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What Bilbo’s journey would look like today

The Matador Network has put up a parody of The Hobbit answering the question “What Bilbo’s journey would look like today” in 2014, rather than 2941 of the Third Age.

Highlights include:

He works from a home office in his hobbit hole as an IT representative, assuring anxious hobbit customers that no, their computer isn’t broken…have they tried restarting it? By night, he scans travel websites, dreaming of how he’ll spend his two weeks of annual vacation, while overlooking the fact that he’s never actually used his vacation time to travel, despite repeatedly and publicly claiming (as anyone who spends more than a few moments within earshot could attest), “I’ve always wanted to visit the Sea of Rhun. You know, they say it’s the hidden gem of the Eastlands.”

Despite Elrond’s generous offer of a digital copy of Middle Earth Trail Atlas (2014 Edition), Gandalf insists on employing Siri-based navigation via his new, unwieldily large (even for a wizard’s pocket) iPhone 6, having been a stalwart devotee to the Apple cause since early in the Third Age.

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About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the Chair of The Tolkien Society. First elected in 2013, Shaun has overseen the Society's expansion from 600 to 2,500 members. Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works and the future of Tolkien scholarship whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time he can be found playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.