Hello! I'm taking a break from the current storyline here to celebrate Professor John Ronald Reuel Tolkien's birthday today. It's 117 years since he was born. Please join me in raising a glass to him in a toast.
Care for a glass of champagne? I know I have some more glasses around here.
Are you ready? On the count of 3 . . .
TO THE PROFESSOR!!!!!
Without whom I wouldn't be here. In my retro-draft glory. Now I'm exhausted. Please have some more, so I don't finish it all myself and start singing Elvish karaoke, like some others around these parts.
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