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Friday, October 14, 2005

You must be a Libra



October 14....why does that date make me think something happens today?

Why do I suddenly have the urge to put on a bicycle helmet and sing "Happy Birthday"?

That's right, you guessed it (or maybe you didn't, but just play along, 'kay?) - it is the birthday, the solemn and sacred birthday, of my brother Tardist. And now that you've all heard the Sandy Duncan tapes, you know just how warm a welcome to extend to him. I'm listening to his song March of the Crippled Parrot as I write this, and I have to say, I find it inspiring.

When I first moved to Flint, Tardist and I spent more hours than anybody could count without an abacus writin' and recordin' our songs and skits, makin' cartoons to send to Hustler, drinkin' Budweiser, and obsessin' over Frank Zappa. Good times!

Now we don't see each other nearly often enough, but we can still pick up right where we left off with the utter foolishness that we've perfected and have sought to patent. Tardist, I know I don't ever tell you this, but I love you, man. Just don't expect any mercy when next I see you.

So please go over to Tardist's blog and wish him a

Happy Birthday!

Tardist 5

18 of you felt the overwhelming need to say somethin':

Blogger Susie said...

Done. What is it that Tardist is playing with in the photo? (No, he is NOT; he is playing BY himself, but he is playing WITH a toy, to which my question refers.)

8:06 AM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Susie, I would guess it to be some kind of driving game, but hopefully, later in the day Tardist himself can enlighten us. This picture was, how shall we say, before my time.

8:09 AM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Squirl said...

I think that was some early 60s version of a simulated flying game that he got for Christmas. As you can tell from his face, he liked it a lot.

8:30 AM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Birthday! What we need are some brownies. Holy shit I love me some birthday brownies!

9:41 AM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger eclectic said...

Hey, I baked some cinnamon brownies just last night. And I didn't even know about Tardist's birthday, I just felt like having cinnamon brownies. Must be some kinda ESP...

10:40 AM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Effie said...

Cinnamon brownies all around for Tardist's birthday!

Love that first pic too!

11:05 AM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Susie said...

I see Tardist has a Piston bobblehead. Does he also have Piston pants?

12:16 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Squirl - thanks! I guess it took somebody who was actually there to know.

Mr. B - holy shit, you love you some ANY brownies!

Eclectic - he musta sent up the Tardist signal or something. He wanted those cinammon brownies sooooo bad he had to make sure you knew.

Effie - heh heh heh, wasn't that bitchy of me to post that picture? That's what sisters are for.

12:21 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Susie - why yes, yes he does. He had to knock Rasheed Wallace down and rassle them off him, but they're his prized possession now.

12:22 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger eclectic said...

Bucky, yer slippin --- I believe Susie meant "Pist-ON pants"....

12:38 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

D'OH!
*slaps self on forehead so hard it leaves a bright red hand mark*

Thanks for havin' my brain, Eclectic!

*writing on chalkboard 500 times*
I will search Susie's comments for bad puns.
I will search Susie's comments for bad puns.
I will search Susie's comments for bad puns.
I will search Susie's comments for bad puns.
I will search Susie's comments for bad puns.
etc. etc.

12:40 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Susie said...

eclectic, can you believe her? Thank goodness you were here to catch that.

3:07 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

All this birthday bizness has clearly put me off my game.

3:09 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger whfropera said...

i think its the brownies - eclectic, are you SURE you didn't slip us all some "special" brownies?
Joyeux Anniversaire - Froh Geburtstag - Buon compleanno and Boldog szuletesnapot to you, Tardist!

3:31 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger eclectic said...

whfropera: *heh heh* That's classified information. Maybe "cinnamon" is code for something else, and maybe it's not. I can neither confirm nor deny. But Bucky does seem to be a bit foggy....

5:05 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Tardist said...

Thanks for the birthday post! Ya gotta love that picture of me with the goofy shit-eating grin!
The highly technical piece of equipment I'm operating was called "Jimmy Jet'. And Squirl was right on about the simulated flying game. No real goal or point to it, though. A simulated movie of the ground rushing by and a shadow of a jet that moved back and forth on the screen is all that consisted of. But it was pretty cool for a kid back in them days! Thanks again, Bucky! And of course, I love you too!

5:19 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger Tardist said...

Thanks, Whfropera, whatever that means!

5:20 PM, October 14, 2005  
Blogger whfropera said...

Happy Birthday in:
French
German
Italian
and Hungarian
:)

7:04 PM, October 14, 2005  

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