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  • The giant eagle of Middle Earth

    01/04/2005 11:58:53 AM PST · by Willie Green · 34 replies · 10,030+ views
    Innovations-Report ^ | January 4, 2005
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Peter Jackson´s JRR Tolkien-inspired film trilogy Lord of the Rings features enormous eagles swooping down to rescue Sam and Frodo from a desolate New Zealand landscape masquerading as Mordor. The image of giant eagles flying around New Zealand, while fanciful, is not so far-fetched as it might appear. New genetic data published in the freely-available online journal PLoS Biology this week from researchers at Oxford and Canterbury Universities shed new light on the evolution of the extinct giant eagle that once ruled the skies in New Zealand. Before human settlement 700...
  • 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...
  • Return of the King

    12/20/2004 5:45:14 AM PST · by truthfinder9 · 10 replies · 497+ views
    With the release this week of the Extended Edition DVD of Return of the King, here are some LOTR resources: A Triumphant Return In J. R. R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, a Legendary Friendship Myth Meets Real Life Escape into Reality Saint J. R. R. the Evangelist Tolkien, Transformer of Culture
  • Gollum gets a health check (For LOR geeks only!!)

    12/17/2004 11:22:18 AM PST · by Jimmyclyde · 54 replies · 2,711+ views
    Gollum gets a health check LONDON (Reuters) - Gollum, the creepy character in "Lord of the Rings" with the dual personality and eerie voice, suffered from a schizoid personality disorder, according to a group of medical students. Thirty students at University College London were asked to explain the odd behaviour the character displayed in the films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy. The students noted his solitary habits, spiteful behaviour, odd interests, difficulty in forming friendships, emotional changeability, nervousness and paranoia. "He fulfils seven of the nine criteria for schizoid personality disorder, and, if we must label Gollum's problems, we...
  • Poor diet, inherited disease made Gollum mad (duh? could it be because he murdered his friend?)

    Poor diet, inherited disease made Gollum mad Fri Dec 17, 1:50 PM ET Offbeat - AFP PARIS (AFP) - The "Lord of the Rings" character Gollum was paranoid and had a split personality but this was because he probably suffered from vitamin deficiency, anaemia, hyperthyroidism and a metabolic disease called porphyria. That's the conclusion of a group of British doctors who sift through Gollum's symptoms in a tongue-in-cheek diagnosis published this Saturday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). "Gollum's diet is extremely limited, consisting only of raw fish. Vitamin B-12 deficiency may cause irritability, delusions and paranoia," they say. "His...
  • ROTK:EE Discussion Thread (SPOILERS!)

    12/16/2004 9:13:32 AM PST · by BibChr · 74 replies · 942+ views
    Our febrile brainia | 12/16/04 | Daniel J. Phillips
    For those who've seen the Extended Edition of the final movie of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, "The Return of the King."If you haven't seen it and just want to mention how superior you are to everyone else and, though you've never created anything in your life that anyone would want to see, you're sure you'd have done a better job and the pictures are total irredeemable trash... please start your own thread with that as the title.Otherwise, this is the place to discuss what you loved, what you loathed, what you found baffling, and basically other of the...
  • Extended Edition Of The Return Of The King (Vanity)

    12/15/2004 8:31:01 PM PST · by goldstategop · 69 replies · 3,578+ views
    11/15/04 | goldstategop
    New Line Entertainment released the definitive "Extended Edition" of The Return Of The King . Peter Jackson worked over a year to bring this out for the fans. New and extended scenes have brought the total running length to over 200 minutes. Plus extras on the supplemental discs.
  • Lords of the Rings star embraces Buddhism (Orlando Bloom)

    Lords of the Rings star embraces Buddhism Item 9652 • Posted: Wed, Dec. 08 2004 • Weblogged by Permalink to this article (Click link to copy to clipboard) Hindustan Times (India), Dec. 6, 2004 Another Hollywood star Orlando Bloom is to become a Buddhist. The Lord of the Rings star, 27, took part in an hour long ceremony at a centre to commit himself to the faith, according to a Mirror report. Orlando, who jealously guards his private life, joined 60 other fledgling Buddhists at the Soka Gakkai International Buddhist movement HQ at Taplow Court Mansion in Maidenhead,...
  • 'Lord of the Rings' has ring of the Christian Lord

    01/03/2002 8:28:10 AM PST · by VRWCmember · 44 replies · 675+ views ^ | December 12, 2001 | Jeff Robinson News Channel - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Near the end of his life, J.R.R. Tolkien (also spelled Tolkein) received a letter from a young girl posing a question concerning the chief end of man.Tolkien, author of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy which has now become a motion picture, provided the youngster an answer that lends insight into the worldview of the realm in which he casts his fantasy novels. "It may be said that the purpose of life for any one of us is to increase according to our capacity, our knowledge of God by all the means we have ...
  • Let go of the 'One Ring' (ORC Alert!)

    10/26/2004 12:00:50 PM PDT · by Alouette · 38 replies · 1,237+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 26, 2004 | Lloyd Green aka Wormtongue
    "One ring to rule them all" – Those are the words that echo in my head as I watch the Israeli opposition to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's proposal to leave Gaza and portions of the West Bank. As an American Jew who has visited Israel over a dozen times, I have a natural enthusiasm and empathy for the Zionist project. However, like many, I believe that Israel's current geopolitical course is unsustainable. As I watch the attempt of settlers to hold onto settlements scattered through Gaza and parts of the West Bank, I am forced to conclude that a segment...
  • Kerruman (LOTR Parody)

    10/17/2004 6:45:58 PM PDT · by Arnold Zephel · 610+ views
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  • Fellowship 911

    10/16/2004 8:44:53 AM PDT · by LadyDoc · 7 replies · 672+ views ^ | 10-14-94 | Jack Thomas, RickNyholm, Michael Loftus
    One of the most controversial and provocative films of the year, Fellowship 9/11 is Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore's searing examination of the Aragorn administration's actions in the wake of the tragic events at Helms Deep. With his characteristic humor and dogged commitment to uncovering - or if necessary fabricating - the facts, Moore considers the reign of the son of Arathorn and where it has led us. He looks at how - and why - Aragorn and his inner circle avoided pursuing the Saruman connection to Helms Deep, despite the fact that 9 out of every 10 Orcs that...
  • Fun with Kerry: Lord of the Rings pics

    10/14/2004 12:07:12 AM PDT · by grandOPUS · 4 replies · 843+ views
  • LOTR Fans: Hewitt has an interesting pastime in his Blog...

    09/19/2004 10:13:37 AM PDT · by Truth Table · 11 replies · 914+ views ^ | 9/17/2004 | Hugh Hewitt
    Now, a call for help. I am trying to fashion a LOTR analogy to the events of Rathergate.
  • The CBS Eye and The Dark Tower Falls (Pic)

    09/18/2004 6:56:31 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 62 replies · 3,226+ views
    Hugh ^ | September 18, 2004 | "SpikeMike" Jejja and "Zoot" Stewart
  • Our Own Private Tower of Cirith Ungol

    07/28/2004 4:54:16 PM PDT · by LadyDoc · 7 replies · 659+ views
    Hollywood Jesus ^ | 7-25-04 | Greg Wright
    Our Own Private Tower of Cirith Ungol If I were Thórr, I’d be pretty ticked. Someone has stolen my thunder! To be precise, two different guys have made off with my big rumble this month. Way, way back last December, I started assembling the editorial plan for the year’s Lord of the Rings features on Hollywood Jesus: twelve monthly guest features, twelve featured interviews, the make-it-up-as-we-go email-of-the-month, and twelve hard-hitting, incisive (and somewhat insightful) features in the vein of the pieces I’d done for the previous two years. Now, this was no great hardship, and I didn’t have too hard...
  • Why Lord of the Rings Will – and Must – Be Remade

    07/20/2004 12:26:58 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 139 replies · 3,829+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | July 16, 2004 | Doug Kern
    More Lord of the Rings movies — oh, yesss, preciousss, we wantsss them. And within the next twenty or thirty years, we'll get them. Children who watched the Lord of the Rings trilogy will take their own children to a complete remake of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It's inevitable. Most great movies will never be remade. We will never see remakes of The Godfather, or Gone with the Wind, or even Star Wars. But Lord of the Rings is different. Why? Consider these five reasons. • The pre-existing fame of the LOTR novels prevents the actors in the...
  • Good and Evil: A Comparison of Atlas Shrugged and The Lord of the Rings

    07/14/2004 2:02:19 PM PDT · by Taka No Kimi · 40 replies · 1,463+ views
    Pierssen Consulting ^ | Fred Pierssen
    Upon reading and rereading Atlas Shrugged and The Lord of the Rings, I find comparison of the two tempting, for both of these novels display firm and compelling visions regarding personal philosophy and the rejection of Evil. One of the most unique aspects of Atlas Shrugged is its rational definition of Good and Evil based on the principles of Objectivism. Good is that which is free, independent, thinking, and productive. Evil is that which attempts to feed upon others through false premises. But fundamentally Good is strong and Evil is weak, for Evil can only perpetuate itself through the consent...
  • The Gods Must Be Tidy!

    07/02/2004 8:07:43 PM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies · 298+ views
    Touchstone ^ | 7/04 | Jonathan Witt
    When as a boy I read “The Scouring of the Shire” near the end of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, I could not understand why Tolkien felt the need to tack on such an anti-climactic and shabby bit of evil. Only later, as I began to notice modernity’s penchant for ugliness in the world beyond Middle Earth, did I understand that the scouring of the Shire bespoke a present evil, a malevolence insidious precisely because it lacked the stark drama of the trenches or the gas chambers. I came to understand that the demolition of the...
  • Passion Passes Return of the King at Same Point

    04/11/2004 10:53:09 AM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 10 replies · 325+ views
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 4/11/2004 | Box Office Mojo
    UBER-BLOCKBUSTER SHOWDOWNTHE PASSION VS. LORD OF THE RINGS VS. SPIDER-MAN VS. STAR WARS (Daily Gross / % Yesterday / % Last Week / Total Gross / Day No. or Day of Week)BY DAY OF WEEK | BY DAY NUMBER WK 6 $17,537,761 $8,989,770 $14,904,564 $22,317,549 WEEK 7 Fri Est. $6,543,000+189% / +161.2%$344,333,000 / 45 $1,371,409+148.3% / -9.2%$341,392,421 / 45 $2,124,686+78.3% / -28.6%$377,146,371 / 43 $2,900,000+37.1% / -23.1%$362,775,311 / 45 Sat Est. $4,905,000-25% / +19.7%$349,238,000 / 46 $2,739,574+99.8% / -13.3%$344,131,995 / 46 $3,011,494+41.7% / -28.6%$380,157,865 / 44 $3,820,000+31.7% / -33.9%$366,595,311 / 46 Sun Est. $5,639,000+15% / +40.8%$354,877,000 / 47 $1,199,820-56.2%...