Happy Birthday User No. 1 October 10, 2009 11:45 AM   Subscribe

Birthday greetings to the one who started it all. Happy Birthday Matt!
posted by girlhacker to MetaFilter-Related at 11:45 AM (170 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Isn't he wonderful? He is so wonderful. Happy Birthday Number One.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:55 AM on October 10, 2009


Thanks!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:55 AM on October 10, 2009


Oooh, happy birthday! I hope you get lots of hugs for it because I'm told that everyone needs a hug.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 11:55 AM on October 10, 2009


Happy birthday!
posted by rtha at 12:10 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday Matt! Hope you're having a great day!

(My wife's birthday was on the 7th but she had a fever then so we moved it to today and have been celebrating it all day today here in London.)
posted by vacapinta at 12:14 PM on October 10, 2009


Awwwww. My son turns one today. Birthday #1 on #1's birthday!
posted by misterbrandt at 12:22 PM on October 10, 2009


Many happy returns, sir~!
posted by EatTheWeak at 12:27 PM on October 10, 2009




Ice cream cake for everyone?
posted by anniecat at 12:37 PM on October 10, 2009


!
posted by zoinks at 12:40 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy birthday!
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:41 PM on October 10, 2009


Drinks are on me!!! Well... the one I just spilled is, anyway.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:44 PM on October 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy birthday Matt-How-Wee,
happy birthday to you.

What do you mean, I now owe $10,000?!?!
posted by WCityMike at 12:46 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday, Matt!
May your joy be ever-increasing, your cup filled to the brim, and your returns many many many!
posted by carsonb at 12:48 PM on October 10, 2009


One of the "weird"-er birthday greetings you'll get, Matt. But quite catchy.
posted by WCityMike at 12:50 PM on October 10, 2009


Best wishes, Matt!
posted by HotPatatta at 12:51 PM on October 10, 2009




Happy birthday. We got you a hairball of flameouts.
posted by subbes at 12:58 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday.
posted by idiopath at 1:01 PM on October 10, 2009


Lang zal hij leve in de gloria...
posted by jouke at 1:04 PM on October 10, 2009


Spank!
posted by dirtdirt at 1:10 PM on October 10, 2009


And *still* no Nobel Peace Prize!?

Consider yourself wished, Matt, happily.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:15 PM on October 10, 2009


Thanks, Matt's Mom and Dad!
posted by Toekneesan at 1:23 PM on October 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Happy happy #1. Hope it's a great one!
posted by Space Kitty at 1:25 PM on October 10, 2009


What do you mean, I now owe $10,000?!?!

In point of fact, you may not, WCityMike.

Happy birthday, Matt!
posted by dersins at 1:34 PM on October 10, 2009


I learned about it through pb's special HB page. Ouch!

Happy Birthday!
posted by bru at 1:39 PM on October 10, 2009


And from me as well!
posted by languagehat at 1:40 PM on October 10, 2009


have a great day, a great year, and may it all be a prelude for an exceptionally long, healthy, and prosperous life.
posted by msconduct at 1:54 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy happy happy birthday!
posted by typewriter at 1:59 PM on October 10, 2009


And many happy doubles returns of the day!
posted by Elsa at 2:09 PM on October 10, 2009


Grattis på födelsedagen!
posted by gemmy at 2:24 PM on October 10, 2009


::doffs cap::
posted by SeizeTheDay at 2:24 PM on October 10, 2009


HAPPY BROTH DAY
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:27 PM on October 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Happy happy birthday.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:38 PM on October 10, 2009


I'm imagining you in your birthday suit. Creepy birthday greetings, Matt!
posted by ColdChef at 2:45 PM on October 10, 2009


No. Today is my mom's birthday. It can't be Matt's birthday, too.

Happy birthday, Mom!
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 2:49 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday, Matt!
posted by juv3nal at 3:04 PM on October 10, 2009


The man got hit by a car and kept on going. You might think he's George Washington or something.
posted by ooga_booga at 3:05 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday, Matt.
posted by applemeat at 3:06 PM on October 10, 2009


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posted by brundlefly at 3:28 PM on October 10, 2009 [7 favorites]


Hope you're having an awesome day, Matt! Happy Birthday!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:28 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday, Matt! (You are still 4 days older than me!)
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 3:34 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday Matt. What are you now, like, 30?
posted by jeanmari at 3:36 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday, #1!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:41 PM on October 10, 2009


Many happy returns of the day.
posted by nola at 3:47 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Happy Birthday Mathowie!
posted by bluefly at 3:52 PM on October 10, 2009


We need the IMG tags back for the.....

hippo.img

birdie.img

two ewes.img


I'm outraged that this doesn't work anymore.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 3:56 PM on October 10, 2009


Hope you have a good one, you good one.
posted by taff at 3:57 PM on October 10, 2009


In honor of the day, and because I like Mathowie, I will NOT be singing the Russian Happy Birthday song.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 3:57 PM on October 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Adding my felicitations to the pile!
posted by Quietgal at 4:00 PM on October 10, 2009


Viking birthday dirge
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 4:02 PM on October 10, 2009


So today's your 37th birthday... well, 37 is one of my favorite funny numbers (next to 86), so here's wishing you an entertaining year and hoping you live to be at least 86, so I can refer back to this in the 150-million-comment MetaFilter archive (which, in 2058, will be hosted in a Google Cloud made up entirely of CO2). Of course, by then, I'll be 103, so I'll either be dead and it'll be a post-dated comment (I've started working on those already) or if I'm still alive, I'll be wishing I'd taken better care of myself when I was 37 even more than I do now...

Here's hoping your Big 37 is more like Dante's in Clerks and less like Cool Hand Luke's, and remember, once the Range Game is stopped, it can't be reset for 37 hours.
posted by wendell at 4:09 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy B Day!!!!!
posted by snsranch at 4:17 PM on October 10, 2009


cheers, my hard apple cider is still in the fermenting stage so I'll only raise a virtual glass tonight.
posted by edgeways at 4:25 PM on October 10, 2009


HAHA YOU"RE OLDER.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 4:42 PM on October 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

MAKE A WISH!
posted by orme at 4:48 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday Matt!
posted by arse_hat at 5:01 PM on October 10, 2009


.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 5:05 PM on October 10, 2009


Woo hoo! Happy Birthday, Number One. Did you get a chance to spend some time on a bike today?
posted by lazaruslong at 5:13 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy birthday, Mathowie! Live long and prosper!
posted by Lynsey at 5:15 PM on October 10, 2009


.... .- .--. .--. -.-- / -... .. .-. - .... -.. .- -.-- / -- .- - -
posted by Kinbote at 5:22 PM on October 10, 2009


I share a birthday with mathowie. Cool. Happy Birthday!
posted by wv kay in ga at 5:25 PM on October 10, 2009


happy birthday from sunny peru.

i'll have a pisco sour or ten in your honour*

* like i needed an excuse, but hell, might as well take one if it comes my way...
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:47 PM on October 10, 2009


10/10 NEVAR FORGET! THE BLUE GREEN AND GREY WILL NEVER RUN!
posted by not_on_display at 5:49 PM on October 10, 2009


Yep. Yep. Yep. Another one. May it be top 10. Happy Birthday.

A dog walks into a bar, jumps up on the stool and says to the bartender, "Hey barkeep, it's my birthday today. How 'bout a free drink?"

The bartender turns, looks at the dog and nods his head, "Sure pal, toilet's right down the hall."
posted by netbros at 5:53 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy birthday, Matt! Hope it was a good'un, and that there will be many more!
posted by yhbc at 6:13 PM on October 10, 2009


happy birthday, dude!
posted by Solon and Thanks at 6:16 PM on October 10, 2009


No, no; happy birthday, dad.
posted by yhbc at 6:30 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday, Matt! I hope you had a great day!
posted by wiskunde at 6:34 PM on October 10, 2009


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Hoppy Burfday!
posted by deborah at 7:04 PM on October 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Is this where the word "Metafilter" came from? Matt-a-filter?
posted by Dr. Send at 7:20 PM on October 10, 2009


♪Happy Birthday to you!♫
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 7:23 PM on October 10, 2009


Doğum günün kutlu olsun!
posted by ocherdraco at 7:28 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday, Matt. Many happy returns :)
posted by pjern at 7:43 PM on October 10, 2009


Coincidentally, today is also Dr. Strange's birthday.
posted by josher71 at 7:52 PM on October 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Initial reaction: What, already?

Second, more polite reaction: HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 8:11 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Mattday!
posted by Infinite Jest at 8:20 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday, Matt!
posted by scottymac at 8:36 PM on October 10, 2009


So, I got curious and decided to read matt's first post, which lead me to the Metafilter history tag, which led me to this gem.
posted by hellojed at 8:52 PM on October 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday!
posted by phrontist at 9:09 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday! Hope it's the beginning of your best year yet.
posted by faineant at 9:12 PM on October 10, 2009


Best wishes to you, Matt. Happy birthday!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 9:22 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy birthday, Matt. And thank you.
posted by hermitosis at 10:08 PM on October 10, 2009


Happy Birthday!
posted by amyms at 12:33 AM on October 11, 2009


habibidy bibidy and THANKS!
posted by stray at 12:39 AM on October 11, 2009


Happy Birthday!!!

Now who do we need to call to get mathowie's name on this list? Lord Cavendish, Verdi, Helen Hayes, Thelonius Monk, Harold Pinter, Ed Wood, John Prine, David Lee Roth, and Brett Favre are an eclectic enough group that an internet person or two could be included. And Ed Wood even got on there twice!
posted by TedW at 3:44 AM on October 11, 2009


お( ̄○ ̄;)め( ̄◇ ̄;)で( ̄△ ̄;)と( ̄0 ̄;)う( ̄ー ̄;)
posted by gomichild at 5:01 AM on October 11, 2009


For Matt's Birthday, I summon the hammer!
posted by vacapinta at 6:18 AM on October 11, 2009


Happy birthday! (Metafilter birthday mascot!)
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:17 AM on October 11, 2009


You say it's your birthday? It's my birthday, too, yeah. (not really mine, though.)

Happy birthday, Matt.
posted by Grlnxtdr at 7:28 AM on October 11, 2009


Matty Birthday, Hatt!
posted by davemee at 8:30 AM on October 11, 2009


They said it (was) your birthday!
posted by The Whelk at 8:37 AM on October 11, 2009


I'm proud that my friend made the Internet better. Thanks, Matt, and happy birthday!
posted by anildash at 8:38 AM on October 11, 2009


Happy Birthday Matt and thanks for being a pioneer on the good side of the web.
posted by fx3000 at 8:40 AM on October 11, 2009


¡Feliz cumpleaños! And congrats on surviving getting hit by a car!
posted by limeonaire at 8:44 AM on October 11, 2009


Happy birthday!
posted by The White Hat at 8:51 AM on October 11, 2009


Happy Birthday! Belated?
posted by MsLgean at 8:52 AM on October 11, 2009


Belated happy birthday wishes to you!
posted by lord_wolf at 8:55 AM on October 11, 2009


I'm always late for these sort of things, but I sincerely hope that you had the bestest birthday you could possibly ever have, until the next one of course.
posted by schyler523 at 8:57 AM on October 11, 2009


Belated happy birthday Math Owie. Thanks to your creation, math is no longer quite as owie as it used to be (I can now just ask a mefite.) Hope it was a wonderful one!
posted by mygothlaundry at 9:01 AM on October 11, 2009


Bappy hirthday! Woot!
posted by eamondaly at 9:15 AM on October 11, 2009


Happy Birthday Matt!!
posted by Lutoslawski at 9:17 AM on October 11, 2009


Yay happy birthday!
posted by sperose at 9:26 AM on October 11, 2009


Til hamingju með afmælið!
posted by aldurtregi at 9:36 AM on October 11, 2009


Happy Birthday Matt. What a great idea you had for this place.
posted by jvilter at 10:07 AM on October 11, 2009


Happy, happy day, and thanks so much for your magnificent timewaster. You've given me many happy days on the meef.
posted by misha at 10:11 AM on October 11, 2009


hype mao with bird apathy!
posted by Sys Rq at 10:37 AM on October 11, 2009


Many happy returns of the day, Matt!!!
posted by hrbrmstr at 10:39 AM on October 11, 2009


Happy birthday fearless leader!
posted by thewalledcity at 10:39 AM on October 11, 2009


Happy Birthday Matt!
posted by jokeefe at 10:58 AM on October 11, 2009


And many more to come!
posted by Jilder at 11:21 AM on October 11, 2009


(/' ')/ Happy belated birthday, Matt! \(' '\)
posted by cobwebberies at 11:25 AM on October 11, 2009


Belated, but many happy returns! (Anyway, birthdays should last at least a week, so happy birthday week, sir!)
posted by Lyn Never at 11:39 AM on October 11, 2009


O! Hey! Happy birthday!!
posted by ugf at 11:58 AM on October 11, 2009


Happy belated birthday, Matt. Thanks for all you've done to make MeFi so awesome!
posted by velvet winter at 12:15 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy birthday, Matt!
posted by cerebus19 at 12:52 PM on October 11, 2009


Many happy returns!
posted by Myeral at 1:14 PM on October 11, 2009


happy birthday
posted by andendau at 1:20 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy b-day Matt!
posted by IndigoRain at 1:31 PM on October 11, 2009


Thank you for making Metafilter! Also, thank you for then not deleting it out of frustration!
posted by MoreForMad at 1:47 PM on October 11, 2009 [1 favorite]


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H H  A A  P    P     Y

BBB  III  RRR  TTT  H H  DD   AAA  Y Y
B B   I   R R   T   H H  D D  A A  Y Y
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posted by JHarris at 2:13 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy birthday!
posted by klausness at 2:29 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy Birthday :-)
posted by The Toad at 2:30 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy Birthday Matt.
posted by smoke at 2:38 PM on October 11, 2009


:)
posted by griphus at 2:48 PM on October 11, 2009


Way to be born! +1
posted by thehuskybride at 2:49 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy birthday!
posted by Kevin Street at 3:05 PM on October 11, 2009


Woo! Happy birthday! Thanks for everything!
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 3:23 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy birthday!

I got you a hangover.
But I eated it myself. :(
posted by heyho at 3:31 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy Birthday!
posted by sciurus at 3:54 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy Birthday! and many happy returns.
posted by jaruwaan at 6:23 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy birthday, Matt! And many more to come!
posted by LN at 6:37 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy birthday! May this year be better than the last -- however good it might have been.
posted by Madamina at 7:44 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy Birthday!
posted by will wait 4 tanjents at 8:28 PM on October 11, 2009


Pilluarit!
posted by LuckySeven~ at 8:28 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy Birthday!
posted by echolalia67 at 8:29 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy belated birthiversary!
posted by Riki tiki at 8:37 PM on October 11, 2009


Happy birfday!
posted by Xany at 1:56 AM on October 12, 2009


お誕生日おめでとう! \(^o^)人(^o^)/
posted by emmling at 5:20 AM on October 12, 2009


A birthday is a thing that you are having! May you be granted celebratory chortles.
posted by Rinku at 5:28 AM on October 12, 2009


Happy (belated?) birthday! And thank you for MetaFilter!
posted by Devika at 5:35 AM on October 12, 2009


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posted by psylosyren at 5:47 AM on October 12, 2009


Happy Birthday!
posted by Pastabagel at 7:11 AM on October 12, 2009


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR MATHO....

(receives copyright infringment notice from AOL Time Warner)


A-hem....

FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW
FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW
FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOOOOOOOOOOW.....
THAT NOBODY CAN DENY!
posted by magstheaxe at 7:21 AM on October 12, 2009


Yay!
posted by quin at 7:35 AM on October 12, 2009


*stumbles in, eyes everyone suspiciously*

What is this, facebook?

(happy birthday matt, thanks for my favourite site)
posted by litleozy at 7:57 AM on October 12, 2009


I worked 23 hours this weekend on a boat (with a captain named Matt) loading and unloading cruise ships; didn't even turn my computer on. I hope belated birthday wishes today (my son's 16th birthday) still count.
posted by LeLiLo at 8:42 AM on October 12, 2009


Happy birthday!
posted by vibrotronica at 1:26 PM on October 12, 2009


Happy Birthday!
posted by stagewhisper at 1:43 PM on October 12, 2009


Better late than never!
posted by adamdschneider at 2:08 PM on October 12, 2009


By which I mean Happy Belated Birthday.
posted by adamdschneider at 2:08 PM on October 12, 2009


Is there any cake left?

No?

:(

Well, Happy Birthday anyway!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:32 PM on October 12, 2009


!
posted by disclaimer at 8:05 PM on October 12, 2009


Happibasudebadi belatedly

.. er, Happy belated birthday, dear friend
posted by filthy light thief at 8:18 PM on October 12, 2009


Happy belated birthday, #1!
posted by headspace at 8:19 PM on October 12, 2009


Happy happy b-day, Captain Matt.
posted by Skygazer at 11:22 PM on October 12, 2009


Late to the party, as usual. Happy Birthday, Matt!
posted by nax at 6:56 AM on October 13, 2009


5$ to wish you Happy Birthday is well worth it.

Happy Birthday!
posted by Mastercheddaar at 8:13 AM on October 13, 2009


Happy birthday, and thanks for everything! Mefi has helped me quit smoking, brought me a life-changing recipe for pancakes, and provided hundreds of thousands of hours of entertainment when I should have been working.
posted by ErikaB at 9:49 AM on October 13, 2009


Belated birthday wishes, Matt! I woulda gotten them to you on time, but I was on vacation with another MeFite. You've changed my life in so many ways, I can never really pay you or the site back.

Metafilter: best $5 EVER
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 12:14 PM on October 13, 2009


Hey, happy birthday!
posted by oreonax at 5:57 PM on October 13, 2009


Happy Day, Matt!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:18 AM on October 14, 2009


Checking in belatedly, but haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy birthday!
posted by WidgetAlley at 1:58 AM on October 14, 2009


Happy belated birthday! /Slow of Butt
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:54 PM on October 14, 2009


Happy Belated Birthday.
posted by Minus215Cee at 3:15 PM on October 15, 2009


happy really, really belated birthday?
posted by saulgoodman at 6:16 PM on October 15, 2009


Happy birthday, Matt. I would have been here sooner but I was running for Mayor of Key West. Then I lost.

Then I escorted Tom Luna to the National Equality March in DC. You don't know him, but he I feel strongly that you would like Tom (or Luna as most his friends call him, which is pretty much he has ever met). Anyhow, that was a lot, as well.

I've been sleeping for the past few days. After six weeks of mayoral candidacy—and by the way, our campaign's vote took away enough votes from the VERY BAD incumbent to allow for the TOO NEW TO BE TOO BAD new mayor to take office. Which is really good news here. Or, Woohoo!

But I just wanted you to know that Metafilter is a thing of beauty, and in the thick of everything I did manage to drop by every now and again for a quick pick-me-up.

So, I just wanted to say thank you, Matt. And again, happy birthday.

Now, where are the free ponies?

Your friend,
posted by humannaire at 1:53 PM on October 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


oh i am late to this party...
and now there's no cake.
great.
posted by sexyrobot at 8:36 PM on October 19, 2009


Happy (belated) birthday!

I'm using this as an excuse to thank you. While I only recently registered here, I've been lurking around for a couple of years on AskMeFi. This community has gotten me through some very rough patches; they have made me laugh through tears, given me hope and inspiration, and reminded me that I'm not alone. There are a lot of beautiful minds here, and I think they're here for a reason. I'm guessing it wouldn't be possible without the hard work of another beautiful mind. Thank you.
posted by katherant at 10:18 PM on October 19, 2009


A bit late but nthing all of those ;)
posted by KMH at 4:24 AM on October 28, 2009


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