Happy birthday Cortex! April 26, 2016 8:16 AM   Subscribe

I have a handy built-in reminder due to my own date of emergence - happiest birthday wishes to our over worked, ever patient, and exceptionally talented overlord Cortex! Thanks for all that you do.
posted by scrittore to MetaFilter-Related at 8:16 AM (59 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Happy birthday! *confetti horn*
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 8:17 AM on April 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday Exalted Overlord and Most Beneficent Leader! May your day be special and your donuts large!
posted by nubs at 8:22 AM on April 26, 2016


May your birthday revels be as epic as your Twitter puns are groanworthy. Happy birthday!
posted by Rock Steady at 8:29 AM on April 26, 2016


cortex stole my donut
posted by languagehat at 8:29 AM on April 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Happy Birthday Cortex, from way over here in England!
posted by vacapinta at 8:30 AM on April 26, 2016


Happy birthday, good sir. May all your eight bit Star Trek farting games be seen through to completion.
posted by bondcliff at 8:31 AM on April 26, 2016


♫And many more-tex…♫
posted by Going To Maine at 8:34 AM on April 26, 2016


Happy Birthday! Congrats and thanks for not being an obit post! Please continue to not be dead for a further 365 days at the very least.
posted by billiebee at 8:35 AM on April 26, 2016


Hey thanks! I had a pretty fun birthday weekend in LA; a close friend of mine was turning 40 yesterday, and is living down that way now, and so he suggested me and Secretariat join him and his partner down at Disneyland for a day and bum around the greater LA area. So we ate a lot and drank a lot and rode a lot of rides and just walked like crazy, and had a great time; managed to swing by and hang out for a few hours with Ambrosia Voyeur and contraption, who I haven't seen since the big JetBlue Meetup Junket back in 2009, and that was great as well.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:37 AM on April 26, 2016 [5 favorites]


Happy birthday Cortex and, if I have read correctly, scrittore! This year I've been sending a lot of Halloween cards for birthdays so imagine something appropriately spooky here, like a hot dog vampire in a coffin that looks like a bun.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 8:38 AM on April 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


I was also basically insufferable on twitter the whole time, which was mostly a gift to myself.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:38 AM on April 26, 2016 [7 favorites]


Best wishes, cortex! Happy Birthday!
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:39 AM on April 26, 2016


oh man, missed Bob's LEDs the first time around. *punclap* And happy birthday!
posted by pb (staff) at 8:40 AM on April 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


cortex stole my donut

4/26 Glaze it!
posted by Freelance Demiurge at 8:48 AM on April 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Happy birthday, cortex!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 8:52 AM on April 26, 2016


> cortex stole my donut

Mine too! Let's make him walk the plank!

/pours grog for the birthday boy
posted by rtha at 8:55 AM on April 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Cortex! Your tweets, straying ever-more into Hunter S. Thompson territory over the weekend, were a splendidly entertaining read.
posted by Wordshore at 8:57 AM on April 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday, and congrats on not coming down with an "It's A Small World" ear-worm. It was endemic in Anaheim in the 70s; I guess they've cleaned the place up since then.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:58 AM on April 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Hey thanks! I had a pretty fun birthday weekend in LA; a close friend of mine was turning 40 yesterday, and is living down that way now, and so he suggested me and Secretariat join him and his partner down at Disneyland for a day and bum around the greater LA area.

Confession - it took me getting to a Wikipedia page before realizing this was a username. It's still a cool day, but a little less so now that there are no legendary dead horses involved.
posted by scrittore at 9:06 AM on April 26, 2016


Happy birthday!!!
posted by Lyn Never at 9:09 AM on April 26, 2016


I was also basically insufferable on twitter the whole time, which was mostly a gift to myself.

And now I can unmute you for your birthday!

cortex you are the menschiest and it's been great to get to catch up with you on the podcast all these months. Happiest of birthdays, and to scrittore as well!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 9:34 AM on April 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday to the most patient, humble, and kind cortex! I enjoyed your Disneyland tweets, hope you had fun - looked like it.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:01 AM on April 26, 2016


Happy birthday Cortex! If I knew you were in L.A., I would've baked a cake!!!
posted by Sophie1 at 10:12 AM on April 26, 2016


The contrast between the Twitter feeds of cortex, jessamyn, and mathowie is...significant. You could write a paper, probably.

Happy birthday, cortex!
posted by Chrysostom at 10:20 AM on April 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday! I think I speak for an overwhelming majority of MeFis in saying we wish we could package our enormous appreciation for you as one gigantic beautifully wrapped tangible gift. Hope this time the thought really does count.
posted by bearwife at 10:22 AM on April 26, 2016


cortex is starting to share a lot more of himself on his Twitter feed, actually (and cats), which is nice. Always nice to see some personal sharing. It cannot be all puns all the time.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:23 AM on April 26, 2016


It's his own twitter feed. It can be whatever he wants.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 10:27 AM on April 26, 2016 [7 favorites]


Happy birthday, cortex!
posted by EvaDestruction at 10:31 AM on April 26, 2016


Happy Birthday, honey! And yes, the more puns on twitter the better- then I don't have to suffer alone.
posted by Secretariat at 10:42 AM on April 26, 2016 [4 favorites]


Thanks for the reminder
posted by French Fry at 10:51 AM on April 26, 2016 [2 favorites]


Happiest of birthdays, dear Cortex and Scrittore!
posted by Lynsey at 11:19 AM on April 26, 2016


I was also basically insufferable on twitter the whole time...

You're not giving your daily regular insufferability on twitter nearly enough credit.

Happy birthday buddy.
posted by griphus at 11:26 AM on April 26, 2016


Happy birthday cortex! We got you a new election thread for your birthday!
posted by prize bull octorok at 11:34 AM on April 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


The rest of us chipped in to waylay the delivery truck bringing it.
posted by griphus at 11:40 AM on April 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Happy Birthday, cortex. May your donuts all go condo!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:53 PM on April 26, 2016


Oh hey this still works


posted by jessamyn (retired) at 1:19 PM on April 26, 2016 [17 favorites]


Ask him again after the donut is eaten whether it worked!


Oh and: happy Birthday Cortex!

(Obligatory Birthday-y harpsichord piece [Self-link. J.Ph. Rameau, Prélude; thoughtful beginning, Happydance ending])
posted by Namlit at 1:30 PM on April 26, 2016


Happy Birthday.


pick your own ecard
posted by Michele in California at 1:47 PM on April 26, 2016


Angels we have heard on high.
Sweetly clinging o'er the sweet.
And the MeFites in reply:
Sing "Twenty dollars, SAIT.
Go oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh
Oh ahead and eat it up."
Alka-Seltzer, day-old dough.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:55 PM on April 26, 2016 [3 favorites]


Happy birthday, cortex and scrittore!
posted by gingerest at 2:51 PM on April 26, 2016 [1 favorite]


Let us celebrate the gray mass!
posted by clavdivs at 3:34 PM on April 26, 2016


Hey, happy birthday!!
posted by sarcasticah at 3:41 PM on April 26, 2016


Happy birthday!
posted by agatha_magatha at 3:48 PM on April 26, 2016


Happy cortex Birthday.
posted by AugustWest at 4:03 PM on April 26, 2016


Only one possible greeting from one punster to another:
Hippo birdie two ewe
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:05 PM on April 26, 2016


Happy birthday! And if my memory from this morning's pre coffee read of the new election thread is correct ( and it is, yay) we welcomed another tiny Mefite into the world today. Happy Birthday to Cortex and small duffell! An auspicious day!
posted by mygothlaundry at 7:03 PM on April 26, 2016


Happy birthday!
posted by zutalors! at 7:04 PM on April 26, 2016


🛁 Happy Bath Day 🛁
posted by peeedro at 7:51 PM on April 26, 2016


I was also basically insufferable on twitter the whole time, which was mostly a gift to myself.

It was fine and about as interesting as anything gets on Twitter, so, uh, you're going to have to try harder to be insufferable.

Also, happy birthday, one more step on the grinding path to inevitable death. yay.
posted by GuyZero at 9:44 PM on April 26, 2016


Happy birthday. :)
posted by mordax at 10:35 PM on April 26, 2016


Hope you had a hippy yard bath, man!
posted by carsonb at 11:34 PM on April 26, 2016


cortex, thank you for being you, for all your hard work with MeFi, and sharing your great sense of humor (without question, one of my favorite parts of the podcast is when you and jessamyn laugh). Happy birthday!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 11:57 PM on April 26, 2016


Happy birthday cortex! Thanks for all you do around here!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:40 AM on April 27, 2016


Happy Birthday!
posted by introp at 6:44 AM on April 27, 2016


Hippy bath day!
posted by blurker at 7:40 AM on April 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


If I wish you happy birthday today, does that make you a day younger?

Happy Birthday!
posted by Westringia F. at 9:40 AM on April 27, 2016


Happy Birthday! Still fondly remembering you at the Great Lost Bear meet-up in Portland (Maine) and eating of big burgers named American Cheesuz. You are a scholar and a gentleman. Many happy returns.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:27 PM on April 27, 2016


Belated birbday wishes!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 10:28 AM on April 28, 2016


Happy no-longer-your-birthday, cortex!
posted by klausness at 2:07 PM on April 28, 2016


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