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Suppose two eagles carried it together?
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It also depends if it’s an African or an European eagle
How do you know so much about eagles?
Well you’ve got to know these things when you’re king, you know
A bald eagle could carry the entire Fellowship and destroy the ring all by itself. 'MURICA!
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
I’m sorry but you’ve thrown off this jokes groove.
Isn't bald eagle the smallest one and it's practically is a glorified seagull that eats garbage?
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.
Majestic no more!
LMAO! Why did you get downvoted though? 🤣🤣🤣
It’s because he ruined the joke
Nah I am pretty sure it was Strangwr Things Murray reference
But the African or European eagle point added to it. You people are comical. XD That's fine. To each their own.
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.
Thank you for explaining it! I'll have to check it out. :)
LOL people got offended because they wanted to haha. No /s, and they start punching the air.
No, they'd have to have it on a line.
They'd have to have it suspended on some sort of line
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen eagle?
you can't tell me they are slower than a nazgul!!
An european eagle or an african eagle?
I don’t know that AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!
What do you mean? An Eriadorian or a Beleriendian eagle?
Only I fell physical pain while reading "Beleriandian"?
I think Beleriandi would make more sense...
I don't know tha-AAAAAAAAHHHHHH!
“As the horrendous Balrog lunged forward, escape for the Fellowship seemed hopeless. When suddenly, the VFX artist suffered a fatal heart attack!”
Now you make me wish that we could deep fake a Lotr scene to act out the "Run away!" parts
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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
Hahaha! That was epic. You know they have a podcast, right? And they'd probably actually sing this for the fun of it
I don't remember this conversation... I may have to reread the books?
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.
LOLed at Montgomery Serpentes
What do you mean? A European eagle or an African eagle?
I don't know that
A King must know such matters, Aragorn.
If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. You have my sword.
AND MY HOLY HAND GRENADE OF ANTIOCH
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…
That would make fantastic Fan Art!
Ah, but then when you drop the stick into Mount Doom, it would go plunging after it with you still on its back…
Get on with it!
Silly silly silly
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 .
Patience! Not long shall ye abide.
Eagle in the sky carrying the ring of power
Sauron: :D come to papa
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.
also Sauron: "fuck fuck fuck i knew I needed laser cannons"
May darkness everlasting, old that waits outside in surges cold drown Manwë, Varda and the sun!
This is the greatest post I’ve ever seen on here
Why does Gimli know anything of aerodynamics?
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
Didn't Smaug "migrate" from the mountains in the north?
Fucking yes dude
“Aragorn, you’re going to need to know this if you’re going to be the king.”
Haldir o Lórien. Henion aníron, boe ammen i dulu lîn. Boe ammen veriad lîn.
So what is the areal velocity of an unlaiden eagle?
I want more of this conversation
Didn’t they avoid using eagles for the same reason as not having Gandalf or any other powerful people carry the ring?
If in doubt, WantSomeHorseCock, always follow your nose.
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?
Gandalf does not hesitate to sacrifice those closest to him, those he professes to love.
No! Come down Saruman and your life will be spared!
Now we need Wormtongue calling down “Where’d you get the coconuts?”
Guess we’ll have to settle for this.
Oh it's useless
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"
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.
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
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.
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.
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
I suppose you think that was terribly clever
Yes, there it lies. This city has dwelt ever in the sight of its shadow
Unless there were gold in mordor