Posts tagged "lord of the rings"

Marissa Alexander Has Been Released From Prison

Florida Stand Your Ground defendant Marissa Alexander has been released from prison. [NBC] Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is being grilled over her stance that waterboarding is torture. [The Guardian] If policing strategies that position officers as members of the community rather than being removed from or above the community have been prove…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 28, 2015

Characters From Middle Earth That I Would Let Get It, Ranked

I was out of town when the final installment in "The Hobbit" film trilogy was released, which is good, because watching it all by myself in 3-D IMAX in an empty theater was probably for the best given just how often I yelled out "Oh my god, I think I just came." Which maybe seem…
By: Beejoli Shah / January 13, 2015

My Top 5 Formative Geek Crushes

The wonderful thing about a hefty amount of geek/nerd culture is that it is super-optimistic. John Green, author of A Fault In Our Stars, says that nerds are basically people who are “unironically enthusiastic … too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.” Which is awesome! The first time I hung out with my now-boyfriend,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 17, 2014

This Fake “Lord Of The Rings” Subway Service Advisory Poster Isn’t All That Far From The Truth

Relying on the New York City subway system is sometimes like relying on a three-legged, one-eyed horse for all of your transportation needs. Trying to get from my apartment off the G train to a friend's apartment off the L train on a Saturday evening is a trip that should theoretically take 20 minutes, but…
By: Rachel Krause / October 29, 2013

Do Not Want: Tree Bark Suit

At first glance, I would assume this was a role-playing costume for people who wanted to dress up as those giant talking trees from "Lord Of The Rings" ("They're called Ents, dumbass." -- Email I'm going to get from my brother as soon as this is published), but it's actually a vintage skirt suit that'…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 28, 2012

One Cardigan To Rule Them All

How awesome is this Lord of the Rings cardigan? Unfortunately it's not actually for sale, just a "pseudo design" from the sweater fanatics over at We Have Cardigans, but I'm planning to gather up some nerdy friends and fabric markers to bring this baby to life. Make no mistake: the battle for a DIY…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 16, 2011

Guess That Fan Fiction, Win Nerd Respect!

My best friend once made the mistake of telling me that she had written "Buffy" fan fiction when she was younger and I mercilessly teased her for years, even though it was that nerdy center that endeared her to me in the first place. Some of you may not be familiar with the steamy underground…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 8, 2009

The Daily NOTness: James McAvoy As Bilbo Baggins

We realize that scoring the lead role in The Hobbit is probably a really big deal if you're an actor, but we are seriously disturbed that beautiful, handsome, brogue-ish James McAvoy is going to have to pull on a pair of heinous Hobbit feet to play Bilbo Baggins. And those funny little ears. Eww. Playing…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Viggo Mortensen

Some people may say that Viggo Mortensen, who's known for his roles in those boring Lord Of The Rings movies and for being director David Cronenberg's male muse, gets a lot of crap for his facial hair choices. Even though I picked a photo of him where he is clean shaven, I admire his ability…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 13, 2008