Happy birthday, cortex! April 26, 2020 1:41 PM   Subscribe

Happy birthday to the guy who probably worries more than most about keeping the lights on in this sometimes only bright corner of the internets!
posted by Lynsey to MetaFilter-Related at 1:41 PM (89 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

Happy cortex birthday!
posted by AugustWest at 1:46 PM on April 26, 2020 [3 favorites]


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posted by jessamyn (retired) at 1:47 PM on April 26, 2020 [8 favorites]


Happy Birthday!
posted by jadepearl at 1:48 PM on April 26, 2020 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday and thanks for all the fish space to post!
posted by shiny blue object at 2:01 PM on April 26, 2020 [2 favorites]


Happy Cortex! Stay safe and have some cake....or pie.
posted by Fizz at 2:14 PM on April 26, 2020 [3 favorites]


Mengerspongecake for everyone!
posted by farlukar at 2:33 PM on April 26, 2020 [10 favorites]


Happy birthday!
posted by danabanana at 2:53 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday! Thank you for being you. :D
posted by Glinn at 3:00 PM on April 26, 2020 [2 favorites]


Many happy returns! Cheers!
posted by the primroses were over at 3:04 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday fearless leader!
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 3:15 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³
posted by jazon at 3:21 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Let there be cake! And pie! And ice cream!
Let there be day ahead filled with joy!
posted by mightshould at 3:23 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Let there be dancing in the streets, drinking in the saloons, and necking in the parlour!
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 3:25 PM on April 26, 2020 [3 favorites]


Happy Birthday!
posted by freethefeet at 3:25 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Hey, your birthday is also my mefiversary. Happy birthday! Thanks for taking care of this nifty place.
posted by eirias at 3:54 PM on April 26, 2020 [2 favorites]


Happy Birthday! :)
posted by VyanSelei at 4:00 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]



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posted by Pronoiac at 4:02 PM on April 26, 2020 [10 favorites]


Happy birthday man! Hope you have a great day πŸ‘
posted by Roger Pittman at 4:14 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


HAPPY BIRDDAY!
posted by Going To Maine at 5:03 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Hope you are having a great birthday!
posted by WCityMike at 5:10 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


A toast, a treat, virtual high fives and hugs, any and all to you today!
posted by filthy light thief at 5:15 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!
posted by signal at 5:40 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Thank you first, and then happy birthday. Stay well. Enjoy the day. I love you.
posted by Stanczyk at 5:51 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday to Cortex - almost no other site owner has your level of integrity!
posted by porn in the woods at 5:53 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Cortex, you will always be one of my heroes. Happy birthday to you, and many, many more!
posted by vers at 6:07 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Hello! Thank you everybody for the well-wishes; Sunday evening is usually a work shift for me but Eyebrows is covering and so I'm just mostly ignoring the internet and drinking multiple locally-crafted doppelbocks and having a lovely time. Got off a zoom call with some dear MeFi-facilitated friends, wife is currently finishing up an apple pie which is our version of Tearing It Up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:13 PM on April 26, 2020 [28 favorites]


Happy birthday!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:48 PM on April 26, 2020


happy birthday!
posted by kalimac at 7:05 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


πŸ₯³πŸ»
posted by rodlymight at 7:47 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy doppelbockthday!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 7:55 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday!
posted by TedW at 8:02 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday to you, cortex (and to me!)

Thanks for all your hard work running this place!
posted by lollusc at 8:10 PM on April 26, 2020 [2 favorites]


Happy Birthday! Thanks for keeping our website the bestest of the web.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 8:11 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday! πŸŽ‚
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 8:12 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


HAPPY BIRDDAY!
posted by Going To Maine at 5:03 PM on April 26 [+] [!]


I think you mean πŸ¦› 🐦 πŸ‘πŸ‘
(Hippo birdie two ewe)
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:20 PM on April 26, 2020 [3 favorites]


Hope it's great Cortex! Happy b-day!
posted by xarnop at 9:22 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday Cortex!
posted by ellieBOA at 10:28 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Sending wishes of favourable good fortune to one on this most auspicious of occasions.
posted by Wordshore at 11:07 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Hippy Fartday to YOUUUUU!
posted by taff at 11:39 PM on April 26, 2020 [1 favorite]


Thanks heaps Cortex for being willing to run this very real virtual place.
posted by unearthed at 1:31 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday yesterday and hope it was a good one, cortex!

If I could do a linocut in your honor it would say something like
        Happy
 birth         day +
  ma            ny
   hap         py
       returns

(Imagine a doughnut 🍩 or bear claw or other baked good of your choice in the middle)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 2:24 AM on April 27, 2020 [3 favorites]


Happy birthday to you! Wishing you a marvelous year!
posted by mochapickle at 4:17 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy belated birthday!!!
posted by M. at 4:53 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy belated birthday!
posted by warriorqueen at 5:10 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy Day After Your Birthday!

April 26th is my wife's birthday, too. So I will just pretend I ate a cupcake in your honor last night.
posted by briank at 5:16 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday week!
posted by heyho at 5:51 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy (belated) birthday, sir. As a gift I am NOT going to make a birthday pun.

Also it's early and I can't think of one.
posted by bondcliff at 6:11 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


β™‰οΈπŸ©

(it's a Taurus torus)
posted by zamboni at 6:50 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


πŸ„ β™‰οΈπŸ©

(Bos taurus taurus Taurus torus)
posted by zamboni at 7:39 AM on April 27, 2020 [3 favorites]


Awww! What a guy! Happy CORTEX day!
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 7:41 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Thank you for the time and love you've put into MetaFilter. We're lucky to have you. I hope your birthday was as good as circumstances allowed!
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:16 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


cONGRATS on being born!!

Imma blaze one in your honor, altho i was probably gonna blaze one anyhow

take it sleazy
posted by some loser at 8:40 AM on April 27, 2020 [3 favorites]


Happy day-after!
posted by cooker girl at 8:41 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday!!
posted by blurker at 8:50 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday!
posted by supermedusa at 9:02 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Thanks for all you do, cortex! Happy birthday!
posted by saveyoursanity at 9:10 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday! I'm sending you a homemade virtual cake with homemade virtual ice cream.
posted by kathrynm at 9:22 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy happy birthday, I hope it was good!
posted by Lyn Never at 9:41 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Cortex! Thanks for keeping the lights on at my internet home!
posted by MuChao at 10:33 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday! I really appreciate you! Hope you have a great birthday, whatever its form may be in these weird times.
posted by agatha_magatha at 10:50 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday! Hope you enjoyed it! Now you can fill out the 'had birthday cake (or pie)' square on your lockdown bingo card.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:26 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy belated! Keep celebrating all week, you deserve it.
posted by biogeo at 11:37 AM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday Josh and thanks for all you do to keep the lights on here.

By the way, and I hate to mention it now, but the toilet in my apartment has been clogged for 2 days and you said you'd be right over. Also, that guy is parking in my space again.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:37 PM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy post-birthday-day!
posted by Zonker at 12:46 PM on April 27, 2020


Happy and Healthy one to ya, dude.
posted by Splunge at 3:11 PM on April 27, 2020


I can certainly think of worse people to share a birthday with.
I had a good one*, hoping yours was good too!

*for the current circumstances
posted by Too-Ticky at 3:24 PM on April 27, 2020 [2 favorites]


Happy belated birthday! I can’t help feeling sappy with gratitude for the empathetic and thoughtful approach you bring to moderation and engagement here. I hope the universe gave some of that back to you on your birthday!
posted by the thorn bushes have roses at 4:05 PM on April 27, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday Cortex!
posted by smoke at 5:02 PM on April 27, 2020


Happy Birthday !!!
posted by Sparky Buttons at 5:09 PM on April 27, 2020


Happy birthday!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 6:54 PM on April 27, 2020


Happy happy birthday!
posted by From Bklyn at 2:18 AM on April 28, 2020


Happy birthday!
posted by MythMaker at 6:07 AM on April 28, 2020


Oops belated but bountiful birthday wishes!
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 6:52 AM on April 28, 2020


Sending cortex a quarancupcake from southern Chile! Happy birthday guy!
posted by Sheydem-tants at 7:46 AM on April 28, 2020 [2 favorites]


Happy belated birthday, cortex! Hope the pie is delicious.
posted by Pallas Athena at 8:59 AM on April 28, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday! You are wonderful!
posted by DSime at 10:38 AM on April 28, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, boss!
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:09 PM on April 28, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday, Cortex! Hope it was a wonderful day.
posted by Twicketface at 2:33 PM on April 28, 2020 [1 favorite]


I toldja about the time I compalined to Vint Cerf about my cablemodem speed at an EFF fundraiser?

Not anywhere near as good as running up and down the fireescape in the parking garage of the Words and Pictures Museum belting out the '60s Spiderman themesong, with Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti.

Amanda Connor wanted a Tigra series, they never delivered despite both being editors in chief.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:19 PM on April 28, 2020


happy cakeday cortex!
posted by peakes at 2:38 AM on April 29, 2020


Happy belated birthday!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 4:59 AM on April 29, 2020


I cannot believe I missed this

Happy Birthday cortex!

does anyone even read stuff down here on the grey?
posted by Mrs Potato at 5:05 AM on April 29, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy DAY, cortex!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:38 AM on April 29, 2020 [1 favorite]


Belated happy birthday! Thanks for everything you do for us all.
posted by DingoMutt at 8:38 AM on April 29, 2020 [1 favorite]


Happy belated birthday!
posted by nightrecordings at 10:30 AM on April 29, 2020 [1 favorite]


belation regal est. machina Deus und sein gut Taggen &
с Π΄Π½Π΅ΠΌ ​​роТдСния boss.
danke fur what you do, U.
posted by clavdivs at 12:42 PM on April 29, 2020 [2 favorites]


Happy birthday!
posted by BlahLaLa at 3:28 PM on April 30, 2020


Happy birthday! Thank you for your commitment to making community possible and information accessible to tens of thousands of individuals all over the world. That's no small feat.
posted by Violet Blue at 4:21 PM on April 30, 2020


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posted by rhizome at 12:20 PM on May 1, 2020


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