Fuse #8

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

You Think We All Live In Castles, And We Do. We All Have A Castle Each. We Just Long For a Bungalow.*

Let us say that you're a J.R.R. Tolkein fanatic. Now, you want to find a way to fully embrace your Lord of the Rings lifestyle to the hilt, but you're not sure what the best way to go about it might be. You could live in The Shire, that wacked out gated community with a vaguely British bent, but that would really only satisfy you for so long. No, my friend. Think big. Think huge. Think...

Buying J.R.R. Tolkein's house itself.

Cause, you know, it's for sale right now. Or rather, his bungalow is. For a mere one million pounds (not Euro?) it could all be yours. Be the envy of your friends. Or the source of their pity. One of the two.

* Eddie Izzard from Dress To Kill

3 Comments:

At 10:44 AM , Anonymous elizabeth fama said...

(Note: the Brits refused to switch to the Euro, because the pound was so much stronger than the currencies of the other nations joining the EU.)

 
At 12:21 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Really?
So the tension in Frank Cottrell Boyce's, "Millions" is built on a sham?
Doggone. I liked that book too.

 
At 12:39 PM , Anonymous elizabeth fama said...

Yeah, it's wrong, but cute. And there's a "dual circulation" period that all EU countries have (when both currencies are accepted). Was the book supposed to be set at the end of that period? But to top all that off, most if not all of the individual Central Banks indefinitely give value in euro for the old notes and coins (true, for example, in Ireland).

 

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