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2012-12-03 09:05:18 PM  
Now THAT'S what I'm Tolkien about!
 
2012-12-03 10:27:31 PM  
(*reaches for one on the bottom tier*)

JENGA!!!
 
2012-12-03 11:23:54 PM  
You're Tolkien away my voice. I have no words for this. So awesome.
 
2012-12-03 11:35:17 PM  
Appropriate - watching the beginning of Hobbit Week on The Colbert Report.
 
2012-12-04 12:18:21 AM  
I expected girls to somehow be involved

/forgot what subculture was involved
 
2012-12-04 12:24:18 AM  
Even though it means going full nerd, I have to point out that Barad-Dur wasn't in The Hobbit.
 
2012-12-04 12:30:04 AM  
I saw there were six comments, so I knew the answer wasn't tits.
 
2012-12-04 12:31:01 AM  
It looks like the subject of next week's emergency Safety Committee meeting.
 
2012-12-04 12:44:47 AM  
Yeah, THAT isn't a personal injury lawsuit just ripe for the picking.....
 
2012-12-04 12:45:57 AM  
My Hobbit paperback is missing and my LotR books are starting to look pretty ratty. I might have to grab this new printing for X-Mas as it looks a lot better than my early 90's ones with the paintings of "Obese Jew-Fro Bilbo", "Surprise Buttsecks Legolas", and "Math Teacher Aragorn."
 
2012-12-04 12:51:27 AM  

Summoner101: I expected girls to somehow be involved

/forgot what subculture was involved


The description of the picture did talk about Zooey Deschanel in Elf in the locker shower scene...

thethoughtexperiment.files.wordpress.com 

\HOT linked
\\damn, she was hot as a blond in that movie
 
2012-12-04 01:03:17 AM  
Take one down pass it around, 98 Tolkien books on the ground.
 
HBK
2012-12-04 01:12:08 AM  
Is it just me, or does everyone else hate books with movie-actor's faces on them?

The first time I read Fight Club it had Brad Pitt on it, and the whole time I was imagining Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden and it really couldn't get it out of my head. I want to imagine and read the characters the authors wrote, not the actors portraying them.

Plus it looks cheap and "Hey, I liked the movie so much that I bought the book."
 
2012-12-04 01:20:40 AM  
I was hoping for boobs.
 
2012-12-04 01:21:23 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: (*reaches for one on the bottom tier*)

JENGA!!!



This was my first thought as well. How do you buy them?
 
2012-12-04 01:22:07 AM  

Sim Tree: Fark Me To Tears: (*reaches for one on the bottom tier*)

JENGA!!!


This was my first thought as well. How do you buy them?


One does not simply buy a book from a book store!
 
2012-12-04 01:24:11 AM  
You're right, no human being would stack books like this

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2012-12-04 01:24:52 AM  

magneticmushroom: My Hobbit paperback is missing and my LotR books are starting to look pretty ratty. I might have to grab this new printing for X-Mas as it looks a lot better than my early 90's ones with the paintings of "Obese Jew-Fro Bilbo", "Surprise Buttsecks Legolas", and "Math Teacher Aragorn."


www.majhost.com

I see you have the same set I do
 
2012-12-04 01:30:52 AM  

neuroflare: magneticmushroom: My Hobbit paperback is missing and my LotR books are starting to look pretty ratty. I might have to grab this new printing for X-Mas as it looks a lot better than my early 90's ones with the paintings of "Obese Jew-Fro Bilbo", "Surprise Buttsecks Legolas", and "Math Teacher Aragorn."

[www.majhost.com image 640x480]

I see you have the same set I do


I'm only missing the Hobbit from that collection.

/Gonna keep 'em until they turn to dust.
 
2012-12-04 01:41:58 AM  

neuroflare: magneticmushroom: My Hobbit paperback is missing and my LotR books are starting to look pretty ratty. I might have to grab this new printing for X-Mas as it looks a lot better than my early 90's ones with the paintings of "Obese Jew-Fro Bilbo", "Surprise Buttsecks Legolas", and "Math Teacher Aragorn."

[www.majhost.com image 640x480]

I see you have the same set I do


I had that same set wish I knew what happened to them.
 
2012-12-04 01:58:24 AM  

magneticmushroom: My Hobbit paperback is missing and my LotR books are starting to look pretty ratty. I might have to grab this new printing for X-Mas as it looks a lot better than my early 90's ones with the paintings of "Obese Jew-Fro Bilbo", "Surprise Buttsecks Legolas", and "Math Teacher Aragorn."


Still have my Silver Jubilee set, though they're a lot more battered than these ones. I think they're a striking design, and the Darrell K. Sweet illustrations are pretty nice, even though the early Hildebrandt paintings are better.

drewblood.com
 
2012-12-04 02:06:47 AM  

neuroflare: magneticmushroom: My Hobbit paperback is missing and my LotR books are starting to look pretty ratty. I might have to grab this new printing for X-Mas as it looks a lot better than my early 90's ones with the paintings of "Obese Jew-Fro Bilbo", "Surprise Buttsecks Legolas", and "Math Teacher Aragorn."

[www.majhost.com image 640x480]

I see you have the same set I do


Same artwork and bordering, except mine are all black.
 
2012-12-04 02:07:35 AM  
A: nice find subby
B: now *THIS* is how folks need to merchandise things. Great product display, esp the mini football to be the eye of Sauron ( spoiler alert ) Sauron was not yet just an eye in the Hobbit.
C: It is too tall, and that is my only complaint.Sure, you have no product in the back, but maintaining that display is going to be a nightmare, and the gods help a young kids or drunkeded person that hits it- congrats! about half are no longer in pristine condition.
Why yes, I do these kind of displays for a living, but with liquor

/only chance i get to use Barbie dolls anymore
 
2012-12-04 02:10:23 AM  

neuroflare: magneticmushroom: My Hobbit paperback is missing and my LotR books are starting to look pretty ratty. I might have to grab this new printing for X-Mas as it looks a lot better than my early 90's ones with the paintings of "Obese Jew-Fro Bilbo", "Surprise Buttsecks Legolas", and "Math Teacher Aragorn."

[www.majhost.com image 640x480]

I see you have the same set I do


Math Teacher Nicholas Cage Aragon?
 
2012-12-04 02:20:03 AM  

alienated: Sauron was not yet just an eye in the Hobbit.


Sauron wasn't just an eye, period:

In the books, the eye is generally metaphorical, although it verges on being taken literally in Frodo's visions or sometimes as shorthand for Sauron and the power of Mordor. The movies just chose to make him literally an eye, presumably to give a shapeless arch-villain something to look like on film.
 
2012-12-04 02:32:36 AM  

wiredroach: alienated: Sauron was not yet just an eye in the Hobbit.

Sauron wasn't just an eye, period:

In the books, the eye is generally metaphorical, although it verges on being taken literally in Frodo's visions or sometimes as shorthand for Sauron and the power of Mordor. The movies just chose to make him literally an eye, presumably to give a shapeless arch-villain something to look like on film.


Yeah... you are a bigger Tolkien geek than i. Mae govannen
 
2012-12-04 02:36:26 AM  

neuroflare: magneticmushroom: My Hobbit paperback is missing and my LotR books are starting to look pretty ratty. I might have to grab this new printing for X-Mas as it looks a lot better than my early 90's ones with the paintings of "Obese Jew-Fro Bilbo", "Surprise Buttsecks Legolas", and "Math Teacher Aragorn."

[www.majhost.com image 640x480]

I see you have the same set I do


i can't believe anyone still has these around. my set's bindings fell apart years ago, TTT during the first read
 
2012-12-04 02:37:32 AM  

HBK: Is it just me, or does everyone else hate books with movie-actor's faces on them?

The first time I read Fight Club it had Brad Pitt on it, and the whole time I was imagining Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden and it really couldn't get it out of my head. I want to imagine and read the characters the authors wrote, not the actors portraying them.

Plus it looks cheap and "Hey, I liked the movie so much that I bought the book."


Yep, definitely not a fan. I have, at times, shelled out more just to get the non-actor's face version of a book.
 
HBK
2012-12-04 02:49:04 AM  

rynthetyn: HBK: Is it just me, or does everyone else hate books with movie-actor's faces on them?

The first time I read Fight Club it had Brad Pitt on it, and the whole time I was imagining Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden and it really couldn't get it out of my head. I want to imagine and read the characters the authors wrote, not the actors portraying them.

Plus it looks cheap and "Hey, I liked the movie so much that I bought the book."

Yep, definitely not a fan. I have, at times, shelled out more just to get the non-actor's face version of a book.


Ditto.
 
2012-12-04 02:54:58 AM  
Oh, man. I would charge that like Aragorn at the Black Gate.

neuroflare: magneticmushroom: My Hobbit paperback is missing and my LotR books are starting to look pretty ratty. I might have to grab this new printing for X-Mas as it looks a lot better than my early 90's ones with the paintings of "Obese Jew-Fro Bilbo", "Surprise Buttsecks Legolas", and "Math Teacher Aragorn."

[www.majhost.com image 640x480]

I see you have the same set I do


I'm actually re-reading my copy of The Hobbit (same cover you showed) that I bought back in 8th grade. For so long, that chubby bastard was my image of Bilbo Baggins. Now I'm trying to picture Martin Freeman, but it's hard.
 
2012-12-04 02:55:36 AM  

alienated: A: nice find subby
B: now *THIS* is how folks need to merchandise things. Great product display, esp the mini football to be the eye of Sauron ( spoiler alert ) Sauron was not yet just an eye in the Hobbit.
C: It is too tall, and that is my only complaint.Sure, you have no product in the back, but maintaining that display is going to be a nightmare, and the gods help a young kids or drunkeded person that hits it- congrats! about half are no longer in pristine condition.
Why yes, I do these kind of displays for a living, but with liquor

/only chance i get to use Barbie dolls anymore


Well the display Is empty boxes since there is no DVD release yet, and if I were doing it it would all be hot glued together with a strong framework. Yea I did quite a bit of merchandise design back in the day.
/And never got to use Barbie dolls : (
 
2012-12-04 03:05:29 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Well the display Is empty boxes since there is no DVD release yet,

Now THAT'S how you promote your Tolkien books

 
2012-12-04 03:16:46 AM  
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Hunt them down. Do not stop until they are found. You do not know pain, you do not know fear. You will taste man-flesh.

- Dr. Catheter
 
2012-12-04 03:36:35 AM  

wiredroach: tinfoil-hat maggie: Well the display Is empty boxes since there is no DVD release yet,

Now THAT'S how you promote your Tolkien books


Oh, sorry had to take a look at the pic again now I see they are Hobbit and LoTR book box sets and yea that display won't last in that case, oh well.
 
2012-12-04 03:56:07 AM  

JolobinSmokin: Take one down pass it around, 98 Tolkien books on the ground.


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2012-12-04 04:15:35 AM  
i50.tinypic.com

My copy.

i50.tinypic.com

If that was at all legible, you'd see I've owned this for 34 years. Ouch.
 
2012-12-04 04:30:07 AM  

Dear Jerk: I saw there were six comments, so I knew the answer wasn't tits.


Why should Aragorn have to chose between Arwen and Eowyn? I do approve of his choice, but he DID help save the day AND he became king. I think at least ONE threesome would be in order.

/I'm sure there's at least one fanfic out there that covers this
 
2012-12-04 04:42:48 AM  

derpy: My copy.


Same Hobbit I have, got my dad's 1965 Lord of the Rings that look like this.

img2.etsystatic.com
 
2012-12-04 05:03:38 AM  

neuroflare: magneticmushroom: My Hobbit paperback is missing and my LotR books are starting to look pretty ratty. I might have to grab this new printing for X-Mas as it looks a lot better than my early 90's ones with the paintings of "Obese Jew-Fro Bilbo", "Surprise Buttsecks Legolas", and "Math Teacher Aragorn."



I see you have the same set I do


And that's the same set *I* have.
 
2012-12-04 05:08:42 AM  
i361.photobucket.com

My father had me reading it in fourth grade.
 
2012-12-04 05:10:07 AM  

derpy: [i50.tinypic.com image 800x600]

My copy.

[i50.tinypic.com image 600x800]

If that was at all legible, you'd see I've owned this for 34 years. Ouch.


That's what I've got, minus the signature. The binding was a little weak, so some pages fell out, but they're all where they should be, nothing was lost.

Handsome B. Wonderful: derpy: My copy.

Same Hobbit I have, got my dad's 1965 Lord of the Rings that look like this.

[img2.etsystatic.com image 850x478]


That reminds me of Harry Potter.
 
2012-12-04 05:35:30 AM  

zymote: Even though it means going full nerd, I have to point out that Barad-Dur wasn't in The Hobbit.


Thank you. Interesting note: one of the most central aspects of LOTR didn't even exist yet when Tolkien wrote the Hobbit. in the original, Gollum simply allows Bilbo to walk away with the ring, like "oh well, I got bested and lost my ring, oh darn." After writing LOTR, Tolkien had to go back and re-write that scene so that Gollum was angry and demented after losing the ring because of the power it possessed over its bearer.
 
2012-12-04 05:45:27 AM  
What department store has a locker room?

All of them.
 
2012-12-04 06:08:22 AM  

INeedAName: [i361.photobucket.com image 656x1024]

My father had me reading it in fourth grade.


That's the one I had. I think my parents have it somewhere
 
2012-12-04 06:34:47 AM  

neuroflare: magneticmushroom: My Hobbit paperback is missing and my LotR books are starting to look pretty ratty. I might have to grab this new printing for X-Mas as it looks a lot better than my early 90's ones with the paintings of "Obese Jew-Fro Bilbo", "Surprise Buttsecks Legolas", and "Math Teacher Aragorn."

[www.majhost.com image 640x480]

I see you have the same set I do


I have that set, but all of my covers are black. Need a new set, as it's falling apart.
 
2012-12-04 06:48:20 AM  
I've got the same LoTR set (jewfro Bilbo, surprise Legolas, math Aragorn) in all black.

I've got a off-white and grey/purple Hobbit, thin paperback.

I've got the gold Silmarillion that matches the above mentioned black set.

I *just* picked up a middle-quality first printing Silmarillion, with a fold-out map inside.
 
2012-12-04 07:56:45 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: (*reaches for one on the bottom tier*)

JENGA!!!


I was gonna say that
 
2012-12-04 07:57:31 AM  

INeedAName: [i361.photobucket.com image 656x1024]

My father had me reading it in fourth grade.


That's the same copy I have! Neat.
 
2012-12-04 08:17:35 AM  
I have a few old copies of The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, etc. Made my childhood (that and goosebumps).

I have a shamelessly huge nerdboner for The Hobbit films coming up.
 
2012-12-04 08:30:06 AM  

neuroflare: magneticmushroom: My Hobbit paperback is missing and my LotR books are starting to look pretty ratty. I might have to grab this new printing for X-Mas as it looks a lot better than my early 90's ones with the paintings of "Obese Jew-Fro Bilbo", "Surprise Buttsecks Legolas", and "Math Teacher Aragorn."

[www.majhost.com image 640x480]

I see you have the same set I do


I remember that set. My brother and I shared those until we got our own hardcover editions. This one specifically. (And I have the hardcover Hobbit too)
d.gr-assets.com 

I must say that I loved your description of the artwork of the paperbacks. I think my brother may still have that set. I picked up the Harper Collins editions when the movies came out in the early 2000s because I liked the black covers and needed some paperbacks to abuse while keeping my hardcover in near pristine condition (only once read).
Here's a reference to that set.
d.gr-assets.com 

/found a first American edition of the Silmarillion at a used book sale for $2
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