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The Professor! (Tolkien)
« on: January 02, 2010, 01:07:29 AM »
Just a reminder that Sunday, the 3rd of January, is the birthday of J. R. R. Tolkien and it is the occasion of the traditional toast. With whatever beverage one enjoys, the toast is "The Professor!"


Here's a link to the Tollkien Society's page about this year's toast:

http://www.tolkiensociety.org/toast/2010/

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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 01:10:52 AM »
Add him to the calendar already!


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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 01:14:23 AM »
 :)
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 01:31:10 AM »
Excellent, tomorrow Bev Mo & Trader Joe's...
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010, 02:03:59 AM »
The Professor!
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010, 03:33:00 AM »
The Professor!

Hobbit is my favourite of his books.
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2010, 04:12:14 AM »
A pint of the brownest ale for the Professor!
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2010, 05:54:00 AM »
Thanks Ebor. I will certainly remember to remember him on the 3rd. :)

And that... er... cool religious painting (if I call it an icon will I incur the wrath of some forum members? :angel: ) made me smile.
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010, 09:20:35 AM »
Thanks Ebor. I will certainly remember to remember him on the 3rd. :)

And that... er... cool religious painting (if I call it an icon will I incur the wrath of some forum members? :angel: ) made me smile.

Me too.   :laugh:

The Professor!
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2011, 10:32:32 PM »
It is J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday today. To mark it here is the traditional toast with a beverage of your choice:

The Professor!

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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011, 10:37:07 PM »
The Professor!
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011, 10:39:17 PM »
The Professor!  May his works continue to inspire many to dream.
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2011, 10:42:46 PM »
The Professor!

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.
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2011, 11:25:51 PM »
Found a place in Boston that serves this



on draught, of course!

Just perfect for the occasion. The Professor!

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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2011, 11:30:52 PM »
Jealousy ensues... >:(

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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2011, 11:44:32 PM »
The Professor!   :angel:

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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2011, 12:30:33 AM »
The Professor!

I sit beside the fire and think
of all that I have seen,
of meadow-flowers and butterflies
in summers that have been;

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
in autumns that there were,
with morning mist and silver sun
and wind upon my hair.

I sit beside the fire and think
of how the world will be
when winter comes without a spring
that I shall never see.

For still there are so many things
that I have never seen:
in every wood in every spring
there is a different green.

I sit beside the fire and think
of people long ago,
and people who will see a world
that I shall never know.

But all the while I sit and think
of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet
and voices at the door.
 
Bilbo's Song by J. R. R. Tolkien
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2011, 01:06:14 AM »
Still have time for a wee toast with some Abbey Ale...
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2011, 01:39:41 AM »
I drank some Cola in honor of him, I'm afraid that'll have to do :)
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2011, 11:34:43 AM »
I drank some Cola in honor of him, I'm afraid that'll have to do :)

It's all good.  As they say, the toast is done with any beverage that the toaster prefers.  :)
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2012, 10:59:40 PM »
And so the year comes round again. Tomorrow is the birthday of J. R. R. Tolkien and for any who may be inclined here is the link for this year's Tolkien Toast
http://www.tolkiensociety.org/toast/2012/

A glass of what you fancy and the toast "The Professor!"

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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2012, 11:07:45 PM »
"The Professor!" May his memory be eternal.
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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2012, 11:18:14 PM »
I'm drinking some diet Sunkist for... The Professor!
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2012, 11:19:24 PM »
I placed a ring on my finger in honor of Tolkien, but I did not turn invisible.  :o

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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2012, 11:35:49 PM »
The Professor!

See reply 12, and Glenlivet I swig, even if it is still only the 2nd here.
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2012, 11:41:28 PM »
heres to The Professor
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« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2012, 11:58:09 PM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2012, 12:09:24 AM »
The Professor!
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2012, 12:22:25 AM »
The Professor!
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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2012, 01:08:37 AM »
I placed a ring on my finger in honor of Tolkien, but I did not turn invisible.  :o

You *really* wouldn't want that Ring...

 ;)
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« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2012, 01:09:58 AM »
I placed a ring on my finger in honor of Tolkien, but I did not turn invisible.  :o

Throw the piece of junk in a volcano.  ;)

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« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2012, 02:05:00 AM »
I placed a ring on my finger in honor of Tolkien, but I did not turn invisible.  :o

Throw the piece of junk in a volcano.  ;) Just did. :)

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« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2012, 12:47:11 PM »
The professor!
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2012, 12:54:54 PM »
THE PROFESSOR!
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2012, 06:10:21 PM »
I forgot to mention that today would be the Professor's 120th birthday
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2013, 08:43:16 AM »
Today would be the 121st birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien  Would that make it "twelvety-first"? 

Whatever the case may be in that regard, it is time for the Toast to

The Professor!

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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2013, 08:49:44 AM »
I can sure drink to that! ;D
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« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2013, 09:21:45 AM »
To the Professor.
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« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2013, 09:49:49 AM »
It's been a whole year already?  :o
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« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2013, 10:05:16 AM »
It really has been a year, yes.
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2013, 10:11:05 AM »
The Professor!
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« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2013, 10:17:55 AM »
Please translate into Elfin tongue.
If you will, you can become all flame.
Extra caritatem nulla salus.
In order to become whole, take the "I" out of "holiness".
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« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2013, 11:23:18 AM »
The Professor!

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« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2013, 11:38:27 AM »
Please translate into Elfin tongue.

דער פּראָפעסאָר!
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Re: The Professor! (Tolkien)
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2013, 12:48:24 PM »
Memory eternal.