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2012-10-06 01:02:28 PM
That's "Hobbit Hole", subby.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-06 01:44:31 PM
I say, "Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick! Everybody knows that a Hobbit lives in a hole in the ground! Why the hell do you think they call it a Hobbit, anyway?!"

Now Stuart, do you think a kid like that is gonna know what the queers are doing to the soil?
 
2012-10-06 01:51:26 PM

FloydA: I say, "Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick! Everybody knows that a Hobbit lives in a hole in the ground! Why the hell do you think they call it a Hobbit, anyway?!"

Now Stuart, do you think a kid like that is gonna know what the queers are doing to the soil?


They're building landing strips for gay Martians.

And what the hell good is a water wheel without water?
 
2012-10-06 02:35:10 PM

PacManDreaming: And what the hell good is a water wheel without water?


This was my question.

Also only the richest and poorest Hobbits lived in holes, the rest lived in houses much like the Big People.
 
2012-10-06 02:43:45 PM

PacManDreaming: FloydA: I say, "Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick! Everybody knows that a Hobbit lives in a hole in the ground! Why the hell do you think they call it a Hobbit, anyway?!"

Now Stuart, do you think a kid like that is gonna know what the queers are doing to the soil?

They're building landing strips for gay Martians.

And what the hell good is a water wheel without water?


And without water, can one really call it a working water wheel?

I think not.
 
2012-10-06 02:56:09 PM
Above ground Hobbit Houses are only for poor Hobbits that can not afford proper and decent smials. If that "man" wants to offend a deeply as that, he can go right ahead. But without even a proper round door, he is just fooling himself.

Heading off to afternoon tea
 
2012-10-06 03:08:05 PM

Lionel Mandrake: PacManDreaming: FloydA: I say, "Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick! Everybody knows that a Hobbit lives in a hole in the ground! Why the hell do you think they call it a Hobbit, anyway?!"

Now Stuart, do you think a kid like that is gonna know what the queers are doing to the soil?

They're building landing strips for gay Martians.

And what the hell good is a water wheel without water?

And without water, can one really call it a working water wheel?

I think not.


There's no water, but there's a lot of dirt. Perhaps he's using it as a dirt wheel... to move dirt around in a circle... as people do...


...You know, the more I think about it, the more weird it seems. What does he plan to do with that water wheel? This is probably going to keep me awake tonight.
 
2012-10-06 03:13:39 PM
water wheel. your reality doesn't coexist with fantasy. whaaaaaa
 
2012-10-06 03:27:47 PM

Ennuipoet: Also only the richest and poorest Hobbits lived in holes, the rest lived in houses much like the Big People.


Nah, plenty of Bucklanders live above ground by choice, but they're queer folk.
 
2012-10-06 03:48:39 PM
9 posts and not a damn one of the "geek" farkers have pointed out that a "Hobbit" home is not only mostly below ground but also has ROUND doors? This is NOT a Hobbit any thing, it's just a funny shaped house with a strangely curvy roof.


/female geek farker
//reread the Hobbit just last week
///slashie fun
 
2012-10-06 03:48:40 PM
Wish I could replicate this idea in the desert, but instead of looking like this:

mudpiebuilding.files.wordpress.com

It'll end up looking like this:

www.themarysue.com

/Also, when I finish building this home, I want to transmit my application to the Academy this year.
 
2012-10-06 03:53:17 PM

Teresaol31: 9 posts and not a damn one of the "geek" farkers have pointed out that a "Hobbit" home is not only mostly below ground but also has ROUND doors? This is NOT a Hobbit any thing, it's just a funny shaped house with a strangely curvy roof.


/female geek farker
//reread the Hobbit just last week
///slashie fun



Several posts mentioned that hobbits tended to live in underground homes (depending on their socioeconomic status), and tomWright mentioned the round door. You're late to the party, just like me...
 
2012-10-06 03:59:33 PM

Teresaol31: 9 posts and not a damn one of the "geek" farkers have pointed out that a "Hobbit" home is not only mostly below ground but also has ROUND doors? This is NOT a Hobbit any thing, it's just a funny shaped house with a strangely curvy roof.


/female geek farker
//reread the Hobbit just last week
///slashie fun



You're thinking of burrow owls.
 
2012-10-06 04:03:26 PM

CygnusDarius: Wish I could replicate this idea in the desert, but instead of looking like this:

[mudpiebuilding.files.wordpress.com image 600x428]

It'll end up looking like this:

[www.themarysue.com image 500x332]

/Also, when I finish building this home, I want to transmit my application to the Academy this year.


I just figured out what this

mudpiebuilding.files.wordpress.com

reminds me of

www.iann.net

The back end of the Flying Sub
 
2012-10-06 04:12:49 PM
"Hobbit house"

farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-06 04:16:00 PM

Lionel Mandrake: PacManDreaming: FloydA: I say, "Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick! Everybody knows that a Hobbit lives in a hole in the ground! Why the hell do you think they call it a Hobbit, anyway?!"

Now Stuart, do you think a kid like that is gonna know what the queers are doing to the soil?

They're building landing strips for gay Martians.

And what the hell good is a water wheel without water?

And without water, can one really call it a working water wheel?

I think not.


It would appear, according to the article, the water wheel is indeed functional as a spinny thing and is intended to be part of a larger water feature to be added at a future date.

I believe that he intends to pump water from that feature up to the slough so that the water falling from it will cause the water wheel to function as intended.

whether or not he intends to hook the wheel up to some sort of transmission so that it can do actual mechanical work is still unclear at this point.

Perhaps he could use it to power the water pump? He does claim it to be magical after all.
 
2012-10-06 04:16:16 PM

FirstNationalBastard: That's "Hobbit Hole", subby.

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I'm not sure, but I think the outer halves of Nimoy's eyebrows are penciled in there. With the haircut I assume it's a day off from Star Trek and the Spock makeup requires shaving half your eyebrows.
 
2012-10-06 04:38:11 PM

tomWright: The back end of the Flying Sub


I have a sudden urge to visit the bottom of the sea.

FirstNationalBastard: That's "Hobbit Hole", subby.

25.media.tumblr.com


I was hoping I could keep it from happening, but now I have that stupid song in my head. Thanks a lot. *Sigh*
 
2012-10-06 04:39:15 PM
A Hobbit garage?

That's .... interesting
 
2012-10-06 04:50:13 PM

mjjt: A Hobbit garage?

That's .... interesting


there was a lot of fail in that article, but a hobbit garage I guess would be needed for this...

www.gamesfanatic.pl

Yeah I know, that was pretty weak. 

www.graffitiworx.com
 
2012-10-06 04:54:42 PM

mjjt: A Hobbit garage?

That's .... interesting


not only that, it's a two Hobbit car garage!

www.carstyling.ru 

1957 Vespa 400. image is as hot as a air cooled scooter engine
 
2012-10-06 05:07:32 PM
Did not.
 
2012-10-06 05:21:02 PM
...Okay, so we've established that Hobbits live in holes and that they have round doors, but nobody brought up that there are no cars in middle earth?
 
2012-10-06 05:41:15 PM

karl2025: ...Okay, so we've established that Hobbits live in holes and that they have round doors, but nobody brought up that there are no cars in middle earth?


Since Mr. Tolken has yet to write a follow that puts middle earth society into a time frame outside of the middle ages, we really can't tell.
However, if we could commit the blasphemy of extending Ms. Rowlings universe to be an updated ideal of middle earth, not that I ACTUALLY support that notion, then, yes, they have cars now. . even if they are not necessary as they have mastered teleportation as the preferred method of mass transit. .

that should get them worked up
 
2012-10-06 05:42:43 PM

Feral_and_Preposterous: Did not.


Did too.
 
2012-10-06 05:45:47 PM

karl2025: nobody brought up that there are no cars in middle earth?


Sure they did:

"...and Gandalf, who went in the van with the Dúnedain and the sons of Elrond. But Merry to his shame was not to go with them." -- The Return of the King, Chapter 10 

I wonder if it had a wizard painted on the side?
 
2012-10-06 06:15:21 PM

Cerebral Knievel: Lionel Mandrake: PacManDreaming: FloydA: I say, "Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick! Everybody knows that a Hobbit lives in a hole in the ground! Why the hell do you think they call it a Hobbit, anyway?!"

Now Stuart, do you think a kid like that is gonna know what the queers are doing to the soil?

They're building landing strips for gay Martians.

And what the hell good is a water wheel without water?

And without water, can one really call it a working water wheel?

I think not.

It would appear, according to the article, the water wheel is indeed functional as a spinny thing and is intended to be part of a larger water feature to be added at a future date.

I believe that he intends to pump water from that feature up to the slough so that the water falling from it will cause the water wheel to function as intended.

whether or not he intends to hook the wheel up to some sort of transmission so that it can do actual mechanical work is still unclear at this point.

Perhaps he could use it to power the water pump? He does claim it to be magical after all.


That's a good idea. You could run water over the water wheel, turning the wheel, which in turn would drive a pump to run the water over the wheel!

Holy crap, we've solved our lack of infinite water wheel problems.
 
2012-10-06 06:33:57 PM
Square door, not burrowed out of a hill. Not a hobbit hole.

NEXT!
 
2012-10-06 07:15:07 PM
everywhere else in america you have to pay huge $$$ for permits and pass inspection just to have a frickin hot water heater replaced, much less the screaming headaches that come with building an entire house. a house based on pre-approved blueprints that conform to local codes. i'm not saying mr. hobbit contractor is blowing somebody, but i'm pretty sure mr. hobbit contractor is blowing somebody.
 
2012-10-06 07:32:29 PM

KrispyKritter: everywhere else in america you have to pay huge $$$ for permits and pass inspection just to have a frickin hot water heater replaced, much less the screaming headaches that come with building an entire house. a house based on pre-approved blueprints that conform to local codes. i'm not saying mr. hobbit contractor is blowing somebody, but i'm pretty sure mr. hobbit contractor is blowing somebody.


Rural areas, which this place seems to be in, and not preplanned HMO controlled suburban subdivisions often have more relaxed codes relating to new construction.

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2012-10-06 07:40:18 PM
And the round front door should be green with dents in it from a staff.
 
2012-10-06 08:26:54 PM

karl2025: ...Okay, so we've established that Hobbits live in holes and that they have round doors, but nobody brought up that there are no cars in middle earth?


corecanvas.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-10-06 08:45:44 PM

KrispyKritter: everywhere else in america you have to pay huge $$$ for permits and pass inspection just to have a frickin hot water heater replaced, much less the screaming headaches that come with building an entire house. a house based on pre-approved blueprints that conform to local codes. i'm not saying mr. hobbit contractor is blowing somebody, but i'm pretty sure mr. hobbit contractor is blowing somebody.


Granted, South Dakota is the middle of nowhere, but the next county over literally has no building codes. Anything goes, they're just happy to have another resident.
 
2012-10-06 09:16:24 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: karl2025: ...Okay, so we've established that Hobbits live in holes and that they have round doors, but nobody brought up that there are no cars in middle earth?

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Everybody in the theater saw that and one little kid asked out loud if that was a Dark Rider.
 
2012-10-06 11:34:59 PM

FloydA: I say, "Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick! Everybody knows that a Hobbit lives in a hole in the ground! Why the hell do you think they call it a Hobbit, anyway?!"

Now Stuart, do you think a kid like that is gonna know what the queers are doing to the soil?


Building landing strips for gay Martians? (Just a random guess)
 
2012-10-06 11:51:14 PM
Building landing strips for gay Martians? (Just a random guess)
 
2012-10-07 12:39:02 AM

Nem Wan: FirstNationalBastard: That's "Hobbit Hole", subby.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 407x600]

I'm not sure, but I think the outer halves of Nimoy's eyebrows are penciled in there. With the haircut I assume it's a day off from Star Trek and the Spock makeup requires shaving half your eyebrows.


It's from this. The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
 
2012-10-07 02:28:39 AM
"and a one car garage"

It's not a hobbit house then.
 
2012-10-07 04:23:39 AM
Tolkien considered himself to be a Hobbit, and he (at least at one point in his life) owned and drove a car.
 
2012-10-07 08:17:39 AM

Nem Wan: FirstNationalBastard: That's "Hobbit Hole", subby.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 407x600]

I'm not sure, but I think the outer halves of Nimoy's eyebrows are penciled in there. With the haircut I assume it's a day off from Star Trek and the Spock makeup requires shaving half your eyebrows.


He also looks like he's forcing a beej.
 
2012-10-07 09:59:51 AM

CygnusDarius: Wish I could replicate this idea in the desert, but instead of looking like this:



It'll end up looking like this:



/Also, when I finish building this home, I want to transmit my application to the Academy this year.


You mean the next season before the harvest?
 
2012-10-07 01:04:30 PM
mudpiebuilding.files.wordpress.com

I've always wondered if this would be a safer design for homes in tornado-plagued regions. Safer insofar as being more resistant to tornados.
 
2012-10-07 01:44:36 PM

FloydA: What does he plan to do with that water wheel?


TFA:Adding a red spinning wheel to its side, Mr Wited said he plans to have water run from its top down into a pond at its base

TMYK...
 
2012-10-07 04:07:39 PM
That's not a hobbit house. This is a hobbit house.
 
2012-10-07 04:15:54 PM

uttertosh: FloydA: What does he plan to do with that water wheel?

TFA:Adding a red spinning wheel to its side, Mr Wited said he plans to have water run from its top down into a pond at its base

TMYK...


Right, that's the point, it's not really a water wheel at all, just an ornamental circular thing that he'll splash some water on. It's not actually a water wheel unless it's harnessing and converting the energy of moving water. For that, he'd need to have the axle run into his garage and be hooked up to a drive belt or gears, and that would leave no room for his car. It just doesn't make any damned sense.

If he was going to divert a stream to run past the house, I could see the point, but this is just dumb. It's a decorative feature that he'll have to pay for continuously, like leaving the sprinklers on year round. What's the point?
 
2012-10-08 12:37:52 AM
Not even a good example of a "Fairy Tale" house.

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I used to bike past this place every day on my way to school.
 
2012-10-09 06:25:34 AM

FloydA: What's the point?


But if you let go of your traditionalist mindset for just a moment, you see that:

Water come out, wheel go round, pond get water, man get happy.

Did the wheel perform the desired task? Then the wheel is a working one. The term "working water wheel" is thus 100% accurate.

thought it was pretty self explanatory, actually. ;-)
 
2012-10-09 07:09:27 PM
I bet he's making some fine meth in that house.
 
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