Happy birthday to cortex April 26, 2022 1:30 PM   Subscribe

Let's all wish a very happy and hopefully stress-free b-day to outgoing veteran mod, inveterate punster, and all-around mensch, MeFi's own cortex "Josh" Millard.

If you're in a generous mood, perhaps consider picking up a fine art product from Cortex Craftworks (just act fast before Elon impulse buys Etsy and turns it into an NFT mill).
posted by Rhaomi to MetaFilter-Related at 1:30 PM (63 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

Happy birthday! May you enjoy many happy returns of the day, and may each be better than the last. I sincerely appreciate your presence here on spaceship earth.
posted by probably not that Karen Blair at 1:54 PM on April 26 [1 favorite]

Happy Birthday!

(Also I didn't want the first comment on your recent post to be just about the title and not the content (which was great), so I'll just say here, that yeah that pun was *chefs kiss*)
posted by TwoWordReview at 1:57 PM on April 26 [1 favorite]

Happy birthday!! Here's to a good and stressless year. I've been trying to stay out of the gray, so I haven't said this elsewhere, so I'll say it now: thanks for everything you've put into metafilter over oh-so many years, and thanks for setting up this transition with caring and care. Many happy returns.
posted by trig at 2:03 PM on April 26 [1 favorite]

Happy Birthday!! have some cake
posted by supermedusa at 2:04 PM on April 26

Happy happy joy joy!
posted by Melismata at 2:10 PM on April 26

Happy birthday! May your donuts be enormous, and your poses the jesusest!
posted by Kattullus at 2:31 PM on April 26

Remembering the birthday of a website moderator (even a unique and beloved one) is ten steps beyond my abilities. I'm impressed. I feel really accomplished when I remember my mom's birthday in time to send a card. I have no idea what my dad's birthday is.

Cheers and thanks! Those of us in the US are now legally entitled to sing the Happy Birthday song, which is a silly thing to do alone and a pointless thing to record. But, please imagine I'm doing so.
posted by eotvos at 2:48 PM on April 26

One sends finest wishes for a jolly splendid day and marvellous festivities/cake.
posted by Wordshore at 2:49 PM on April 26

Happy Birthday!
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:54 PM on April 26

Happy Birthday Cortex! I hope you have a great year ahead with a lot of creative projects.
posted by effluvia at 3:10 PM on April 26 [1 favorite]

Happy Birthday cortex :-)
posted by dg at 3:26 PM on April 26

Happy birthday, cortex!
posted by biogeo at 3:47 PM on April 26

Happy Birthday to YOU!!!
posted by briank at 3:48 PM on April 26

Happy birthday, cortex! I hope you're surrounded by friends.
posted by eirias at 3:49 PM on April 26

Aw, thanks folks. I've been having a nice chill day, and wife and I are gonna get some nice dinner this evening. I'm not much one for big birthday stuff so just knowing folks are out there thinking of me is pretty solid. :)
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:56 PM on April 26 [13 favorites]

Happy, Happy Birthday!

balloons, party hats, noisemakers, confetti, four or five cakes, some good craft brew, and a big bunch of hugs

Yay! (throws confetti)
posted by kristi at 4:05 PM on April 26 [1 favorite]

Happy birthday! Wishing you all good things!
posted by mochapickle at 4:05 PM on April 26

Cheers, cortex! Happy birthday to you. ๐ŸŽ‰
posted by heyho at 4:13 PM on April 26

This is just to say
Happy Birthday
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:22 PM on April 26 [2 favorites]

Is there cake? There should be cake!

What kind of cake is it cortex?!

Save me a slice. Maybe three
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:33 PM on April 26 [1 favorite]

Happy Birthday from colorful Colorado!!!
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 5:49 PM on April 26

posted by clavdivs at 5:49 PM on April 26 [2 favorites]

Happy Birthday!!!
posted by SunPower at 6:11 PM on April 26

Cheers to you on your birthday! Happy cortex-day!

I am predicting that cortex's birthday will be declared a universal holiday just because that would be awesome!
posted by mightshould at 6:12 PM on April 26

happy birthday Cortex!
posted by bxvr at 7:04 PM on April 26

Have a great birthday, you deserve it.
posted by vrakatar at 7:25 PM on April 26

Happy birthday!
posted by warriorqueen at 7:38 PM on April 26

Happy Birthday from the olds section!โ—โ˜†โ—โ˜†
posted by Oyรฉah at 8:58 PM on April 26 [2 favorites]

Happy Birthday :D
posted by Glinn at 9:04 PM on April 26

Happy birthday!
posted by Jpfed at 9:21 PM on April 26

Happy ding dang birthday!
posted by aubilenon at 9:27 PM on April 26

posted by Going To Maine at 10:25 PM on April 26

I think a birthday is a great time to appreciate someone, especially this one on the eve of your transition, cortex. So, cortex, I just want you to know I appreciate the hell out of you.

I've been on Metafilter, mostly reading, for more than half of my life. It's actually played a huge part in shaping who I am as a person. I've learned so much here, especially about people, and I can trace how it's made me a better person. Like, I'm really a much better person because of this dang website (and everyone on it). That wouldn't have happened without someone running it and running it well. You've put massive amounts of energy into supporting and shaping it. By all accounts, you took this on because you felt it was important and valuable work, and I want to say it was definitely important and valuable work. I'm certain there are many others whom it has affected like this. You and your work have had a large, positive effect on a such a large number of people -- more than you will see. Not many people have a chance to have that scale of impact, and not all of those that get the chance succeed. You should be really proud of what you've accomplished here. Thank you. And I'm late here, but happy birthday anyway!

Also, I'm super jealous of all your art-making and the particular art you make. But if we just count that as "inspiration," then it can be part of your positive effect sum, too!
posted by whatnotever at 11:37 PM on April 26 [4 favorites]

Happy birthday!
posted by alygator at 11:46 PM on April 26

posted by BobTheScientist at 11:50 PM on April 26 [2 favorites]

Happy birthday for yesterday!
posted by ellieBOA at 12:13 AM on April 27 [1 favorite]

Happy Birthday and some good After-Vortex-drinks!
posted by Namlit at 12:20 AM on April 27

Hope you have/had a good one, birthday twin!
posted by Too-Ticky at 2:41 AM on April 27 [1 favorite]

Prost! Alles gute! Tanti auguri! bon anniversaire! Etc. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ Happy (post-)birthday cortex!
posted by bitteschoen at 4:37 AM on April 27

I put some donuts in the breakroom for you, Boss. Happy day!
posted by wenestvedt at 6:24 AM on April 27

Have a wonderful day, Cortex!
posted by victoriab at 6:51 AM on April 27 [1 favorite]

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day.
posted by marxchivist at 6:51 AM on April 27


posted by kiwi-epitome at 7:47 AM on April 27 [3 favorites]

Happy fucking birthday!

Keep up the good work.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:21 AM on April 27

Bappy hirthday, xetroc!
posted by Lynsey at 8:28 AM on April 27

Happy Day, sir.

It does need to be said. Yours is the only version of Hallelujah I can abide anymore, including Mr. Cohen's original.

Because comes a time, the piss just must be taken.
posted by philip-random at 8:43 AM on April 27 [1 favorite]

Hey, happy birthday, Josh! Given all else that's going on at the moment, may it signal a coming year of life that offers you healing, renewal, and invigoration.

posted by majick at 9:27 AM on April 27 [3 favorites]

Jingle cake bell.
posted by wenestvedt at 9:39 AM on April 27 [2 favorites]

cake cake bell.
posted by zamboni at 10:20 AM on April 27 [2 favorites]

Happy belated birthday!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 10:41 AM on April 27

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy birthday to you.
You look like a monkey,
and you smell like one too.
posted by zengargoyle at 11:22 AM on April 27 [1 favorite]

Happy Birthday!
posted by mundo at 11:52 AM on April 27

I suggest we use all 24 stop-sign permutations

Happy birthday to you
Birthday; happy; you too
Birthday to you, Happy
You, happy birthday too
posted by eotvos at 11:54 AM on April 27 [2 favorites]

Happy birthday! Thank you for facilitating the continued existence of this great space!
posted by BlahLaLa at 12:41 PM on April 27

This site has meant more to me than I have acknowldged or probably returned in contribution - I strive to do better!

Thank you.
posted by soylent00FF00 at 5:25 PM on April 27

I made you a custom Semantle.
posted by bendy at 6:45 PM on April 27

Happy coupla days late for your birthday. Be happy every day, love yah man!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 8:28 AM on April 28

Happy belated!
posted by needlegrrl at 10:49 AM on April 28

Happy (belated) birthday, Cortex! I feel obligated to post a link to my favorite Metafilter thing, starring Cortex and Jessamyn: https://youtu.be/SfwLVNoMy54.
posted by lemonwheel at 11:12 AM on April 28

Happy belated birthday! And thank you for all that you have done at MetaFilter.
And for Larp Trek!
posted by apartment dweller at 10:25 PM on April 28

Belated and continued happiness!
posted by blurker at 6:45 PM on April 29

Forget that, I'm getting the jump on next year. Happy be-earlied birthday!
posted by aubilenon at 7:28 PM on April 29

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