Many happy returns, cortex! April 26, 2018 6:38 PM   Subscribe

Happy
birthday,
cortex!

Hope you're having a wonderful day. Thanks for your all your hard work and leadership and help in making this place so special. 🎉 🎶 🥞 🍩 🎂 🍰 🍨

(I thought these pictures would be appropriate for today. Picture 1 is the cover of the Tiny Cat Flexi Journal by Yoneo Morita. Picture 2 is of some framed art I saw a while back. Of course they made me think of MetaFilter and cortex.)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 to MetaFilter-Related at 6:38 PM (65 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Happy birthday!! I hope it's been an awesome one, and golden hour is just as lovely where you are as it is where I am!
posted by limeonaire at 6:43 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy joshday!
posted by Barack Spinoza at 6:44 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy birthday, Cortex! I hope you have a wonderful day!
posted by capricorn at 6:50 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy b-day, cortex.

[imagine this was printed on a Menger sponge]
posted by Chrysostom at 6:55 PM on April 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday cortex.
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posted by ambrosen at 7:08 PM on April 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


Remember, it's not your birthday until it's the same time you were born. No cheating.
posted by rhizome at 7:12 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy natal day.
posted by MovableBookLady at 7:18 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy birthday!
posted by sarcasticah at 7:41 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy birthday!!

(I didn't find a cake that looked at all appetizing but consider these birthday cookies.)
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 7:47 PM on April 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


He may be getting older but he'll never catch up to me!

HBD, C!
posted by hippybear at 7:47 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy birthday!
posted by Quietgal at 7:51 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy birthday!
posted by lazuli at 7:56 PM on April 26, 2018


Bappy Hirthday! <3
posted by Secretariat at 7:58 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy birthday!
posted by cjelli at 8:02 PM on April 26, 2018


Another year older and deeper into the Internet. Best of everything for you...
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:35 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy birthday, cortex!
posted by Lynsey at 8:42 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy bidet

Wait. Happy birthday. Yeah. That’s it. Happy birthday!
posted by bilabial at 8:57 PM on April 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by not_the_water at 9:25 PM on April 26, 2018


Insert goofy ass emoticon here. Proceed with joviality. That is all.
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:49 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy Birthday!
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 10:03 PM on April 26, 2018


Born the same day as Melania Trump, Jet Li, and Duane Eddy – who says astrology has no validity?
posted by LeLiLo at 10:38 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy b-day!!!
posted by chococat at 10:40 PM on April 26, 2018


Happy birthday!
posted by Kwine at 11:31 PM on April 26, 2018


Belated happy birthday! Very belated in my part of the world, but only twenty minutes late in Oregon.
posted by Kattullus at 12:19 AM on April 27, 2018


And also 46 minutes late in Oregon. Happy belated etc., cortex.
posted by Cranberry at 12:47 AM on April 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, birthday twin! Only one year until 40!
posted by daybeforetheday at 12:59 AM on April 27, 2018


You say it's your birthday
Well it's my birthday too yeah
You say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to ya!
*guitar solo*
posted by Too-Ticky at 2:01 AM on April 27, 2018 [2 favorites]


Tillykke med fødselsdagen! Thank you for excellent stewardship of metafilter! 🎂
posted by Dysk at 2:59 AM on April 27, 2018


BUTTS LOL
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:06 AM on April 27, 2018 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday cortex!!!!
posted by chasles at 4:35 AM on April 27, 2018


🎈🎁🎉
posted by The Whelk at 4:53 AM on April 27, 2018


Is there a cake recipe for a Menger sponge?
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:54 AM on April 27, 2018


Ah here we go.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:55 AM on April 27, 2018 [3 favorites]


Happy Birthday!
posted by bjgeiger at 5:16 AM on April 27, 2018


Hey nice! Great job! You did it!

Happy Birthday, Josh.
posted by lazaruslong at 5:18 AM on April 27, 2018


Happy Birthday. You're amazing. 🤘🏾😁
posted by Fizz at 6:28 AM on April 27, 2018


Happy birthday. I got you a box with three other boxes inside it. Inside each of those boxes is three more boxes.
posted by bondcliff at 7:13 AM on April 27, 2018 [5 favorites]


Joyeux anniversaire, substance grise périphérique des hémisphères cérébraux!
posted by fraula at 7:17 AM on April 27, 2018 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday, sir. Please go have yourself some fun.
posted by Stanczyk at 7:37 AM on April 27, 2018


Every happiness Josh.


posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:15 AM on April 27, 2018 [17 favorites]


Hey, thanks y'all! I have in fact had a really nice couple of days; Secretariat and I had really nice dinner Weds. at my favorite restaurant in town, Higgins, and I did a bunch of other misc. goofing around, got tickets for Chvrches in the fall, restocked on paint supplies at the art store (including buying a couple of nice new Princeton bright 12s because I reliably destroy my flat brushes over time it turns out), did a bunch of painting and art fiddling, went out to get my free birthday donuts from Pips, and then went out last night to a newish vintage cabinets arcade last night and played video games with a couple of old friends and former bandmates because one of 'em was in from out of town for a few days.

Solid stuff all around, and super nice to wander back here and say hi and see birthday greetings from y'all.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:23 AM on April 27, 2018 [6 favorites]


Hippo Birdie two ewe!
posted by holborne at 9:43 AM on April 27, 2018


Oooh, happy birthday!
posted by mochapickle at 10:51 AM on April 27, 2018


Happy birthday!
posted by mordax at 11:31 AM on April 27, 2018


🍩
posted by Doktor Zed at 1:04 PM on April 27, 2018


¡Felicidades!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 1:18 PM on April 27, 2018


Happy birthday!
posted by ellieBOA at 1:43 PM on April 27, 2018


Happy birthday!
posted by CancerMan at 1:55 PM on April 27, 2018


HOBBLEDY BOOPDAY!


*boop*
posted by The Underpants Monster at 2:38 PM on April 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


Yuuum Pips! Happy birthday :-)
posted by FireFountain at 4:00 PM on April 27, 2018


The problem with the cake in jessamyn’s Picture is you can never eat the last piece...

Of course, Zeno told us a long time ago that you can never actually reach your birthday, yet here we are.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:17 PM on April 27, 2018 [3 favorites]


Hippy bathday!
posted by blurker at 6:40 PM on April 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


Happy Womb Eviction Anniversary cortex! 🌈
posted by bendy at 8:19 PM on April 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


Good work on another year, neighbor!
posted by janell at 9:23 PM on April 27, 2018




If the Metafilter Cortex has a birthday, then perhaps it was a real person all along. Perhaps more real than the rest of us. I would congratulate it, if I only had a voice to speak.
posted by I'm always feeling, Blue at 10:36 PM on April 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


("Many Happy Returns" seemed too straightforward!)
posted by I'm always feeling, Blue at 10:37 PM on April 27, 2018


The real Cortex was the moderators we met along the way.
posted by rhizome at 10:51 PM on April 27, 2018 [6 favorites]


This site has felt like "home" for so many years now. Happy birthday and thank you.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:08 AM on April 28, 2018


Happy Birthday!

I made you a cake but it had pickles in it. And then I ate it.
posted by loquacious at 8:44 AM on April 28, 2018 [1 favorite]


Belated Happy and Healthy, man.
posted by Splunge at 1:41 PM on April 28, 2018


Sorry I am late to the party but ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto. And say, this days old birthday cake ? Can I eat it ? Or what ? Boy, I so appreciate you. Else I would have been torched and pitchforked into a gazillion bucket carrying walking broomsticks years ago.
posted by y2karl at 3:34 PM on April 28, 2018


Also, don't grow old. It's a trap ! May you stay forever young.
posted by y2karl at 3:38 PM on April 28, 2018


Ridiculously late, but happy birthday anyway!
posted by Gelatin at 8:59 AM on May 3, 2018


Belated happy birthday.
posted by ZeusHumms at 3:26 PM on May 3, 2018


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