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    Default A Birthday Toast to Tolkien!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    From the web:

    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...
    Pippin pate scraped over a poppyseed scone, how on earth did I forget this?!!

    We must have a trivia contest!
    (Everyone line up and prepare to be confounded!)
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    Yay, Happy Birthday Tolkien!!

    Trivia 1: Name of the golden tree in Silmarillion that became the sun.
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    I'm so not sure I can take the utter geekitude of this.

    Aaaah, what the he11...

    Quote Originally Posted by cascademn View Post
    Yay, Happy Birthday Tolkien!!

    Trivia 1: Name of the golden tree in Silmarillion that became the sun.
    Laurelin!

    Trivia 2: Who or what killed Laurelin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Trivia 2: Who or what killed Laurelin?
    Ungoliant [the spider queen, ick] sucked them both dry.

    Trivia 3: How did Glorfindel first meet his demise, centuries before saving Frodo outside Rivendell [in "The Lord of the Rings"]?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    I'm so not sure I can take the utter geekitude of this.

    Aaaah, what the he11...



    Laurelin!

    Trivia 2: Who or what killed Laurelin?
    Good job!! :-)

    Oh, and I beat your geekitude long ago. I've named pets after Tolkien entities...Mithril, and Avari.

    Incidentally, Trivia 4: What is Avari?

    (and I know, Trivia 3 has not been answered yet :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cascademn View Post
    Good job!! :-)

    Oh, and I beat your geekitude long ago. I've named pets after Tolkien entities...Mithril, and Avari.
    I know an individual who gave one of his children a LOTR name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    I know an individual who gave one of his children a LOTR name.
    There's nothing wrong with Eowyn, and you know it. (Note: He named her before the movies came out.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    (Note: He named her before the movies came out.)
    A point of geek pride, no doubt.

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