As a huge Star Wars fan, the following is actually pretty funny, but maybe it’s just me. It might also be funny becuase I watched A New Hope last night.
Strider: Aragorn son of Arathorn. I’m the captain of the Rangers. They tell me you’re looking for passage to Rivendell.
Frodo: Yes,indeed. If you’re a fast Ranger.
Strider: Fast? You’ve never heard of Strider?
Frodo: Should I have?
Srider: I’ve made the Gondor run in less than twelve leagues.
(Frodo reacts to Strider’s stupid attempt to impress them with obvious misinformation)
Strider: I’ve outrun armies of Orcs, not the local half-orcs, mind you. I’m talking about the big Uruks of Mordor now. I’m fast enough for you, old hobbit. What’s the cargo?
Frodo: Only passengers. Myself, the boy, two other hobbits with funny names, and no questions asked.
Strider: What is it? Some kind of local trouble?
Frodo: Let’s just say we’d like to avoid any Mordorian entanglements.
Strider: Well, that’s the trick, isn’t it? And it’s going to cost you something extra. Ten thousand, all in advance.
Sam: Ten thousand! We could almost buy our own Ringwraith for that!
Strider: But whose going to control it, kid? You?
Sam: You bet I could. I’m not such a bad Dark Lord, myself. We don’t have to sit here and listen…
Frodo: We haven’t that much with us. But we could pay you two thousand now, plus fifteen when we reach Rivendell.
Strider: Seventeen, huh?
(Strider ponders this for a few moments)
Strider: Okay, you guys got yourselves a Ranger. We’ll leave as soon as you’re ready. Stable ninety-four.
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