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May 28, 2008

Reasons Why the Internet Sucks

Filed under: Uncategorized — danylmc @ 12:03 pm
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I was doing some background reading for the Silmarillion bit below and on the wikipedia page for Balrogs came across the following sentence:

Whether Balrogs have wings (and if so, whether they can fly) is a vexed and heated debate that has raged for years on the Internet.

I’m almost tempted to jump on google and try and find one of these debates, the sheer pointless stupidity of them exerts a powerful attraction over me. Maybe if its raining this weekend.


  1. But if you get bored, try googling “Tits”. What?

    Comment by Clunking Fist — May 28, 2008 @ 12:43 pm

  2. There’s no doubt that Balrogs have wings.

    “The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udun.
    Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass.”

    “The Balrog made no answer. The fire in it seemed
    to die but the darkness grew. It stepped forward
    slowly on to the bridge, and suddenly drew itself
    up to a great height, and its _wings_ (my emphasis
    – PHM) were spread from wall to wall; […]”

    The whole controversy is predicated on the fact that
    Tolkien simply screwed up by not mentioning wings in
    the original description when it would have and that
    some people are too thick to comprehend that Tolkein
    could have made a mistake.

    Comment by Peter Metcalfe — May 28, 2008 @ 6:48 pm

  3. Ah, but how could it have fallen off that bridge Gandalf broke when it could have just flown back up? (Puts gun in mouth)

    Comment by danylmc — May 29, 2008 @ 6:56 am

  4. 4. 4chan/ anon, just a bunch of losers who flunked out of school and waste their life on the internet hating on people and this they don’t like. But in all actuality, they’re just closed minded assholes that wont listen to anyone and would rather cause drama.

    Comment by Daisuke_Kigurou — May 16, 2011 @ 7:09 am

  5. If you replace Balrog with Labour and wings with Phil Goff, hey presto!

    Comment by will — May 16, 2011 @ 7:38 am

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