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Mt. Doom Erupts!

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New Zealand has another volcanic eruption at a mountain used in LOTR:

[url]http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nbcnews.com/49917947[/url]


And in other LOTR news, the family of JRRT is suing Warner Brothers over unauthorized merchandising of morally questionable items resulting in damage to the Tolkien name and reputation:

[url]http://www.wtop.com/541/3127688/No-Fair-My-Precious[/url]

Comments

  • ShadowDancerShadowDancer When I say, "Why aye, gadgie," in my heart I say, "Och aye, laddie." London, UK
    Boom. Boom, boom boom! Always boom!

    I don't think LOTR slot machines are quite what JRRT would have had in mind when writing the books! So for once I agree with the estate.
  • BigglesBiggles <font color=#AAFFAA>The Man Without a Face</font>
    It would be nice to see some fact checking in the media. Every outlet that isn't based in NZ is reporting that "Mt. Doom" (also known as [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Ngauruhoe]Mt. Ngaruahoe[/url]) is erupting. It's not. In fact, it's the only one of that group of three that isn't doing something. [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Ruapehu#In_popular_culture]Mt. Ruapehu[/url] (used for filming scenes [i]on[/i] Mt. Doom because it's less of a pile of gravel) has started doing odd things with temperature differences, and [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Tongariro]Mt. Tongariro[/url] (not used in the movies at all because it's little more than a large, rounded hump) is the one that's erupted a few times this year.
  • WORFWORF The Burninator
    I had a feeling you were going to say that wasn't Mt. Doom.
  • StingrayStingray Elite Ranger
    At least the Kiwis gave their volcanoes names one can halfway pronounce. ;) Unlike those found on Iceland. :D

    Of course the media don't fact check, why would they? Everybody's watching and you don't want everybody to know everything.
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