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Aww, come on, Buzzfeed! REALLY??

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The folks at Buzzfeed.com decided to rank the dwarves in terms of hotness. http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/the-13-dwarves-in-the-hobbit-ranked-by-hotness

Things were going pretty well until they got to number four. Thorin. Thorin?! Only the fourth hottest dwarf? Thorin, with his piercing azure gaze, deep, commanding voice, that flowing mane of hair with its widow’s peak and those fetching braids–only the fourth hottest?

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So, who was ahead of him? You might have guessed the hottie nephews, and indeed, Aidan Turner as Kili and Dean O’Gorman as Fili took the number two and number one positions in Buzzfeed’s rankings.

Pippi Longstocking -The TV Series (1969)

Pippi Longstocking -The TV Series (1969) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But there was also a number three. This guy.   Jimmy Nesbitt as Bofur. With the funky braids and the idiotic hat. This was deemed hotter than Thorin.

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Now, I like Jimmy. He’s got a lovely twinkle in his eyes, wonderful dimples and that great Irish accent. And he’s a good actor.

But even HE has described himself as looking like a “transvestite Pippi Longstocking” in this role.  Transvestite Pippi Longstocking does not trump the regal, majestic uncrowned King Under the Mountain.

If I were ranking them, Thorin would, of course, be number one, then Aidan and Dean, the hottie sister-sons, as two and three.

Take a look at the link above and see what you think of Buzzfeed’s overall choices.  And perhaps you’ll join me in wondering “what were they thinking??”

Is PJ a Pippi Fan?

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I was looking through photos of the The Hobbit cast in their costumes tonight and happened across this photo of Bofur.

James Nesbitt as Bofur, one of Thorin’s company of dwarves. Courtesy of TORn

And it suddenly struck me who he reminded me of.

Pippi Longstocking, one of my favorite children’s book characters as a child. Courtesy of cobblehilblog.com

And then there is also the face that represents Wendy’s Hamburger chains here in the US.

The image of Wendy, based on chain founder Dave Thomas’s daughter in her childhood days.

This makes me wonder if PJ or someone in his costume design department is a fan of  Swedish author Astrid Lindgren‘s classic children’s series. Or a fan of Wendy’s Hamburgers.  Personally, I like them both.

Regardless of the inspiration for Bofur’s distinctive hairstyle, here are a few facts about the dwarf, culled from The Hobbit Annual 2012:

Bofur is full of energy and life, and loves good food, fun and music. This means he tends to have more in common with the hobbits than the dwarves. He’s an optimistic soul who often engages his tongue before he engages his brain. Gosh, he reminds of our late, great neighbor Minerva Leverette!

Bofur is “not as brave as some of the other dwarves,” but he will do his best to defend his friends if they are in danger. He seems to be the sort who would end up with a lampshade on his head at the party and “always willing to cheer up his fellow travelers with a song.” He is also the brother of Bombur (the plus-size dwarf) and cousin of Bifur (the dwarf with the remains of an Orc ax stuck in his head).

Pretty soon, I am going to be able to remember who is who!