Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bob Parker’s Earthquakes

Bob Parker, an ex NZ TV personality, is mayor of my city Christchurch, wracked by 11,000 earthquakes since late 2010 and two particularly devastating shakes on 4/9/10 and 22/2/11. This is my city and my wife and I were particularly … Continue reading

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Human giraffe arrested.

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(8) Tolkien’s Best: Riddles in the Dark (Bilbo the Hobbit vs Gollum)

One of the best Tolkien episodes ever, and central to the whole Ring universe, is the encounter between Bilbo the burglar Hobbit and Gollum the Stoor of the Riverfolk (related to Hobbits) under the Misty Mountain in The Hobbit. In … Continue reading

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(7) Tolkien’s Hobbit Trolls

One of the great creatures of Tolkien’s world are trolls. Hill Trolls, Stone Trolls, Mountain Trolls, Olog-hai (not to be mistaken for the Uruk-hai), even the fleeting Stone Giants (sort of borrowed from the Cyclopes of The Odyssey). Trolls are well … Continue reading

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Photo of Titanic Iceberg Emerges

A photograph has emerged that appears to show the iceberg that sank the Titanic. It is up for auction at RR Auctions and is expected to achieve between $8000-10,000 US. Captain W. F. Wood of the S. S. Etonian noticed … Continue reading

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The Police have patience.

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(6) World Premier Hobbit Pics (today)

Go here for a gallery of today’s world premier images of The Hobbit 1 in Wellington, New Zealand.  Hobbits Wellington 28 Nov Related posts: (7) Tolkien’s Hobbit Trolls (6) World Premier Hobbit Pics (5)The NZ Post Hobbit Stamps Issue (4) Plane Hobbits … Continue reading

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Jimi Hendrix is 70 Today

Today is Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday (US time, 27/11). His guitar break on Dylan’s All Along The Watch Tower is legend. Like so many hopefuls of his wide-eyed generation, they wanted ‘peace’ but took pieces of other stuff instead that … Continue reading

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Reporters Thinking on Their Feet

You know you love this.

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Rice Admits her comments were False

Conservative News reports that US UN Ambassador Rice has now admitted her comments in the press mid-Sept. representing what actually took place at the Benghazi US consulate were false. Is That Baloney? reports, “Senator Ayotte said Rice admitted to lawmakers … Continue reading

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