What If The Hobbit Used iOS 6 Maps? [Humor]

What If The Hobbit Used iOS 6 Maps? [Humor]

As everyone who has ever read J.R.R. Tolkein’s classic fantasy novel, The Hobbit, knows, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin Oakshield and a company of twelve other dwarves make their way from Bag’s End to the Lonely Mountan to battle Smaug on a journey by way of Rivendell, the Mirkwood and the Misty Mountains.

Here’s what the actual trip looked like. Thank goodness they didn’t trust iOS 6 Maps as their navigator, right?

  • Jonathan Ober

    I still like how in google maps on the desktop if you look for walking directions from the Shire to Mordor and you get a nice little “One does not simply walk into Mordor” line.

  • joewaylo

    One does not simply walk into Mordor
    I doubt the Hobbits would use a GPS device regardless. They enjoyed the simple life of wandering. Much like the TV show Revolution does. No technology. No transportation. Spend months walking the dirt roads to cities.

  • zacharyfrank

    i’d be happy if it worked in this realm to be honest

  • flitzy

    How is this classified as ‘humour’? Aren’t jokes supposed to be funny? Oh, I get it, you’re playing the Google spin job game and using stereotypes that the tech blogs try to beat into the ground, despite being false.

    Got it. If I wanted fake stories and spin, I’d go to Google’s PR department.

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