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Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson was the target of a US$190,000 (£120,000) credit card fraud that sought to bail out a struggling business. The recently-knighted Hobbit helmsman used his American Express card to buy items from the Michigan Toy Soldier Company, which specialises in the sale of historical miniatures. …

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The guy has previous and committed the offence in 2007

This has been analysed on wargaming sites I read

it has been pointed out that this offence was comitted before the big collapse, and that he has a conviction for a previous, similar, offence.

One thing that this story has let me analyse, mind you, is how much similar the Reg text is to the press release I read elsewhere.

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Glorious sub-title

Ooh how I laughed...

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Fantastic

made me laugh

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Coffee/keyboard

Keyboard...

...whoever wrote the subtitle owes me one

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I hope they get the ring leader

Someone rolls the drums for me.

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Joke

Some might say that gag was Feeble...

Others might say Bad Taste...

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Yeah, the subhead was gigglesome

see subject

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Ugh

Gollum occupies the same rung as Jar Jar Binks.

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RE: Ugh

Since the film version came out, maybe. The gollum in the Radio 4 series was much better.

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Hmm

So how about the Radio 4 version of Jar Jar Binks?

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Everything looks better on radio

Radio 4 definitely came up with a better Nazgul scream, but I reckon Andy Serkis did a great job with Gollum. CGI humans don't work too well as yet, but Gollum is not human, and the "creep" factor actually helps.

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Not only should the card be kept in one's pocketses,

it should be kept on a golden chain....

A need seems to exist for a gollum icon - extraterrestials don't really cut it....

Henri

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