Whoa, I asked for poems for my birthday, I got poems. That was quite a response, and it had me regretting the fact that I didn’t demand money. I could have retired by now.
On top of that, GrrlScientist, Bora, and Archy are compiling lists of birthday greetings, so I can just pop over there and browse through everything you people have written. It brings a tear to the eye, it does, especially since this is a day demanding I do lots and lots of work and not leaving me much time for cruising through the web.
Next week, though, I’ll return the favor: there’s Lynn Margulis’s blog tour on Monday, and since it’s Spring break and I’ll actually be able to relax with some free time, I’ve got a couple of science posts to scribble up — cool stuff with weird invertebrates.
Readers interested in Margulis’ decent from the HIV=AIDS dogma should note that there is a new article discussing this issue in the latest New Yorker. It focuses particularly on Peter Douchebag (I mean Duesberg – sorry) and the South African Government.
should read: “dissent” not decent… if had said “indecent” I suppose it would have been Freudian !!!
Rebecca Watson says
Fifty! That’s not bad for an invertebrate.
Darwin turns 200 in two years. You’re almost there, PZ! Keep to it, maybe you can catch up to him!
Happy Birthday! You’re only three months older than my dad. You guys could have been classmates.
Keep up the good work, enjoy life, and here’s to another fruitful fifty, Dr. Myers!
Krystalline Apostate says
Money? Nah, poetry’s all I can afford for the nonce.
So, is the cake gonna be squid-shaped? Will calamari be served? Open bar?
Enjoy your day.
Larry Moran says
Happy 50th birthday, PZ.
fusilier, who’s been using AARP mailers as landfill for some time now.
Happy Birthday, PZ.
Happy birthday, PZ! You are now 5 squids worth of tentacles.
Aha! We have a birthday in common. I past the half-century mark four years ago with no fanfare.
Happy Birthday PZ!
The Disgruntled Chemist says
Happy Birthday, PZ. Enjoy your spring break (they don’t give one to us grad students).
Eamon Knight says
Hah, you old fogey! *I* don’t pass the Big Five-Oh for almost another three months!
Happy B’day ;-).
This isn’t epic poetry and it gets less and less funny every year. If that was too depressing, maybe this will make up for it.
Happy birthday! I raise 8 tentacles of beer in your honor!
I see that your Birthday message is prominently displayed on Richard Dawkins’ site. Aren’t you special!!
Hey, you deserve it. Hope you rock on for another 50.
Cheers. Best Wishes. Happy B-Day.
You’re a single day older than Osama bin Laden. I don’t know where I’m going with this, but there it is.
Niobe, have you ever looked at this site? They don’t include Osama bin Laden for some reason though, kind of ironic for a site called “Dead or Alive” IMHO…
Happy birthday, PZ!
happy birthday, pz myers!
Theo Bromine says
Happy Birthday, PZ. Since this isn’t the poem thread, I’ll use that as an excuse not to write one. But maybe you’d like to have some of this cake. I don’t think Chuck would mind sharing.
Ian Musgrave says
Happy Birthday PZ, “Scrptural violence can foster aggression” (Nature, subscription only sorry)
Ian Musgrave says
Munged URL in last post Scriptural violence can foster aggression
it may be, but it is a large nice eye :-)
Zorionak Zuri! (happy b-day in Basque, for a change)
So back in August I discover that I share a birthday with your daughter. I don’t find too many of those August 30th birthday people. And what do I find today when I pull up the ol’ Pharyngula? You share a birthday with my wife. Strange universe, this, no?
happy b-day old man!! :-)
We miss ya over at IIDB!
Krystalline Apostate says
Hey, I meant to ask: you giving out any kind of beneficence for the best poem?
More Birthday Greetings, PZed.
Could you please put a link to your The Proper Reverence Due to Those Who Have Gone Before posting in the Taste of Pharyngula sidebar? Everyone coming here should have a chance to read it. I am grateful to Mike, the Questionable Authority, for his link to it.
Crudely Wrott says
Happy Birthday, PZ. Live long and prosper.
Isn’t it striking to reflect on the subjectively perceived length of the second quarter century versus the first? Welcome to your sixth decade. I suspect you’ll enjoy it.
And thank you for this blog and your insane rate of posting and the long overdue threads of needful and quite satisfyingly challenging comments that have been instigated.