NYTimes: ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Donations for A.L.S. Research Top $41 Million

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Looks like this is a bonafide Super Trend! Bard the Bowman was definitely on to something (see previous post) by taking the charitable Ice Bucket Challenge, then challenging fellow Middle-earth denizen, Gandalf (actor Ian McKellan) to do likewise. Today’s New York Times is reporting a whopping $41 million raised for ALS research! That is astounding, … Continued

Bard the Bowman Ice Bucketed, then Passes Challenge on to Gandalf

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Shiver for charity! That’s what actor, Luke Evans did.  Evans, who plays Bard the Bowman in the Hobbit films, and is reprising his role in the upcoming The Battle of Five Armies coming out this December, accepted The Icebucket Challenge, which raises funds donated to charities like the UK’s Macmillan Cancer Support, and the American … Continued

The Ents May Frown Upon It… Tolkien’s Tree to be Cut Down

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The Ents May Frown Upon It... Tolkien's Tree to be Cut Down

Sad news out of Oxford, England reveals that the Oxford City Council has reluctantly decided to fell an old black pine, commonly known as Tolkien’s Tree, as he was reportedly quite fond of it when he lived and worked in Oxford. Botanical Garden’s Dr. Alison Foster lamented: “It’s a tree like no other – it’s … Continued

Empire Mag Cover Story on The Battle of the Five Armies

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Empire Mag Cover Story on The Battle of the Five Armies

Empire Magazine’s cover story for this month is a full-length feature article on Peter Jackson and the next Hobbit film installment, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Empire writer, Ian Nathan, journeys to Wellington, New Zealand to hook up with Peter Jackson in his post-production lair, a “Holmesian thinkspace and Indy-like reliquary” chalk … Continued

Summer Scorcher Discount! Does it feel like Mordor outside to you too?

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It’s so hot! Wow. Is our favorite celestial ball of fire wreaking havoc on your town too? We feel for you. If you want some relief, send us a quick email at custservice@myprecious.us. If you hurry, there’s a good chance we’ll issue you an especially COOL discount coupon to use on your purchase here at … Continued

Free Shipping on Orders Over $100!

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Free Shipping on Orders Over $100!

    Well, we’ve been at it again. We figure, hey, if you’re going to shell out $2652.85 for a brand new, officially-licensed Platinum replica of the One Ring™, shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity and a dwarf barrow full of CLC (“Customer Loving Care”), why don’t we just throw in the shipping for FREE? … Continued

Lost Recording of J. R. R. Tolkien Found: True Meaning of LOTR

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Lost Recording of J. R. R. Tolkien Found: True Meaning of LOTR

A new recording of Tolkien’s voice has been found, it is being reported. Discovered in 1993, by Dutchman and Tolkien expert, René van Rossenberg, who decided to keep it secret until now, the recording is from a 1958 “Hobbit Dinner” party thrown in honor of the author in Rotterdam. Reportedly two hundred avid fanatics, scholars … Continued