A Toast To J.R.R. Tolkien

Posted: January 3, 2011
A Toast To J.R.R. Tolkien
Lift your goblet up high as Stephen Johnson, Nikole Zivalich, and Jake Gaskill give a toast to J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of The Lord of the Rings. His memories lives on with the upcoming adventure game, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North.

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  • falaborn

    stop talkin sht bout tolkien dammit

    Posted: January 21, 2011 9:46 PM
  • greengiant17

    I can attest to the truth contained in this video. Every word is completely true and factual, including that Vulcan is spoken in pawn shops and auto body companies. I work at a pawn shop and can attest to this truth, Vulcan is all we speak when we go to work.

    Posted: January 5, 2011 5:57 AM
  • TemplarOfBacon

    Of course Gandalf would win! He knows about the Flames of Udun :O !!!!

    Posted: January 4, 2011 5:07 PM
  • theBEAST137

    LOL that was one of the funniest videos ive ever seen on this site. VERY WELL DONE G4!
    P.S: Stephen Johnson!!!!!

    Posted: January 4, 2011 4:00 PM
  • gtamaster503


    Posted: January 4, 2011 3:05 PM
  • crocodilius

    I should read the books sometime, they must be better than the movies (summed up pretty well in Clerks2)

    Posted: January 4, 2011 2:13 PM
  • Bigfoot511


    Posted: January 4, 2011 11:42 AM
  • cardinalsfan1122

    Wow Warner Bros, is trying to bribe G4 with non Alchoholic cider! Cheap b*st*rds!

    Posted: January 4, 2011 10:45 AM
  • Admiral_Ackbar

    Happy birthday JRR, if he were alive today he would owe Peter Jackson one heck of a blumpkin. The books were good, but the movies were great. No lame Hobbit sing alongs every other page, made Aragorn a bad ass instead of a whiner who couldn't make a decision until the end, and no Tom Bombadil... YAY!!!

    He did however create modern fantasy, and we would not have Dungeons and Dragons, or by extension most RPGs or video games without his early groundwork.

    Posted: January 4, 2011 10:41 AM
  • jungan

    Tolkein is not dead.

    Posted: January 4, 2011 10:10 AM
  • Completist

    I hope to be eleventy-nine years old.

    Posted: January 4, 2011 7:16 AM
  • Mobe81

    Uh... Is he saying Toltien? Cause I swear he keeps saying Toltien, and its making me wish I was smart enough to invent a time machine, so I can go back to when this was being recorded, and smack him right in the mouth. Might go open hand and put a little extra hip into it.

    But we shall never know....

    But seriously is he saying Toltien?

    Posted: January 4, 2011 6:25 AM
  • Christ0bell

    I dont think Stephen even had a script....was just improv....and if so. I Toast to him for the random spluriousness of funny.

    P.S .....Gandalf would kick Voldermorts butt easily. A wand is no match for the half a tree of a staff that the Stormcrow carried.

    Posted: January 4, 2011 5:37 AM
  • firecloud42

    Happy Birth day J.R.R. Tolkien

    and I'll get on the bandwagon and say that Gandalf could easily take Voldemort...and my main reasoning for this is he's more than a Mage but a great tactician (well to me)

    Posted: January 4, 2011 1:40 AM
  • thegamestoreguy@hotmail.com

    Hahaha. I salute you Tolkien. I have nothing amazing or inspirational to say except that I hope you have a grand birthday and you truly enjoy yourself.

    Also, just because I've never had a change to say this, your books are excellent. They have consisted of one of the core elements of my childhood and have been read and re-read multiple times.

    Posted: January 4, 2011 1:06 AM
  • firecloud42

    Happy Birth day J.R.R. Tolkien

    and I'll get on the bandwagon and say that Gandalf could easily take Voldemort...and my main reasoning for this is he's more than a Mage but a great tactician (well to me)

    Posted: January 4, 2011 1:02 AM
  • AntiquesRoadwarrior

    Okay, Voldemort was fueled by hate and evil, making him rather powerful, I'll admit. On the other hand, Gandalf was sent by the freakin' Gods! He's an allegorical Michael or Rafael, while Voldemort's like some fallen angel.

    History lesson: Gandalf and the other Istari were once Maiar, lesser Gods of the Valar, and were sent to Middle-Earth to deal with the Sauron problem. Gandalf, or Olorin according to the Valar, began to become like Odin the Wanderer, eventually encountering and enjoying human feelings among the hobbits. Then, of course, there is his resurrection, Jesus-style, after killing the Balrog in Moria.

    Voldemort, on the other hand, had his life artificially extended, rather than being a deity, by a bunch of hatred for a little boy he couldn't seem to kill. It's all very Coyote v. Road-runner. Actually, he's on par with Sly's Clockwerk, so maybe Gandalf would just pull out his hate chip, although Sam would lose the use of his legs thereafter.

    And, no Symicide, they totally smoke a tobacco-like weed, Tolkien even calls it tobacco. However, Gandalf and Saruman have this spat at the White council meeting about its helpfulness and its effects which has misled potheads into false conclusions. Eventually, though, Saruman is found to have smoked the weed himself, if one remembers the scene in the destroyed Isengard, where Merry and Pippin find some. This also foreshadows that Saruman had some dealings with the Shire-folk, leading to the terrible ending sequence that was thankfully left out of the movie.

    At first I thought this video was an excuse to drink alcohol at work, but apparently it's just one of those marketing bribes that would seem seedy in another context. If Roger Ebert got cider from Spielberg or something, people might be POed. I'm fine with it though. You guys should return the gift, though, and just ask for cash instead.

    Posted: January 4, 2011 12:02 AM
  • TheMilkMonster

    I'll have to pack a fill o' pipe-weed and dip in to the gaffer's old brew in honor of the man himself.
    i just bought a j.r.r. tolkien 2011 calendar today with lotr's art in it and i didn't even know it was his birthday.

    Posted: January 3, 2011 11:36 PM
  • Gamelife1

    Hmm, dont know where I stand on the whole Voldemort vs Gandalf battle. I would probably so voldemort because his prophecy basically says the only person that can defeat him is harry potter. Although, gandalf just looks so much more beast with a staff in comparison to voldemort and his wand.

    Posted: January 3, 2011 10:59 PM
  • Symicide

    Don't they smoke some kind of pot in LOTR?

    Posted: January 3, 2011 8:11 PM