It’s a conspiracy!

So a guy gets a little older, and what happens? All these people try to draw attention to my age, largely with a collection of photoshopped pictures of yours truly. Don’t they know I’m funny-looking enough that no photoshop is necessary?

By the way, I got a nice present from my family: a new, ergonomic Cephalopod Throne. You’ll be reassured to know that now, when I fling thunderbolts of furious vituperation about the web, I shall be doing so with excellent posture.


  1. Lulu says

    Happy birthday, PZ. :) Here’s hoping you have many years of harassing those poor, poor religious-types before you.

  2. says

    This is all a ruse. Don’t you know PZ’s birthday is a giant ploy for him to get more readers at this blog?

    Don’t fall into the trap his parents laid so many years ago.

  3. Sastra says

    Rest assured I will never, never taunt you on your age. I’m just 2 months older than you are, and that pretty much eliminates both name-calling options (fogy vs. baby).

  4. Janine says

    If we cannot mock our High Priest Of The Unholy Church Of Atheism, who can we mock?

    Enjoy your day!

  5. Kseniya says

    Happy Birthday, Professor!!

    (I’m in no position to do any taunting, either, and won’t mention which relative of mine is 5 months younger than PZ.)

  6. afarensis, FCD says

    Don’t they know I’m funny-looking enough that no photoshop is necessary?

    That’s why I went with zebra fish!

  7. says

    Happy Birthday PZ, may your health and your commitment to the truth never wane, you have a huge community of folks that wait with baited (hopefully not squid) breath on your every post to Pharyngula.

    Keep up the excellent work for many years to come!

  8. RamblinDude says

    Wow! Thunderbolts, laser beam eyes, and excellent posture. Impressive!

    Happy Birthday!

  9. Bride of Shrek says

    Is an ergonomic Cephalopod throne just euphemism for a toilet? ‘Cause if it is that’s one funky gift your rellies bought you.

    Happy Birthday PZ from the Antipodean contingent of your evil henchmen. (henchpeople?)

  10. says

    I’d say that the squid I ordered from the thai joint down on the corner was in honor of your birthday, but I’d be lying: it looked good.

    I did raise a fork for ya though.

  11. Epikt says

    Happy birthday, PZ. If our paths ever cross, I’ll treat you to a squid smoothie.

  12. Ebo Tebo says

    Before the day is done, just wanted to wish you and yours the very best, as well as hoping you had a fantastic B-Day.