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Happy Birthday, Professor Tolkien - Jan. 3 !!!
http://www.tolkiensociety.org/toast/ ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | JRR Tolkien

Posted on 01/03/2012 9:25:16 AM PST by fishtank

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".

For those unfamiliar with British toast-drinking ceremonies:

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.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: hobbit; lotr; tolkien
"The Professor" !!!
1 posted on 01/03/2012 9:25:24 AM PST by fishtank
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To: fishtank

"The Professor!"

2 posted on 01/03/2012 9:35:02 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: fishtank

Well, my toast was black coffee, only 1030 in the morning here, but was fun. Thanks for the info about British toasting:)


3 posted on 01/03/2012 9:36:42 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: fishtank

A lord of wisdom throned he sat,
swift in anger, quick to laugh;
an old man in a battered hat
who leaned upon a thorny staff.
—(From Frodo’s reminiscence of Gandalf)

“The Professor”!!!


4 posted on 01/03/2012 9:38:58 AM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: fishtank

A home brewed Mead would be perfect for a toast - Miruvor


5 posted on 01/03/2012 9:39:04 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Beowulf9

nice screen name by the way...imagine: meeting “Beowulf” on a Tolkien thread.....

So: who all is looking forward to The Hobbit film?


6 posted on 01/03/2012 9:45:04 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: fishtank

I would like to also wish my son a happy 6th birthday today...
You’re alright Jr.


7 posted on 01/03/2012 9:45:31 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona)
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To: Pan_Yan

Ping


8 posted on 01/03/2012 9:47:55 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Pan_Yan

Ping


9 posted on 01/03/2012 9:47:57 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: fishtank

Hey ho! To the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe
Rain may fall and wind may blow
But there still be
Many miles to go
Sweet is the sound of the pouring rain
And the stream that falls
From hill to plain
Better than rain or rippling brook
Is a mug of beer inside this Took


10 posted on 01/03/2012 9:48:37 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ConservativeDude

Can’t wait for the Hobbit movie. Meanwhile, since we’ve both been sick and wiped out, we have been having a Lord of the Rings marathon here + chicken soup. Those movies have aged well; they are every bit as well-done as I thought, first time around, and quite moving.


11 posted on 01/03/2012 9:55:55 AM PST by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: bboop

no doubt about it. The LOTR trilogy is a film masterpiece. Yes, it is “different” from the books in some respects (though in most ways, it is like them...).

But they are films...not books.

They are timeless masterpieces. (As are the books...).

The Hobbit is going to be AMAZING!!!


12 posted on 01/03/2012 10:03:19 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: bboop

After a break of several years, I’m re-reading LOTR .... this is about the 10th or 12th time for me in 49 years of life.

As far as content, character development, dialogue, physical descriptions of landscapes and situations, portrayals of the richness of Middle Earth ....

... the movies don’t hold a candle to the books.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 10:08:24 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

Lego is finally doing Lord of the Rings sets this year.

The Battle for Helms Deep set looks amazing! (From the one blurry spy image that is available!)


14 posted on 01/03/2012 10:12:00 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: raven92876

ping


15 posted on 01/03/2012 10:12:19 AM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: ConservativeDude

I am SO eagerly awaiting December for the movie.

We’ve got to find a way to speed things up. Maybe we should send them Chuck Norris?


16 posted on 01/03/2012 10:51:26 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: fishtank

We’ll toast The Professor with our evening meal!!


17 posted on 01/03/2012 11:00:24 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: ConservativeDude
So: who all is looking forward to The Hobbit film?

*raises hand* I am, I am!! Love the trailer; the dwarves singing gives me goosebumps!

18 posted on 01/03/2012 11:04:18 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: fishtank

A good day to get around to reading “Monsters and Critics”.

The Professor!


19 posted on 01/03/2012 11:12:52 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: fishtank
Nearly 3,700 posts into its 38th iteration, the FR Hobbit Hole remains open.

The Great Roll of the Shire, aka the "Hobbit Hole Pinglist", has been restored.

Come one, come all.

20 posted on 01/03/2012 11:23:17 AM PST by ExGeeEye (It will take a revolution to reinstate the constitution. #HT FtP#)
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21 posted on 01/03/2012 11:56:48 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: fishtank

Cheers to the Professor...the best there ever was.

Ho! Ho! Ho! to the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe.
Rain may fall and wind may blow,
And many miles be still to go,
But under a tall tree I will lie,
And let the clouds go sailing by.


22 posted on 01/03/2012 12:04:12 PM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Old Sarge

excellent plan! Get Chuck on the job!

So December 12 should be monumental. obama on the way out, Thoren Oakenshield on the way in!!!!


23 posted on 01/03/2012 12:21:39 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: ctdonath2

A good day to get around to reading “Monsters and Critics”.”

And without that essay, we probably wouldn’t have Beowulf; what the fire in Cotton’s library failed to do, academia almost did....till Tolkien stepped in and changed the flow of literary history!


24 posted on 01/03/2012 12:23:45 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeDude

25 posted on 01/03/2012 12:34:02 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: fishtank

I will raise my glass to the Professor at dinner tonight.

LOTR forever! Both the book and the movie.

My only negative. LOTR has ruined the fantasy genre for me. After reading it, anything else is a poor imitation.


26 posted on 01/03/2012 3:49:33 PM PST by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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