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Everyone loves a good impersonation. And by good, I mean perfect. Sure, your mates might share a laugh when you do your crappy copy of Sean Connery, but you know you’ve hit the big time when you’re constantly surrounded at parties with people asking you to record voice messages and what now. Which is something I imagine happens to Charlie Hopkinson a lot, going by his killer impersonations in this video.
Middle Earth is an amazing fictional world, but if you want to really get to know it, you’ve got to read a lot of words. So if you’re in the mood for a little Tolkien fantasy without hunkering down for a serious reading session, Google’s brand new tour of Middle Earth is a beautiful (and effortless) way to get your fix.
When it comes to pulling back the curtains on Hollywood, director Peter Jackson does a damn fine job, be it extended features on a DVD, or a quick snap from the set. This image above was captured yesterday and shows three versions of actor Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films.
With the rise of Twitter and Facebook, a lot of promotions are usually glorified click-throughs for a like or retweet. This isn’t so much the case with Internode’s latest marketing endeavour — a call out to fictional language lovers everywhere to test their mettle and snag $100 credit, valid for several of the ISP’s broadband plans.
They say a wizard is never late. He arrives precisely when he means to, but what if he could be fashionably late instead? Turns out everyone now can with this Middle-Earth-inspired gear from Aussie designers, Black Milk.
Hobbit fever. The air’s thick with it, no place more so than New Zealand. The country is preparing for the inevitable influx of tourists — spurned by Peter Jackson’s upcoming interpretation of The Hobbit — and what better way to cater to the thirsty, international masses than with the Green Dragon Inn itself?
With the theatrical release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit just weeks away and the official premiere behind us, the world is slowly going to become more Lord of the Rings crazy. You’d think the Kiwis would be over the attention. No, not really. Turns out they’re still very much into it, as NZ TV host and weatherman Tamati Coffey demonstrates with this forecast, delivered mostly in Elvish… dressed as an elf.
It’s amazing what you can do with latex in 40 hours. Building Bag End from Lord of the Rings using nothing but balloons is one such activity, if you have the means and the will. If you have neither (not unsurprising), you need look no further than balloon artist Jeremy Telford for inspiration, a man who constructed his own rubbery, inflated hobbit den over the course of three days.
As news broke last night that the proposed mandatory internet filter was dead, in favour of the more liberty-friendly Interpol filter, I couldn’t help but think of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Two Towers. Sure, the filter has fallen from grace like Saruman from Isengard, but a new evil lurks behind the walls of Canberra’s very own Mount Doom: an all-seeing eye that wants to track your every move online. I’m talking about data retention.