The sun never sets on mathowie's birthday! October 9, 2011 9:15 PM   Subscribe

Dear mathowie, I was at the Ann Arbor Meetup tihs evening and we made you something.

Happy Birthday, here's to many more.
posted by jessamyn to Uptime at 9:15 PM (95 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

Posted to Uptime.

In a loop.

Aww...Happy Birthday!
posted by safetyfork at 9:17 PM on October 9, 2011


Yay!

Jessamyn, what does your sign say?
posted by shakespeherian at 9:18 PM on October 9, 2011


But... it's not my birthday! What is the meaning of all this?

...oh, mathoooowie

Happy birthday, chief!
posted by not_on_display at 9:18 PM on October 9, 2011


Aw man, you guys picked a key and stuck with it! That puts you in the top 2-3% of all performances of Happy Birthday ever!

Happy birthday, Matt!
posted by KathrynT at 9:18 PM on October 9, 2011 [6 favorites]


With four-part harmony! And feeling.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:20 PM on October 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


yay! That's awesome.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:24 PM on October 9, 2011 [5 favorites]


I read the sign as:

HAPPY
BDAY
MATT


I've still got the HB loop on... and I have to say it gets kind of freaky/spiritual in a Gavin Bryars kind of way. Well done.

posted by safetyfork at 9:24 PM on October 9, 2011


What loop? I Я confused.
posted by ocherdraco at 9:37 PM on October 9, 2011


No loop? It would be all to accurate if it were just me that was loopy.
posted by safetyfork at 9:44 PM on October 9, 2011


Well I suppose that is excellent. Yes, yes it is.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:44 PM on October 9, 2011


Happy Birthday, mathowie!

(and, what's the Uptime category? Am I behind the times or is this new? And...what does it mean?)
posted by hapax_legomenon at 9:49 PM on October 9, 2011


We have an Uptime category because it would be too negative to have a "Downtime" category for the times when the Filter is Down.

But I can't think of a more UP TIME than the B'day of Our Peerless Leader And Master Of The Domain. Have a good one, "howie", and feel free to start lying about your age...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:54 PM on October 9, 2011


Happy birthday, Matt!
posted by StrikeTheViol at 9:56 PM on October 9, 2011


Happy very birthday, Matt!
posted by Lynsey at 10:09 PM on October 9, 2011


It is still October 9 in the Pacific time zone, but I guess it is never to early to wish the landlord happy birthday.
posted by Cranberry at 10:46 PM on October 9, 2011


Awr, happy birthday, sir!
posted by wowbobwow at 10:47 PM on October 9, 2011


Awesome! Happy birthday, Matt!
posted by rtha at 10:50 PM on October 9, 2011


It sometimes feels as though we get a post like this every 12 months or so.
posted by tumid dahlia at 10:57 PM on October 9, 2011 [7 favorites]


day of birth, happiness for you!
posted by iamkimiam at 11:12 PM on October 9, 2011


The weird thing is I can name every person in that video--even the two who aren't MeFites!

Happy birthday Matt.
posted by dobbs at 11:18 PM on October 9, 2011


Happy (harmonic!) birthday, indeed!
posted by scody at 12:38 AM on October 10, 2011


Buon Compleanno!
posted by girlhacker at 12:44 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy Birthday, Mr. Owie.
posted by Malor at 1:25 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday Matt!
posted by IndigoRain at 1:43 AM on October 10, 2011


Wait, there's no staff marker next to that jessamyn's name.

I've been thinking of a blood serum test. And I'd suggest everybody eat out of cans.
posted by mannequito at 2:33 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday #1!
posted by speicus at 3:03 AM on October 10, 2011


Mathowie's-Life:~ mathowie$ w
12:00 up 14235 days

posted by Devils Rancher at 3:52 AM on October 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


I, for one, wish a very happy birthday to our benevolent overlord.
posted by sonika at 4:14 AM on October 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Have a great day, Matt.
posted by crunchland at 4:39 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy Birthday Matt! - and Dobbs - that's a little disturbing ;-0

Was an awesome meet-up - thanks to Ulotrichous for organizing it!
posted by leslies at 4:40 AM on October 10, 2011


Nice! Happy Birthday!
posted by OmieWise at 4:42 AM on October 10, 2011


Celebrate! Celebrate! Dance to the muuuusic.
posted by Miko at 4:50 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday, fella.

(and, what's the Uptime category? Am I behind the times or is this new? And...what does it mean?)

It's more that it's old. Mefi used to have a lot more outages back in the day, with server resource shortages and such meaning the site would just sort of not be around at times, etc. These days it's pretty much some serious service disaster or a major hardware change that causes us to not be up, so it gets a lot less use.

Paging through the uptime category will give you sort of a picture of the difference; it takes a couple clicks to get to 2005 and then another couple clicks to get through 2005.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:18 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday. We had a BBQ in your honor. The ribs are all gone, bit if you hurry, you might get some of the lamb sausage or the pulled pork!
posted by Ghidorah at 5:29 AM on October 10, 2011


many happy returns
posted by allkindsoftime at 5:30 AM on October 10, 2011


JRUN AGAIN?
posted by wheelieman at 5:39 AM on October 10, 2011


Ha that's good.

Go Ann Arbor.
posted by bukvich at 5:53 AM on October 10, 2011


Dang. I've been stuck in a hotel on a 24 hour layover in Detroit. I could have made that party.

Happy Birthday, sir.
posted by Toekneesan at 5:58 AM on October 10, 2011


Jessamyn in A2???? I could have SO set you up. FWIW as a followup of sorts, I was listening to Marketplace Weekend yesterday, and a lady wrote in to show her support for Matt re his appearance on the credit thing.

Happy Birthday bossman.
posted by timsteil at 6:03 AM on October 10, 2011


One year closer to the grave.
posted by ColdChef at 6:18 AM on October 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


, said ColdChef, the promise of future profits glimmering in his eye.
posted by kaibutsu at 6:22 AM on October 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


ColdChef if Mefites books in advance, do we get a discount?
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:25 AM on October 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


I only offer discounts in bulk. Now, drink the damn KoolAid. This is a birthday party!
posted by ColdChef at 6:35 AM on October 10, 2011 [11 favorites]


I want cake.

Happy B'day, sir.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 6:42 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday, Matt, and thanks for being such a swell guy.
posted by heyho at 6:48 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday!
posted by mothershock at 6:52 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy day, Matt, and thanks for....damn, well, *everything*.
posted by mediareport at 7:07 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:19 AM on October 10, 2011


Mmm,, this KoolAid is yu.... (croaks)
Happy birthday, Matt!
posted by tizzie at 7:22 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday, #1!
posted by bondcliff at 7:29 AM on October 10, 2011


Enjoy another trip around the sun, Matt!
posted by smirkette at 7:30 AM on October 10, 2011


it takes a couple clicks to get to 2005 and then another couple clicks to get through 2005

Whatever happened to good ole JRUN, anyway? I kinda miss that that guy.
posted by dersins at 7:50 AM on October 10, 2011


I'm afraid I'm too busy boning up on trivia and filling my head with fun facts to wish you a happy birthday.
posted by HandfulOfDust at 8:17 AM on October 10, 2011


Glorious birthday!
posted by The Whelk at 8:42 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday Matt!
I'm impressed by how many people are at that meetup, wow. Normal for Ann Arbor or special for the mattup?
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:43 AM on October 10, 2011


Aw. Nicely done, Michigan MeFites! I am impressed by your harmonies and your refusal of the temptation to sing "Happy birthday, dear math owie," which I'm not sure I could've resisted.

Happy birthday, Matt!
posted by EvaDestruction at 8:49 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy Birthday, Matt! Thanks for all the cool stuff you made and shared with us!
posted by lazaruslong at 8:52 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy Birthday!

(oh and..."meetup," people singing, Ann Arbor?? You mean we are real people? Oh. One gets so isolated in Sweden.)
posted by Namlit at 8:56 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday, Matt! Hope it's a good one.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 9:11 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday, fearless leader!
posted by doyouknowwhoIam? at 9:14 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy Birthday, Matt. And since today is Canadian Thanksgiving Day, thanks for all the awesome!
posted by angiep at 9:37 AM on October 10, 2011


Yay! Happy birthday, Matt!
posted by MuChao at 9:42 AM on October 10, 2011


I think mefi could use an official schmoopy song. Something that would sound good rendered by a chorus of enthusiastic amateurs a cappella, like this does... surely some MefiMusic person could make that happen?
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:53 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy Birthday, Matt. I got you a nice bottle of something really good, which I am enjoying immensely.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:05 AM on October 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


This may be apropos of nothing but I looked at the last post to metatalk uptime and it is one of the most curious moments in metafilter history, orthogonality's flame out over a post that got 170 favorites. I dare say I don't believe anything like that ever happened one time before or since.
posted by bukvich at 10:07 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy Birthday #1! And thanks to everybody who turned out for the meetup. Great fun, and many pierogies, were had by all. The scheme came together something like this:

Jessamyn: Tomorrow is Matt's birthday! We should totally do something at the meetup.
ulotrichous: Let's all sing happy birthday to my iPhone!
Jessamyn: Good idea!

and SCENE

Jessmyn: Tomorrow is Matt's birthday! We should do someth
posted by ulotrichous at 10:20 AM on October 10, 2011


iPhone's mystical text entry powers apparently don't know what SCENE means.
posted by ulotrichous at 10:22 AM on October 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday, Matt, and thanks for all the Filters!
posted by theora55 at 10:23 AM on October 10, 2011


Woo! Many happy returns to the founder of the feast!
posted by pemberkins at 10:37 AM on October 10, 2011


I think mefi could use an official schmoopy song. Something that would sound good rendered by a chorus of enthusiastic amateurs a cappella, like this does... surely some MefiMusic person could make that happen?

Yes please!
posted by pemberkins at 10:37 AM on October 10, 2011


Whose cute baby is that?

and Happy Birthday, mathowie!
posted by ambrosia at 10:38 AM on October 10, 2011


Happy Birthday dude.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:46 AM on October 10, 2011


I am a little disappointed that they didn't sing the penultimate verse as Happy Birthday Math-Owie.
posted by Dr Dracator at 10:54 AM on October 10, 2011


The baby belongs to... SandiBeech I think? He is, in fact, adorable.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:10 AM on October 10, 2011


I have heard word there is another happy birthday video out there....
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:32 AM on October 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


Happy Birthday, Matt! Hope you got that pony you wanted.
posted by arcticseal at 12:03 PM on October 10, 2011


Hey, happy birthday. Your username is one of very few good things that contain the word 'math.'
posted by mintcake! at 12:39 PM on October 10, 2011


I disagree about the fewness of good things containing word 'math'. 'Owie', on the other hand..
posted by Anything at 12:42 PM on October 10, 2011


We used to have better dear leader things than this, they were spontaneous and involved flights to iceland.

Now he just gets to watch someone eat his cake, twice.
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:01 PM on October 10, 2011


Happy Birthday, Matt! And thank you for making this place!
posted by dogmom at 1:40 PM on October 10, 2011


Happy Birthday, Matt!
posted by trip and a half at 1:42 PM on October 10, 2011


It's too easy to pick out Jessamyn's voice. The rest of you should sing louder and/or more distinctively.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT!
posted by roll truck roll at 1:56 PM on October 10, 2011


Glorious Birthday Tidings on Fearless Leaders Momentous Inception Day!!!

Thanks for all the Filtering of Things, Thoughts, Ideas, and Stuff.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 2:04 PM on October 10, 2011


Happy Birthday!
posted by santaslittlehelper at 3:53 PM on October 10, 2011


I was going to mention how appropriate the timing was for all those crazy Mefites to stand around singing, but Mental Illness Awareness Week ended on Saturday, so I'll just say:

♪ღ♪*•.¸¸¸.•*¨¨*•.¸¸¸.•*•♪ღ♪¸.•*¨¨*•.¸¸¸.•*•♪ღ♪•*
♪ღ♪░H░A░P░P░Y░ B░I░R░T░H░D░A░Y░░♪ღ♪
*•♪ღ♪*•.¸¸¸.•*¨¨*•.¸¸¸.•*•♪¸.•*¨¨*•.¸¸¸.•*•♪ღ♪•«
posted by misha at 4:25 PM on October 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


Do you guys usually do the hip hip hooray thing for renditions of happy birthday?
posted by wilful at 5:03 PM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday!
posted by brina at 6:27 PM on October 10, 2011


Happy Birthday and many happy returns!!!
posted by luckynerd at 8:23 PM on October 10, 2011


Happy birthday, mathowie! Thank you for being you.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 9:03 PM on October 10, 2011


Consarn it! Late again. Hope you had a happy birthday! We love ya, man!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:58 PM on October 10, 2011


Awwwwwwww.
posted by ZeusHumms at 11:50 PM on October 10, 2011


. (for the last year). Happy Birthday!
posted by drezdn at 5:43 AM on October 11, 2011


I am a little disappointed that they didn't sing the penultimate verse as Happy Birthday Math-Owie.

Well, I did, but... :P
posted by Juffo-Wup at 1:12 PM on October 11, 2011


You could have had a really awesome birthday song if you'd done it at a T.J. McGillifuckles where they have the whole floor staff come out and surround the table and light a chocolate cupcake on fire and do some made-up number that involves stomping and clapping on the off-beats and strained "Hoorays" and the looks of dead souls behind their eyes.
posted by ardgedee at 3:59 PM on October 11, 2011


*rushes in, trips over wilting balloons, lands in pile of stale cake crumbs*

Happy (belated) birthday, Matt!
posted by likeso at 3:58 AM on October 12, 2011


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