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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAZ!!!!!!
posted by brujita to MetaFilter-Related at 4:59 AM (94 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Happy Birthday, you cute devil, you!
posted by zizzle at 5:15 AM on August 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


WOOHOO!
posted by rmd1023 at 5:23 AM on August 11, 2012


Yay for birthdays! Have a good one.
posted by patheral at 5:32 AM on August 11, 2012


Heh. Thank you! Mr. husband is being a bravehearted angel, hunting and gathering for me in sun-shattered, mostly abandoned mid-August Athens, and foods are being cooked, drinks are being drank, AC is being run with abandon, and all is lovely in my world.

Except for Romney announcing his running mate today. :)
posted by taz (staff) at 5:45 AM on August 11, 2012 [7 favorites]


Yay! Happy happy birthday across the globe, taz! (oh silly autocorrect, taz could not be less like a tax, you are so weird sometimes!)
posted by onlyconnect at 6:03 AM on August 11, 2012


taz: Mr. husband is being a bravehearted angel, hunting and gathering for me in sun-shattered, mostly abandoned mid-August Athens...

Wow, I'd heard things were bad in Greece, but I had no idea.
posted by gman at 6:09 AM on August 11, 2012


I'm still a little bleary-eyed this morning, but what's this about Romney picking taz as his running mate? That really'll wake up the base!
posted by item at 6:21 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy Birthday!
posted by scottymac at 6:22 AM on August 11, 2012


SMUWAHHH!
posted by clavdivs at 6:31 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy Birthday Taz! May your day be relaxing and your banhammer enjoy it's rest.
posted by arcticseal at 6:40 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy Birthday to the most wonderful mod in the world time zones that overlap !! I hope you get a nice chair for your birthday back :)
posted by infini at 6:43 AM on August 11, 2012


Wow, I'd heard things were bad in Greece, but I had no idea.

Well, anybody who has the means at all mostly leaves the city for the seaside or mountains at this time, which is also coincidentally the hottest, most miserable time of year, and a major religious holiday in Greece, celebrating the Assumption of Mary. The cities always feel abandoned at this point, with way less traffic, a ton more empty parking spaces, very few businesses open (thus the hunting and gathering challenge). It's a normal thing in mid-August, even without economic meltdown.
posted by taz (staff) at 6:48 AM on August 11, 2012


I am raising a cup of coffee in your honor and watching thunderstorms roll in. Happy birthday taz. I've always liked you personally but I have a whole new level of adoration for you professionally. We're stoked as hell that you're on the team and I hope you have a bangup day.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:13 AM on August 11, 2012 [7 favorites]


Happy Birthday!
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:18 AM on August 11, 2012


I flew right past Athens in early July; seated behind the wing, fantastic sight. I saw you! You were sitting at that nice, round little harbor thingy in Piraeus, right? Feet up, a glass of white wine in front of you? I even took a picture.

Um. I did in fact think, hey, there lives taz somewhere.
...anyway... Happy Birthday!
posted by Namlit at 7:25 AM on August 11, 2012


celebrating the Assumption of Mary

For those not familiar with it, this is a Catholic celebration in which, whenever you run across some named Mary, you greet her and say "you know what happens when you assume, right?" and she responds with the traditional "oh jesus christ, not this again..."
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:29 AM on August 11, 2012 [20 favorites]


Happy Birthday, Taz!
posted by Secretariat at 7:32 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy Birthday taz!
posted by gauche at 7:32 AM on August 11, 2012


Congratulataz!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:34 AM on August 11, 2012


I hope you have a bangup day.

I misread that as "I hope you have a banjo day" ... and somewhere in the back of my head, that made total sense as an expression of joyous celebration. So here's wishing you a banjo day, taz!
posted by Elsa at 7:48 AM on August 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Warmest wishes for a fabulous day. Taz - your plans sound awesome, I wish I could be there to share some dakos and wine at the foot of the Acropolis.

Just ignore us all today, we'll be good!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:52 AM on August 11, 2012


Here is a very special Ethiopian beer for you, Taz.
posted by infini at 7:57 AM on August 11, 2012


HBD!
posted by lampshade at 8:08 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy birthday!
posted by growabrain at 8:24 AM on August 11, 2012


So here's wishing you a banjo day, taz!

Agreed. But don't feel any need to play one under a tree. Because, well... that would be kind of a meme, and this is a youyou day.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:26 AM on August 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


Happy birthday!
posted by rtha at 9:00 AM on August 11, 2012


Χρόνια Πολλά! Wishing you a wonderful day and a great year ahead Taz, packed full of joy, excellent health, loving, feeling loved, energy, creativity, fulfillment, wonderful luck, laughter, fun, community and everything good. Make a wish!
posted by nickyskye at 9:10 AM on August 11, 2012


Buon compleanno.
posted by francesca too at 9:10 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy Birthday to you, Taz :)
posted by Grlnxtdr at 9:26 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy birthday!
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:38 AM on August 11, 2012


Yay taz! Happiest of days!
posted by beryllium at 9:50 AM on August 11, 2012


wishing you a lovely, lovely day! cos you're worth it! HUGS
posted by Wilder at 10:20 AM on August 11, 2012


HAPPY BIRTHDAY
posted by The Whelk at 10:21 AM on August 11, 2012




Happy B Day and thank you for the work you do
posted by angrycat at 10:31 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy birthday!
posted by Quietgal at 10:33 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy Birds day, Taz!
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:34 AM on August 11, 2012


♫ Happy Birthday♫ ♫ Happy Birthday♫ ♫ Happy Birthday to taz♫
posted by Cranberry at 10:51 AM on August 11, 2012


Happiest birthday, Taz -- I hope your day is as relaxing as it is special. To many more!
posted by vers at 10:54 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy Birthday, taz!
posted by homunculus at 10:57 AM on August 11, 2012


Song song song
Song song song
This is the birthday song
posted by shakespeherian at 10:58 AM on August 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


*raises homebrew to taz*
posted by terrapin at 11:02 AM on August 11, 2012


I thought taz lived in Thessaly!
posted by kenko at 11:14 AM on August 11, 2012


No thats just where she does all her spells.
posted by The Whelk at 11:15 AM on August 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy tazday to you!
posted by bakerina at 11:23 AM on August 11, 2012


χαρούμενα γενέθλια!

I hope google translate got it right.

Many happy returns, dearest Taz! ♥
posted by Lynsey at 11:30 AM on August 11, 2012


And here again on the Lego harpsichord
posted by Namlit at 11:34 AM on August 11, 2012


and many moar!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:38 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy birthday, taz!
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 11:39 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy birthday, tazziest of tazzes! We taz you so much.
posted by brina at 11:40 AM on August 11, 2012


Happy birthday, taz!
posted by box at 12:15 PM on August 11, 2012


Happy Birthday, Taz. I hope it's the bestest day evar!!
posted by deborah at 12:41 PM on August 11, 2012


Happy birthday! I was thinking of you as I scrolled down the Romney-running-mate thread...
posted by alasdair at 12:48 PM on August 11, 2012


Happy birthday!
posted by running order squabble fest at 1:14 PM on August 11, 2012


Happy birthday, Taz! May your day be filled with fun and laughter.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 1:22 PM on August 11, 2012


Taz, you and I have the same birthday. So a happy birthday to you!
posted by WCityMike at 1:52 PM on August 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Alright, from the top, everyone. Happy birthday, WCityMike!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 1:58 PM on August 11, 2012


Oh awesome! Happy Birthday, taz!

(It is my brother's birthday today too. He just wanted to be taken to his favorite Mexican restaurant and eat great food along with high-quality tequila drinks. Sounds good to me too!)
posted by vacapinta at 2:01 PM on August 11, 2012


Whew! 23.13: still in time: Happy Birthday, taz!

...and WCityMike and vacapinta's brother - but mainly taz, cuz this is Her Thread
posted by likeso at 2:15 PM on August 11, 2012


hippo birdie two ewes,
hippo birdie two ewes!
hippo birdie, deer Taaaaazzzzz,
hippo birdie two ewes!
posted by easily confused at 2:20 PM on August 11, 2012


Happy Birthday!
posted by ericb at 2:21 PM on August 11, 2012


Happy birthday to taz, and to everyone who shares the same birthday! taz, thanks for everything you do for MeFi. I raise a glass and a puzzle in your honor.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 2:29 PM on August 11, 2012


Yay Taz!
posted by ifjuly at 2:40 PM on August 11, 2012


Happy happy happiest of birthdays!
posted by msali at 4:08 PM on August 11, 2012


happy birthday, taz!
posted by juv3nal at 5:15 PM on August 11, 2012


Happy birthday!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 5:34 PM on August 11, 2012


Hippy bathday, taz!
posted by h00py at 5:43 PM on August 11, 2012


Hope you had a wonderful day, taz!
posted by gaspode at 6:08 PM on August 11, 2012


A belated (at this point) happy birthday to you, taz!
posted by Lexica at 7:00 PM on August 11, 2012


For your birthday, taz, I present your namesake, taz the miniature horse (she's 3 months old). The photo was taken about 5 hours ago at the Iowa State Fair.

See, sometimes, I too grant pony requests.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:30 PM on August 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


Tazzy Tazzy Birthday!
posted by not_on_display at 7:38 PM on August 11, 2012


YAY! Where's the party?
posted by IndigoRain at 8:24 PM on August 11, 2012


I don't know why this post wasn't deleted. I believe this same mod deleted a post I made after no one had posted anything to MetaTalk for over 3 days and I asked if everyone was alright. You know, a joke, in good fun, but apparently "not what MetaTalk is for". I guess what it IS for is fawning, brown-nosing mod-worship.

Blechh.
posted by MattMangels at 8:31 PM on August 11, 2012


Hey, MattMangels asked me to post a better picture of taz, so I hope you like this one!
posted by cjorgensen at 8:40 PM on August 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't know why this post wasn't deleted.

We often delete joke MeTas. This isn't a joke. It is actually Taz's birthday. I'm not sure how that's unclear.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 8:41 PM on August 11, 2012 [4 favorites]


Blechh.

What the fuck, Matt.
posted by rtha at 9:28 PM on August 11, 2012 [6 favorites]


I don't know why this post wasn't deleted.
For the same reason all the posts celebrating MeFi babies, or marriages, or birthdays don't: They're MeFi-related and therefore what MetaTalk is for. Jokes are not what MetaTalk is for, although sometimes they exist in the comments, because comments are rarely deleted in MetaTalk.

Which is currently making me a little sad, because your self-indulgent derail would have been best deleted.
posted by Night_owl at 10:41 PM on August 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


That MeTa didn't get deleted, it was locked. And also, you RUINED THE STREAK.


Streak-ruiner.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:05 PM on August 11, 2012


A bit late, but Happy Birthday!!!!
posted by Karmeliet at 11:21 PM on August 11, 2012


Happy birthday!
Thanks for being awesome!
*raises glass*
posted by Mezentian at 1:30 AM on August 12, 2012


Happy belated birthday, taz!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 1:55 AM on August 12, 2012


Thanks, thanks! Birthday was really calm and pleasant. The (literally) coolest thing was that it clouded over in late afternoon, and sometime around twilight/dark it even rained a tiny bit (a rare event in summer)... and the temperature dropped significantly, so we even managed to sit outside for a while for the first time in weeks. A birthday gift from mother nature!
posted by taz (staff) at 3:14 AM on August 12, 2012 [6 favorites]


Crud, I missed this.

Happy Birthday to my favouritest moderator in Greece.

Hugs and love for you, possum.
posted by taff at 3:48 AM on August 12, 2012


Happy day friend!!
posted by pearlybob at 4:43 AM on August 12, 2012


Happy birthday!
posted by solotoro at 10:54 AM on August 12, 2012


The ONE day I don't check MeTa! Happy belated!
posted by trip and a half at 11:01 AM on August 12, 2012


@MattMangels:
FYI, taz and I have been internet friends for the last few years--and even if we were not, your threadshitting would still be out of line.

Taz, I'm glad you had a lovely day.
posted by brujita at 11:12 AM on August 12, 2012


. and the temperature dropped significantly, so we even managed to sit outside for a while for the first time in weeks. A birthday gift from mother nature!

It's funny to think of you in your Mediterranean climate and me in mine - it's Fogust here, although we've had a remarkable run of gorgeous days that aren't too hot and aren't too cold. Still need a jacket at night, though, at least in San Francisco.
posted by rtha at 11:14 AM on August 12, 2012


Happy late birthday!
posted by c'mon sea legs at 11:44 AM on August 12, 2012


oh hey we had that bit of rain and temperature drop too, here in Nikaia! Thank goodness, this summer has been hot and humid. And I was in a Greek villa just this weekend! XAIPE! :)

Joyeux anniversaire !
posted by fraula at 12:32 PM on August 12, 2012


¡zɐʇ 'ʎɐpɥʇɹıq ʎddɐɥ
posted by Splunge at 3:52 PM on August 12, 2012


Woot! Happy Birthday, taz.
posted by lazaruslong at 5:31 PM on August 12, 2012


Many happy returns, taz!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:41 PM on August 12, 2012


Happy belated birthday, taz! Not only are you doing a great job, you're an all-around great person, too!
posted by misha at 11:05 AM on August 13, 2012


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