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(Some Guy)   The project to build a real hobbit hole   ( divider line
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22041 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Dec 2004 at 6:10 AM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-12-19 10:47:15 PM  
And get a girlfriend while doing so!
2004-12-20 01:07:10 AM  
Eh? he's married.

I wonder if you'd miss having windows in the rest of the house.
2004-12-20 02:33:41 AM  
I wonder if I'd get $10000 if I put up a begging site for my mortgage?
2004-12-20 06:16:26 AM  
Ooh, an underground house with a round door, how original. 9_9

Hey, why not build a geodesic home and paint it to look like a farking soccer ball?
2004-12-20 06:21:23 AM  
We're actually quite huge geeks and fans of technology.

I am shocked, shocked that this guy and his wife are huge geeks.
2004-12-20 06:25:26 AM  
Where's that "dork" tag?
2004-12-20 06:26:45 AM  
This guy is probably going to end up paying more for bandwidth than he makes with donations.
2004-12-20 06:29:36 AM  
Who wants to live in a hole?
2004-12-20 06:31:15 AM  
More like: the project to beg for money in the internets
2004-12-20 06:35:46 AM  
This is obviously some strange use of the word
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2004-12-20 06:38:42 AM  
//Who wants to live in a hole?//

A rabbit.
2004-12-20 06:41:33 AM  
"Who wants to live in a hole?"

a mole?
2004-12-20 06:44:11 AM  
That guy uses 'quite' quite a bit. Indeed.
2004-12-20 06:52:34 AM  
nasty, nasty hobittses.

2004-12-20 07:03:45 AM  
Meh. Just bury a bunch of 12' x 8' x 20' long elliptical concrete pipes in the ground (connected to junction boxes) and you have your 'Hobbit' hole. Put up some wood grain shelf paper and it's just like what you see in the movie.

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2004-12-20 07:04:59 AM  
Doh! My link to the guy using the pipes didn't come through.
2004-12-20 07:10:48 AM  
Sheez, people really take this living in a hole stuff seriously.
2004-12-20 07:11:31 AM  
And this is newsworthy why?
2004-12-20 07:11:31 AM  
laaaaaame. i understand that a lot of people like LOTR and are very obsessive, but this is just sad. it's about as stupid as a Star Wars geek building Yoda's house. accept it as entertainment and move on to something useful. this benefits no one and you should be ashamed that you're throwing down money for this.

/cranky in the morning.
2004-12-20 07:16:18 AM  
Damn, I'd pay money to get into a hobbit's hole...
2004-12-20 07:32:49 AM  
I could use some cash to fix up the hole I'm living in...

Oh, and Leecifer, it's not news, it's!
2004-12-20 07:47:23 AM  
As fark's resident mole, I, for one, applaud the nut job's initiative.

Underground houses aren't really that new, though. A friend of mine built one a couple years back. He won't like it so much when he realizes (i) it's really dark (unless you do a ton of skylights that kill the effect or can find the perfect shaped hill to build it on; (ii) construction costs will be 2 to 3 times a normal build, at least (usually more); (iii) upkeep costs are brutal (water pools on the outside of the "roof", the sides, everywhere, which invariably causes crumbling of building materials; and (iv) it will be damp -- it's the sort of damp that you can never get rid of.

Oh well.

Nice idea, though, about the mortgage.
2004-12-20 07:52:58 AM  
2004-12-20 08:03:19 AM  
Who wants to live in a hole?

Saddam would like to still be in a hole right now.
2004-12-20 08:05:50 AM  
Current State of Funds: Poor

(You are here)

$0<($85)--------------------------------------------------------------​----- ------------------->$10k

Oh yeah, any day now...
2004-12-20 08:10:47 AM  
Why the Fark does this have a Cool Tag? Replace the Cool Tag with a Tool tag and were good to go, Jesus Christ I get people begging for money from me downtown I dont need it on the farking internet too.
2004-12-20 08:15:16 AM  
only in Maryland
2004-12-20 08:19:48 AM  
And to people calling lame on this,

eat it, stop trying to be 'cool'

this will be fun and you'd have loved to live in something like this if your parents had had it.
2004-12-20 08:25:34 AM  
How come Hobbits turn invisible when they wear the "ONE RING" on their finger, but that giant bad dude in the black armor doesn't? ? ? ? ?
2004-12-20 08:26:27 AM  
At least 99 Cent Hypothesis offers to give you something for the money you send, besides the warm feeling from knowing you helped some Maryland lunatic fulfill his dream.
2004-12-20 08:36:40 AM  
It's better in a hell hole
You know where you stand in a hell hole
Folks lend a hand in a hell hole
Girl get me back to my hell hole.

/Spinal Tap
2004-12-20 08:44:40 AM  
ah, my home state, second weirdest in the USA after NJ
2004-12-20 08:45:46 AM  
MrNeutron: He is invisible. His armour isn't. None of the ring-wraiths are visible either, did you notice.
2004-12-20 08:50:33 AM  

MrNeutron: He is invisible. His armour isn't. None of the ring-wraiths are visible either, did you notice.

If that's the case then why isn't the hobbit's clothing visible like Sauron's armor. Of course it could be because it's fiction and doesn't really matter.
2004-12-20 08:53:02 AM  
...Hobbit MuthaFarkers, Not enough War, not enough Suffering, not enough Natural Selection.....
2004-12-20 08:58:27 AM  
If that's the case then why isn't the hobbit's clothing visible like Sauron's armor.

Because it's not evil. It was made by good things. Thus bares corruption from the ring.
2004-12-20 09:11:58 AM  

And to people calling lame on this,

eat it, stop trying to be 'cool'

i assure you, i'm not trying to be "cool". i just think it's a really dumb idea. should get the silly tag if anything.
2004-12-20 09:13:24 AM  
this would be cooler if it was already done and they weren't asking for donations....

but people have scrounged for worse reasons, I think it will be cool when it's done - I wouldn't mind having one of these in my garden.
2004-12-20 09:20:08 AM  
This reminds me of girls' softball teams who beg for quarters at the stoplights so that they can go to Competition X in Tropical Location Y while I sit around in St. Louis asking why I didn't instead take that nickel, invest it, and go myself.
2004-12-20 09:35:24 AM  
In a hole in the ground there lived a nerd.
2004-12-20 09:44:51 AM  
Why not have his friends over for a "Dungeons & Dragons" tournament to help raise the funds?? What a DORK. Are we sure that this guy wasn't one of the gags on an episode of "Reno 911"??
2004-12-20 09:47:11 AM  
Ishkur, DarkScarab and Mr.Neutron:

Isn't it also possible that Sauron doesn't need to be invisible? He made the thing, he should have greater control over all of it's power.

Frodo and Bilbo, on the other hand, are more or less at it's mercy. It's trying to make it's way back to Sauron by stealth, so why not make it's bearer invisible? That way it's easier to sneak through the lines of people trying to take the ring for themselves or trying to prevent it's return.
2004-12-20 09:50:14 AM  
Did anyone look at the floor plans? Who the hell puts a bathroom off of the kitchen? Nothing like the smell of shiat while you are cooking.
2004-12-20 09:57:56 AM  
2004-12-20 10:02:14 AM  
I am accepting donations for the mortgage of my shiathole
2004-12-20 10:06:51 AM  
haplo53: NERDS

2004-12-20 10:10:59 AM  
I had to sit through the Super Special Happy Lucky Advanced Extended Erection Edition of Return of the King. Those movies are fair at best. The whole thing certainly didn't need to be 12 hours long. There could have been a couple less battles where everyone is losing and at the last minute someone pulls something out of their ass and wins it, there could have been a couple less scenes of crying Hobbits giving come hither glances at each other, some of the death scenes could have been briefer than that in Hamlet...and 7 endings were a bit much.

And who saves the death of the main (personified) villain for the extended DVD?

And talking trees? Farking talking trees? I'll take Jar Jar Binks and as many Ewoks as you got over talking trees and comic releif Hobbits any day.

But overall, it was a cool set of movies. What was the article about again?
2004-12-20 10:15:52 AM  
This was submitted yesterday with a bunnier headline.
2004-12-20 10:55:11 AM  
Hmmm....Yes, and I'll be happy to build a replica of Lothlorien...with your donations!! That's right folks, just throw money at me and I'll build a pretty treehouse. My neighbors are annoying, too.
2004-12-20 11:07:22 AM  
Does D&D support halfling-beggars?
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