Battle For Middle Earth

June 14, 2006


…The Gourdsman Warrior Helmet…


…ready for action…


…in the way on the battlefield…

When the call to defend Middle Earth was given, none bothered to contact the Gourdsmen of Huntington Deep.

Gourdsmen were highly skilled craftsmen, but their usefulness on the battlefield was dubious at best. While their lightweight gourd armor allowed them to move quickly in combat zones, (especially in retreat), it unfortunately could barely withstand the attack of even the smallest of trolls armed with whiffle ball bats. Henceforth, Gourdsmen warriors tended to litter the battlefield and create a huge nuisance for all other warring parties.

They were, however, frequently contacted after the battle was over to host victory banquets, as they were quite good at kitchen activities and preparing elegant table decorations.

The Comments

Dan Lietha

At a quick glance, I thought the Green Bay Packers had a new look this season! 🙂

Doug Jones

Cool helmet! I am guessing you uncovered this archaeological find while digging around in your gourd mounds. Good researching on the history… I never read about things like this in my history books at MGHS. So these guys eventually evolved into caterers? Think Martha Stewart has any Huntington Gourdsman blood in her?

Don Jones

I can’t stop grinning about this… You are in your element here Great Gourdsmaster Denny!

Dennis Jones

…unfortunately, Don, I fear that you are right… this does seem to be my element… how embarrassing for my wife n’ kids…


I really really really want that helment.

Dennis Jones

…sorry Mandy …it’s now standard gear for me to wear every time I’m wheeling around the yard on my riding lawn mower…


Im sure your wife rolles her eyes and goes back in the house at that sight! hehehe


It’s gourd-eous! 😛