Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Ringers!

Anyhoo, I was watching/listening to this documentary called "Ringers", which explores Tolkien LOTR culture throughout the past half decade, especially with "Frodo Live" of the 60's Hippy Age.

Note: the hippies justified smoking weed and eating magic mushrooms to fully "exerience" the book (including trippy cover artwork for the books which included llamas????) by saying "well, the hobbits smoked pipe weed and grew mushrooms".

Perhaps it was JRR Tolkien's fault for not specifying that the "pipe weed" the Hobbits smoked was tabacoo. I can definately understand the hippies though: weed is much more entertaining to smoke than nicotine filled tabacco ;)

Some days I wish I had grown up in the 60's :) where a significant cultural revolution in Western culture began --- ofcourse the too loose drug and sex sharing of the hippies did kill off a lot of people with STDs, aids, etc before they were well understood. :/

Anyway, to the point of this blog post: I discovered one of the most horrifying video sequences ever known to man: Leonard Nimoy in an ABC special, singing the song "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins", since he was so inspired by LOTR.

I'll only post screens, the audio has too great of chance of causing permanent hearing damage. ;)


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