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BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!-born 3 January 1892

02 Jan 03 - 11:01 PM (#857614)
Subject: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Little Robyn

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa,on 3 January 1892. That means today is his eleventy first birthday!
Pretty special day for Hobbits and other 'rings' followers, I reckon.


03 Jan 03 - 03:43 AM (#857670)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Steve Parkes

He lived in Brum, just down the road from me (about 10 miles). Took me a week to read LOTR. When The Hobbit came ouit, fellow-prof C S Lewis said "Just what we need--another ******* elf book!" And where is he now?

Steve


03 Jan 03 - 06:00 AM (#857694)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Yes, happy birthday dear Professor! May the hair on your toes always curl!


03 Jan 03 - 11:55 AM (#857789)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: GUEST,Taliesn

Well ,at One Hundred and Eleven ,I'm sure he's right proud to whom his story of the ring of power has finally "found" its way to and been picked up by for that New Z'lander has quite triumphantly carried Tolkien's opus into the 21st century as a true film masterpiece.

Not bad that.


03 Jan 03 - 12:01 PM (#857791)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Hollowfox

Message from my daughter Amy: Thank you for letting me know his birthday! I never knew it, so Happy eleventy-first birthday, Master Tolkien! Now, don't go and disappear on us, because we'd all be quite upset if you left for Rivendell without us.
Back to Hollowfox: Thanks from me as well. Eleventy-one, fancy that!


03 Jan 03 - 01:02 PM (#857818)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Naemanson

I love it. Happy Birthday to the grand old man of fantasy!


03 Jan 03 - 01:06 PM (#857821)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: CarolC

Fantasy, Naemanson? Why, whatever do you mean?

;-)


03 Jan 03 - 02:07 PM (#857874)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Naemanson

I know what you mean, Carol. Reality is just a crutch for those who cannot handle fantasy.


03 Jan 03 - 02:37 PM (#857893)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Clinton Hammond

"That means today is his eleventy first birthday!"

Or rather it WOULD be if he wasn't dead as a stone...


03 Jan 03 - 03:10 PM (#857914)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Naemanson

So, Clinton, you don't observe Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, or Martine Luther King's birthdays?


03 Jan 03 - 03:14 PM (#857917)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Dave the Gnome

Stones are not dead, Clint old man... Just differently alive - Like JRRT himself!

BTW does anyone know why some Hobbits thought that Bilbos' mention of his and Frodos' combined ages being one gross was rather tasteless?

Was it the term or the age?

Just curious

DtG


03 Jan 03 - 03:29 PM (#857935)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Leadfingers

Its just that it was so GROSS>


04 Jan 03 - 05:57 PM (#858762)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Clinton Hammond

Birthdays... pfft... only the only people for whom birthdays should be made a fuss over are the under 12s... After that, it's just a reminder of mortality...

"you don't observe Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, or Martine Luther King's birthdays?"

Nope... Canadians don't care about such things...

.-)


04 Jan 03 - 07:21 PM (#858810)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Charley Noble

Today I enjoyed sampling Naemanson's commemorative seed cake, a tasteful way of celebrating a full and wonderful life.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


04 Jan 03 - 07:43 PM (#858820)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Pushkin

Happy belated Eleventy First Birthday JRRT.    Have been reading the books now for over 20 years and still can't get enough of them.

With regard to the mention of one gross Dave I think it was simply because the term itself was vulgar and the guests felt they'd only been invited to make up that number!   Oh the horror of having to go to a hobbit's birthday party - all that food, drink and presents!!!.

Pushkin


04 Jan 03 - 08:27 PM (#858843)
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Birthday Mr Tolkien!
From: Mudlark

Happy Birthday, Mr. Tolkien, and happy birthday Mr. Grimm...another tall tale teller.