Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Miscellaneous

Back to the regularly scheduled program.

The A/C is back and better than ever. It was cold in the house last night, but I wouldn't turn the A/C down. It felt too damn good. Besides, the cold makes my nipples hard. And that's always cool.

Things that have happened since I've been away:

We saw the Lord of the Rings exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. For anyone who is unaware, they decided to put many of the movie props on display and exhibit them at museums around the country. For a huge LOTR nerd like me, it was fabulous. They had the miniature of the Shire mill as it appeared in Galadriel's mirror showing the Hobbits enslaved by orcs and the mill turned into a factory. We saw the costumes worn by Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Arwen, Galadriel, Frodo and some others. Aragorn's was in tatters. They had the whole suit of armor worn by the Dark Lord Sauron in the very beginning of the Fellowship when Isildor slices the One Ring off his finger with the shards of Narsil. We also saw the shards of Narsil. There were all kind of armor - Orc armor, Uruk Hai armor, goblin armor, Elvish armor, Dwarf armor, and the vest of mithrail that Bilbo gave to Frodo. We saw Sting (Frodo's sword), Anduril (Aragorn's sword), Glamdring (Gandalf's sword), other swords, Gandalf's staff, Nenya (Galadriel's ring), Galadriel's crown, Arwen's necklace that she gave to aragorn, Lord Elrond's crown and ring, Vilya. They also had rings and armor of the 9 kings of men when they were kings and then when they were the Nazgul.

They had created the boat with a wax figure of the dead Boromir. I've seen actual corpses that looked more fake. And you only see him from far away in the movie, so you have no idea how much detail went into that prop. I couldn't find a single mistake.

The One Ring had a room all of it's own. It was suspended in a glass tube and it was very large. It didn't have the letters on it, so I'm assuming they were computer generated in the movie.

They wouldn't let you take photos, and I was mostly ok with that. But there was one thing I wanted a picture of, and that was the genitals of a lifelike statue of the cave troll. In the movie he has a loin cloth. But I was amazed that someone had taken the time to imagine and create realistic but imaginary genitals for an imaginary creature. Jethro pointed it out to me and we stood there chuckling like Beavis and Butthead for about 10 minutes. They even made the balls.

I'm sure other things have happened since I've been gone, but I'm now throughly distracted by the balls.

10 comments:

Jethro said...

heh heh heh heh heh heh heh...You said balls.

Jammie J. said...

Hee heee heee! I would have had the same reaction. Did you take the picture? I wanna see.

Kristin said...

I love AC more than the LOTR. Sorry.

Angi said...

I wanna see, I wanna see. ( Ooh, ooh, ooh, waving hands wildly)I wanna see caveman balls. Purty please?????? (insert high pitched, whining voice here)

tinyhands said...

Ohmygoodgawd you're such a nerd. Lose my number, k?

Cigarette Smoking Man from the X-Files said...

Cave troll balls, when you can have Jethro balls? Hmmmm?

Zelda said...

Jethro - I did indeed.

J - I knew you would.

Kristin - If I had to choose, I would too, but thankfully it hasn't come to that.

Angi - It's cave TROLL balls. And since we're imagining everything, I imagine there is a huge difference.

Tiny - I lost it the second I met you.

Ciggy - Why not both?

Michelle said...

I hate about your A/C, we had to replace ours last year... we didn't have it for 2 summers... sucked big time!

I totally would have been looking too! Wouldn't you like to meet the person who comes up with that stuff? Ask what else goes on in their minds??? LOL :)

Angi said...

in case you were wondering, Tommy is back! trogers.org. Yay!

Inanna said...

I am sooo jealous!!! I'm such a LOTR geek!! I knew there was a reason I liked you! Too many exclamation points for too early in the morning.

Hurray for A/C.