Sunday events

Important news!

  • Daylight Saving TIme begins at 2am on Sunday, 8 March. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour.

  • You better set those clocks correctly so you can catch Atheists Talk radio at 9am. This week, it’s interviews with some of the bigwigs of American Atheists.

  • Yeah, it’s my birthday on Sunday. I’ll be of the age that means I have three 17 year olds yammering at each other in my cranium, and I’m going to celebrate it with a quiet day spent getting some writing done.


  1. DrBadger says

    Happy Birthday – and that’s March 9th tomorrow (hopefully you’ve got your B-day right!!)

  2. says

    His ability to explicate rhabdomerics
    Seems to deviate from the issue at hand
    I’m not talking about Jerry Coyne
    But rather, PZ Myers, the man.

    His philosophy of algorithmic inelegance
    So few could understand
    We’re talking about epigenesis
    And PZ Myers, the man.

    It is said in modern folklore
    That his wife was his number one fan
    She could have fallen for Stuart Kaufman
    But she chose PZ Myers, the man.

    Much more than some biologist
    With an idealistic plan
    He was quite a force to reckon with
    Yes PZ Myers, the man.

    You see, he loved the game of truth
    And the ejaculations of a cytological gland
    Cephalopods and pharyngulites
    It’s PZ Myers, the man.

    Happy Birthday!

  3. says

    Happy Birthday, PZ! You’re not the only one who’s celebrating around here. I’m celebrating, too for a much different reason! My blog Dinosaurs and The Bible A Creationist’s Fairy Tale is almost up to 100,000 hits! Thus, far my blog is up to 98,569 hits and I’m commemorating this upcoming 100,000 hits achievement by staging a special contest you’re all invited to enter, in which parts of it has something to do with your favorite animal, PZ. The cephalopod! Or should I say, “The Octopus!”

    See my site for details on how to enter.

    Presenting the 100,000 Hit Giveaway

  4. says

    For those of you who are following the growth of Pharyngula City, the population is at 160. But tomorrow would be a great day for you to add to it!

    You can add to the population by clicking here.

    You can add to the industry by clicking here.

    You can add to the transportation network by clicking here.

    Happy Birthday PZ!

  5. Alverant says

    Happy birthday.

    I hate moving the clocks forward. My biological clock does not like to be adjusted. The rest of this week I’ll be a wreck as I adjust to waking up an hour early. (I get up at 5:45am or so.)

  6. says

    The earlier link to the Santeria lawsuit got me thinking…

    Aren’t there probably a lot of states that ban cannibalism? Even if no one kills the person? I mean, theoretically, suppose they find a body, or, I dunno… someone converts bread into human flesh?

    Legally, could a Catholic practitioner be prosecuted for cannibalism? If so, the court would be forced to rule between saying, “No, that’s just bread and not human flesh” and jail time? If they rule that cannibalization is okay in the name of religious freedom, doesn’t that open all kinds of doors?

    If not a criminal case, could someone bring a civil suit against a Catholic Church if they attended and saw that these people were eating what eyewitnesses will swear is “human flesh,” provided they are sufficiently shocked and traumatized?

  7. says

    Happy Birthday, Kiddo!
    < (__)(__)> Here’s to you having another year under your belt with more happy years to go. The best to the best!

  8. Jazmin says

    And many more! Making it to each anniversary is a feat in itself. Enjoy and know that you have made a wonderfully positive difference in many lives.

    HAPPY GODDAMN BIRTHDAY! (I’m not British but thought it would be appropriate)

  9. Dana Hunter says

    Many happy returns, PZ! I hope to be reading Pharyngula for three seventeen-year olds to come! ;-)

  10. Hael says

    Happy birthday!

    This is the bad daylight saving time, too. I wish we’d just always set it back an hour. It doesn’t make any kind of sense but the extra sleep sure would be nice.

  11. says

    …you forgot to mention Super Smash Brothers Brawl was being released in the United States today, but I’ll forgive you.

  12. David Ratnasabapathy says

    Ecclesiastes 2:13-14

    Then I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness. The wise have eyes in their head, but fools walk in darkness. Yet I perceived that the same fate befalls all of them.

    Happy Birthday!

  13. bernarda says

    Another Happy B’day wish. So you are three 17-year-olds. I didn’t know you were triplets. Anything like the holy trinity or is it just “me, myself, and I”?

  14. says

    Happy Birthday! I suggest you pamper the 17 year olds by pouring large volumes of alcohol into your brain, and listening to loud music. That’s what the young’uns like, isn’t it?

  15. Christophe Thill says

    A very happy birthday to my favourite blogger for all matters pertaining to science, atheism and tentacles. Raising my glass to PZ !

  16. Ced says

    Gosh, no I checked all my clocks and wondered whether they all automatically have adjusted the time. Then I realized that the information in your post is only valid for americans. Man.. Next time give a warning :)

  17. says

    Congratulations, the rock you were born on has now has travelled an even integer multiple of pi radians, around the nearest astral fusion generator, since your birth. Due to the strange customs of the specific type carbon based life forms that you are a member of, this means everyone is going to congratulate you, as though you helped in some way. As I am also one of these carbon based life forms I suppose I should join in.

    Happy birthday PZ.

  18. says

    Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag, PZ (happy birthday in Dutch).

    Let’s hope that this year you FINALLY get that giant squid you’ve always wanted.

  19. says

    Happy birthday, PZ! Perhaps since you’re being cheated out of an hour of your birthday, you’ll join me on my quest to get the daylight savings law changed. I don’t want to do away with it. I just think that since the government takes an hour from us in the spring and gives it back in the fall, they should have to pay interest on it in the meantime. I’m not exactly sure how that would work, but that’s not stopped the government from enacting ridiculous legislation before.

  20. Devin says

    Happy Birthday PZ!

    I live in Arizona. We don’t participate with all that clock changing nonsense. We keep our clocks right were they are.

    And that shows you just how conservative Arizona is. We don’t change anything.

  21. says

    As one who is closing in on having five 12 year-olds, all heading toward puberty, in my head, let me just say … it’ll get worse before it gets better.

    Happy Birthday!

  22. CalGeorge says

    Happy Birthday, PZ!

    Catching up on last week’s radio show on unintelligent design – kludged testicles and associative memory – you are great!

  23. says

    Yeah, it’s my birthday on Sunday.

    I’ve always celebrated my conception day. It seems more appropriate. I happen to know mine because my father had a three day pass before being shipped out to the Pacific and he and my mother spent the night at the Bear Mountain Inn near NYC. Semper Fi Marine!

    “Here I am, an old man in a dry month,
    Being read to by a boy, waiting for rain.
    I was neither at the hot gates
    Nor fought in the warm rain
    Nor knee deep in the salt marsh, heaving a cutlass,
    Bitten by flies, fought.
    My house is a decayed house,
    And the jew squats on the window sill, the owner,
    Spawned in some estaminet of Antwerp,
    Blistered in Brussels, patched and peeled in London.
    The goat coughs at night in the field overhead;
    Rocks, moss, stonecrop, iron, merds.
    The woman keeps the kitchen, makes tea,
    Sneezes at evening, poking the peevish gutter.
    I an old man,
    A dull head among windy spaces.

  24. kid bitzer says

    three 17-year olds.

    who are you kidding?

    you’ve got seventeen 3-year olds in there, is what you’ve got.

    a whole daycare’s worth of mayhem.

    Long may you keep on adding more voices to the noise.

  25. Sastra, OM says

    Happy Birthday to you,
    You belong in a zoo,
    Descended from monkeys,
    Like the rest of us, too.

  26. Hairy Doctor Professor says

    51, hmmm. That’s one short of a full deck. (That’s what I told my wife, who turned 51 last Thursday. I passed that same point a year earlier, so this year I’m playing with a full deck for the first time in my life. At least that’s what I tell myself.) Have a happy, and keep fighting the good fight. We got your back.

  27. Pierre says

    Joyeux anniversaire, Pay-Zed ! (Pay Zed is how
    one pronounces P and Z in French, of course).

    On a different subject, on Digg there was a link to
    your article on the evolution of eyes (the one that was
    published in Seed); I liked it, even though I was
    already familiar with the subject. The digg comments,
    however, were sometimes really funny.

  28. Paguroidea says

    Happy Birthday PZ and may this next year be even better than your last one!

  29. Sandy says

    Happy birthday, PZ, and thanks for expanding my horizons with knowledge and becoming the favorite teacher I never had.

  30. says

    Happy birthday, PZ! Your fine writing and courageous defense of science and rationality are inspirations to many of us. Here’s to wishing you many more birthdays!

  31. SteadyEddy says

    Thanks PZ! Now I’ll never forget my mom’s birthday- the same day as yours +15 years. Happy Birthday!