Random Flix/Life Moment: Mithril

I’m working on a post that takes me a while to finish, but I thought I share this funny story that happened after dinner last night.

You see, I was wearing this sequin tank to work today, which is a see-through blouse with itsy-bitsy golden sequins all over. It’s kinda festive so I tone in down with a white tank underneath and a cream jacket. Anyhoo, by dinner time I already took it off and as I held it in my hand, my husband exclaimed: “Mithril!” as he’s eating his ice cream.

I don’t know why but we both started laughing so hard. I thought he’d make some remarks along the lines of disco ball or Abba’s Dancing Queen, like some people at work did, but mithril?? That’s what happens when you watch Lord of the Rings once too many times! 😀

Bilbo: “Here’s a pretty thing: Mithril. As light as a feather, and as hard as dragon-scales.”

Gandalf says the value of this mithril-coat (or mail shirt) was “greater than the value of the whole Shire and everything in it.”

Speaking of LOTR, that scene where Bilbo Baggins gave his precious magic Ring, his mithril shirt and sword “Sting” to his favorite nephew Frodo is the one scene out of the entire trilogy where it literally jumped out of my seat, it scared the s*** out of me. Seriously, don’t watch this clip with your mouth full or if you have some kind of heart condition!

Oh, that expression on poor Frodo’s face is priceless. Boy, I LOVE those movies, makes me glad that Peter Jackson just might be back directing The Hobbit after all. Last I heard, he’s currently in talks with Warner Bros and New Line studios now that the project’s been in limbo for quite a while since Guillermo del Toro left. We’ll see if the two movies are on track for 2012 and 2013 release.

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11 thoughts on “Random Flix/Life Moment: Mithril

  1. PrairieGirl

    Oh, how funny, especially since I just got through the first two LOTR. That is one look from Bilbo you never expect, and once you’ve seen it, never forget 🙂

  2. LOTR sort of got a backlash because of how successful it was but it’s definitely a great watch every time you see it. Your post gave me the idea of making a top 10 moments of LOTR soon!

    1. Heh those who bash them are such losers! 🙂 The trilogy is an amazing masterpiece, I don’t care what people say about it. Looking forward to your Top Ten moments, Castor, I’m sure I’ll be in agreement in some of those.

  3. Mike B.

    I’d love the bullet stopping power of that material! Not that I live in the hood or anything.

    LOTR is already a classic. Not sure it will age with time. Like the Wizard of Oz – may be reran 50 years from now.

    1. Yeah, and it’s so pretty too!

      Funny you mention ‘Oz’ as I’ve actually never seen it nor do I have interest in seeing it, there are other classics I’d rather catch up on.

  4. “…and as I held it in my hand, my husband exclaimed: “Mithril!” as he’s eating his ice cream…”

    OMG, that’s exactly what I would exclaim in such situation as well :)))
    I even have a blogging buddy whose blog is called MITHRIL WISDOM :)))

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