"Good Guy Sauron" Meme Shows Off The Helpful Side Of The Dark Lord

History is told by the victors, and when it comes to Lord of the Rings, Sauron doesn't much good press. That's why someone came up with the "Good Guy Sauron" meme, to show the good side of this bad guy. » 3/16/15 5:00pm 3/16/15 5:00pm

Sauron's Plans To Gaze Over Moscow Fall Foul Of The Orthodox Church

Good news/Bad news, everyone - Sauron's eye will not descend upon Moscow City. Plans to install a giant light-up version of the Dark Lord of Mordor's burning eyeball have been scuppered, thanks to complaints from the Russian Orthodox Church. » 12/12/14 4:37am 12/12/14 4:37am

You’ll Have To Pay Extra To Fight Sauron In Shadow Of Mordor

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor comes out tomorrow. While Tolkien fans will be delighted to finally play a Lord of the Rings game that's actually really, really good, others might be disappointed that Sauron doesn't make much of an appearance. Turns out: he's in Mordor, you just have to pay more to get to him. » 9/29/14 2:14pm 9/29/14 2:14pm

Every Backyard Was Sorely Lacking in the Fires of Mount Doom. Until Now.

There was only one and now it's gone. One firepit to rule them all, now in the hands of some lucky etsy customer. I really hope it was Sauron, decorating Mordor with things found on Pinterest. » 9/29/14 2:00am 9/29/14 2:00am

LEGO Mordor cannot be reached with plastic eagles

It took 50,000 interlocking bricks, but sculptor Kevin J. Walter was able to recreate Sauron's fortress of Barad-dûr out of LEGOs, presumably to keep out some wee DUPLO Hobbits. You can see more photos at Kevin's Flickr page. » 6/26/11 9:15am 6/26/11 9:15am

Every office needs an Eye of Sauron to boost worker morale

UK web designers The Technology Studio hacked an XBox Kinect to make this ominous Eye of Sauron — it tracks office workers with a withering gaze. Nothing says "quit playing Freecell" like a giant flaming eyeball that won't stop staring. » 3/21/11 12:40pm 3/21/11 12:40pm

Islamic jihadists are huge fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy

Muslim extremists are hugely into the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, says British satirist Chris Morris, who studied terrorism for three years before directing Four Lions. "They see themselves as the force for good and Sauron is basically George W. Bush." » 11/05/10 9:00am 11/05/10 9:00am