Patterico's Pontifications

7/31/2018

Wishing the Boss a Happy Birthday

Filed under: General — JVW @ 5:09 pm



[guest post by JVW]

I didn’t want the day to go by without wishing our gracious host a very happy birthday. I wondered for a moment if he wanted to keep his special day private, but I noticed that ten years ago he let slip that today was his celebration day. It’s gauche to mention a gentleman’s age (or maybe it’s a lady’s age that should go unremarked; I can’t remember these things any longer), but this is a pretty momentous birthday as he transitions from a perfect square number to a number that can be represented by only one Roman numeral, all while fighting to keep the AARP membership recruiters at bay.

Happy birthday, Patterico. I hope the celebration is equal to the benefit that you bring to all of your readers. But don’t overdo it at your age.

– JVW

35 Responses to “Wishing the Boss a Happy Birthday”

  1. That’s Johnny Ramone who says “Up yours, Springfield.” early in the clip. He’s also famous for his speech at the 2002 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction when he stepped up in front of all the left-wing entertainers, grabbed the microphone and proclaimed “God bless President George W. Bush.” That’s punk rock.

    JVW (30a532)

  2. Happy Birthday to the best friend I have that I’ve never met in person, not to mention a really great friend.

    DRJ (46c88f)

  3. Happy Birthday, Patterico!

    nk (dbc370)

  4. Hello to nk, another good friend.

    DRJ (15874d)

  5. Happy bday, and love that Ramones clip. I’m going to use it.

    Paul Montagu (84878a)

  6. Hello, DRJ!

    nk (dbc370)

  7. So Patterico turned 10 today. Congrats!

    Radegunda (bdd800)

  8. Only one Roman numeral? Possibly, “C?”

    Gary Hoffman (7ec1de)

  9. Thank you, and many happy returns. Your site is a daily gift. Thanks again.

    ropelight (06b429)

  10. I was fourteen years old when he was born, hard to believe that was (fill in the blank) years ago. Happy Birthday to the absolute best little brother in the world. Keep making a difference!!!

    Brotherico (34cde7)

  11. Happy Lth birthday!

    Can you imagine if women’s clothing were in Roman numerals? If you bought your wife a size “L”, she might say, “that’s too big, I wear XL!”

    felipe (023cc9)

  12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lle9QD93kA0

    “Zoom! What was that? That was your life, Mate!”

    Happy Birthday, P.

    Meh. 50’s the new 40 now-a-days. Don’t sweat it. You probably feel 35! 60 is the spooker; ask Haiku about the early bird specials. Join AARP for the discounts and go for the free grocery tote bag.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  13. A big L? :)

    Blessings to you as you begin another journey around the sun. Happily, there are many with you on the journey. Never doubt this.

    Ed from SFV (6d42fa)

  14. Happy Birthday, Patrick!

    Dave (445e97)

  15. Thanks, JVW. That’s the second time someone said “Go to hell you old bastard” to me today. What a coincidence!

    I do like Mr. Burns’s solution. While violent, it shows good musical taste.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  16. I was fourteen years old when he was born, hard to believe that was (fill in the blank) years ago. Happy Birthday to the absolute best little brother in the world. Keep making a difference!!!

    See if you can guess which song I invoked when I called Brotherico on his birthday this year.

    If he’d been out ’till quarter to three, I would not lock the door.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  17. Happy Birthday to the best friend I have that I’ve never met in person, not to mention a really great friend.

    We will have to remedy that one of these days. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  18. Happy birthday. Have a beer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUbHdbWnDUI

    Fred Z (05d938)

  19. Happy birthday patrick.

    Narciso (0b1c92)

  20. When I get older, losing my hair.

    felipe (023cc9)

  21. In the post from 10 years ago that JVW linked, I seem to imply (if you combine my remarks in the post and comments) that I was having a tough time — but received some help from DRJ that brought me through that tough time. I honestly don’t remember what that was all about, but I do know that sounds exactly like DRJ: someone who is always there when you need her.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  22. Enjoy the birthday. Always make time for family.

    NJRob (ec0321)

  23. Great thread to warm my evening. Happy birthday and best wishes.

    Dustin (ba94b2)

  24. Have you some fun, Pat. Happy birthday!

    Tillman (d34303)

  25. Happy birthday to a good, kind and thoughtful friend. Hope the day was as special as you deserve, and that you enjoyed it surrounded by loved ones. May your next year be the best yet!

    Dana (023079)

  26. Happy Birthday, Patterico.
    Have yourself a great dinner with your family

    mg (9e54f8)

  27. Damn that AARP mailing list; wait ’til you start getting those ‘Have You Ever Considered Cremation?’ solicitations in the mail!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  28. Happy Birthday, racist

    JD (ec3581)

  29. Happy Belated Birthday, Patterico. Don’t do it, coupons and discounts be damned…I thought AARP was now considered as subversive as the SPLC!

    urbanleftbehind (8be9bc)

  30. Happy Birthday, Patterico. Keep carrying the fire.

    Leviticus (0cf0ac)

  31. Happy birthday and thanks for hosting this blog. I’ve learned a lot over the years.

    Rochf (877dba)

  32. I can’t remember what was going on 10 years ago either, but I know you’ve always been there for me and I try to be there for you. We have a good friendship, and it doesn’t seem to matter that we’ve never met in person.

    DRJ (46c88f)

  33. Happy Happy Joy Joy

    Also – it’s Walker’s birthday too!

    https://mobile.twitter.com/LadyVoldemort16/status/1024649942315487234

    harkin (b524bb)

  34. Best wishes, Patrick. This thread shows what I like best about your blog.

    Simon Jester (6783c2)

  35. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfm_KlKtAT8

    Your welcome to the world, ‘the way it was’ July 31, 1968

    DCSCA (797bc0)


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