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New Zealand Turning Hobbits Into Actual Cash

timothy posted about 2 years ago | from the phase-two-is-to-revive-smaug dept.

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Curseyoukhan writes "With its economy struggling, New Zealand hopes to cash in on 'The Hobbit' by turning it into actual cash. The nation is releasing special commemorative coins depicting characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved book. The coin release coincides with the premiere of the first installment in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of the book. It is also part of a publicity campaign aimed to rebrand the country '100 percent Middle Earth.'"

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Future historians will be confused (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41619583)

As they find the ancient coins, they will no doubt believe New Zealand was ruled by Hobbits.

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

tysonedwards (969693) | about 2 years ago | (#41619775)

Well, considering that they have already released coins of poorly dressed older men in dire need of a shave (hobos?) and rabbits, seems to make sense that a hobbit had to be coming sooner or later.

Re:Future historians will be confused (2)

crazyjj (2598719) | about 2 years ago | (#41619855)

I'm just glad New Zealand finally found an industry more lucrative than sheep herding.

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

Sulphur (1548251) | about 2 years ago | (#41620419)

I'm just glad New Zealand finally found an industry more lucrative than sheep herding.

Are there sheep on their coinage?

Re:Future historians will be confused (1, Funny)

ShieldW0lf (601553) | about 2 years ago | (#41620427)

the value of New Zealand's currency has doubled, hurting exports and making it more expensive for tourists. Some 15 percent of the offices in Wellington's business district are empty.

Maybe they should quit trying to structure their society into an amusement park and rely on others to handle the practical concerns that keep them alive, and instead take a hint from the likes of, say, North Korea, who actually face the problems that life puts in front of them and address them with their own hands instead of passing the buck to someone else like a little bitch.

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

the Hewster (734122) | about 2 years ago | (#41621155)

Maybe they should quit trying to structure their society into an amusement park and rely on others to handle the practical concerns that keep them alive, and instead take a hint from the likes of, say, North Korea, who actually face the problems that life puts in front of them and address them with their own hands instead of passing the buck to someone else like a little bitch.

That way they could also enjoy a quality of life simimilar to those who live North Korea! Oh... wait... are you serious?

Re:Future historians will be confused (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41627463)

He only thinks he is.

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

jemmyw (624065) | about 2 years ago | (#41622713)

We've been looking for an office in Wellington over the last few weeks. I'd say the reason so many offices are empty is due to their state (earthquake prone, in serious need of refurbishment, etc) rather than demand.

Re:Future historians will be confused (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41627501)

instead take a hint from the likes of, say, North Korea, who actually face the problems that life puts in front of them and address them with their own hands...

...by clasping them together to beg for more food from the Americans they depend on to feed them.

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

rtb61 (674572) | about 2 years ago | (#41628927)

I know it can be a little embarrassing for you country to alter it coinage something that'll last for hundreds even thousands of years over something so meaningless as a single movie but everyone makes mistakes, they oversee something rather insignificant as big and important, when it really isn't especially when it's involved in something as shallow as the movie industry. Suck it up, laugh at the idiot's that made the mistake, make fun of them and as you got modded turn it into a joke. It is silly and that is the only way to treat it, accept that quite a few people often get pulled in by the glitz and glamour.

New Zealand will always struggle due to size, limited resources and isolated location, Australia suffers much the same with regards to isolated location. Such is life. The original founders across both sides of the Tasmanrecognised this which is why they incorporated the ability for both countries to unite but political idiots latter on got all nationalistic to suck in voters and screwed it all up. The spirit of ANZAC was basically killed by lying ass hat politicians.

Re:Future historians will be confused (2)

SplashMyBandit (1543257) | about 2 years ago | (#41622195)

> I'm just glad New Zealand finally found an industry more lucrative than sheep herding.
It's called beef. There are still plenty of sheep about but the numbers have gone down as more cows have been raised - since milk solids and beef are worth more than lamb and mutton at the moment. Yes, I'm from New Zealand so we do hear about these things.

Part of New Zealand's supposed "struggling" economy is the fact that our public debt (eg that of the government and people) is relatively low as a proportion of GDP compared to say, England, Greece etc. The economic growth rate is around 1% and poised to slow to about half that, but at least it is still growing. As a result the New Zealand dollar has been getting stronger vs the greenback etc. This helps importers but hurts exporters as NZ goods become more expensive overseas. Naturally every country would like to optimize exports vs imports, so it is a balancing act between making our goods competitively priced and easier to sell and our imports cheaper.

One observer from the UK once noted that in the UK the public would have a large segment of national news devoted to football in New Zealand he found it was devoted to economic news instead. For a little flea like us, we notice whether the dog or the tail is wagging :)

ps. I liked your joke. I just took the opportunity to bring up some tidbits you'd never hear otherwise - not that anyone is particularly interested, but the New Zealand economy is not often its own slashdot topic. Incidentally, New Zealand has some pretty hi-tech and innovative outfits, kinda like Israel (similar population) does (although New Zealand has a vastly larger land mass than Israel; about 77% of Germany in size).

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

MrBigInThePants (624986) | about 2 years ago | (#41623353)

You are wrong.

OUr "public" debt is enormously high and is in fact one of the highest in the OECD per capita. (like iceland's was)

Our government debt is low.

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

rjmnz (165487) | about 2 years ago | (#41624943)

Actually grandparent is right. Our public debt is our government or sovereign debt. This is the debt that the government and all of us collectively are responsible for. This is low.
Our private debt is high. This is the debt you and I chose to take on (credit cards, car finance mortgage etc) and are individually responsible for.
Fortunately for us this debt does not have as much impact on national credit ratings and perceptions of financial stability.

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

sootman (158191) | about 2 years ago | (#41623533)

> I just took the opportunity to bring up some tidbits you'd never hear
> otherwise - not that anyone is particularly interested, but the New
> Zealand economy is not often its own slashdot topic.

This is why I come to slashdot. Random cool stuff, written right now by actual humans (MS VB ShillBots aside) that I never would have heard about any other way. Good post, thanks. :-)

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

SplashMyBandit (1543257) | about 2 years ago | (#41626517)

Thank you very much. It makes it worthwhile to post knowing that some people enjoy learning about all sorts of random stuff (as I do too :) ).

Lol, you are so right about the MS shillbots, but I think they're mostly about how Visual Studio (VS) is supposed to be the shizzle (no thanks, I'd rather be truly cross-platform).

Cheers!

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

tehcyder (746570) | about 2 years ago | (#41629009)

This is why I come to slashdot. Random cool stuff, written right now by actual humans (MS VB ShillBots aside) that I never would have heard about any other way. Good post, thanks. :-)

You make it sound like details of the NZ economy are some exotic pieces of information you'd never have come across otherwise.

Don't you ever read newspapers or look at internet news sites beyond the first couple of headlines?

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

Blue_Wombat (737891) | about 2 years ago | (#41627609)

The growth rate isn't 1%, it's 2.6% (Statistics NZ, quarter ended June). Also, the NZ dollar isn't as strong as many make it out - historically we were fixed against the $US (until the mid 1980s), and that's still what people seem to quote as "the" exchange rate. We are up against some currencies like the US and UK - because their economies are in the toilet and their central banks are debasing their currencies as fast as they can. Against other major trading partners (eg Australia, our biggest) the NZ dollar has actually weakened quite a bit.

Re:Future historians will be confused (4, Funny)

Big Hairy Ian (1155547) | about 2 years ago | (#41620001)

I've been short changed before but this is ridiculous!

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

Grayhand (2610049) | about 2 years ago | (#41620269)

I've been short changed before but this is ridiculous!

Next time you come up short you'll have an excuse.

Re:Future historians will be confused (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41620449)

Imagine when they find a stash of Chuck E Cheese tokens.

Re:Future historians will be confused (3, Funny)

Glothar (53068) | about 2 years ago | (#41620719)

Forget future historians, in 600 years, when Hobbitism rises as the worlds newest major religion, the coins will be used by fundamentalists as proof that Hobbitism is the One Truth, and encouragement for the furthering of their grim beliefs.

A large sect of Hobbitics in Western Europe will base their entire world view on the belief that there was no allegory or symbolism in the Lord of the Rings, and thus Balrogs do have wings, foxes are sentient, and that if you become suitably evil, you'll turn into a floating eyeball. They'll lobby the Grande Bankocracy of America to force the teaching of Ainuism as an alternative to Evolution. In late November, they will gather together in a large field with a bucket of these coins, separate into five groups, and then murder each other until someone spots an eagle. Then, the group with the shortest individual gets all the gold.

Why don't people think about consequences when they make commemorative coins like this?

[/far-too-much-tolkien-knowledge]

oh boo hoo (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41628853)

the consequences of everyone walking around with real gold in their hands. How terrible. If everyone started buying the gold ones with every cent they had, inflation would become a thing of the past..

I'd take that over 'historical interpretation' any day.

History is mainly lies as it is..

Re:Future historians will be confused (1)

sootman (158191) | about 2 years ago | (#41620923)

On a related note, I thought Toy Story was great because they did such an incredible job of mimicking the styles of certain types of toys. Now when kids see the movies, they just think "Hey, it's a movie about those toys I have."

Soylent Green (4, Funny)

thomasdz (178114) | about 2 years ago | (#41619589)

Personally, I'd grind my hobbits into a paste and sell it as health food. I'd make millions!

Re:Soylent Green (1)

tepples (727027) | about 2 years ago | (#41619613)

Let me guess: The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, except the hobbits in that book are called Eloi and the orcs called Morlocks.

Re:Soylent Green (2)

dkleinsc (563838) | about 2 years ago | (#41619711)

Grima, is that you?

Re:Soylent Green (2)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 2 years ago | (#41620313)

I'd boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew.

Headlines (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41619601)

Am I the only one whom thought they where grinding up hobbits and smelting them into coins?

Re:Headlines (1)

TWX (665546) | about 2 years ago | (#41619943)

Soylent Greenbacks! It's made of short people!

Re:Headlines (1)

azalin (67640) | about 2 years ago | (#41620117)

Isn't that basically the reoccurring storyline of the Smurfs?

Filthy Bagginses (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41619609)

One does not simply mint Hobbit coins. We leave that to Frodo Bernanke.

Don't they realize who they're competing with now? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41619611)

The Marshall Islands and other Micronesian states will be very upset that somebody is horning in on their turf.

New Zealand will have to train their sheep to make aquatic landings now.

Re:Don't they realize who they're competing with n (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41619909)

I don't want Polynesians or Micronesians ... where are the regular Nesians?

Re:Don't they realize who they're competing with n (1)

atrain728 (1835698) | about 2 years ago | (#41620021)

They're called Amnesians, and they have a hard time remembering.

Re:Don't they realize who they're competing with n (1)

azalin (67640) | about 2 years ago | (#41620129)

I don't want Polynesians or Micronesians ... where are the regular Nesians?

They live in a certain Loch in Scotland

turning hobbits into cash? (4, Informative)

hamburger lady (218108) | about 2 years ago | (#41619619)

is that like turning smurfs into gold? cause remember you need six of em.

Re:turning hobbits into cash? (1)

sootman (158191) | about 2 years ago | (#41623425)

> is that like turning smurfs into gold? cause
> remember you need six of em.
> Score:4, Informative

I <3 /.

Question for the fans. (0)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about 2 years ago | (#41619643)

Why is it called Middle Earth?

Middle of what? Is it a region in the middle of the known world, with Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Earth on the sides? Middle era? Some aspect of the native's religion, viewing it as the middle ground between their versions of heaven and hell? Because I havn't the faintest idea, and I care not enough to google.

Re:Question for the fans. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41619705)

And yet you care enough to point out how you don't know and bitch on here...

Wrong dimension in mind (1)

RobertLTux (260313) | about 2 years ago | (#41619715)

You have the Early/Ancient Earth then Middle Earth and Late Earth ----this is NOW

Re:Question for the fans. (1)

EricTheGreen (223110) | about 2 years ago | (#41619785)

Sorta "middle" as in "between heaven and hell", with less a theological slant and more of a "where men lead their lives, between the worlds of the rest of the universe". If you know Norse mythology at all, think of Midgard (the "middle world", home of plain ol' humanity) vs. Jotunheim, Alfheim, Asgard, etc.

Troll (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41619985)

I love you, Sir Troll. No wait, I don't. You suck at it. Fuck you.

Miss opportunity. (4, Interesting)

Dyinobal (1427207) | about 2 years ago | (#41619685)

They really missed an opportunity here, they could of minted coins that are meant to appear as if they had come from Smaug's Horde. I'd pay for a coin that was cast to look as if it had come from the lonely mountain.

Maybe I'm just a big nerd but I honestly don't think commemorative character coins are all that interesting. Give me something that is anchored in the story

Re:Miss opportunity. (1)

EricTheGreen (223110) | about 2 years ago | (#41619827)

And just imagine what they'd get for the Arkenstone....

Re:Miss opportunity. (1)

chaos_technique (1191999) | about 2 years ago | (#41620045)

Hoard! (and this comes from a cheese eating surrender grammar nazi monkey)

Re:Miss opportunity. (1)

Dyinobal (1427207) | about 2 years ago | (#41620057)

ah damn you're right sorry. Must be a hold over from my world of warcraft phase.

Re:Miss opportunity. (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 2 years ago | (#41621133)

Maybe they should try their hands at rings. They have a volcano or two around there, do they not?

Re:Miss opportunity. (1)

pjt33 (739471) | about 2 years ago | (#41623169)

They're late to the party. I saw the One Ring for sale in a souk in Muscat about seven years ago. In fact, that shop had at least two of them...

Re:Miss opportunity. (1)

Macgrrl (762836) | about 2 years ago | (#41625507)

Weta workshop had a number of 'One Ring's for sale that were made to the same specifications as those used in the film. I bought one for my husband a few years back. At the time they were out of gold rings in his size and we bought a silver ring. He recently got it electroplated with gold, it kept the engraving beautifully.

Re:Miss opportunity. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41625997)

Yes, they "could of". And maybe should of. And would of if they could of!

Well. We of had a nice chat here, but I of to get going.

Anyone still fall for the commemorative coin scam? (1)

Squidlips (1206004) | about 2 years ago | (#41619701)

This is one of the oldest investment scams in the world. Who would be stupid enough to buy these...oh wait...

Re:Anyone still fall for the commemorative coin sc (1)

magarity (164372) | about 2 years ago | (#41620445)

The ones that just have face value are only have "collectable" value, yes, but the one that's pure gold could probably be classed as an actual investment.

Re:Anyone still fall for the commemorative coin sc (1)

mcgrew (92797) | about 2 years ago | (#41621143)

A Brit gave me a coin (I believe it's legal tender but I don't remember) commemorating Charles and Diane's wedding back in the early eighties, is it worth anything?

Re:Anyone still fall for the commemorative coin sc (1)

pjt33 (739471) | about 2 years ago | (#41623201)

They're going for about 5 GBP on eBay, so don't get your hopes up.

Forged in Mount Doom! (4, Interesting)

KatchooNJ (173554) | about 2 years ago | (#41619717)

I can already envision the corny TV commercial hawking these things. If they showed the orcs producing the coins like they were churning out weapons in the movies, that would be pure perfection.

Running Man (1)

Ol Biscuitbarrel (1859702) | about 2 years ago | (#41619731)

How about a Most Dangerous Game Show? I'd buy that for a Sackville!

"Depicting Characters from the Book" (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 2 years ago | (#41619747)

The nation is releasing special commemorative coins depicting the actors who played the characters in the movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved book

FTFY.

Re:"Depicting Characters from the Book" (1)

magarity (164372) | about 2 years ago | (#41620475)

depicting the actors who played the characters in the movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved book

That's how they get around paying Tolkien's estate. Otherwise the licensing would definitely make NZ come out in the red from the project.

Re:"Depicting Characters from the Book" (1)

crunchygranola (1954152) | about 2 years ago | (#41620909)

depicting the actors who played the characters in the movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved book

That's how they get around paying Tolkien's estate. Otherwise the licensing would definitely make NZ come out in the red from the project.

Wait a second. The actors control their own image for commercial purposes also. Why is there cut necessarily smaller? If Tolkien's estate wants some more scratch they can negotiated a deal that keeps NZ in the black also. Now they are getting 100% of nothing.

Re:"Depicting Characters from the Book" (1)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about 2 years ago | (#41621317)

That's how they get around paying Tolkien's estate.

How so? As The Hobbit is not illustrated, NZ coin designers would otherwise have to create the characters in their own vision, which would be considered an independent work, and thus, not subject to royalty.

Or I haven't had nearly enough caffeine today and thus, am way off base. So it goes.

We buy any hobbit... dot com (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41619761)

As any long suffering UK ad-watcher will be singing right about now.

Hobbit Port (1)

bosef1 (208943) | about 2 years ago | (#41619795)

Is this like Settlers of Catan, only instead of a sheep port, you have a hobbit port? "I'll get wood for two hobbits," indeed.

Re:Hobbit Port (3, Funny)

dkleinsc (563838) | about 2 years ago | (#41621785)

"I'll get wood for two hobbits," indeed.

Kinky.

For a second I thought... (1)

Razgorov Prikazka (1699498) | about 2 years ago | (#41619839)

That Gargamel was finally successful replacing smurfs with hobbits...

Books, or movies? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41619849)

Will the coins portray characters from the books, Tolkien sketches, Peter Jackson movies, or some other depiction?

Warning to Tourists (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41619857)

Remember folks, visiting New "Middle Earth" Zealand is all fun and games until a Ringwraith shows up in your hotel room.

Re:Warning to Tourists (1)

Sulphur (1548251) | about 2 years ago | (#41620499)

Remember folks, visiting New "Middle Earth" Zealand is all fun and games until a Ringwraith shows up in your hotel room.

And gets on your coins.

Re:Warning to Tourists (1)

DiSKiLLeR (17651) | about 2 years ago | (#41621663)

Remember folks, visiting New "Middle Earth" Zealand is all fun and games until a Ringwraith shows up in your hotel room.

Psssh. Nonsense. That kind of stuff never happens here.

Not that often, anyway.

Alternative Article Title (1)

RivenAleem (1590553) | about 2 years ago | (#41619867)

"Current Length of Copyright Allows Authors to Print Own Money (from beyond the grave)"

Are the real currency? (1)

Zcar (756484) | about 2 years ago | (#41619995)

Are these official New Zealand currency (typically minted by the Royal Mint in the UK or the Royal Canadian Mint), or commemoratives produced by the New Zealand Mint, a private company which doesn't produce New Zealand's currency?

Re:Are the real currency? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41620141)

You could have found that out in about 5 seconds had you bothered to click to the article, significantly quicker than your ramble.

Yes, they are legal tender.

Re:Are the real currency? (1)

Zcar (756484) | about 2 years ago | (#41622201)

But where? It's not clear from the article. As far as I can tell, the New Zealand Mint doesn't produce any legal New Zealand tender, but they do produce legal tender commemoratives for other South Pacific countries, e.g. Fiji. And, this sort of coin looks like it's right up their alley with their Muhammed Ali, Star Wars, etc. coin sets. They could be legal tender on Pitcairn Island.

Per the Reserve Bank of New Zealand coins have been minted at (as of 2009):
Royal Mint: 1967, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008
Royal Australian Mint: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1988
Royal Canadian Mint: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 2000, 2006, 2007 and 2008
Norwegian Mint: 1996 and 1997 (Cupro-Nickel coins only)
South African Mint Company: 1997 ($2 coins only), 1998, and 1999

Re:Are the real currency? (1)

DiSKiLLeR (17651) | about 2 years ago | (#41621653)

I thought NZ Currency was minted in Australia.

For the longest time NZ had the exact same coins as Australia.

Re:Are the real currency? (1)

SplashMyBandit (1543257) | about 2 years ago | (#41622253)

Dunno about the coins but the 'paper' (plastic) notes get printed in Singapore, although may have moved to Hong Kong now.

Re:Are the real currency? (1)

rossdee (243626) | about 2 years ago | (#41623003)

"For the longest time NZ had the exact same coins as Australia."

When was this? The 19th century

NZ coins had their own designs way back in the days before decimal currency. I remember there was a Tui on the Penny
You could find them as radding in the back of D cell torches

I wonder how much my 1940 Centennial Half-Crown is worth these days

Re:Are the real currency? (1)

compro01 (777531) | about 2 years ago | (#41625027)

I believe current NZ coins are made by the Royal Canadian Mint. We make a lot of countries coins as they invented some interesting electroplating technique that makes nice looking plated steel coins that are difficult to counterfeit.

Re:Are the real currency? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41626247)

i used to work at the Australian Mint, we weren't producing NZ coins at the time although i believe we had previously.

Anyway, Canadian coins are good because they use cheap steel, while for eg Aus uses tin in addition to nickel/copper which is really expensive. So good, Not so much for counterfeiting but mostly due to high metal prices. Not many places seem to bother making fake coins as all the work to pressing them to look the same will make it not worth while, we mostly saw fakes which were tried to pass off as damaged coin out of car crushers, etc.

Re:Are the real currency? (1)

bruce_the_loon (856617) | about 2 years ago | (#41623841)

The article says the coins are legal tender if that answers your question.

Re:Are the real currency? (1)

jrumney (197329) | about 2 years ago | (#41625875)

Commemorative coins are legal tender. They are seldom used as such, since their market value is usually higher than their face value. Though sometimes they have been released into the market by Post Office counters giving them as change, and you do see the odd one in circulation for a while after release.

One does not simply . . . (1)

pariahdecss (534450) | about 2 years ago | (#41620253)

. . . turn Hobbits into cash - it is actually a pretty involved process like breeding an army of Uruk-Hai - lots of resources and planning

Tolkien Estate (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41620329)

C&D in 3... 2... 1... unless of course the NZ taxpayer is giving money to those-who-never-did-anything-but-reap-the-rewards-of-their-forefathers-because-the-French-demanded-so-back-in-the-1880s.

All Blacks (1)

trandles (135223) | about 2 years ago | (#41621329)

I always knew the All Blacks were created by Saruman at Isengard.

Quite a "collector's Item" (1)

kjshark (312401) | about 2 years ago | (#41621931)

You'd getting 1 oz gold in a $3,695.00 coin. Granted there's numismatic value, but at ( spot price last I checked ) $1767, that's quite a markup.

Re:Quite a "collector's Item" (1)

compro01 (777531) | about 2 years ago | (#41625057)

That's 3,695 NZD.

It's "only" $3,021 USD.

ANY OLD HOBBIT! (1)

gijoel (628142) | about 2 years ago | (#41622299)

ANY OLD HOBBIT!
ANY OLD HOBBIT!
ANY OLD HOBBIT!

We pay cash for any old hobbit! Go to tradeahobbit.com

With Xena-Gabby kiss follow up series (1)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | about 2 years ago | (#41622413)

Good luck surpassing the success of New Zealand's previous commerative stamp collection: The Large, Dark-Brown Areolae of Xena: Warrior Princess

Smurfs (1)

SharpFang (651121) | about 2 years ago | (#41622851)

I know Gargamel was trying to catch the Smurfs to turn them into gold. But Hobbits?!

'actual cash'... well that's an odd image (1)

PJ6 (1151747) | about 2 years ago | (#41626313)

The title had me thinking of a scene out of The Wall, with hobbits on a conveyor belt being dropped into a grinder oozing cash out of it.

Never mixed Pink Floyd with Tolkien before. I usually don't get really creative, screwed up images like that unless I'm dreaming. Thanks, Slashdot!
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