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Tolkien-themed XKCD comic again

acheron
Gondor


Aug 23 2013, 1:10pm

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Tolkien-themed XKCD comic again Can't Post

Columbus

Make sure you hover your mouse cursor over the image to see the extra punchline in the title-text.

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Aug 23 2013, 2:24pm

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And thus... [In reply to] Can't Post

...was smallpox introduced into the previously Undying Lands.

The more things change, the more things stay the same.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Ataahua
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Aug 24 2013, 2:11am

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Love love love this comic. :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's a previous LOTR one that I also like: http://xkcd.com/712/

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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 beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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(This post was edited by Ataahua on Aug 24 2013, 2:11am)


acheron
Gondor


Aug 26 2013, 1:34am

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yes, that's a great one [In reply to] Can't Post

I laughed pretty hard first time I read that one.

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams


Ataahua
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Aug 26 2013, 1:56am

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You can almost hear his brain going *click*. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís 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 beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Aug 26 2013, 4:08pm

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And another one today - although a little less LOTR-themed [In reply to] Can't Post

CAUTION: Non-family-friendly language in the hover text of this cartoon.

http://xkcd.com/1256/

The Tolkien-tie-in comes mainly in the pop-up text when you hover over the cartoon (and will satisfy many of the LOTR movie detractors).

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


acheron
Gondor


Aug 27 2013, 10:42pm

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just came here to post that! [In reply to] Can't Post

I read through a lot of the questions in the comic first, and I laughed at the question too before even reading the title-text. Excellent!

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams

 
 

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