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Happy Birthday to ME!!

November 27, 2006

Monday’s the 27th, birthday of notable awesome people such as Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee & yours truly.  And while I can’t play guitar or kick ass better than Hendrix & Lee, I certainly beat them when it comes to being alive, so once again, advantage Jonson.  Thank God for the imdb’s famous births & deaths feature, btw.  For years I thought the most famous person I shared a birthday with was the drummer from Anthrax. 

I just used that feature now, while composing this post, to look up famous shared birthdays for the LBC, who turns one year old next month on the 17th.  Sadly, the most famous people she shares a birthday with seem to be Phoebe’s retarded brother on Friends and the black Ghostbuster.  I think Bruce Lee & Jimi Hendrix are about the coolest one-two punch you could have, other than like “Marlon Brando & James Dean” or “Elvis & Thai Elvis*”, but none of those work, since none of the couples in each pair share the same birthday.  So that settles it, Lee/Hendrix/Jonson for the win.

In related news, I’m 35 years old, which is not bad at all considering how little effort I expended getting here.  Billions of people worldwide struggle every day just to get by, and here I am just aging seemingly automatically. It’s almost as if I couldn’t stop if I tried.  Hell, according to this chart I just Googled, in Zambia the average life expectancy  is only 37.2, and I’m on track to beat that in just over two years.  Think about that, an entire nation & I’m totally going to beat them.  I will send Zambia a consolation note when I turn 37.3, but I’m not sure anyone there will be able to read it, partly because they seem to spend their days carving out a hardscrabble existence and have no time for note reading, but also partly because I believe everyone there speaks in a series of guttural clicks, which I don’t know how to spell phonetically.

*Thai Elvis is, not surprisingly, a Thai Elvis impersonator in Los Angeles.

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13 comments

  1. Happy Birthday!

    (I love Thai Elvis.)


  2. Happy Birthday! I have no cool celebrities to share my birthday with. I even have the same birthday as Hitler, for crying out loud! Have a great day. I’ll drink a beer to you!


  3. Happy B-Day.

    My co-birthday folks are a bunch of porn stars and the pilot of the Enola Gay.


  4. “My co-birthday folks are a bunch of porn stars and the pilot of the Enola Gay.”

    Somehow the second part of that seems totally redundant after the first part.

    Jonathan – Nice work on navigating that birth canal all those years ago. Congratulations! I went to your shared birthdays page and noticed you missed someone – Chick Hearn! Your birthday is getting better and better. That is clearly the top birthday threesome.

    My birthday has a pretty nice top 3 – Robert Redford, Roberto Clemente and Ed Norton. While I get points for 2 of the 3 being alive, I lose double of whatever points I had gained for also sharing with Patrick Swayze.


  5. You totally got your funny back. Happy Birthday!


  6. happy bday to you indeed. other noteable happenings on your special day include: Nobel Prize established, NY’s Penn Station opens, Pope Paul VI attacked at Manila airport by Bolivian painter dressed as a priest AND our dark and evil leader secretly flys to Iraq to spend turkey day w/ troops.


  7. aye carumba –

    http://www.americade.info/melons27.htm


  8. I was curious about my celebrity birthdays, and I couldn’t be more excited! Big Daddy Kane & I share a birthday. Yay! So do Colin Firth (yum) & Ryan Philippe.

    The bad news is that Bill O’Reilly also shares it. Grr.


  9. Bill O’Reilly almost negates all the good out there. Thankfully, Big Daddy Kane is such a negative O’Reilly doppleganger, you’re probably okay.


  10. Happy Birthday, from a fellow MiFier. Always enjoyed your posts…

    At least, you have cool people who share your birthday.

    I don’t.


  11. here’s what’s funny about these comments. a) you’ve got all sorts of people looking up facts about your birthday and giving you birthday wishes. b) the commenters posting what celebrities share their birthdays, as if you care. it’s sweet, really.


  12. Why would you assume I don’t care? I wish more of the people who read would comment, comments are much more interesting than my stupid blog stories…


  13. Yeah! Oh… I mean… um…



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