This is my first post to Monkeyfilter, having met some very nice members, and as such have almost certainly done something apallingly wrong and will now be lightly toasted. So, apologies in advance for my many transgressions. For anyone who feels there are more pressing recipients of charity than the vast numbers of people currently suffering death, disease, hunger and homelessness, both in the wake of the tsunami and elsewhere, how about endowing a hobbit hole? This is actually quite a sweet idea, in many ways, although by "hobbit hole" they actually mean "geekbunker". However, there's a tiny submerged thread of misanthropy to the site that gives it that little bit of edge - that makes you wonder whether a dream worth having is a dream worth helping. Because our next-door neighbors on both sides came straight from Hell. They have this little girl that runs around incessantly, sounding like a 3 year old Goliath training for the Olympics. We are also quite familiar with their musical tastes, as we can hear each piece quite distinctly, especially in the early hours of each Saturday and Sunday morning. Even coffee begins to lose its flavor on five hours sleep after awhile. The silence, seclusion, and privacy of a Hobbit Hole would be a true dream come true. The next door neighbours have a child. Also, they play music late at the weekend. They don't fight, they don't discharge firearms, they don't sell crack. It is unclear whether the hobbits have spoken to their neighbours about the noise levels, but I like to imagine that they have not - that digging an enormous hole in the ground and moving into it is the most logical response they can muster to the whole ghastly concept of other people.
Couple seeking donations to build their own hobbit-hole. Combining Lord of the Rings fandom, ambivalence about other human beings and bean-stockpiling survivalism for a furry-toed century.