Yes, Virginia There is a Hobbit!

We mentioned the Inklings yesterday and today’s a big day for one of that trio of British fantasy writers.

THE HOBBIT by J. R. R. Tolkein was published today in 1937. Let’s make that our

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Hobbit Cocktail

1 oz. Royal James Gin

1 oz. Ron Diaz Rum

1 oz. Durango Tequila

2 oz. apple juice

Crushed ice

Mix in a glass and garnish with mint leaves.

“One ring to rule them all…”

More neat stuff that happened today;

–         “Perry Mason” starring Raymond Burr, premiered on CBS today in 1957. All objections overruled!

–         The “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial was published on this day in 1897 in the New York Sun.

–         “Monday Night Football” debuted on ABC, today in 1970. What did we do before?

–         It’s Arbor Day in Brazil and it’s Independence Day in Armenia, Belize and Malta. I’ll never make all those parties.

And some neat birthdays;

–         More fantasy writers! Stephen King (1947) and H. G. Wells (1866) were both born today.

–         Bryan Station’s own basketball legend, Jack Givens was born today in 1956. Duke will never be the same.

–         Composer Gustav Holst (1874) and songwriter Leonard Cohen (1934) share this birthday.

–         Comedian Bill Murray was born today in 1950. Gophers beware!

Nice day, n’est-ce pas?

Cheers!

Roger

9/21/11.

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