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Happy Birthday Kottke September 26, 2001 10:16 PM   Subscribe

It's everyone's favorite weblogger's birthday Thursday. Help wish him well by buying a special commemorative shirt:

http://www.cafepress.com/crankypants
posted by mathowie to General Weblog-Related at 10:16 PM (17 comments total)

I was going to make a post saying Happy Birthday!, but I decided not to.
posted by gleemax at 11:23 PM on September 26, 2001


Bah! I've been 28. You got nothin!
posted by asellke at 7:01 AM on September 27, 2001


happy birthday, Jason.
posted by Sean Meade at 8:41 AM on September 27, 2001


happy birthday, jko! you're almost 30-something!
posted by moz at 8:42 AM on September 27, 2001


You can celebrate by revisiting an older Kottke thread (you can almost tell the tongue from the cheek). Check it out and be patient: after a relatively short time, the entire thread goes refreshingly apeshit.

Happy birthday, Mr. K. Sorry I've given you so much crap.
posted by Skot at 9:02 AM on September 27, 2001


my god, you people are gullible. it's not actually his birthday; he and matt got together to plan a scheme to /pretend/ it's his birthday. "i'll post something on kottke.org!" jason said. "and i'll post something on metafilter!" matt said. and then, the same thought popped into their heads at the exact same moment. "LET'S MAKE A T-SHIRT," they both exclaimed at the exact same time, "that way we can profit from our hoax!"

oh, and if you believe it's kottke's birthday today, then i've got news for you. it was /my/ birthday on monday. and peter merholz's birthday on tuesday.

and if you believe /that/, i've got a bridge for sale...

posted by msippey at 9:27 AM on September 27, 2001


It's also Andre's birthday today. Happy birthday Andre!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:50 AM on September 27, 2001




that nut.
posted by moz at 11:39 AM on September 27, 2001


Happy b-day.

Purple monkey dishwasher.
posted by Mark at 1:17 PM on September 27, 2001


oh, and in case anyone didn't get why I made the shirt look like it does or why it says what it says, here's the full explanation:

CrazyUncleJoe calls Jason "mr. crankypants" early this year, which I don't think jason enjoyed, and it became a sort of nickname anyone gets when they're poo-pooing ideas on metafiler, or in metatalk.

Jason wears (I do too) 37signals shirts from time to time, including the I AM A PERSON shirt.

So, I put those two things together, aping the 37signals style for the fonts and logo on the back, with CUJ's phrase on the front.

Funny, see?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:34 PM on September 27, 2001


heh. Jason may be three weeks older than me, but he's still my non-evil twin.
posted by holgate at 6:18 PM on September 27, 2001


lol, "kermitting." that jcterminal guy gets me every time.
posted by lotsofno at 7:57 PM on September 27, 2001


Hey, JLo's birthday is just two days ahead of mine!
posted by solistrato at 7:31 AM on September 28, 2001


Crankypants! Crankpants!

God it's still funny 2 years later.

HBBJ
posted by dangerman at 8:32 AM on September 30, 2001


My Mr Crankypants T has already shipped. I will take Happy Birthday J-Ko pictures once it arrives.

Until then - Happy Birthday Mr. Crankypants!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 10:45 PM on October 1, 2001


Funny, see?

I guess you had to be there.
posted by daveadams at 7:03 AM on October 2, 2001


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