For the love of Pete Gimli son of Gloin do not click this link!

The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins (Quicktime)

A music video by Leonard Nimoy. Yes, that Leonard Nimoy.

While not physically painful like William Shatner’s “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” this one probably violates several human-rights treaties.

Mark Hale writes:

Much like Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” or Warrant’s “Cherry Pie,” “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” recounts an epic tale of adventure. That would be the story of J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” for you non-readers in the crowd. Nimoy, however, manages to fit into two minutes and 18 seconds what took Tolkien hundreds of pages. And Tolkien didn’t even use a bassoon.



…somebody set up us the blog writes:

It’s one of those things that is both funny and disturbing at the same time.

One commenter on SSDB writes

Nimoy had several albums, I think Kirk did too.

and another responds

Yes, they both did. They are now being used in prison to break the will of the people there.

I might have to buy this. (via SSDB)


  1. click the link for another way to get the story of Bilbo Baggins short and sweet. my favorite bit:

      … it is DANGEROUS, because they almost get EATEN.

    Read entire, it’ll only take a minute.