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Bored of the Rings: A Parody of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings (original 1969; edition 1969)
by Harvard Lampoon, Henry N Beard (Author), Douglas C Kenney (Author), Michael K Frith (Cover artist)
Bored of the Rings by Harvard Lampoon (1969)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0451452615, Paperback)Written in the gloaming of their college days, just before they started National Lampoon, Douglas C. Kenney and Henry N. Beard wrote Bored of the Rings. It's dated--references to Nixon, drugs, and consumer products circa 1969 crowd every page--but darn it, Bored of the Rings is still funny nearly 30 years later: "'Goodbye, Dildo,' Frito said, stifling a sob. 'I wish you were coming with us.'
'Ah, yes. But I'm too old for that sort of thing now,' said the old boggie, feigning a state of total quadriplegia. 'Anyway, I have a few small gifts for you,' and he produced a lumpy parcel, which Frito opened somewhat unenthusiastically in view of Dildo's previous going-away present [the ring]. But the package only contained a short, Revereware sword, a bulletproof vest full of moth holes, and several well-thumbed novellas with titles like Elf Lust and Goblin Girl..."
Place yourself in the hands of these professional humorists: you won't be disappointed.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:13 -0400)
In this parody of The Lord of the Rings, it's up to Frito Bugger and his band of misfits to carry the Great Ring to Fordor and cast it into the Zazu Pits.
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