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Post by Trekon86 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:03 am

Happy Birthday, Prof. Tolkien!

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Post by Hovannes » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:24 am

Another year older our friend is! I'll stuff my pipe and hoist a glass to the professor (along with my Communio group tonight) Alas I'm long out of Cross Grain Flake but I'll load up some C&D Red Stag instead.

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Post by Kirk1701 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:29 am

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Post by DAN » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:41 pm

There's a Tolkien society? I suppose I should have expected it. After all, the Baker Street Irregulars have been an ongoing concern for decades.
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Post by tuttle » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:58 am

Happy 122!

I plan the usual toast at 9pm tonight. But if you want to celebrate like a hobbit, I have some tunes you can dance along to (free downloads t'boot)

An Unexpected Adventure
Roast Mutton
Get Out!
Riddles in the Dark
Out of the Frying Pan
In a Great Wooden Hall
Down to the River
The Legends are Coming Alive
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Post by Hovannes » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:23 am

The Professor! :D
Alas, I've neglected to order some Capstan Navy Flake for the celebration :oops:
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Post by CaptainMathias » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:26 am

Happy Birthday and thanks for all the good times
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Post by adauria » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:23 pm

As I am in the midst of re-reading the Hobbit (and introducing my daughter to it, as she reads it with me), this morning I read the "Riddles in the Dark"
chapter.

(Sadly, I could not get the song "Rainbow in the Dark" out of my head the entire time).

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Post by tuttle » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:48 pm

adauria wrote:As I am in the midst of re-reading the Hobbit (and introducing my daughter to it, as she reads it with me), this morning I read the "Riddles in the Dark"
chapter.

(Sadly, I could not get the song "Rainbow in the Dark" out of my head the entire time).

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So how about a new tune! (wink wink) https://soundcloud.com/rich-tuttle/riddles-in-the-dark
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Post by Hovannes » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:57 pm

All of us at the Hov hobbit hole raised a glass to "The Professor!" tonight :D
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Post by Rusty » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:05 am

Bahhh. 'Tis Sir Isaac Newton's birthday today. 370 years old. Happy Birthday!

D'ya know that he was the same height as Beethoven, Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, Harry Potter, Marquis de Sade, Napoleon, Bob Dylan, Joseph Stalin, Beyonce, Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Alba, Phil Collins, Peter Falk (Lt. Columbo), and an inch taller than Amadeus Mozart & JRR Tolkien?
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Post by adauria » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:17 pm

tuttle wrote:
adauria wrote:As I am in the midst of re-reading the Hobbit (and introducing my daughter to it, as she reads it with me), this morning I read the "Riddles in the Dark"
chapter.

(Sadly, I could not get the song "Rainbow in the Dark" out of my head the entire time).

-Andrew
So how about a new tune! (wink wink) https://soundcloud.com/rich-tuttle/riddles-in-the-dark
In fact, I listened to that tune right after I posted here - and a fine tune it was! Thank you!

-Andrew

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Post by OldWorldSwine » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:24 pm

I completely missed The Professor's birthday this year. I'll make it up on Chesterton's.
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Post by tuttle » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:20 am

adauria wrote:
tuttle wrote:
adauria wrote:As I am in the midst of re-reading the Hobbit (and introducing my daughter to it, as she reads it with me), this morning I read the "Riddles in the Dark"
chapter.

(Sadly, I could not get the song "Rainbow in the Dark" out of my head the entire time).

-Andrew
So how about a new tune! (wink wink) https://soundcloud.com/rich-tuttle/riddles-in-the-dark
In fact, I listened to that tune right after I posted here - and a fine tune it was! Thank you!

-Andrew
Thanks! You're welcome!
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Post by tuttle » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:16 am

Happy 125th to the Professor!

I'll be celebrating tonight by playing some of my songs at our local Tolkien Society event.
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Post by hugodrax » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:28 am

tuttle wrote:Happy 125th to the Professor!

I'll be celebrating tonight by playing some of my songs at our local Tolkien Society event.
Frankly, you should go to a Latin Mass. It's what he would have wanted.
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Post by Hovannes » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:33 am

Rusty wrote:Bahhh. 'Tis Sir Isaac Newton's birthday today. 370 years old. Happy Birthday!

D'ya know that he was the same height as Beethoven, Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, Harry Potter, Marquis de Sade, Napoleon, Bob Dylan, Joseph Stalin, Beyonce, Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Alba, Phil Collins, Peter Falk (Lt. Columbo), and an inch taller than Amadeus Mozart & JRR Tolkien?
So you're saying they were all "fun sized?"
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Post by hugodrax » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:47 am

Hovannes wrote:
Rusty wrote:Bahhh. 'Tis Sir Isaac Newton's birthday today. 370 years old. Happy Birthday!

D'ya know that he was the same height as Beethoven, Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, Harry Potter, Marquis de Sade, Napoleon, Bob Dylan, Joseph Stalin, Beyonce, Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Alba, Phil Collins, Peter Falk (Lt. Columbo), and an inch taller than Amadeus Mozart & JRR Tolkien?
So you're saying they were all "fun sized?"
That wasn't what I got. I got that Rusty keeps some damned weird statistics.
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Post by Rusty » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:57 am

Hovannes wrote:
Rusty wrote:Bahhh. 'Tis Sir Isaac Newton's birthday today. 370 years old. Happy Birthday!

D'ya know that he was the same height as Beethoven, Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, Harry Potter, Marquis de Sade, Napoleon, Bob Dylan, Joseph Stalin, Beyonce, Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Alba, Phil Collins, Peter Falk (Lt. Columbo), and an inch taller than Amadeus Mozart & JRR Tolkien?
So you're saying they were all "fun sized?"
Yep, and I forgot to add Hugodrax to that list. He is an inch taller than Newton, Lord Admiral Nelson, etc. Fun compact people of consequence.

Tomorrow Newton is 373 yo. and we should do something. It's one of the prime birthdays.
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Post by durangopipe » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:03 pm

Rusty wrote:Tomorrow Newton is 373 yo. and we should do something. It's one of the prime birthdays.
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