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Tolkienís Birthday: Raise a glass!
WDTPRS ^ | 1/3/2008 | n/a

Posted on 01/03/2008 10:56:39 AM PST by Pyro7480

Via Bettnet we learn the following from the Tolkien Society:

On the 3rd January 1892 JRR Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To celebrate this event, on this day each year Tolkien fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author.

The toast is "The Professor".

To make the Birthday Toast, you stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words ‘The Professor’ before taking a sip (or swig, if that’s more appropriate for your drink). Sit and enjoy the rest of your drink.

Sign up to drink a toast to JRR Tolkien here.



TOPICS: Books/Literature; The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: drink; happybirthday; hobbit; hobbithole; toast; tolkien

1 posted on 01/03/2008 10:56:44 AM PST by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

Happy 115th birthday J.R.R. Tolkien!


2 posted on 01/03/2008 10:58:26 AM PST by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: HairOfTheDog; RosieCotton

Tolkien ping!


3 posted on 01/03/2008 10:58:57 AM PST by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: Pyro7480

Happy birthday, indeed!

Cheers!


4 posted on 01/03/2008 11:21:31 AM PST by RosieCotton ("Anything worth doing is worth doing badly." -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Pyro7480

If he was alive, I wonder what gift Tolkien would give me at his birthday party.


5 posted on 01/03/2008 11:21:37 AM PST by Mach5
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To: RosieCotton; HairOfTheDog

~sip~


6 posted on 01/03/2008 12:42:11 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: Mach5

I don’t know, but I bet the fireworks show would be awesome.


7 posted on 01/03/2008 6:58:12 PM PST by Xenalyte (Can you count, suckas? I say the future is ours . . . if you can count.)
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To: Pyro7480

Make that his eleventy-sixth birthday...


8 posted on 01/04/2008 7:54:32 PM PST by MikeD (We live in a world where babies are like velveteen rabbits that only become real if they are loved.)
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To: MikeD

Ha! You’re absolutely right. :-)


9 posted on 01/04/2008 10:39:16 PM PST by Pyro7480 ("Jesu, Jesu, Jesu, esto mihi Jesus" -St. Ralph Sherwin's last words at Tyburn)
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To: Pyro7480

10 posted on 01/04/2008 10:43:34 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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