Happy birthday, Cortex! April 26, 2012 10:05 AM   Subscribe

Coooooooooooooortex! Happy birthday, dude! I think dude deserves a shoutout for his mod duties, for MeFi music, for all the data crunching, for the fascinating subsites and just for being an all-around outstanding contributor to the site. So, thanks man and again, happy natal anniversary!
posted by Lynsey to MetaFilter-Related at 10:05 AM (154 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

WHO ARE YOU CALLING NATAL
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:11 AM on April 26, 2012 [11 favorites]


May the odds be ever in your favor!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:13 AM on April 26, 2012 [6 favorites]


Delete sixteen threads and what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt

Happy birthday buddy!
posted by InfidelZombie at 10:14 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


WHO ARE YOU CALLING NATAL

Oops...how about happy Kinect-iversary!
posted by inturnaround at 10:14 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


.
posted by edgeways at 10:17 AM on April 26, 2012


Happy birflerlflelelelelrfle day! *throws paper streamers around*
posted by WidgetAlley at 10:17 AM on April 26, 2012


damn.... wrong response


happy birthday
posted by edgeways at 10:18 AM on April 26, 2012


NOW LET US CELEBRATE WITH THE FEAST OF DONUTS
posted by The Whelk at 10:19 AM on April 26, 2012


FOLLOWED BY THE PADDLING OF SORE ASSESS, WITH PADDLES.
posted by The Whelk at 10:19 AM on April 26, 2012




/admin power abuse
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:20 AM on April 26, 2012 [119 favorites]


The real existential crises will come in a few years.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:21 AM on April 26, 2012


Get some rest. If you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything.
posted by flabdablet at 10:21 AM on April 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


happy bday!
posted by chococat at 10:22 AM on April 26, 2012


Here's wishing you a day on which you don't even have to use your AK.
posted by Artw at 10:23 AM on April 26, 2012


Live every day like it's cortex's birthday.
posted by steef at 10:27 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks for flushing him out, Lynsey. We'll take it from here.

Mister Cortex, you have certainly kept the Carousel waiting.
posted by griphus at 10:29 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]



♫♫ ***HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CORTEX! ***♫♫



mathowie, my birthday is in two days and I speak Spanish, so I'll imagine you also sent it to me!, with the permission of Cortex! :)
posted by ADent at 10:30 AM on April 26, 2012


This afternoon I will eat a cupcake in your name. Because I'm thoughtful like that.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 10:30 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


HAPPY CORTEXDAY! TIME FOR THE CORTEXDAY PARADE!
posted by rmd1023 at 10:30 AM on April 26, 2012


Happy happy.
posted by penduluum at 10:30 AM on April 26, 2012


What day is today?
It's cortex's birthday
What a day for a birthday
Let's all have some cake♫
posted by griphus at 10:31 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cortex got an img for his birthday! It's who you know that matters.
posted by Cranberry at 10:32 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


May the odds be ever in your favor!

*frantically saws away at a tree branch*
posted by The Whelk at 10:34 AM on April 26, 2012


OHO IT IS AN EXCUSE TO EAT CAKE
posted by elizardbits at 10:39 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Perfect, work was cancelled I was looking for a reason to start drinking at 11am. Thanks Cortex!
posted by mannequito at 10:40 AM on April 26, 2012


Hoppy Birfday, Cortex!
posted by juv3nal at 10:41 AM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday!
posted by brujita at 10:42 AM on April 26, 2012


cortex I rented a sloth for your party but you don't get to see it unless you lose your shit and start crying profusely
posted by Greg Nog at 10:43 AM on April 26, 2012 [13 favorites]


Happy Birthday!
posted by TedW at 10:43 AM on April 26, 2012


Let's all tell our cortex stories!

Once cortex's father paid my way to sail to Italy where cortex was living so that I could bring him back home to New York but instead I killed him with an oar and stole his identity.

Happy birthday!
posted by shakespeherian at 10:44 AM on April 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


The wordplay is my favorite part of the cortex. Here, I got you a [+]. Happy birthday!
posted by heyho at 10:45 AM on April 26, 2012


One time cortex was going to destroy my village to build his summer home but an evil old witch turned him into a llama and we went on an adventure through the altiplano instead.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
posted by elizardbits at 10:45 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Once cortex went on a long sea voyage with me; he had a thing about some damn whale and kept staring over the side with a grim expression while the rest of us partied. He nailed a donut to the mast and promised it to the first one who saw the whale. But then he broke down and ate the donut himself and that was the end of that.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
posted by languagehat at 10:48 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


elizarbits

posted by The Whelk at 10:48 AM on April 26, 2012


WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE THAT LEVER
posted by elizardbits at 10:49 AM on April 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


One time -- this is good, you guys'll love this -- one time cortex slithered up a tree and waited for a naked man to pass by him. "Hssss," whispered cortex.

So the naked guy's like, "What the hell!" Like, he just doesn't know what's goin' on, right? He's like "what does this snake even WANT with me?"

So cortex is all, "Hss, taste thissssss" and kind of wraps his tail around an apple and gives it to the man. And the man is all, "Pretty sure we're not supposed to eat those, bro."

And the look on cortex's face is fucking PRICELESS. He's like, "WHAT?" He's all, "Who told you that?"

And the man's like, "Look, I ain't tryin'a make trouble," and just hands back the apple. And cortex is like, "DAAAAMN, SO CLOSE"

I know, right?

But here's the thing: little postlogue to the story, man: that guy? The dude who gave back the apple? None other than mefi's own pb.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:52 AM on April 26, 2012


Happy birthday, dear cortex! I am sure you will grow up to be a heart breaker!
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:53 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by rtha at 10:55 AM on April 26, 2012


NOW it's April Fool's Day.
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:59 AM on April 26, 2012


I met cortex at the crossroads at midnight and he challenged me to a banjo competition but it turns out a golden banjo plays really badly so I won.
posted by The Whelk at 11:00 AM on April 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Way back when, I was lost in the moors from following these flickering lights and I ended up at this steaming bog under moss-draped trees. Just as I was about to reach one of the lights with one hopping step, cortex came out of nowhere - seemingly separating himself directly from one of the trees, moss dripping from his head, eyes gleaming like an October moon - and stood before me until I realised I'd almost plunged into a bubbling morass already studded with skeletons in various anguished poses.

thanks, cortex, and happy birthday!
posted by batmonkey at 11:09 AM on April 26, 2012


CORTEX ATE MY BABY
posted by The Whelk at 11:10 AM on April 26, 2012


Once cortex offered me a ride but I had to give him 2,000 up front and 15,000 when we got there, but when we got there it had totally blown up. I went after the bastards that blew up the place and cortex helped me and that's how he met his wife. Happy birthday!
posted by jabberjaw at 11:10 AM on April 26, 2012


Happy birthday, cortex!
posted by xingcat at 11:13 AM on April 26, 2012




But here's the thing: little postlogue to the story, man: that guy? The dude who gave back the apple? None other than mefi's own pb.

Oh come on, Greg. The word is "epilogue", from the Latin notion (forgive my rough translation) "the twist at the end of a story that is so shocking that you literally go into anaphylactic shock and need to use your epi pen because holy shiiiiiiitballs".
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:18 AM on April 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Happy and Healthy Birth Anniversary!
posted by Splunge at 11:19 AM on April 26, 2012


Yeah, yeah, happy birthday and all that, but let's get to what's really important:

What's the current state of cortex's hair?
posted by desjardins at 11:25 AM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by gauche at 11:29 AM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday!

It's your party, you can lie if you want to.
posted by bardophile at 11:30 AM on April 26, 2012


The state of the hair.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:33 AM on April 26, 2012 [6 favorites]


Once I was walking through a small New England town just before the streetlights would turn on, as all the local businesses were closing down for the day and as the locals were shambling through the debris-filled streets with their filthy clothes hidden under tattered trench coats, glaring at me through eyes filled with some speakable pain yet unable to stop or even pause in their doomed march due to a compulsion to follow an ever-rising keening sound drawing them towards the last working infrastructure left in the city, a gurgling, hissing, spitting fountain in the shape of a monstras phallus, producing gouts of thick white fluid spraying and spattering over an ever-growing mass of naked, quivering, moaning bodies, cortex drew me aside, opened his patchwork jacket to me and offered a one-time only 10% discount on prophylactics.

I'll never forget him, or that day.
posted by seanmpuckett at 11:33 AM on April 26, 2012


Happy birthday, Josh.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:35 AM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday. May there always be fresh donuts!
posted by JohnnyGunn at 11:36 AM on April 26, 2012


Some pretty good company.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:41 AM on April 26, 2012


Now that we all got that out of our system, tell us, cortex, what do you want to do with your life when you grow up?
posted by DreamerFi at 11:46 AM on April 26, 2012


Happy birthday!

Shouldn't you have today off?
posted by vegartanipla at 11:46 AM on April 26, 2012


I spent all day yesterday tromping around the coast. I'm not big on the particular dates of stuff.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:48 AM on April 26, 2012


I met cortex once and he spilled a drink! That concludes my story about cortex. Also to cortex: Happy Birthday, cortex.
posted by burnmp3s at 11:51 AM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday!
posted by Lutoslawski at 11:51 AM on April 26, 2012


VROOM VROOM!
posted by Motor Cortex at 11:51 AM on April 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Happy birthday!
posted by OmieWise at 11:52 AM on April 26, 2012


Well not every bit of literary tomfoolery comes out quite the way I want on rereading.

Happy birthday anyhow!
posted by seanmpuckett at 11:54 AM on April 26, 2012


Many very happy returns of the day!
posted by Lexica at 11:58 AM on April 26, 2012


For those following at home, regarding the hair: a "before" photo.

Happy Birthday!
posted by exogenous at 11:58 AM on April 26, 2012


This one time, cortex was sent from the future to the past, in order to kill the mother of the dude who would finally defeat all the future cortexes. But it turns out, cortex is a robot, so he can't be killed after all, ha ha, future dude!

So really, cortex's real birthday isn't for another like 80 years or something, but I guess it's OK if we celebrate a little early.
posted by Rock Steady at 12:07 PM on April 26, 2012


Oh man, it's Donut Day already?
posted by ceribus peribus at 12:07 PM on April 26, 2012


I am really tempted to make a PREFRONTAL CORTEX IS ABOUT TO TAKE OFF HIS PANTS sockpuppet but it seems 01) maybe a little creepy and 02) like a lot of work
posted by elizardbits at 12:07 PM on April 26, 2012


Thanks for all the deleting everything and stuff.
posted by crunchland at 12:08 PM on April 26, 2012 [6 favorites]


Happy Birthday to you-ooo! * singsong voice*
posted by peagood at 12:22 PM on April 26, 2012


May the forces of evil be ever confused on the way to your house.
posted by Blasdelb at 12:23 PM on April 26, 2012


As chance would have it, I was eating cake while reading this thread. Green cake. That's literally what it says on the label. See? "The green cake."

The green refers to the food coloring inexplicably used for this cake. It actually tastes like almonds, and was on sale. There was a big barrel of green cake, each one selling for 299 ISK, or like a buck-fifty.

Goes along pretty well with this momentous occasion, right? I know.

Happy birthday, cortex!
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 12:28 PM on April 26, 2012


Obligatory link: Ernie sings happy birthday to U.
posted by Melismata at 12:28 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy birthday, cortex!
posted by box at 12:29 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday. I too have got you a cake:

img src="www.metafilter.com/mathowie/images/BirthdaycakeLarge.png
posted by marienbad at 12:34 PM on April 26, 2012


One time I walked into a circular building where the walls were pulsing with violet light, and Cortex lay on a dais, pulsing, and I crouched before him and pulsed in time with cortex, and my thoughts were cortex's thoughts, and my breath was cortex's breath. But then Jessamyn came in, tapped me on the shoulder, and saved me with the power of love. It was all something to do with human life being like a sonnet, she told me later.
posted by Diablevert at 12:36 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday Cortex!
posted by Karmeliet at 12:38 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday. You Monster.
posted by davejay at 12:41 PM on April 26, 2012


There's no way to celebrate your birthday quite like Luke did in It's Your Birthday. Pretty much the definition of phoning in your lyrics. Also, the dancing around 0:37 is unreal.
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre at 12:43 PM on April 26, 2012


one time Cortex and I, along with several other people, sat in a dark backyard, surrounded by hop plants and sang "Rainbow Connection".
It was IMHO a magical moment.

/true story, honest.
posted by ShawnString at 12:43 PM on April 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Many happy returns, Cortex!
              ,,,,,
             _|||||_ 
            {~*~*~*~}
          __{*~*~*~*}__ 
         `-------------`
(Stupid image tag-abusing admin powers.)
posted by Doktor Zed at 12:44 PM on April 26, 2012


AND HE STILL REFUSES TO PROVIDE A CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH!
posted by cjorgensen at 12:45 PM on April 26, 2012


Cortex wasn't born, he was forged in the fires of creation in the first picoseconds of the big bang.
posted by The Whelk at 12:52 PM on April 26, 2012


HOORAY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!1!!!
posted by snsranch at 1:03 PM on April 26, 2012


I gorged myself on Indian buffet in honor of cortex's big day. That I only became aware of the big day post-gorge is incidental. Happy birthday!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:06 PM on April 26, 2012


CORTEX ATE MY BALLS
posted by item at 1:14 PM on April 26, 2012


ALSO HE ATE MY BIRTHDAY CAKE
posted by item at 1:20 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday! And the hair looks great!
posted by pointystick at 1:24 PM on April 26, 2012


Hope you enjoy the biggest donut ever! oh, you already did that?
posted by bquarters at 1:26 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday Mr. Person!
posted by pupdog at 1:37 PM on April 26, 2012


This one time, cortex and some other dudes and I were standing around talking about how to destroy this one totally evil user dude, and one guy was all, dude, use the banhammer, and this other dude was all, the account cannot be destroyed by any craft that we here possess. The account was made in the fires of Mount JRun. Only there can it be unmade. The account must be cast back into the fiery chasm from whence it came. One of you must do this. And I was all, hey cortex, you're a mod, why don't you just log in and delete the account?

And cortex was all, One does not simply walk in the Mod door.

We all laughed, and then cortex totally deleted Paphnuty.
posted by HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CORTEX! at 1:52 PM on April 26, 2012 [10 favorites]


Now someone just needs to send cortex a cookie at his place of work every birthday
posted by The Whelk at 2:00 PM on April 26, 2012


If we all send him one cookie he'd be buried in cookies. Not a terrible way to go.
posted by desjardins at 2:05 PM on April 26, 2012


No need for cookies, there's cake.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:15 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday! The world (and particularly Metafilter) is a better place for you being in it!
posted by agatha_magatha at 2:18 PM on April 26, 2012


Glad to hear the cake isn't a lie. Happy Birthday!
posted by pb (staff) at 2:19 PM on April 26, 2012


Here is my favorite thing about cortex: until this post, which shouldn't really count, he was the only person to have used the phrase "dorm room bong fodder" on the part of the internet Google can see.
posted by jeb at 2:23 PM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by klausness at 2:28 PM on April 26, 2012


one time Cortex and I, along with several other people, sat in a dark backyard, surrounded by hop plants and sang "Rainbow Connection".
It was IMHO a magical moment.

/true story, honest.


I was there for that! There was a banjo, right? It was really nice.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 2:29 PM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sadly cortex is also conspiring with The Man to keep political hip hop and conscious rap down. How many gold chains and briefcases full of coke-stained money did that buy you, eh? eh?
posted by Artw at 2:30 PM on April 26, 2012


Not surprising, considering MetaFilter itself was created via secret meetings in China to keep US productivity down by encouraging Americans to goof off on a website rather than get real work done.
posted by burnmp3s at 2:43 PM on April 26, 2012


IT ALL ADDS UP.
posted by Artw at 2:44 PM on April 26, 2012


I may be barking up the wrong tree, but little did you know when you chose that user-name, I imagine, how handy a thick one would come in some day.

Happy Birthday, Cortex!!!!
posted by jamjam at 2:45 PM on April 26, 2012


My department totally went out to lunch for cortex's birthday!

Ok, we actually went out because TOMORROW IS MY LAST DAY!!!1!!ele3venty
Why yes, I am really excited about my NEW JOB.


Anyway: happy birthday!
posted by epersonae at 2:46 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday, man. I will meet up with you yet.
posted by cashman at 2:58 PM on April 26, 2012


Yayyyy thanks for being born dude!
posted by speicus at 3:10 PM on April 26, 2012


Either we move National Donut Day to April 26, or cortex's birthday to the first Friday in June. It's just too confusing otherwise. Happy birthday, cortex!
posted by Quietgal at 3:12 PM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I DON'T CARE IF IT'S YOUR GODDAMN BIRTHDAY GET BACK IN THE DONUT BOX

*shoves cortex bak into box and crams more donuts into cortex with a large stick*

YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO TURN BACK INTO A DONUT AT THIS RATE IF YOU KEEP ESCAPING AND BEING SO WILLFULLY DISOBEDIENT

*crams in more donuts, whacking the lid of the box shut*

BAD DONUT NO CORTEX
posted by loquacious at 3:41 PM on April 26, 2012


The Krispy Kreme Flatline.
posted by Artw at 3:43 PM on April 26, 2012



posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:44 PM on April 26, 2012 [28 favorites]


You fucking owned that time unit, man. Good goin'.
posted by fleacircus at 3:44 PM on April 26, 2012


You bet I broke the rules, it's cortex's birthday!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:45 PM on April 26, 2012


I'm not upset that you abused the IMG tag. I'm upset because I wasn't there on Cabal photo day.
posted by shakespeherian at 3:47 PM on April 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


There is no Cabal photo day.
posted by HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CORTEX! at 3:50 PM on April 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


Noob. Of course there aren't any photos of the cabal. Every photographer that has attempted it has died.
posted by loquacious at 3:51 PM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm upset because I wasn't there on Cabal photo day.

Maybe not, but there's at least one time-travelling hipster in there, a couple of ex-presidents, a few child-sailors, and a ghost. That is quite a handsome cave, by the way. I like where they mounted the LCD.
posted by jabberjaw at 3:52 PM on April 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Every photographer that has attempted it has died.

Talk about your photo finish!
posted by HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CORTEX! at 3:56 PM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hey, you kids get out of my cave! Next Cabal meeting is supposed to be at Jessamyn's.

Also, Happy Birthday Cortex!
posted by arcticseal at 4:18 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday, cortex! I hope you have a great day and year.
posted by deborah at 4:26 PM on April 26, 2012


Clearly no one here has ever actually READ Metafilter. Because here's how a real Mefite celebrates a birthday:

meh. I was into Cortex's birthday before he was a mod.
posted by GuyZero at 4:51 PM on April 26, 2012


This is just to say...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
posted by iamkimiam at 5:06 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy cortical commencement day!
posted by trip and a half at 5:20 PM on April 26, 2012


cortex is without a doubt one of my favorite internet people. He is good folks. I wish him a happy one, and since it's Friday in Korea, I will raise a drink or three to him tonight (and, unlike last week, try not to break my long-standing rule and post drunken rants that taz has to wearily clean up afterwards).
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:25 PM on April 26, 2012


one time I had to get to work but someone stole my bike so I tried to steal someone ELSE'S bike but then cortex gave me a timeout and I couldn't work anyway because I had no metafilter to distract me from it. It was a tragedy!

happy birthday cortex!
posted by winna at 5:33 PM on April 26, 2012


This is just to say

I have eaten
the pineapple upside down cake
that was in the heart-shaped cake pan

and which
you were probably
planning on exchanging
for donuts

Forgive me
it was delicious
so sweet
and inexplicably not heart shaped
posted by HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CORTEX! at 5:37 PM on April 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


Ah, the sweet sweet wonderfulness of the cortex This Is Just To Say Poem.

And happy and most excellent birthday to our most excellent cortex.
posted by jokeefe at 6:42 PM on April 26, 2012


Remember -just when you're thinking it's been a while since your birthday, and Christmas is still a ways off, don't let your spirits flag, because donuts will be on the way to quell the dog days, good sir!
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:42 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy birthday,dude.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:51 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy birthday Cortex!
posted by mogget at 7:13 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birtyhday you crazy motherfucker.
posted by jonmc at 7:41 PM on April 26, 2012


mebbe I ding dong ditch at your house, no? that 3a ring will be me, yes? ha ha I make me laugh.
posted by valentinepig at 7:54 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy birthday, Mr. Cortex. Tomorrow night I will have a glass of Lagavulin 16 in your honor. Also, because it's delicious. Yeah, for your honor and because it's delicious. Also, because it's a lovely shade of brown. And delicious.

And that honor thing. Yeah, that.

Mmmmm... scotch.
posted by bondcliff at 8:00 PM on April 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by cjorgensen at 8:03 PM on April 26, 2012


Toot toot!

Happy Birthday!
posted by carter at 9:19 PM on April 26, 2012


Mappy tirmpblay, Formplex!
posted by tumid dahlia at 9:41 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy happy birthday!
posted by sarcasticah at 9:52 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy birthday, Cortex!
posted by uniq at 10:47 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday
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♥«´¨`•°..cortex..°•´¨`»♥
.¸.•*(¸.•*´♥`*•.¸)`*•.
posted by TangerineGurl at 11:19 PM on April 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


and by that I mean don't delete my comments when they're borderline

'k thanks bye!

posted by mazola at 11:27 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy birthday, cortex!
posted by estherbester at 11:30 PM on April 26, 2012


Happy Birthday!

El día en que tú naciste,
nacieron todas las flores
Ya viene amaneciendo
ya la luz del dia nos dió
.


(links to Mexican version of Happy Birthday)

posted by Wilder at 11:45 PM on April 26, 2012


It's not your birthday any more but happiness I wish to you every day, Cortex.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:49 PM on April 26, 2012


(Belated) happy birthday, Cortex!
posted by Defying Gravity at 1:01 AM on April 27, 2012


Happy belated birthday. PS I stole your planet in TradeWars.
posted by starman at 6:03 AM on April 27, 2012


Ingredients:

16 -18 glazed doughnuts
300 ml cream, whipped
8 -10 large fresh strawberries
25 metric ounces of rich creamery butter

Directions:

1 Place five donuts on a large plate in a circle and pipe cream into each hole.
2 Add another row by topping with four more donuts and pipe cream into each of them as well.
3 Add three more layers, including one donut for the top.
4 Pipe cream into holes and fill in gaps all around the cake, decorate with strawberries and add the birthday candles.
5 Smother all in rich creamery butter
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:36 AM on April 27, 2012


I have the same birthday as Cortex! Woo!
posted by lollusc at 7:07 AM on April 27, 2012


Oh, no I don't. I just looked at his profile and he is April 26. So this post is only stamped April 27 because it was MY April 27, huh? Sigh.
posted by lollusc at 7:08 AM on April 27, 2012


Happy birthday lollusc!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:19 AM on April 27, 2012


Happy birthday, Cortex and Lollusc!

May all the FPPs be appropriate, the threads be civil, and hugs all around.
posted by smirkette at 8:03 AM on April 27, 2012


I'm not big on the particular dates of stuff.

That's good because I think I missed the right date!

Happy Birthday Cortex!!!
posted by philipy at 9:05 AM on April 27, 2012


Happy Birthday, Cortex! I'm only a day late because ... of tigers? Tigers.
posted by introp at 5:17 PM on April 27, 2012


Happy Birthday, Donut Dude!
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 6:18 PM on April 27, 2012


introp, I got this rock you might be interested in....
posted by rtha at 6:23 PM on April 27, 2012


Seriously, fucken tigers.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:35 PM on April 27, 2012


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