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The Lord of the Rings

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Get Back To Basics With This Pop Culture Alphabet

This charming series is the work of Jeff Victor, whose art we’ve featured previously. If you have young ones this might benefit — or an empty spot on your grown-up wall — he’s got a poster print available for sale. The V, W, and X panel makes for an interesting discussion piece on the signature outfits of female characters, wouldn’t you say?

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Everyone Hates The Science Fair

Aw, but I love the science fair! I guess I’m a statistical outlier. I mean, you can’t argue with that graph. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid!

More Than Two Dozen Last Minute Geeky Valentines for You Lazy Good-For-Nothings

Sometimes your sweetie, significant other, or BFF gets a beautiful hand crafted Valentine’s Day card. And sometimes you do some quick Googling and drop a link on their Facebook page, because that’s just how your month went. Google no more. We have you covered.

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My Precious!

That Time Police Used Gollum To Help Find A Missing Ring

Police from Solihull, West Midlands in the UK took extreme measures recently while trying to find a missing ring – they used a nerd reference. But they didn’t stop there, they threw in some puns too. “We apologise for the ‘Ring’ puns today, it’s difficult to break the hobbit.”

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Not all that glitters is gold

Woman Finds 2,000-Year-Old Gold Ring, Proceeds To Not Throw It Into Mount Doom

“When he told me it was an ancient gold ring, it felt like a gift from the underworld. It was my magnificent ring. I didn’t want to give it up.”The Local tells us about Camilla Lundin, who was walking through a field when she happened upon a gold ring that, upon scientific examination, was determined to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,000 years old. She sold the ring to the Swedish government for $1,672 and the opportunity to not have her soul slowly corrupted over the course of centuries. “I guess I knew right away it was special,” says Lundin, “but I had no idea just how valuable it was.”

Would you say it was… precious?

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My Precious!

One Geeky Table to Rule Them All

The One Ring chandelier is front and center, but did you notice that the chairs have the White Tree of Gondor carved on them? Then you have the Eye of Sauron on the back of the chairs and the carvings along the side and near the bottom. Nobody slam an axe onto this example of Middle Earth magnificence, please.

(via: Geek Universe)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Black Milk Teases New Batman Line

You can visit Fashionably Geek for a glimpse at some of the swimsuits in Black Milk’s upcoming Batman collection, but it’s this pic that caught my eye. Loose-fitting shirts, huzzah!

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Fangasm

This LEGO Model of Rivendell Is So Good It Makes Me Physically Angry

I don’t even know why it makes me angry. But Alice Finch and David Frank‘s 200,000-LEGO model of Rivendell is so incredible and so intricate that looking at it fills me with all this energy and I just want to punch something. But not the model. I shudder just thinking of it.

Regular readers might remember the LEGO Hogwarts model we posted back in February—that was by Finch, too. Harry Potter, then Lord of the Rings. She clearly has magical abilities. Look at those waterfalls!

(via Laughing Squid, photos by Alice Finch)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Restaurant Where the Waitresses Are Ninjas

Well, dressed as ninjas. Can you imagine flagging down an actual ninja to bring your your check? Kotaku has more information on the Toyko eatery.

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My Precious!

Thanks to Sesame Street, Ian McKellen Finally Meets Puppet Gandalf

On Monday we showed you Sesame Street‘s Lord of the Rings parody, which is airing on the show tomorrow. It looks like Sir Ian McKellen will put in an appearance as well, at least judging from this Vine video of him teaching his puppet doppelgänger some manners. Under the cut for autoplay reasons.

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