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  1. 21 Sep '12 14:34
    Today, "The Hobbit" turns 75: it was published on September 21st, 1937.
    Tomorrow, September 22nd, is Bilbo's own birthday, and he will therefore be 75 as well. It's not quite eleventy-one, but still, good going for a character we only know because a 10 year old Rayner Unwin liked the book.

    Richard
  2. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    21 Sep '12 14:50
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Today, "The Hobbit" turns 75: it was published on September 21st, 1937.
    Tomorrow, September 22nd, is Bilbo's own birthday, and he will therefore be 75 as well. It's not quite eleventy-one, but still, good going for a character we only know because a 10 year old Rayner Unwin liked the book.

    Richard
    When I was in Jr. High (in the mid-70s), I would walk by the Utica Cemetery on my way to school. One day on my way home I noticed a tattered paperback in a bush by the fence. I pulled it out and found it was something called 'The Hobbit'. That was the first time I had heard of Tolkein.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Sep '12 15:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    When I was in Jr. High (in the mid-70s), I would walk by the Utica Cemetery on my way to school. One day on my way home I noticed a tattered paperback in a bush by the fence. I pulled it out and found it was something called 'The Hobbit'. That was the first time I had heard of Tolkein.
    Did you read it? Born in what, '61? You must be approaching old fartness then
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    21 Sep '12 17:11
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Did you read it? Born in what, '61? You must be approaching old fartness then
    Yes, I read it. I was hooked immediately. 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and a long infatuation with D&D followed soon thereafter.

    I was born in '63.
  5. 21 Sep '12 20:45
    One of literature's happy moments and a great piece of writing for youngsters everywhere and people who have reached old fartedness indeed!
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    23 Sep '12 21:59
    Ballad of Bilbo Baggins by Leonard Nimoy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGF5ROpjRAU