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Scenes From The Hat

Darkstone
Immortal


Mar 20, 1:19pm

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The only real official in the Shire at this date was the Mayor of Michel Delving (or of the Shire), who was elected every seven years at the Free Fair on the White Downs at the Lithe, that is at Midsummer.
-Prologue, Lord of the Rings

What were some of the campaign slogans used in past elections? Bonus points for naming the mayoral candidate and/or the political party.

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"Now the Star-bellied Elves had bellies with stars. The Plain-bellied Dwarves had none upon thars."




L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Mar 20, 2:33pm

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And Rose drew him in, and set him on the harpsichord bench, and put little Wilhelm Friedemann upon his lap.

He began composing a fugue. 'Well, I'm Bach,' he said.


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Mar 20, 2:34pm

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"Re-elect Mayor Whitfoot - The WILL of the People!" [In reply to] Can't Post

Paid for by the Will Whitfoot Election Committee.

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock


Ginger
Lorien

Mar 20, 5:54pm

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"A Spoon in Every Cupboard" Lobelia Sackville-Baggins [In reply to] Can't Post

 


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Mar 20, 6:26pm

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Tippy Canoe and Primula too! Drogo Baggins for Mayor [In reply to] Can't Post

For those not completely versed in ancient American politics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/...ecanoe_and_Tyler_Too

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


Bracegirdle
Valinor


Mar 20, 10:41pm

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‘A chipping-wedge in every bag and a pint in every hand.’ -Bullroarer [In reply to] Can't Post

Even in days gone by the most essential, nay! the absolute qualification for high political office was a knowledge of, and a reasonable ability to play a decent round of . . . . . . . . golf.

Bandobras ‘Bullroarer’ Took ran for the Mayoralty in 2757 on the ‘Green Fields’ platform. He was closely defeated by Grabadoc Burrows who held the office for less than a year as he was impeached for needing a Mulligan on nearly every eighteen holes. Bullroarer, who was Deputy Mayor, finished out the seven year term, and it’s been said that after hundreds of rounds he never called for a Mulligan, but often did call for another round at the 19th hole. Tongue

‘. . . the rule of no realm is mine . . .
But all worthy things that are in peril . . . those are my care.
For I also am a steward. Did you not know?'

Gandalf to Denethor




Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Mar 20, 11:29pm

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If this doesn't win, it should. [In reply to] Can't Post

Everyone, all together now! "Roll out the barrow . . ."



L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Mar 21, 1:52pm

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"Make the Shire Gross again"-- the Long-Expected Party./ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

And Rose drew him in, and set him on the harpsichord bench, and put little Wilhelm Friedemann upon his lap.

He began composing a fugue. 'Well, I'm Bach,' he said.


Bracegirdle
Valinor


Mar 21, 4:14pm

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‘. . . the rule of no realm is mine . . .
But all worthy things that are in peril . . . those are my care.
For I also am a steward. Did you not know?'

Gandalf to Denethor




Attalus
Lorien


Mar 21, 5:12pm

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For High Shirriff [In reply to] Can't Post

... Robin Smallburrow will provide fantastic inspiration!

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhúr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mûmak. But we got him!


enanito
Lorien

Mar 21, 8:04pm

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Gollum -- write-in candidate, no party affiliation [In reply to] Can't Post

We hasn't tried Hobbitses before. Is it soft? Is it juicy?
for some reason, never a big vote-getter...


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Mar 22, 12:27am

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The only one capable of being his own deputy./ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

And Rose drew him in, and set him on the harpsichord bench, and put little Wilhelm Friedemann upon his lap.

He began composing a fugue. 'Well, I'm Bach,' he said.


Finding Frodo
Tol Eressea


Mar 29, 12:54am

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"I am no man!" -- Vote Eowyn/ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Where's Frodo?


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Mar 29, 4:40pm

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Odo for Mayor! Putting our best Proudfoot forward! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Carcharoth
Rivendell


Mar 29, 4:48pm

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