Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 5th Morning News

National Quilt Museum in KY Goes Geek
July 5th, 2011 by xoanon 
classicgeek writes: At the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky is a beautiful and massive LotR quilt – the center is Aragorn, Arwen and Gandalf, while there are many symbols included around the rest of the quilt. The nine, seven, three and one rings are there, as well as the initials of the four Hobbits, Gollum, the Two Towers and Sauron, Smaug, the Ringwraith, and other images. It’s absolutely breathtaking. Here’s a link to a picture I found online – I was not able to take a picture myself. Flikr Nation Quilt Museum Webiste

Collector’s Edition & Pre-Order Details for LOTR: War in the North
July 5th, 2011 by xoanon 
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios today announced the details of the North American Collector’s Edition and pre-order incentive programs for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North along with a Fall 2011 ship date. The game will be released for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
You can find more about where to buy and what the collector's edition includes here.  

6.5 earthquake shakes Wellington, NZ
July 5th, 2011 by linuxelf 
The Dominion Post reports yet another earthquake has hit New Zealand.

Workers in Parliament dived under their desks and residents ran from their homes after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Wellington region this afternoon. A Geo Net report said the quake hit at 3.36pm at a depth of 150km and was centred 30km west of Taupo.

Wellington City Council said there were no immediate reports of damage and Civil Defence had also not received any reports of significant damage in the region. Taupō Civil Defence had also had no reports of damage.

Sending our best to those affected by this most recent quake. More.

I think that God is trying to tell us something by all these earthquakes. And what about the flood in Australia? That happened after (I believe that was it, just has been a long time, so I can't remember correctly) Australia legalized abortion.

July 5th, 2011 by linuxelf 
After watching the Fellowship of the Ring again, I was reminded how much I enjoyed the music and the songs. During the The Council of Elrond scene there is a song sung in Tolkien’s Elvish language “Sindarin“ called ‘Aniron (Theme for Aragorn And Arwen)’ . I did a little digging and have found an interview with Enya where she not only talks about her songs but her love for The Lord of The Rings, how she got involved with the production and Tolkien’s Elvish language’s. Enjoy!

July 5th, 2011 by MrCere
Robert P. alerted us to a great clip on YouTube that contains so many different brands of geekery it might shut down the internet. But since one of those branches is Gollum from both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, we feel it is our duty to share it with the TORn audience.

If you haven’t seen Neil Gaiman live (appearing on public radio in the clip) he is a supremely entertaining and talented author and storyteller. In this clip he speaks with Mythbusters‘ Adam Savage doing a rendition of Gollum singing a popular culture radio tune that gets to the heart of Gollum’s character. Savage happens to be an entertaining television figure but was a heck of a nice guy last year when speaking with TORn at Comic-Con. We think is worth a few minutes of your geekery.

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