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Above is a video for something called "Youtube Comedy Week," which apparently is a real thing and no one of authority feels it to be in any way redundant, like comedy on YouTube is going to cease after a seven-day window or something BUT I DIGRESS.
The video features Ben Schwartz as a character that may or may not be Jean-Ralphio from "Parks and Recreation" trying to convince Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn to make either of "Lincoln" or "The Hobbit" into a buddy comedy. The pair scoffs at the idea — or at least Vaughn does — but we have to admit, "Lincoln" as a buddy comedy featuring Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth as roommates-gone-bad at least has some potential, even if that potential could be considered wildly offensive to many. Get More »
For college basketball fans, March Madness is that special time of year around the workplace where everyone throws ten bucks into a pot, devilishly scrawls away at their one-sheet brackets and then secretly tallies up how many suckers who don't know a darn tootin' thing about the NCAA fattened the take. For the rest of us, it's just a weird point in the season wherein the weather can't make up its mind. A middle point, you might say, for earth. Middle Earth? Sure, why not. Get More »
Well, a summer "Hobbit" probably would've been kind of weird anyway.
The three installments of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" will now completely follow the release format of a certain other Middle-earth trilogy as the third and final chapter, "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," has been pushed back to Dec. 17, 2014, according to Deadline.
"There and Back Again" was originally scheduled for July 18, 2014, which would've made it the first Tolkien "summer movie" — and put it in direct competition with "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Get More »
Feeling like your current home is a little too big for you? Tired of the drabness of high ceilings? Ever watched a hobbit walk out his front door and think to yourself, "Man, that
guy's hobbit's got it made."?
Then do we have news for you! Per the gang over at Uproxx, a company in Maine called "Wooden Wonders" will build you your very own hobbit house for as little as $4,000. Chump change when you consider that Bilbo's home reportedly cost $3.4 million. Get More »
For anybody who loves a good story, genealogy is a fascinating thing. There's nothing quite like the thrill of uncovering a tale of an ancestor's life and learning how they lived, how they came to America, where they worked, the wars they fought in or who they loved. There's something magical about it.
Now just imagine how magical it would be if your family was from Middle-earth. Get More »
As much as we love "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" and all that Middle-earth whimsicality, we have to admit that, frankly, we have just about no damn idea what's actually happening most of the time. Seriously, the first "Lord of the Rings" movie has a seven-minute prologue just to introduce the ring. Our high school history teachers would be amazed we stayed awake through that much backstory.
Well, if you're like us, then today is your lucky day, because once again the internet, in the form of LOTRProject.com's exhaustive explainers and graphics, has come to the rescue in the form of this amazing chart, detailing all 4860 years of the One Ring's deadly history. Get More »
Everybody loves a good public service announcement. Okay, that's a complete lie; chances are you haven't read a public service poster other than "Keep Calm and Carry On" in the past decade; after all, there are only so many messages about not littering or not touching the third rail or fastening your seat belt you can take before your eyes start to glaze over. Seen one and you've seen seen them all, right?
Unless, of course, you're a hobbit.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Middle-earth PSAs. Get More »
You think you know Hobbits? Man, you don't know anything.
J.R.R. Tolkien may be known as something of a completist when it comes to his own Middle-earth mythology, but apparently there were a few tidbits about the little people of the Shire that he neglected to include. Luckily, we have a true Tolkien scholar to fill in those vast gaps of knowledge: Gary Busey. Get More »
Well, you made it. It's the end of the year and time for Winter Break. You have time off from school and it's time to kick back and spend some time YOUR way. (Now, if you are out of school and happen to have one of those rare things called a job, you are absolutely, positively supposed to take the entire week between Christmas and New Year's off. If your boss didn't tell you about that, it is because it is so obvious that he just assumes that you know. You should totally just not show up, it's no big deal, trust me.)
Annoyingly, "Django Unchained" won't be out yet, and chances are you already saw "The Hobbit." Your choices are either "The Guilt Trip," "This is 40" or "Jack Reacher." Or you can chug an entire bottle of raspberry-flavored cough syrup and see "Cirque du Soliel: Worlds Away." Considering this is a sort-of plot point to the sort-of prequel to "This is 40," "Knocked Up," it's clear that this is the way to go. Get More »