big winner, "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King," shows - better than any economist could - how Americans gain when our companies invest and create jobs all over the world. Financing for "King" came from New Line Cinema, a unit of New York-based Time Warner Inc. By the standards of some political and economic analysis these days, New...
  • Freeper seen on Japanese TV?

    02/29/2004 9:18:46 PM PST · by struggle · 32 replies · 324+ views
    3/1/04 | struggle
    I just saw on Japanese TV a possible freeper with the sign "EVEN HOBBITS SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!" I almost broke my kotatsu!
  • Return from the King (spoilers included)

    12/17/2003 2:17:15 AM PST · by Snake65 · 1 replies · 140+ views
    Vanity ^ | 12-17-2003 | E.E. Knight
    An epic end to this ode to heroism and sacrifice. Superb special effects, thrilling battle scenes -- especially of the Nazgul wheeling and diving on Minas Tirith like JU-87 Stukas -- chilling moments as Shelob hunts Frodo, and a message of courage and hope: that even the smallest of us can make a difference in the history of world. My main quibble was Jackson’s removal of the “Scouring of the Shire” (and indeed any scene of Saruman). It’s always been one of my favorite parts of the book, the Shire has been reduced under Saruman’s brand of Socialism to a...
  • The Encyclopedia of Arda: Tolkien Reference Guide

    12/06/2003 3:24:50 PM PST · by FReepaholic · 2 replies · 254+ views
    The Encyclopedia of ArdaAn excellent online Middle Earth reference guide.
  • Two Towers DVD: Post the Best Buys Here!

    08/26/2003 6:48:02 AM PDT · by BibChr · 64 replies · 262+ views
    My Scottish Blood | 8/26/2003 | Daniel J. Phillips
    Who has the best prices in-store? Tell us!
  • [ Daily Tolkien ] Butterbeer & Hobbits

    05/21/2003 7:13:30 PM PDT · by JameRetief · 7 replies · 551+ views
    Angels And Elves ^ | 2003 | Jacqueline O. Moleski
    Butterbeer & HobbitsMeriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took: Tolkien's oft Overlooked Heroes by Jacqueline O. Moleski  Frodo Baggins and his servant Samwise Gamgee have been the focus of many articles, essays and even books. However, as awesome as those two Hobbits are; there are two other Hobbits in the tale of The Lord of the Rings who have often been overlooked by fans and critics alike. Peter Jackson, however, has realized and visualized these two important characters perfectly. The focus of this essay is the characters of Merry and Pippin and how these two young Hobbits emerge as heroes in their...
  • [ Daily Tolkien ] Charting the Shire lines

    04/22/2003 12:39:29 AM PDT · by JameRetief · 2 replies · 414+ views
    Suite 101 ^ | October 13, 2000 | Michael Martinez
    Charting the Shire linesWhat was so special about the year 1601 that it should be when Hobbits needed to settle in a new home? And where, exactly, did they settle?People often ask a lot of questions about the early years of the Shire which are really hard to answer. For example, did Marcho and Blanco, the Fallohide brothers who led the first wave of migration into the Shire, have a surname? When did surnames become important to the Hobbits? How much do the surnames recorded in The Lord of the Rings reflect the social structure of early Shire clans?If there...
  • [ Daily Tolkien ] The People of Eriador in the later Third Age

    03/04/2003 11:38:26 PM PST · by JameRetief · 2 replies · 518+ views
    Warren Lawless ^ | 1995-1999 | Warren Lawless
    "The Empty Lands Where No Men Are..."The People of Eriador, 2000 - 3017 Third AgeThis article discusses the desolate picture of settlement in Eriador at the time of the War of the Ring. In the early Third Age Eriador had been chiefly inhabited by the Elves of Lindon, the Dwarves of Khadzad-dum and the People of Arnor. Arnor was stricken by internal strife 861+, war with Angmar 1300+, and the Great Plague of 1636, in which "...many parts of Eriador become desolate." (LOTR Tale of Years 1636). In 1974 Arnor was conquered by Angmar and its remaining city (Fornost Erain)...
  • J R R Tolkien's grandson 'cut off from literary inheritance'

    02/23/2003 4:42:29 PM PST · by MadIvan · 43 replies · 353+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 24, 2003 | Chris Hastings
    The grandson of J R R Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings books, has spoken for the first time of the family feud that has seen him excluded from managing the writer's literary estate. In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph today, Simon Tolkien speaks about the five-year dispute and how his father, Christopher, has turned his back on him and his children. He also discloses how a minor disagreement over the Hollywood adaptations of the books contributed to his exclusion from the board of the family firm. He said: "My father is very angry with me...
  • [ Daily Tolkien ] Hobbit Tales, or Never There And Back Again...

    01/28/2003 3:57:03 AM PST · by JameRetief · 3 replies · 317+ views
    Suite 101 ^ | December 10, 1999 | Michael Martinez
    Hobbit Tales, or Never There And Back Again...The reason J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings was that his readers wanted to read more about hobbits. When first told this by his publishers, Tolkien replied, "I cannot think of anything more to say about hobbits. Mr. Baggins seems to have exhibited so fully both the Took and the Baggins side of their nature" (Tolkien, "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien", p. 24).In the end he produced a great epic not only about Hobbits but also about Elves, Dwarves, Ents, and Men. But Tolkien didn't stop there. He wrote so much...
  • [ Daily Tolkien ] Strange as news from Bree...

    01/23/2003 12:32:50 AM PST · by JameRetief · 4 replies · 522+ views
    Suite 101 ^ | December 3, 1999 | Michael Martinez
    A discussion of Bree's significance and probable history in the Third Age. [ Published prior to the first Lord Of The Rings movie ] Strange as news from Bree...Word has it that we won't see much of Bree in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" movies. Bree is the little village east of the Shire where Frodo and his companions meet up with Aragorn (who is known there as Strider). I expect most of the Bree scenes will deal with how the Hobbits come to travel with the Ranger, and the movie will just move on. Will we even see...
  • We Hobbits are a Merry Folk...

    01/03/2003 9:31:31 AM PST · by Alkhin · 17 replies · 427+ views
    David Brin's Official Website ^ | Dec. 4, 2002 | David Brin
    Want to forget about terrorism and all those distracting rumors of war? Need to ignore the economy for a while? Got the holiday blues? Our culture has a sure fire cure -- the traditional spate of post-Thanksgiving movies. This year, despite a clamor over the latest Harry Potter film, much of the attention is going to another fantasy called The Two Towers -- part two in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Will it succeed in distracting us for a while, conveying audiences to a world that is at once more beautiful and stirring than humdrum modern life? Naturally, I...
  • 'Rings' Sequel Crosses $200 Million Mark

    12/30/2002 10:19:42 AM PST · by new cruelty · 369 replies · 308+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 30, 2002 | LISA LEFF
    LOS ANGELES - "Catch Me If You Can" couldn't catch up with "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." The "Lord of the Rings" sequel took in $48.9 million during its second weekend for a 12-day gross of $200.1 million, becoming one of the speediest films ever to cross the $200 million mark, according to studio estimates Sunday. Its weekend average of $13,508 per theater had "Two Towers" fulfilling predictions that it would outperform its predecessor, last year's "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." "This film is the story of the holiday season," said Paul...
  • [ Daily Tolkien / Lord Of The Rings ] All About Sam

    11/29/2002 10:56:00 AM PST · by JameRetief · 9 replies · 376+ views
    Greenbooks - The One Ring ^ | March 01, 2001 | Quickbeam
    All About Sam Most people think Frodo is the true hero of The Lord of the Rings. To put it another way: It is accepted by nearly all readers that the novel is about Frodo. It’s his quest, his burden, he’s the focus. The little blurbs in magazines that are designed for the non-initiate read like this: "The story of a hobbit, Frodo Baggins, who is sent to destroy an evil Ring of power…" Sound like a good pitch? Not quite. The main character is really Samwise Gamgee, though you may not know it. I’m telling you now, it’s all...
  • [Daily Tolkien/Lord Of The Rings] A Bit of Light: Visions and Transformations of the Ring Quest

    11/18/2002 4:50:13 PM PST · by JameRetief · 14 replies · 644+ views
    Bit Of Earth ^ | Unknown | Cara J. Loup
    ~A Bit of Light~Visions and Transformations of the Ring Quest Author: Cara J. Loup Then as he had kept watch Sam had noticed that at times a light seemed to be shining faintly within; but now the light was even clearer and stronger. Frodo's face was peaceful, the marks of fear and care had left it; but it looked old, old and beautiful, as if the chiselling of the shaping years was now revealed in many fine lines that had before been hidden, though the identity of the face was not changed. Not that Sam Gamgee put it that way...