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New game: Finish the Taters

Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 10 2013, 3:25am

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GOLLUM
What’s taters, preciousss? What’s taters
uh?

SAM
PO-TAY-TOES! Boil ‘em. Mash ‘em. Stick
‘em in a stew.


Sam's line from TTT sounds like a decent start to a poem or song, doesn't it? Well, let's see it though, right here in this thread. How would you finish the poem/song about Sam explaining to Smeagol about the root that Sam describes in the book as the Gaffer's delight?

Example:

Po-tay-toes (the Extended Edition)

Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew,
Chop 'em into chips so we can fry 'em deep too,
Salt 'em, oil 'em, flavor 'em with cheese,
Serve 'em with the coneys, with some sage and thyme, please.

Let's see those writing chops chopping. And also, sorry for being away for a while. -RT

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BoromirOfWinterfell
Rohan


Jun 10 2013, 2:08pm

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<Thinks desperately about all the uses of potatoes> [In reply to] Can't Post

As usual your rhyming prowess can be beaten by no other, but let me give it a shot:

Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew,
C'n even be used to make some of the Gaffer's special brew*
Splice 'em, dice 'em, cut one of 'em in two,
And when you're sick of lembas bread,
'twill make one that's sure to keep you fed.

Yip. Rhyming's off. Blush

*Something tells me hobbits drank vodka.

Good to see you're back again, RT.

"Eala Earendel engla beorhtast
ofer middangeard monnum sended."

"Who put the tribbles in the quadrotriticale!?"

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Escapist
Gondor


Jun 10 2013, 2:13pm

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Anything I would come up with would simply be a rip off of this [In reply to] Can't Post

Cheryl Wheeler's song about potatoes

Because I can't get it out of my head while I am reading this thread.


Aragalen the Green
Gondor


Jun 10 2013, 4:40pm

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Cook 'em, dice 'em, mix 'em with some eggs,
Serve 'em at a picnic with chicken legs.

Horrible poem I know, but I'm laughing because I'm going on a picnic today with po-ta-to salad and fried chicken!!

Thanks for brightening up my day!

"You have an axe...coming out of your face...you know that?"


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 10 2013, 4:47pm

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Well Done! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

  
Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew,
Add some mushrooms, at least a few.

Fry 'em up crisp is my favourite fix
Or stick them whole on the end of sticks.

Good ballast for your tummy, there is no doubt.
Taters always make the meal for beef, bird or trout.


*sigh* Now I'm hungry!

GREAT GAME Ruxendil_Thoorg! THANKS!



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Hamfast Gamgee
Gondor

Jun 10 2013, 11:12pm

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Or if you're in a hurry [In reply to] Can't Post

taters cook well in a Curry!

One of my favorite dishes, actually!


zarabia
Grey Havens


Jun 11 2013, 4:31am

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Umm...*scratches head* [In reply to] Can't Post

Boil 'em. mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew,
always great to eat when you're feelin' blue Tongue

Ummm...I've got nothin' ShockedBlush

I have no talent for this sort of thing, but just had to stop by and say, "Howdy!" Laugh So good to see you again.Smile

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Darkstone
Immortal


Jun 11 2013, 4:40am

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Hmmm.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Boil ‘em. Mash ‘em.
Stick ‘em in a stew.
Don't leave 'em lying out,
Or you'll go to the ICU!


(Botulism does *not* mean a religion for robots.)

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Bregalad: "Are you kidding? Scott fell last week and he hasn't shut up about it since!"


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sador
Half-elven


Jun 11 2013, 7:55am

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Just a question: [In reply to] Can't Post

Do you think Stu Townsend left the LotR films because they stuck too many taters in him?


My attempt:

Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew,
Steep 'em to add fragrance to Thorin's new shampoo,
And while you're at it, I will ask of you:
How come nobody reported on this years' Kalamazoo?


'But my father loves them,' said Túrin, 'and he is not happy without them. He says that we have learned all that we know from them, and have been made a nobler people; and he says that the Men that have lately come over the Mountains are little better than Orcs.'
'That is true,' answered Sador; 'true at least of some of us. But the up-climbing is painful, and from high places it is easy to fall low.'

Who was right?
Join us in the Reading Room, for the discussion of Of the Coming of Men into the West, beginning on June 9!

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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 11 2013, 10:16am

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Probably because... [In reply to] Can't Post

...if you went to your original link, you'd get "Sorry, the page you're looking for does not exist"? Wink

I've corrected the link now. Smile

But that's a good question! Do we know who here attended it, so we can pester him/her? Angelic


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sador
Half-elven


Jun 11 2013, 10:17am

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Thank you! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

'But my father loves them,' said Túrin, 'and he is not happy without them. He says that we have learned all that we know from them, and have been made a nobler people; and he says that the Men that have lately come over the Mountains are little better than Orcs.'
'That is true,' answered Sador; 'true at least of some of us. But the up-climbing is painful, and from high places it is easy to fall low.'

Who was right?
Join us in the Reading Room, for the discussion of Of the Coming of Men into the West, beginning on June 9!


Roheryn
Grey Havens

Jun 11 2013, 10:19am

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Taters never last long in our house! [In reply to] Can't Post

Neat game, R_T, and welcome back. Smile

Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew,
Whip 'em up with butter for a tasty dish too!
Cut them into chunks for the mealworms to eat:
Hungry little wormies that are looking for their treats!


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 11 2013, 10:28am

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Precious 'taters? [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey, Rux, great to have you back! My contribution to the "cause":

Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew,
Smash them up with cabbages like the Irish do,
Slice them up with cheese and put them in to bake,
Or stuff them in a 'tater gun and pop 'em 'cross a lake! Laugh


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DanielLB
Immortal


Jun 11 2013, 10:56am

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Can we try it to a different song? [In reply to] Can't Post

Laugh

God save our gracious Potato!
Long live our tuberous crop!
God save the Potato!
Send it to the chef,
Mash it and splice it,
Long to feed millions of us:
God save The Potato!

Has nothing to do with the TTT line, but you can sing it in your best Gollum voice, if you'd like.


Lothwen
Rivendell

Jun 11 2013, 11:06am

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My turn [In reply to] Can't Post

Boil 'em. Mash 'em. Stick 'em in a stew.
Bake 'em brown 'n hot to have with friends,
Taste 'em. Try 'em. You will love 'em too.
Oh, the joys of taters never ends!

Fry 'em fast for chips and serve with fish,
Salt 'n pepper to flavour them through,
Pa-ta-toes is Samwise Gamgee's dish.
Boil 'em. Mash 'em. Stick 'em in a stew.

Thank you Ruxendil for super game,
I'd very gladly do it again!Smile


Brethil
Half-elven


Jun 13 2013, 8:02pm

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Seriously R-T, you write the best songs...// [In reply to] Can't Post

Cool Just had to wave and say hello!

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


dormouse
Half-elven


Jun 14 2013, 2:50pm

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The dormouse lifts its head slowly from the teapot.... [In reply to] Can't Post

*Cough*......

Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew,
Or cut a pattern in 'em, they're good for printing too!
Fry 'em, roast 'em, turn 'em into grog,
Or carve out tiny models of the Orc they call Azog. Wink

*Ducks back into teapot*


RangerLady23
Lorien

Jun 15 2013, 6:36pm

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Well right off the top of my head... [In reply to] Can't Post

Boil'em mash'em stick'em in a stew
make sure you cook'em good
or then you'll have to chew.
Season'em and fix'em up
Gollum hates it all
Eat'em right in front of him
and then we'll have a ball.
Frodo needs some nourishment
and Sam is losing weight
We all think the fish is gross
the raw one Gollum ate!


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Jun 15 2013, 10:01pm

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GAFFER'S DELIGHT (Rapper's Delight), an old-school rap parody about taters [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks all of the above for playing this game thread!

In appreciation for each that have posted, or each yet to post, here is a parody of a small part of
the Sugar Hill Gang's Rapper's Delight (long version)
, the 1979 hit that introduced rap and hip hop to radio listeners.

It was inspired by the theme of this thread. I call it Gaffer's Delight, taking direct inspiration from the following quote:

Quote


‘Po-ta-toes,’ said Sam. ‘The Gaffer’s Delight, and rare good ballast for an empty belly….’ (“Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit” The Two Towers)


I hope the parody will be read while listening to the track, feeling the groove of the funky bass line borrowed from Chic’s disco hit Good Times, and imagining the scent of Sam’s cooking over a camp fire out in the wilderness.

GAFFER'S DELIGHT

(rapped by Sam:)

I said a chip, chop, the chippie, the chippie,
To the chip chip chop, a-you don't stop
The cookin' for the Bag End Baggins say up chop the veggies
To the rhythm of the cookin' the meat.

now what you hear is not a test--i'm cookin' with the heat,
And me, the fire, and my pans are gonna try to help you eat.
See i am Gamgee, Sam, and I like to say hellos
To the Elves to the Ents, the Men and the Dwarves, and Hobbit-kind fellows.
But first I gotta Bag End the cookin’ to the cookin’,
Say up chop the veggies for the Bag End Baggins,
Let's chop. You don't stop,
Chop the veggie up upon the choppin' block,
Well so far you’ve tried my spuds but i brought proteins along.
So next in the pot goes coney meat,
Along with herbs and salt.

Check it out, its the p-o-t and the a-t-o,
And the rest is f-r-y,
Ya see i go by my Gaffer: pick the tater for the starch
And these reasons i'll tell ya why:
Ya see ya boil em through and mash em too,
And it stews up to a T,
It gives more delight than the turnip for the bite and it fills deliciously.
If I can, I try, find herbs nearby,
That definitely ain’t the wack,
If I can’t find none, at least there’s some lembas in my pack.
That Gollum fool will take a dip in a pool
For chasin’ fish with his hands,
I got a high place to be, from where I see
Oliphaunts from far off lands.
Here I'm cooking some coney meat, skinned and boned, more yummy
Than any Hobbit cook ever saw,
But I couldn't feed Gollum, or Stinker I call ‘im,
He prefers his critters raw. Everybody eat:
Po – tay- to –tay, now I’m gonna cook today ([Gollum:] Say what???)
Ya say I’m gonna tell Smeagol, go fetch some basil,
Sage, thyme, and leaves of bay.
Everybody eat:
Po-tay-to-tay, even the skin,
Say if that Gollum starts actin’ up, rope ‘im up again.
Gamgee, am I mellow?
It’s on you so what you gonna do.

Well it’s on n on, the Road goes on n on,
The dinner is served and the stew is done,
I say M-i-s, t-e-r, Fro with a d and o,
I say I stand by the bestest Hobbit of all,
I’m his gardener, call me Sammy yo! Well,
I follow him way ‘cross several maps
Down under mountain, past deadly traps,
He’s goin’ down in history
As the baddest hero there ever could be.
Now we’re feelin the highs and we’re feelin the lows,
The meal starts getting into our toes,
We start lickin’ our fingers, the juice from the meat,
And fillin’ with taters right down to the feet,
And the broth, we start feelin’ the heat,
I said broth, it’s savory-sweet.

Then ya throw your hands high in the air,
Ya eatin’ up the dinner, plant your derriere,
Ya eatin’ up the meat without a care,
With the chef Gamgee for the affair.
Now we’re not as tall as the rest of the gang,
But we cook up taters just the same.
I dig a little root, which come with eyes,
And I stew it with rabbit and more besides.

Singin’ on n n on the Road goes on n on
The dinner is served and the stew is done
Singin’ on n n on, goes ever on n on
Like a hot buttered a pop d pop da pop dibbie dibbie
Pop da pop pop ya don’t dare stop,
Come alive y’all, a-eat up what ya got.

I guess by now you can take a hunch
And find that we’re the babies of the bunch,
But that’s ok we still keep in stride,
Cause all I’m here to do is sate your appetite.
Singin’ on n n on the Road goes on n on,
The dinner is served and the stew is done,
Singin’ on n n on, goes ever on n on
Find a bone? y’all, throw it on the floor.
I’m gonna cook a hare, I’m gonna skin it bare,
I’m gonna feed him outta this atmosphere,
Cause he’s one of a kind and it’ll ease his mind,
I’ll cook a meal that leaves ‘em all behind.
I said 1-2-3-4, Mister Frodo, come have some more,
A-come alive, y’all a-eat-up what ya got,
Cause it’s guaranteed to fill ya up,
I said 1-2-3-4, tell me Mister Fro, what are you waitin’ for?

I said a chip, chop, the chippie to the chippie,
To chip chip chop, a-you don’t stop,
The cookin’ for the Bag End Baggins, say up chop the veggies
To the rhythm of the cookin’ the meat.

Skiddlee bebop, a we chop, a scoobie doo,
And guess what Ol’ Bilbo, we love you,
Cause ya rock and ya roll with so much soul,
You could rock till you’re eleventy-one years old.

I don’t mean to brag, I don’t mean to boast
But I serve hot coney meat on lembas toast
Eat it up yummy tater,
Yummy tater to the kitchen, for Baggins da cookin’
Of the meat, meat, its so unique,
Come on every Hobbit and take up your seat.

(break)

Chip, chop, the chippie, the chippie
To the chip chip chop, a you don’t stop.
Chop it up baby Baggins to the cookin’ for Bag End,
The cookin’ to the cookin’ the meat.

* * *

The song goes ever, ever “on n n on n on on n on”, but here is where the parody ends. If anyone would like to take a stab at finishing the parody to cover the rest of the song, please be my guest.

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