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(Daily Mail)   "This is no thunderstorm. It's a thunder battle"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2020-08-11 12:44:36 AM  
The Hobbit - Stone Giants Epic Battle Scene Part I - Full HD
Youtube XORMBIm7DX8
 
2020-08-11 12:49:52 AM  
Taco Tuesdays invoke Thunder Battles here; being married sometimes makes you wish you weren't so comfortable with one another at times.

/ right before I Dutch oven the chick and belt out some AC/DC.
 
2020-08-11 12:54:02 AM  
Leave it to the Daily Fail to miss the fact that there is a PERSON WALKING RIGHT WHERE THE BOULDERS CAME DOWN and focus on the minor vehicle damage.
 
2020-08-11 12:57:37 AM  

Salmon: Taco Tuesdays invoke Thunder Battles here; being married sometimes makes you wish you weren't so comfortable with one another at times.

/ right before I Dutch oven the chick and belt out some AC/DC.


Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap...
 
2020-08-11 1:08:45 AM  
Run, you Foos.
 
2020-08-11 1:16:30 AM  
Thunderbattle my arse, that was a boulderfall. Twice in my career as a tour boat captain ive been caught in an electrical thunderbattle with no way out but prayer.
Both times the storms formed on either side of us, lightning forking direcctly overhead that hit the mountainsides instead of us. No real shelter for anyone, some go below to get out of the rain and seek some whisky... My station is on the quarterdeck at the helm with a rainsuit and an umbrella, thinking "nearer my god to thee", and watching as mother nature gets mad for 20 minutes, and hope that zeus doesnt have my name on any of the numerous lightning strikes...
 
2020-08-11 1:24:03 AM  
Landslide trifecta in play?
 
2020-08-11 1:37:22 AM  

rcain: Was just re-watching the trilogy this weekend.

Spoiler: it was even shiattier on the second go


The Mighty Ducks trilogy was never good.

/sure the first one was cute
//then no, please stop it, no more.
///no more!! *jim belushi as the principal*
 
2020-08-11 2:00:34 AM  
Vertical video for the trifecta.....
 
2020-08-11 2:25:11 AM  
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Three cars enter.  No cars leave.
 
2020-08-11 2:35:17 AM  

rcain: Was just re-watching the trilogy this weekend.

Spoiler: it was even shiattier on the second go


I was rooting for Smaug through the whole thing.
 
2020-08-11 2:37:49 AM  

rcain: Was just re-watching the trilogy this weekend.

Spoiler: it was even shiattier on the second go


Yeah but there was a great 20 minute plate-throwing song. And a guy with an axe in his head.

And that's about as far as I got.

Also I'm pretty sure the axe in the head guy was a Bob Olley chaos dwarf from the 80s.

Farking shiat I'm old and nerd.
 
2020-08-11 3:33:41 AM  

skiinstructor: Thunderbattle my arse, that was a boulderfall. Twice in my career as a tour boat captain ive been caught in an electrical thunderbattle with no way out but prayer.
Both times the storms formed on either side of us, lightning forking direcctly overhead that hit the mountainsides instead of us. No real shelter for anyone, some go below to get out of the rain and seek some whisky... My station is on the quarterdeck at the helm with a rainsuit and an umbrella, thinking "nearer my god to thee", and watching as mother nature gets mad for 20 minutes, and hope that zeus doesnt have my name on any of the numerous lightning strikes...


Lightning Bolt!
Youtube j_ekugPKqFw
 
2020-08-11 5:12:09 AM  
Why are there flags on that construction equipment?
 
2020-08-11 5:35:05 AM  

gunther_bumpass: rcain: Was just re-watching the trilogy this weekend.

Spoiler: it was even shiattier on the second go

Yeah but there was a great 20 minute plate-throwing song. And a guy with an axe in his head.

And that's about as far as I got.

Also I'm pretty sure the axe in the head guy was a Bob Olley chaos dwarf from the 80s.

Farking shiat I'm old and nerd.


Hmmm...

I've read the book a few times over the years, I read it to my girls (heck, I made up voices!) when they seemed old enough to appreciate it, I even played the Spectrum version of the computer game.

Watching on DVD for though I got as far as the band escaping from the Goblins before realising it really wasn't going to work for me. And then later, when that elf was about to die by the river, presumably heroically, I realised just didn't care and stopped watching. I *honestly* didn't care about Bilbo or any of the Dwarves, or if Lake Town sank under the, er... it's all so padded, stret-c-h-e-d  o-u-t...

Irrelevant: I absolutely love The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. I've read the book only twice though, won't ever touch it again, the films brought it to life in a way the book never managed to for me. I've bought maps and ancillary texts too. So yeah, I'm somewhat casually invested in the whole middle Earth thing.

tl;dr: I believe made up shiat when I sit down to watch it, and I cry when I go to the cinema; there are only a few films I find without redemption. The Hobbit trilogy is one that would be benefit from condensing down; 3 hours seems appropriate.
 
2020-08-11 7:37:18 AM  
If you look there is a guy standing on the side of the road when the landslide tried to bring him down.
 
2020-08-11 8:28:55 AM  
I'm still salty we could've had a Guillermo del Toro Hobbit.
 
2020-08-11 8:35:58 AM  
First of all, on topic, that would be terrifying for anyone to get caught up in.

Secondly, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a masterpiece, a cultural touchstone that all fantasy movies and tv series will be measured against for decades to come.

The Hobbit trilogy was like someone watched Lord of the Rings, then paid someone else to read the cliffnotes version of the Hobbit and gave them six hours to write a script. Then the writer was told to add filler so it could be stretched out like the Lord of the Rings.

And yet, even with all the filler, even with the pointless love triangle, The Hobbit trilogy is still marginally better than the finale of Game of Thrones. In the way that getting your tonsils removed by a one-eyed surgeon is marginally better than having them removed by a rabid chupacabra.
 
2020-08-11 11:57:03 AM  
Please send clean pants.
 
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2020-08-11 12:07:20 PM  
Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song (Official Video)
Youtube 1kAIMlISHhU
 
2020-08-11 1:17:02 PM  

dennysgod: If you look there is a guy standing on the side of the road when the landslide tried to bring him down.


He's not afraid of changing... his underwear.
 
2020-08-11 5:17:31 PM  

bazbt3: gunther_bumpass: rcain: Was just re-watching the trilogy this weekend.

Spoiler: it was even shiattier on the second go

Yeah but there was a great 20 minute plate-throwing song. And a guy with an axe in his head.

And that's about as far as I got.

Also I'm pretty sure the axe in the head guy was a Bob Olley chaos dwarf from the 80s.

Farking shiat I'm old and nerd.

Hmmm...

I've read the book a few times over the years, I read it to my girls (heck, I made up voices!) when they seemed old enough to appreciate it, I even played the Spectrum version of the computer game.

Watching on DVD for though I got as far as the band escaping from the Goblins before realising it really wasn't going to work for me. And then later, when that elf was about to die by the river, presumably heroically, I realised just didn't care and stopped watching. I *honestly* didn't care about Bilbo or any of the Dwarves, or if Lake Town sank under the, er... it's all so padded, stret-c-h-e-d  o-u-t...

Irrelevant: I absolutely love The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. I've read the book only twice though, won't ever touch it again, the films brought it to life in a way the book never managed to for me. I've bought maps and ancillary texts too. So yeah, I'm somewhat casually invested in the whole middle Earth thing.

tl;dr: I believe made up shiat when I sit down to watch it, and I cry when I go to the cinema; there are only a few films I find without redemption. The Hobbit trilogy is one that would be benefit from condensing down; 3 hours seems appropriate.


Wish I'd proof-read that instead of stabbing at the keyboard in a quick break from work.
 
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