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Billy Goat Geordie lands part in Hobbit movie
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spymaster@theonering.net

Feb 4 2011, 3:36pm

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Billy Goat Geordie lands part in Hobbit movie Can't Post

Geordie the billy goat who has spent to the last 20 years grazing on the side of a New Plymouth street is to star in The Hobbit.

The goat who was in the news after he was spray-painted twice by vandals last year landed the role after a Facebook page established for him was spotted by a scout for the movie to be directed by Sir Peter Jackson, The Taranaki Daily News reported.

"A scout rang and asked if we would allow Geordie to be in the movie", said owner Julie Field.

"We said 'yes' and the scout went back to the producer, who saw photos of Geordie and wanted him". [Read More]


Ataahua
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Feb 4 2011, 8:58pm

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Here is the real photo of Geordie. [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't know why TV3 news used a generic 'goat' photo when Geordie is such a character in his own right.

He'll be great in The Hobbit! Maybe in the Shire?

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Feb 4 2011, 9:02pm

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That is strange [In reply to] Can't Post

not that I would have caught it, since I don't recall knowing about Geordie before now (though it's certainly possible that I forgot)


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


Evernight
Rivendell


Feb 4 2011, 9:06pm

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The Shire? Nah! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd say he's a safe bet for Baahrd.

Laugh

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit...


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Feb 4 2011, 9:09pm

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For a second there [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought the headline was saying that the actual TORnsib Geordie had landed a part in the film... I wasn't sure what to make of the 'billy goat' part, though.


Crunchable Birdses
Rohan


Feb 4 2011, 9:11pm

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I smell an Oscar [In reply to] Can't Post

 

* crunch *


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Feb 4 2011, 9:13pm

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me too! [In reply to] Can't Post

that's what my mind skipped to immediately, except for when actually read the entire subject-line and clicked to see the thread

It was made even better since geordie was joking about traveling to NZ to see if he could get a job as a Tolkien expert here


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Feb 4 2011, 9:28pm

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Great minds, ha! [In reply to] Can't Post

Though the billy goat part was wot put the idea in me head. (Sorry Geordie.) There was some talk of him vying for an advisory role of some sort wasn't there?


Eruonen
Valinor


Feb 4 2011, 9:42pm

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One of Beorn's animals would be my guess... [In reply to] Can't Post

 


geordie
Tol Eressea

Feb 4 2011, 9:42pm

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I think that's...simply wonderful! [In reply to] Can't Post

Cool


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Feb 4 2011, 9:51pm

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yep [In reply to] Can't Post

see the link in my post right above yours


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Feb 4 2011, 9:56pm

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Wow [In reply to] Can't Post

I never thought a goat could have so much personality and character. Seriously... that is one heck of a goat!


Kangi Ska
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Feb 4 2011, 10:24pm

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This proves that Geordie can't get away from the Hobbit [In reply to] Can't Post

He will be played by a one horned old goat. (No insult intended.)

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Captain Salt
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Feb 4 2011, 10:36pm

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Spray-painted by vandals...twice? [In reply to] Can't Post

How many wrong turns does one's life have to take for one to find oneself spray-painting a goat? Crazy

Samuel L. Jackson for Bilbo, Woody Allen for Thorin, Lewis Black for Bard and Gilbert Gottfried for Smaug!

MAKE IT HAPPEN, PETER!!!


macfalk
Valinor


Feb 4 2011, 10:43pm

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Geordie, this must be an honor [In reply to] Can't Post

By naming the official movie goat as "geordie", PJ clearly wants you to watch the movie! Cool



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Kangi Ska
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Feb 4 2011, 10:44pm

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Twice...don't forget that.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.
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dormouse
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Feb 4 2011, 11:02pm

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Geordie, I'm impressed!.... [In reply to] Can't Post

... to go to such lengths to get into the film - I hope the goat suit's comfy! Wink


SirDennisC
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Feb 4 2011, 11:43pm

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Confounded asynchronous modes of communication! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah I saw that right after posting. Your timing is impeccable if not farsighted... great minds indeedLaugh


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Ataahua
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Feb 5 2011, 12:03am

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Ow - pun-pain! [In reply to] Can't Post

*whap!*

Sly

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Altaira
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Feb 5 2011, 12:24am

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Thanks for the picture of the 'real' Geordie [In reply to] Can't Post

I replaced the original picture on the Home Page with it. We can't be reporting on any imposters now. It'd be bad for TORn's reputation. Wink

Besides, you're right, the real Geordie looks so much more interesting! No wonder they wanted him for the movies.


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Ataahua
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Feb 5 2011, 12:34am

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The poor guy's had a rough time of it [In reply to] Can't Post

from the occasional yobbo with a spray can. He deserves a bit of pampering on a film set! Smile

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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duats
Grey Havens

Feb 5 2011, 12:56am

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That goat looks awesome [In reply to] Can't Post

 


dernwyn
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Feb 5 2011, 4:29am

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Well, geordie...it looks like PJ's going to "get your goat"! [In reply to] Can't Post

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silneldor
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Feb 5 2011, 5:11am

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Wanna 'nother one? [In reply to] Can't Post

Geordie is a corny una

I know.....Baaaaaaaaad.

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Looking at the land, and the water that flows
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geordie
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Feb 5 2011, 9:44am

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None taken, old love..// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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