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December 5, 2011

Once a year, my friends and I all get together for a day to watch all three Lord of the Rings movies back-to-back. Not only do we watch these incredibly long movies - we watch the extended editions that weren't released in theaters. That's over 11 hours of awesomeness!

Now, you may think I'm crazy. But you're wrong. Think about it, and you'll realize there's no other way to possibly watch these movies. By going through this journey, you're actually mimicing the arduous path of the fellowship. It's not a fun romp in the woods. It's a friggin' slog to Mordor.

We've been doing this for 8 years now, and each year takes on a special flavor. The best thing that happened this year was during the first big battle in Moria. Our friend brought his two young boys, and the yougest was standing up and bellowing mighty battle cries at the screen, doing his part to help out the good guys. He's 3. He's amazing. I can only hope my future kids will be that epicly cool. I plan to start them early by putting headphones up to my wife's pregnant belly and playing the soundtrack. That'll work, right?

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03:50 AM Jan 10 2012



Lord of the Rings: the best movie ever made! In my opinion, that's the only movie that is better than the book (sorry, Mr. Tolkien, but that's true). I remember when I watched it for the first time. I went to the movies with a cousin but we didn't had chosen a movie yet. So we picked the Lord of the Rings... The Return of the King. We haven't watched the last two movies, so we were completely lost! But hey, that's the magic of this movie: both of us, who haven't seen anything related to it before and had no idea about the plot, left the theater with a smile on the faces and, we had decided: we needed to go to the nearest video store to rental the Fellowship Society and The Two Towers. And now I'm looking forward to see The Hobbit! 

Your baby is lucky for listening to the best soundtrack of the best movie in this world!