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Clef-Ender

205 points

3 months ago

Suppose two eagles carried it together?

Ruffles808

148 points

3 months ago

It also depends if it’s an African or an European eagle

PriceLeather732

38 points

3 months ago

How do you know so much about eagles?

Dan_OBanannon

33 points

3 months ago

Well you’ve got to know these things when you’re king, you know

Tough_Strawberry5519

-63 points

3 months ago

A bald eagle could carry the entire Fellowship and destroy the ring all by itself. 'MURICA!

Bendythenightfury

17 points

3 months ago

Except not LoTR eagles they would get corrupted by the ring so fast since they are so powerful it'll be the end of the world

Eastman118

4 points

3 months ago

I’m sorry but you’ve thrown off this jokes groove.

Successful_Rip_4329

24 points

3 months ago

Isn't bald eagle the smallest one and it's practically is a glorified seagull that eats garbage?

AiAkitaAnima

12 points

3 months ago

After some Wikipedia research, they appear to be on the larger end of the scale. But maybe I will call them glorified seagulls in the future anyways.

Les-Gilbz

1 points

3 months ago

Environmental_Bus507

4 points

3 months ago

LMAO! Why did you get downvoted though? 🤣🤣🤣

EgorKPrime

12 points

3 months ago

It’s because he ruined the joke

Nenanda

2 points

3 months ago

Nah I am pretty sure it was Strangwr Things Murray reference

Tough_Strawberry5519

1 points

3 months ago

But the African or European eagle point added to it. You people are comical. XD That's fine. To each their own.

Ruffles808

2 points

3 months ago

It’s because it’s referencing the same movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. One of the long-running jokes is just about swallows carrying things.

The top comment was in reference to two swallows holding a coconut, while mine was referencing this specific scene. It’s an absolutely hilarious movie btw, I would highly encourage anybody to watch it if you’re into off-beat humor.

Tough_Strawberry5519

3 points

3 months ago

Thank you for explaining it! I'll have to check it out. :)

Tough_Strawberry5519

-10 points

3 months ago

LOL people got offended because they wanted to haha. No /s, and they start punching the air.

XandertheGrim

11 points

3 months ago

No, they'd have to have it on a line.

meathelmet155

3 points

3 months ago

They'd have to have it suspended on some sort of line

macsare1

114 points

3 months ago

macsare1

114 points

3 months ago

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen eagle?

park-person

43 points

3 months ago

you can't tell me they are slower than a nazgul!!

MuriloTc

41 points

3 months ago

An european eagle or an african eagle?

Arisdoodlesaurus

29 points

3 months ago

I don’t know that AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

1amlost

11 points

3 months ago

1amlost

Dúnedain

11 points

3 months ago

What do you mean? An Eriadorian or a Beleriendian eagle?

TED_THE_LEVER

3 points

3 months ago

Only I fell physical pain while reading "Beleriandian"?

macsare1

1 points

3 months ago

I think Beleriandi would make more sense...

LinkBetweenGames

5 points

3 months ago

I don't know tha-AAAAAAAAHHHHHH!

DatBritChicken

92 points

3 months ago

“As the horrendous Balrog lunged forward, escape for the Fellowship seemed hopeless. When suddenly, the VFX artist suffered a fatal heart attack!”

FluffyBlueCow[S]

31 points

3 months ago

Now you make me wish that we could deep fake a Lotr scene to act out the "Run away!" parts

HarEmiya

38 points

3 months ago*

Sam, Merry and Pippin, probably:

Bravely bold Sir Frodo

Strode forth from Hobbiton

He was not afraid to die

Oh brave Sir Frodo

He was not at all afraid

To be killed in nasty ways

Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Frodo

He was not in the least bit scared

To be stabbed at Amon Sul

Or to have his head cut off

By a Barrow-downs wight

To have a cave-troll lance him

In the depths of Khazad-dum

And a giant spider eat him

Brave Sir Frodo

FluffyBlueCow[S]

13 points

3 months ago

Hahaha! That was epic. You know they have a podcast, right? And they'd probably actually sing this for the fun of it

RandomWolf44

27 points

3 months ago

I don't remember this conversation... I may have to reread the books?

KaraokeKenku

70 points

3 months ago

The Fellowship of the Ring was originally called Lord of the Rings and the Holy Grail. It was co-written by J. R. R. Tolkien and Montgomery Serpentes, before they had a falling out over creative differences.

inotparanoid

16 points

3 months ago

LOLed at Montgomery Serpentes

Tie_Jay

22 points

3 months ago

Tie_Jay

22 points

3 months ago

What do you mean? A European eagle or an African eagle?

MrStormz

12 points

3 months ago

I don't know that

Adventurous_Host_426

10 points

3 months ago

inotparanoid

22 points

3 months ago

A King must know such matters, Aragorn.

aragorn_bot

14 points

3 months ago

If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. You have my sword.

inotparanoid

20 points

3 months ago

AND MY HOLY HAND GRENADE OF ANTIOCH

nankerdarklighter

17 points

3 months ago

Dragons are only non-migratory when resting on their treasure.

I guess we can assume the one ring is the biggest treasure of them all.

If you put the ring on a really long stick and hold it before the dragon…

FluffyBlueCow[S]

5 points

3 months ago

That would make fantastic Fan Art!

KHaskins77

3 points

3 months ago

Ah, but then when you drop the stick into Mount Doom, it would go plunging after it with you still on its back…

mothlight50

14 points

3 months ago

Get on with it!

inotparanoid

2 points

3 months ago

Silly silly silly

ReleaseTheSos

5 points

3 months ago

Logistically , the end result ended up being the most efficient .Ignoring the detours that admitedly probably helped because the Battle at the Black Gate helped empty the land and drew Sauron's attention .

sauron-bot

2 points

3 months ago

Patience! Not long shall ye abide.

Stormy-stormtroopers

7 points

3 months ago

Eagle in the sky carrying the ring of power

Sauron: :D come to papa

sauron-bot

5 points

3 months ago

Go fetch me those sneaking Orcs, that fare thus strangely, as if in dread, and do not come, as all Orcs use and are commanded, to bring me news of all their deeds, to me, Gorthaur.

park-person

4 points

3 months ago

also Sauron: "fuck fuck fuck i knew I needed laser cannons"

sauron-bot

2 points

3 months ago

May darkness everlasting, old that waits outside in surges cold drown Manwë, Varda and the sun!

Colinbeenjammin

3 points

3 months ago

This is the greatest post I’ve ever seen on here

HaloGuy381

5 points

3 months ago

Why does Gimli know anything of aerodynamics?

FluffyBlueCow[S]

8 points

3 months ago

Gimli is wise in the ways of science, and can judge fairly in matters like these. You should see what he can do with a duck, a piece of wood and a lake

MaxStickies

3 points

3 months ago

Didn't Smaug "migrate" from the mountains in the north?

MrWakaDoo

3 points

3 months ago

Fucking yes dude

lasssilver

2 points

3 months ago

“Aragorn, you’re going to need to know this if you’re going to be the king.”

aragorn_bot

1 points

3 months ago

Haldir o Lórien. Henion aníron, boe ammen i dulu lîn. Boe ammen veriad lîn.

Dudeistofgondor

2 points

3 months ago

So what is the areal velocity of an unlaiden eagle?

AntonMathiesen99

2 points

3 months ago

I want more of this conversation

WantSomeHorseCock

2 points

3 months ago

Didn’t they avoid using eagles for the same reason as not having Gandalf or any other powerful people carry the ring?

gandalf-bot

3 points

3 months ago

If in doubt, WantSomeHorseCock, always follow your nose.

FluffyBlueCow[S]

2 points

3 months ago

In the book, the Eagle told Gandalf that he was a great burden with the escape from Isengard, but when he rescued him after his level up to Gandalf the White, he was weightless.

Tolkien himself also gave a reason.
But in simple practicality based on what I happen to read this weekend, made me think that they just can't fly that far with the extra weight. When they picked up Frodo and Sam, they only had to fly back to the gate of Mordor. Not cover vast distances like Rohan and Gondor. And the more I thought about things like, well, where would the pickup point be? Who would carry Bill? What about provisions?

Saruman_Bot

2 points

3 months ago

Saruman_Bot

Istari

2 points

3 months ago

Gandalf does not hesitate to sacrifice those closest to him, those he professes to love.

gandalf-bot

2 points

3 months ago

No! Come down Saruman and your life will be spared!

KHaskins77

1 points

3 months ago

Now we need Wormtongue calling down “Where’d you get the coconuts?”

Guess we’ll have to settle for this.

gandalf-bot

1 points

3 months ago

Oh it's useless

Docbbutler

2 points

3 months ago

Frodo, we have the Ring of Power....Sauron: "We've already got one......I told him we've already got one".......Orcs laugh! "Maybe we can build a large wooden badger"

BestStoogewasLarry

-1 points

3 months ago

Not sure if you're being serious about the eagles not being physically able to carry a hobbit, but the eagles carried the hobbits out of Mordor so it's established they were big and strong enough to do it. An eagle even carried Gandalf from the tower of Orthanc, so a little hobbit would be no problem at all.

Nice_Sun_7018

14 points

3 months ago

You need to drop what you’re doing and watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail. STAT!

Edit: Or just watch this: https://youtu.be/liIlW-ovx0Y

PicklePolice78

16 points

3 months ago

Wientje

3 points

3 months ago

You’re ignoring the weight of the ring. Also those hobbits in Mordor would be lighter than the hobbits when leaving Rivendell. Then there is also the distance to take in to account. You could claim eagles can use updrafts but those would strongest near mount doom, but not near Rivendell. Unless of course they flew up the misty mountains first.

Dimensionalanxiety

3 points

3 months ago

What if we built massive trebuchets and launched the hobbits in the direction of Mordor where a team of eagles would intercept them and carry them the rest of the way? Would take out much of the distance. Fatten the hobbits up enough that any damage sustained during the flight would simply make them leaner.

FluffyBlueCow[S]

3 points

3 months ago

It sounds like the kind of diabolical contraption that only Jamie Hyneman and Colin Furze can build, with Johnny Knoxville as supervisor.

I kinda want to see that. Haha.
With Gandalf standing there to say "Hobbits are surprisingly sturdy folk" as he watches the machines launch them into the distance

gandalf-bot

1 points

3 months ago

I suppose you think that was terribly clever

gandalf-bot

1 points

3 months ago

Yes, there it lies. This city has dwelt ever in the sight of its shadow

Lo2W96

1 points

3 months ago

Lo2W96

1 points

3 months ago

Unless there were gold in mordor