Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me

A small coterie of famous people share my birthday, most conspicuously Adolph Schickelgruber (aka Hitler). I thought Justice John Paul Stevens was among them, but I couldn't find his name among the 4/20 luminaries (I just rechecked, and found it on another list). It also includes Lionel Hampton, and Tito Puente.
One interesting coincidence: Both George Takei (Mr. Sulu, from StarTrek), and Colon Powell (of My Lai cover-up and Iraqi disinformation fame) were born on this day in 1937.
PS: Among the non-famous people who share my birthday are/were my mother (now deceased) and my brother's wife (who happens to be one of the best elementary school teachers in the whole world).

16 comments:

notwatchingtelevision said...

Felicitations, Woodrown. Hope you have a good time . . . Sparkle Plenty

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Woody!!!!! Hope it's a good one, and one of many, many more. love, mer

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, dude.

Miss ya!


Terry C
Anti-War Elitist

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday you fucking curmudgeon. You should really come back to eschaton and enjoy the likes of watertiger and simels, and hurl insults at some of the trolls.

Donna Marie said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

What the previous anonymous said x2.


aangus

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Anonymous said...

What the previous anonymous said x2.


aangus

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Alexandra said...

Don't think Woody ever wasted time on mutilating trolls or hurling insults.

All the very best to you on this birthday, O'erall Helluvafella!

Woody (Tokin' Lib'rul/Rogue Scholar & O'erall Helluvafella!) said...

Thanks, anon...Thing is, I'm STILL banned and banished at Lite Blue. I always enjoyed the site, but--as the old blues goes--'if you don;t want me baby, I sure as hell don't want you." Get Duncan to invite me back--since it was by his fiat that i was and still am shunned--and I'd consider it...
Like that's gonna happen...
Right...
At about the same time Obama grows an apostrophe...

BlakNo1 said...

Celebrate 4/20 in the apporpriate manner!! Have a good one!

Hi Terry!!!!!!

ina said...

Happy Birthday Woody! I hope a dream or two comes true for you this year. And I hope the desert is bloomin'.

I miss you over at the crack den, too.

Love,
Ina

LittleBrother said...

☛★☆☆☺☮☮♥♥♥♔ :+: Happy Birthday, Woody! :+:♔ ♥♥♥☮☮☺☆☆★ ☜

LittleBrother said...

Well, fuck me-- in all that gingerbread, I didn't notice that the "thumbs up" :+: didn't work.

So think of it as the intentional flaw that indigenous weavers are said to include in their work as a sign of humility and deference to a higher creator. Yeah, that's the ticket...

Eli said...

Not sure if I'm still under the wire in your timezone, but Happy Birthday, dude!

a small quiet voice said...

Happy Birthday and many, many more.

Are you recovering from wild and crazy celebrations?

Woody (Tokin' Lib'rul/Rogue Scholar & O'erall Helluvafella!) said...

FYEIEIO: The Occasion of my having lived long enough to qualify for the Dole was celebrated by and at the 3rd Annual Woody's Birthday Tail-gate Party and Baseball Bash at Isotopes' Stadium. A fair amount of beer was consumed by the WBTP&BB, yummy finger-foods consumed, and other suitable intoxicants passed around. Olaf & Red (still a'pas de deux) attended, along with some friends from my former association with Drinking Liberally--yet another venture that did not survive my stewardship...we were about a dozen in all.

The 'Topes won, 11-8, in a pretty sloppy game in a hitter's park. The best play of the game, imho, happened early. In the first inning, the visitors (Nashville, a Brewers' farm club) had got a run in and had a man on second. The batter stroked a single into mid-right field. The 'Topes' right-fielder caught it on a bounce and gunned a ROPE to home, on the fly, from about 280-310' feet, to get the runner trying to score from 2nd. Out at the plate. It was a cannon-shot; you could almost here when he fired it. One of the best throws I ever saw...

Thanx all for the good wishes...hope to see all y'all at the beach...