Miss(ed) Manners

January 13, 2007


Filed under: Humor — missedmanners @ 1:06 pm


So the links are rolling in from everywhere, thanks so much for all the great comments. Like I said, we had a blast building this, and all the feedback is really making us want to ramp up the production for next year (we now realize that there really is no such thing as TOO ambitious). I called up to my parents’ house to let ’em know that their bay window is now an Interweb celebrity, and for my brother to get on finding some city plans of Minas Tirith. It’s never too early.

So to answer a few questions:




Not in your life.

Now to answer some questions and include the actual question in question:

Are you the world’s biggest dork?

Damnit I hope so.

Why isn’t this model true to the book version of the battle?

Because besides being nerds we’re uber gay for Orlando Bloom, and elves in general, and if we’d left them out we’d have just been lying to ourselves.

What do you wish you could have changed about the finished product?

I wish they made gummi bears with sufficient, magnificent stubble, so Viggo could have really been portrayed.

What did you guys do with the model?

That’s long story. I left my parents house a couple hours after it was finished, satisfied. My brother and them took it to a New Year’s Day party where it entertained many children, dogs and cats. It was then purified by fire. Which I wish I had pictures of. 😦

So, wish I had more pictures, and someone had the brilliant idea of making a stop motion movie, so that might be something we pursue next year. But yeah, thanks again everyone.

EDIT: Also, my stats page now looks like the black tower of Sauron. Coincidence? I think not.


  1. I’ve seen links to the post in so many places today! It’s well cool 🙂 Anyway, was just wondering if it’s OK to post one of the pics on my blog, with a link and credit, like this:


    You own the copyright to the pic after all… 😀


    Comment by Guy — January 13, 2007 @ 1:17 pm | Reply

  2. Hey no problem, spread the sugary love around I always say. 😀

    Comment by missedmanners — January 13, 2007 @ 1:18 pm | Reply

  3. Haha, with all the links you’ve been getting I think it’s safe to say it’s well and truly spread…

    Comment by Guy — January 13, 2007 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

  4. this is a really cool site.

    congrats man.

    all the luck 2007
    how do i get more hits?


    Comment by Marcus Cheney — January 13, 2007 @ 4:35 pm | Reply

  5. whoa! lol this is funny

    Comment by dragonsvamp — January 13, 2007 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

  6. congrats. I think everyone dreams that dream of being discovered. Blogging is the new book writing 🙂

    Enjoy the fame,


    Comment by ggwfung — January 13, 2007 @ 11:22 pm | Reply

  7. Very cool stuff.


    Comment by VeryLiberating.com — January 14, 2007 @ 12:41 am | Reply

  8. Hilarious man. Congrats.

    Comment by pascal — January 14, 2007 @ 10:55 am | Reply

  9. Too funny! I’m sorry that I didn’t discover your blog until you received your star on the internet walk of fame.

    I was disturbed by even the idea of gummi bears with stubble, until I realized that it could be cute and fun stubble, like, say, chocolate sprinkles. Just a thought.

    Comment by Julia — January 14, 2007 @ 11:27 am | Reply

  10. Simply awesome. Glad to see you are getting all the linky love for what may be the best candy portrayal of a Lord of the Rings battle ever … Maybe. 🙂

    Comment by TheShortFatKid — January 14, 2007 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  11. Sorry, wrong blog………

    Comment by misslionheart — January 14, 2007 @ 7:24 pm | Reply

  12. Should have been visiting this one


    Comment by misslionheart — January 14, 2007 @ 7:25 pm | Reply

  13. My God, there are more of us…
    I don’t know if anybody would see this on your first art-post, so here’s a repost:
    My friends engaged in a similar activity over break while I (woefully) was out of the country. I’m not sure if I would have traded Spain for Oregon, but I certainly would have liked to have been there.
    Photo evidence can be found at:
    note: kiwifr00t is spelled with zeros, not “o”s
    PS the chocolate ganash on Barad Dur was very very tasty.
    I’m not sure what would happen if you all decided to collaborate, but I know the results would be damn tasty.

    Comment by quondamprolix — January 14, 2007 @ 7:29 pm | Reply

  14. You? Are a fucking riot and I am totally blogrolling you.

    So there!

    Naughty Heather

    Comment by Naughty Heather — January 15, 2007 @ 10:26 am | Reply

  15. Very entertaining. Makes me laugh almost daily.

    Hugs –Jenny

    Comment by Jenny — January 15, 2007 @ 10:48 am | Reply

  16. Awesome work, Dave! This drove a ton of people to your blog. I hope they look past the sculpture to discover the rest of your hilariously brilliant and sardonic musings.

    Too bad you didn’t have some text ads on your site. All this traffic would have given you enough booze money to stock the fridge for Winter V, lol!

    Comment by Sean Snard — January 15, 2007 @ 10:42 pm | Reply

  17. this site is farking cool….i have sent this out everywhere….keep it up i want to see more

    Comment by Justin — January 15, 2007 @ 11:00 pm | Reply

  18. i would have loved to have seen the kids and animals eating away at the creation before it was burned like Joan of Arc.

    You never cease to amaze me Dave and that’s a good thing 🙂

    Comment by blujewel — January 16, 2007 @ 8:50 am | Reply

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