Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson!

Posted by: medic8r

Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 10:57 AM

I can't believe I got the scoop on JohnK with this one. He must be getting a bbig massage or something. Think we should do a safety check on him?

Anyway, happy birthday to our photo snapping, square room loving, Axiom homecoming fostering, Olive Garden scarfing friend. Cheers!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 11:18 AM

Happy Birthday, my friend. Cheers!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 11:26 AM

Happy Birthday! No Cake Man.
Posted by: onn

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 11:41 AM

Happy Birthday Mark!
Posted by: terzaghi

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 12:29 PM

Happy Birthday! Take a picture of something cool!
Posted by: ClubNeon

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 01:10 PM

The doc covered everything in the first post. Nothing left to be said, but happy birthday!
Posted by: merchman

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 01:14 PM

Happy Birthday, Mark!
Posted by: RickF

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 01:16 PM

Happy Birthday Mark!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 01:34 PM

Hahhppy Bahhthday, Mahhk!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 02:02 PM

Mark,

It is with great humility and sincerest respect that I lay this offering of a most Happy Birthday at your feet.

Your friend,
Peter
Posted by: FordPrefect

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 02:14 PM

Happy Birthday Mark! enjoy your day.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 02:28 PM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Mark,

It is with great humility and sincerest respect that I lay this offering of a most Happy Birthday at your feet.

Your friend,
Peter

Well, at least you aren't bringing him headless mice and lizards any longer.
Posted by: CV

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 02:30 PM

Headless animals are always implied?

Happy Birthday, Mark!
Posted by: cb919

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 02:56 PM

Hope you have a great day Mark.

Cheers!
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 03:10 PM

As tradition: Mappy Mirthday Mark!
Posted by: BrenR

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 03:23 PM

Happy Birthday Mark!!

No, really... I'm not just mailing this one in like I do if it's say, Ken's birthday or something.

Bren R.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 03:27 PM

Happy Birthday Mark!!!

Tell Joyce to buy you something nice from me.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 04:25 PM

Happy birthday to a really nice guy!
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 04:27 PM

Was it someone elses birthday besides Mark? laugh
Posted by: a401classic

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 04:46 PM

Yes! Happy Birthday, indeed.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 05:30 PM

Happy birthday, Mark!
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 05:31 PM

Happy Birthday Mark!
Posted by: Rock_Head

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 06:16 PM

Happy Birthday Mark. Hope it's a good one.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 06:40 PM

The real date for Patriot's Day Holiday in Massachusetts is today, you old revolutionary, you. You're the first person I ever met online that I got to know in person (and didn't have sex with!) See, you're way luckier than you knew!

Happy Birthday to one of the really Good Guys!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 07:12 PM

Thank you everyone for the well-wishes!

But especially to you, Bob, for keeping the secret!
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 07:34 PM

Happy Birthday, my friend.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 07:51 PM

Thank you, Jack!

Here's lookin' at 'ya kid..... and vice versa! wink
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 09:01 PM

Mahhhk, Happy Birthday!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/19/12 10:46 PM

Happy Birthday, Mark!!!

Thanks for making me laugh everyday!!

You are like a clown. Without the make-up. And all the kids around. But still with the balloon animals.


Wait, I'm starting to get creeped out now.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/20/12 07:38 AM

As long as he is not a mime. I hate those guys. Especially the French ones with the stripes and the funny hats. No offence to the French, just French mimes.

Luckily, Mark is nothing like a mime, although he does have trouble getting out of his HT box. Hmmmmmm?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/20/12 08:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Murph

Luckily, Mark is nothing like a mime, although he does have trouble getting out of his HT box. Hmmmmmm?


laugh
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/20/12 08:47 AM

Does anyone here know how to make balloon animals? We got a bunch of those balloons, but I couldn't do a whole lot with them.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/20/12 08:49 AM

Start with very small animals. It's easier to stretch the neck of the balloon around them to get them inside.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/20/12 09:01 AM

Andrew, I just spit my coffee all over my computer.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/20/12 09:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Murph
Start with very small animals. It's easier to stretch the neck of the balloon around them to get them inside.

Once you have the small balloon tricks down, you can start working your way up to balloon humans.
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/20/12 11:17 AM

Happy Birthday!
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/20/12 04:20 PM

Who's this Mark guy everyone keeps talking about?
Does someone have a picture for reference b/c i don't remember any Mark guy?
Posted by: Henry66

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/20/12 10:55 PM

Happy Birthday Mark!
Posted by: SBrown

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 12:50 AM

Have a goodin' Mark!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 07:14 AM

Thank you very much everybody!

It's really nice to get well wishes from your pseudo-family!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 09:49 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
It's really nice to get well wishes from your pseudo-family!


Thanks Dad!

Now, can I get a raise in my allowance?
Posted by: CV

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 12:57 PM

Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Thanks Dad!

Now, can I get a raise in my allowance?


You wore out your pair of Salks already?
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 02:15 PM

It's the only pair I have and I've been using them everyday!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 02:17 PM

Does your mother know this?!?!
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 02:22 PM

She only worries about my underwear.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 02:23 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
It's really nice to get well wishes from your pseudo-family!
Ain't nuttin' "pseudo" about it.
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 02:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Ajax
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
It's really nice to get well wishes from your pseudo-family!
Ain't nuttin' "pseudo" about it.


Augh, everybody RUN!! Uncle Jack is here!!!


He smells like cheese.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 02:26 PM

Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Originally Posted By: Ajax
Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
It's really nice to get well wishes from your pseudo-family!
Ain't nuttin' "pseudo" about it.


Augh, everybody RUN!! Uncle Jack is here!!!


He smells like cheese.
Yes, but a very high quality cheese. grin
Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 02:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Ajax
Yes, but a very high quality cheese. grin


Definitely a sharp cheddar.


Or smoked gouda?
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 04:25 PM

Just be glad it's not limburger.
Posted by: jakewash

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/21/12 06:38 PM

Belated birthday wishes Mark.
Posted by: INANE

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/23/12 12:36 AM

Happy belated Mark!
Posted by: SBrown

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/23/12 12:55 AM

Hope you had a good one Mark.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/23/12 10:56 AM

Thanks again for the birthday wishes, everyone!

Originally Posted By: Murph
Tell Joyce to buy you something nice from me.


I picked up a Harmony One remote. I never fully utilized the MX700 capabilities as far as Macros, etc... (several pieces of equipment didn't have discrete codes) so I thought I would try a Harmony instead. It'll allow me to start fresh on my newly-refreshed HT.

Not only can I make use of said macros, Harmony has codes for older, professional and esoteric equipment in my edit rack that the MX700 NEVER had.

Murph, should Joyce email you a .PDF of the invoice or would you rather have a snail-mail printed copy? grin

UPS should be here soon with the rack shelves I needed to finish this install!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/23/12 11:42 AM

Quote:
I picked up a Harmony One remote. I never fully utilized the MX700 capabilities


You're dead to me.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/23/12 11:48 AM

You?

Ray has already hired Ninja Assassins!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/23/12 12:35 PM

Welcome to the dark side, Mark.
Posted by: INANE

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/23/12 01:48 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Thanks again for the birthday wishes, everyone!

Originally Posted By: Murph
Tell Joyce to buy you something nice from me.


I picked up a Harmony One remote. I never fully utilized the MX700 capabilities as far as Macros, etc... (several pieces of equipment didn't have discrete codes) so I thought I would try a Harmony instead. It'll allow me to start fresh on my newly-refreshed HT.

Not only can I make use of said macros, Harmony has codes for older, professional and esoteric equipment in my edit rack that the MX700 NEVER had.


but do you have one of these for your remote? laugh



I need to take an update pic because it's done!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/23/12 03:14 PM

No, I don't Ben.

But yours doesn't count either without a current photo! smile

That looks like a spot for a Crestron panel! smile

::Mark gets even by planting the upgrade bug and runs away giggling::
Posted by: SBrown

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/23/12 05:08 PM

Isn't that the Scotch shelve?
Posted by: INANE

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/23/12 10:54 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
No, I don't Ben.

But yours doesn't count either without a current photo! smile


BOO-YA!


Posted by: SBrown

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/23/12 11:44 PM

nice!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/24/12 12:21 AM

::foiled again!::
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/24/12 09:32 AM

Originally Posted By: SBrown
Isn't that the Scotch shelve Tequila nicho?


I had a thought about keeping this 'Mark Birthday' thread going for as long as possible with at least one daily post. Guess it wasn't a very original idea.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/24/12 09:39 AM

This can become my "thread about nothing"!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/24/12 09:43 AM

Or 365 (leap year) days of belated birthday greetings.

Actually, I think keeping your birthday thread as your Vatican Dumpster is kinda cool.
Posted by: nickbuol

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/24/12 10:08 AM

Is it his NEXT birthday yet? Sure seems like it should be by now. smirk cool
Posted by: Murph

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/24/12 11:54 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Thanks again for the birthday wishes, everyone!

Originally Posted By: Murph
Tell Joyce to buy you something nice from me.


I picked up a Harmony One remote. I never fully utilized the MX700 capabilities as far as Macros, etc... (several pieces of equipment didn't have discrete codes) so I thought I would try a Harmony instead. It'll allow me to start fresh on my newly-refreshed HT.

Not only can I make use of said macros, Harmony has codes for older, professional and esoteric equipment in my edit rack that the MX700 NEVER had.

Murph, should Joyce email you a .PDF of the invoice or would you rather have a snail-mail printed copy? grin

UPS should be here soon with the rack shelves I needed to finish this install!


Sure, just send it to my Tacoma address and mark it, "Care of Tom."
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/24/12 01:06 PM

Yeah, that'll work. wink

Actually, I decided to buy Mark a new minivan alternator for his birthday this year. Oh, sure, it's on MY minivan, but the dedication is going to be lovely.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/24/12 07:53 PM

I went to get the grill's propane tank filled on Saturday afternoon, so I wouldn't have to smell sacrificed cow throughout the house in the morning. The weather's been awesome!

I went to our local warehouse store, around the back, where the auto service is. There was no one there waiting, so someone got right to it. Another minivan pulled up beside me. A man, a coupe of years younger than I got out, opened the back of his minivan, and took out his tank.

Man: I was here this morning and there were 8 people ahead of me, so I left.
Bob: Well, he's almost finished filling mine, so you picked a good time.
Man: Picked a good time. Ya, two trips here today. Pain in the ass.
Bob: When you were 22, did you ever, for one minute, imagine yourself on a beautiful Saturday in April, going to get propane, for the second time that day, at 5 o'clock-------in a minivan------knowing there are several people back home timing you?

It was telling that he mustered merely a pained guffaw, but the woman waiting her turn next to us nearly fell over. She was driving a Jag.

Seriously guys, how could you let down 'mer'can mandom and allow this to happen to you? Mark and I have valid excuses, but YOU!?!

Oops! Gotta go. Timer just went off and I gotta go out to the grill and fetch Bandit's ribeye.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/24/12 08:25 PM

Natural Gas.

There, I fixed it.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/24/12 08:59 PM

I am so jealous. Mark's birthday thread has been alive for a month now.
Posted by: INANE

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/25/12 12:59 AM

ok no more posts

doh!
Posted by: fredk

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/25/12 01:21 AM

Happy un-birthday Mahhhk.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/25/12 06:33 AM

How is it that all threads about me eventually turn to the subject of Natural Gas?
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/25/12 09:20 AM

Maybe it's your catalytic converter and not you?

Page 8 of birthday thread. Alright!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/25/12 09:25 AM

Only page 3 here.... I guess my preferences are set up differently!
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/25/12 11:22 AM

Oh, man...I missed Mark's birthday here! frown I'll say it anyway...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARK!!! smile
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/25/12 11:59 AM

It's OK, Mary.

Evidently, we're celebrating it all year! smile
Posted by: Murph

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/25/12 12:10 PM

Just until Mary's then you are outtahere!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 09:48 AM

If this thread continues long enough, we'll see the searchbots perusing it, like they always check out The Beer Thread.

It's Mark's Birthday continuum.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 09:57 AM

In that case, we need to get some good associations going for the search bots.

Mark Johnson, Barbie Doll or Alien Invasion, Mark Johnson, Scientologist, Mark Johnson, Dance Contest Winner, Mark Johnson, Urban Legend, Mark Johnson,Harikrishna Flower Boy, Mark Johnson, Red Michael Jackson Jacket, Mark Johnson, Male Enhancement, Mark Johnson, Pro Wrestler for Hire.


OK, Your turn....
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 10:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Murph
In that case, we need to get some good associations going for the search bots.

Mark Johnson, Barbie Doll or Alien Invasion, Mark Johnson, Scientologist, Mark Johnson, Dance Contest Winner, Mark Johnson, Urban Legend, Mark Johnson,Harikrishna Flower Boy, Mark Johnson, Red Michael Jackson Jacket, Mark Johnson, Male Enhancement, Mark Johnson, Pro Wrestler for Hire.


OK, Your turn....


Mark Johnson---Make BIG $$ working from home. Mark Johnson---Lowest Mortgage rates on the Web. Mark Johnson---Get one on eBay today. Mark Johnson---best prices on Viagra, Cialis...
Mark Johnson---alias Doc Johnson. Mark Johnson---FREE adult website.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 11:20 AM

Mark Johnson loves the new iPad.
Mark Johnson knows the secrets of iPhone 5 release date.
Mark Johnson will watch the 2012 NFL draft tonight on ESPN.
Mark Johnson won the Mega Millions lottery with a ticket bought locally!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 03:06 PM

MarkSJohnson once had a birthday
And he had all his friends over to play.
He was just about to tell them
As he coughed up yellow phlegm
That he was too sick to host the soiree.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 03:30 PM

At least it wasn't green.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 08:34 PM

Peter, thanks for another limmerick. Now that you and I have each made one devoted soley to Mark, there may be some jealousies brewing. I'll try to fix that before the week's out.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 08:38 PM

Next thing you know, there will be Mark Haiku.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 09:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Lampshade
Next thing you know, there will be Mark Haiku.


Brilliant! Since you brought it up, you first.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 09:57 PM

Haiku if you want it.


Happy Birthday, Mark
The air races behind you
We must take shelter
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 10:08 PM

Autumn leaf reveals.
Summer, Mark is no longer.
Winter is coming.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 10:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Lampshade
Autumn leaf reveals.
Summer, Mark is no longer.
Winter is coming.

Ya just had ta put seasons in there, didn't ya?
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 10:21 PM

I thought seasons were a requirement for Haiku.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 10:25 PM

Ya, ya, ya. They're "supposed to" evoke the natural world. Well, passing wind is just as natural as snow in winter, right?

5/7/5 is limiting enough w/o nixing gas.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 10:28 PM

I'll try again.


Earth around the sun.
Near gloom thread to sever,
joyful life pretend.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 10:36 PM

So, if you leave out the seasons, it has to get suicidal?
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 10:42 PM

I don't know. I am new to this. I read about the seasons on wiki so I figured it must be true. The second one I was pandering to the beatnik crowd.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/26/12 10:51 PM

Oh, so it WAS manic depressive and suicidal. Cool! Beatniks are the godfathers of all things punk, goth and emo.

Edit: Look! We actually hijacked Mark's Birthday thread. And he's a week closer to 50 than when this thread started!
Posted by: Murph

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/27/12 07:56 AM

Happy 51 week to 50 Mark!!!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/27/12 08:40 AM

Bob: I think you mean he's a week farther from 50.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/27/12 05:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Bob: I think you mean he's a week farther from 50.

Give the guy a break. When you get to be Bob's age, your memory is not what it used to be.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/27/12 06:52 PM

Bob was right. I'm 49.
Posted by: SBrown

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/27/12 07:12 PM

Mark...you still celebrating? laugh I hear you, about the 50 thing. I have a bit before I am 49 (about 5 months)and that half century is coming fast.

the sky is blue
stars are bright
campfire light
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/29/12 11:47 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Bob was right. I'm 49.


Can you just imbed that phrase into your posts, like your insect man face was? Better yet, can you somehow imbed it into Fred's posts?

50 weeks away from 50 years. Gee, I feel like I finally have a purpose around here---a daily purpose. Please forgive me if I overlook birthday wishes for any of you over the next, whaddid I say, of yeah, 50 weeks. I can get kinda horse-blindered with these sorts of commitments.


Posted by: fredk

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/29/12 01:47 PM

[quote=BobKay I can get kinda horse-blindered with these sorts of commitments.

[/quote]
Gee Bob. The lengths you go to to keep us entertained. I'm looking forward to those pictures.
Posted by: INANE

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/29/12 11:19 PM

I just want to know how many pages we're shooting for on this thread.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/01/12 06:27 AM

No posts?

Did you guys forget that it was my birthday a week ago?
Posted by: Murph

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/01/12 07:29 AM

Sorry, I was distracted because it's "Setting Day" here. It overshadows all.

FYI, Setting Day is the day before lobster season when fishermen put out all their traps. They can't haul them until tomorrow. They always need extra help on the first day so it can be a big community event. I haven't been out in years but it's both hard work and lots of fun. Beers open on the last trip back to the wharf (or perhaps earlier) and by 3:00 in the afternoon when everyone is back (and assuming nobody drowned,)it pretty much looks like this.

Annual singing of "The Lobster Song."
Warning: Language is definitely not suitable for work. Unless, of course, your job is a lobster fisherman.

So you can see Mark, why we had to take a day off here from your Birthday season.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/01/12 09:23 AM

Originally Posted By: INANE
I just want to know how many pages we're shooting for on this thread.


We're not counting pages, Ben. The goal is to keep it going at least several days a week until he turns fifty. With all that attention, he'll have nothing to bitch about on December 21st when he realizes no one is getting another birthday, ever.

If the world does not end before next April 19th, we will ignore his actual birthday. Well, that was MY long term plan, anyway.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/02/12 09:40 AM

Just a note to say that I'm thinking of you.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/02/12 11:09 AM

Originally Posted By: BobKay
Just a note to say that I'm thinking of you.

…with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/03/12 09:29 AM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Originally Posted By: BobKay
Just a note to say that I'm thinking of you.

…with some fava beans and a nice chianti.


No one's THAT hungry. (Sorry, Mark, it was like a pinata and I was blindfolded, holding a stick.)
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/03/12 09:32 AM

Luckily, your stick was small.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/05/12 02:11 PM

Happy Cinco de Mayo, last-month-birthday-guy.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/05/12 02:36 PM

Thanks, Bob! And a Merry Thanksgiving to you!
Posted by: richeydog

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/08/12 12:01 AM

Bump... grin

Since I missed Mark's birthday I'll just wish him (in advance) a happy birthday for next year. wink
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/08/12 06:40 AM

Thanks Michael! Is seeing your avatar my early gift? grin

(It's awesome! I heard Peter only got a fat short guy sans tutu!)
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/13/12 01:44 PM

Sorry for the 5-day lapse in Mark's ongoing B-Day thread. Hmmm, I once got birhthday wishes when it wasn't my birthday and now Craig has, too?!?
Posted by: Ray3

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/13/12 05:00 PM

Well, I am incredibly embarrassed to have missed the actual day, but we should still be close enough for a highly belated "HAPPY B-DAY" my friend!!!!

I hope all is going well there.

I saw that Bob mentioned he was thinking of you a few posts back. Then I started thinking about Bob thinking about you. Then I got a headache and had to take a nap.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/13/12 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Ray3
Then I started thinking about Bob thinking about you.

This is starting to get awfully kinky considering it's not my birthday any more...
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/14/12 01:06 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Originally Posted By: Ray3
Then I started thinking about Bob thinking about you.

This is starting to get awfully kinky considering it's not my birthday any more...


Well, duh!
Posted by: Ray3

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/20/12 01:36 PM

Since numerical accuracy seems to have been temporarily suspended here in the Axiom Zone, may I be the first to wish you a Happy 2013 Birthday?

I take this step with careful consideration to assure this tread gets bumped, but more importantly, just to be safe on the off chance those Mayan guys using tea leaves and stones 20,000 years ago are correct about the world ending in December.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/20/12 02:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Ray3
I take this step with careful consideration to assure this tread gets bumped


I'm not gonna let that happen. I've been remiss for 6 days, so thanks for getting it back on the front page.

Ya take 16 tons
And whaddya get
Another month older
So you don't forget

50
Posted by: Gary Vose Sr

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/20/12 03:10 PM

Since Mark's Birthday, he as well as all of us, are now 31 days older. SOOOOO HAAAPPPY 31 days older everyone.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/20/12 04:12 PM

NOW I feel old. Thanks a lot, Gary! mad
Posted by: Ray3

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/20/12 09:22 PM

Originally Posted By: BobKay
Originally Posted By: Ray3
I take this step with careful consideration to assure this tread gets bumped


I'm not gonna let that happen. I've been remiss for 6 days, so thanks for getting it back on the front page.

Ya take 16 tons
And whaddya get
Another month older
So you don't forget

50


Did you ever TRY to take 16 tons??????

Seriously - 5, maybe 6 tons tops and I'm absolutely DONE. And I gotta tell ya, I don't need anymore tons for a couple of days.

Tons - tons - tons!!! Doesn't it EVER stop?????
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/20/12 10:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Ray3
Originally Posted By: BobKay
Originally Posted By: Ray3
I take this step with careful consideration to assure this tread gets bumped


I'm not gonna let that happen. I've been remiss for 6 days, so thanks for getting it back on the front page.

Ya take 16 tons
And whaddya get
Another month older
So you don't forget

50


Did you ever TRY to take 16 tons??????

Seriously - 5, maybe 6 tons tops and I'm absolutely DONE. And I gotta tell ya, I don't need anymore tons for a couple of days.

Tons - tons - tons!!! Doesn't it EVER stop?????


Ray, I'm too lazy too look up "the facts," but I'll bet, at our ages, we have consumed > 16 tons of food in our lifetimes. Gross! Well, I mean, 'cause there were almost that many tons of, ummm, consequences. Eww!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/30/12 10:09 AM

Ummmmm, this wasn't on the first page anymore.....

You guys are making me feel like my Birthday isn't on your mind everyday.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/30/12 10:23 AM

I almost forgot.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/30/12 10:34 AM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko


Awesome!
Posted by: EFalardeau

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/30/12 10:39 AM

Happy Birthday!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 05/30/12 10:50 AM

Peter, that there is some bad acting.

But it sure made me laugh! grin
Posted by: INANE

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 06/01/12 01:13 AM

Happy Birthday!...
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 06/01/12 06:46 AM

Thanks Ben! grin
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 06/13/12 10:43 AM

Sorry, I've been distracted. Have a great day, Mark!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 07/02/12 09:20 AM

Hey, look! Mark's birthday has lasted long enough for us to have a double celebration!

Happy Birthday, Canada! Hope you all have a great holiday!
Posted by: Ray3

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 07/05/12 12:53 PM

Longest birthday well-wishing ever.

Mark's life is flashing before OUR eyes!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 07/05/12 01:01 PM

It was intended as an aggravation. Thanks for keeping true to its spirit, Ray!
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 07/05/12 01:26 PM

What? It's Mark's birthday, again?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 07/05/12 03:01 PM

Who is supposed to be aggravated? Me or all of you?
Posted by: chesseroo

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 07/06/12 01:42 PM

I missed Marks' bday.
Dagnabit.

Way to go big fella! Hang in there!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 07/06/12 02:02 PM

Happy Birthday!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 07/06/12 02:15 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Who is supposed to be aggravated? Me or all of you?


Yes.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/19/13 08:53 PM

Pop-up Reminder:

One month left until Mark's next B-day!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/20/13 06:36 AM

Does anyone know if Bob drives a late-model Honda van?

There's one that's been following me the past few months...
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/20/13 10:59 AM

Bob drives a chariot.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/20/13 11:25 AM

Bob drives a harlot?

Wait, I misread that.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/20/13 07:10 PM

Actually, I'm pretty sure Bob drives a hearse.
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/20/13 08:02 PM

Not that it was the intended answer to the poorly written question but whats wrong with colored feet?
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/21/13 12:32 AM

Bob drives an 18 wheeler.
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/21/13 12:32 AM

oops
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/21/13 09:14 AM

Happy Birthday, Mark!
Posted by: real80sman

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/21/13 10:34 AM

Happy Birthday!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/21/13 11:55 AM

Thanks, guys! But, ummmm..... it's not for another month!

Bob, see what you started? smile
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/21/13 01:17 PM

Happy Birthday!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/21/13 01:20 PM

Happy birthday, JP!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/21/13 02:27 PM

laugh

Looks like I wore the right suit to work today, then.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/21/13 06:08 PM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

Bob, see what you started? smile


Jus' do'n my job, man.

And for the record, there's nothing wrong with "coloured" feet.
For eons they've been donned by coloured people, with no apparent ill effect.

Speaking of "coloured," is there a Canadian version of MS Word? Anytime I spell it that way, spellcheck castigates me.
Posted by: INANE

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/22/13 12:00 AM

bah humbug!
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/22/13 12:42 AM

Just checking.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/25/13 11:04 AM

You know, Mark, when you finally do turn 50, you will become socially invisible, publicly discounted, and otherwise marginalized, therefore, I will no longer be able to associate with you, except surreptitiously.

My attentions will be, quite naturally, forced to focus elsewhere. Isn't Tom the next one to turn 50?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/25/13 12:29 PM

Originally Posted By: PopeBobThe53rd
when you finally do turn 50, you will become socially invisible, publicly discounted, and otherwise marginalized

Whew. I thought I'd feel different at 50.

Tom is about a 1/4 of a year younger than me.

Punk kid.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 03/25/13 12:47 PM

Good one!

Wow, that soon eh? I've got little time to waste, then.

Maybe you can coach Tom on being B.S.'ed (Birthday Stalked).

(I'm merely doing what AARP does to EVERYONE on their 49th birthday.)
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/08/13 02:25 PM

Mark! Mark!

I've been at a loss about what to give you for your 50th birthday. I was paging through some old threads and there it was!

Perfect! a Blu-ray of "Brokeback Mountain" and a sixer of Killian's Red.

I wish I had been around back in 2006 for your "Funny or Offensive?" thread, but I wasn't gay that year.

"Funny or Offensive?" Ha! I don't understand. Aren't they ssymbiotic?
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/08/13 02:34 PM

Jeeez, Bob. Now I'm going to have to look up that thread!

::Sips a Killian's:: "Here's looking up your old threads!"
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/08/13 07:43 PM

Jeeez. I had forgotten about that thread. Or blocked it.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/08/13 07:57 PM

Happy Birthday to the turkey who, weeks ago, said he was going to Skype me, and hasn't.........................yet. grin
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/08/13 09:00 PM

OK. Tomorrow!
Posted by: fredk

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/08/13 10:42 PM

Originally Posted By: PopeBobThe53rd
...

Perfect! a Blu-ray of "Brokeback Mountain" and a sixer of Killian's Red.
...


Skip the movie, upsize the beer to a twofer of Budwiser and get him one of these so he doesn't fall off the couch getting up after the beer is all gone. smile
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/09/13 12:16 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
OK. Tomorrow!

If it's convenient for you.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/09/13 08:38 AM

So is it your birthday yet Mark?
Seems like it's always your birthday.

You are kind of like the Philippines of the Axiom board world. They celebrate Christmas season from early September until the Feast of the Santo Niño de Cebú on the third Sunday of January.

It's well worth it of course. Mark's birthday season that is.

After all, he provides us with valuable Buffy the Vampire trivia knowledge, visuals of obscure Power Ranger's rip offs, glimpses at the worlds most pristine woodworking shop, the best Christmas Card ever (I'm still waiting on the royalties,) square room expertise, AND a signature line with "Boobies" in it.

He doesn't share his Joy but he does bring us joy.

Happy Birthday Season Mark!!!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/09/13 09:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Murph
glimpses at the worlds most pristine woodworking shop

That there is funny.

Murph, you misread a post somewhere. I didn't say my shop IS organized, but rather that I am in the PROCESS of organizing it!

Taken this morning (find a horizontal surface other than on the drill press!):

Direct Link to higher-rez version.

Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/09/13 09:33 AM

I found the floor, everywhere!
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/09/13 09:37 AM

Yeah, I'm sorry, that's still way neater than my shed. And also bigger...
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/09/13 01:03 PM

Mark's shop takes my garage out behind your shed and kicks its ass. For laughs.
Posted by: Ray3

Re: Happy Birthday, MarkSJohnson! - 04/10/13 05:37 PM

Boy, I am having real issues with syncing my best wishes to your birthday! Last year I was real late (or even more really early for this year!).

I was going to buy you an incredibly expensive work bench for your shop, but I see you already have one. Whew, dodged a bullet there!

That 50 milestone starts you into the old age of youth. 60 gets you to the youth of old age. Jack & I are just a couple of old farts drinking our concoctions of Jack Daniel's, prune juice, Geritol and liquid Beano. Gets us through the day, but we need to get up 7-8 times a night to pee.

The key message is have a great birthday and fun as you get older. Don't hesitate to request our old fart cocktail recipe when you think you need it. And get your gallbladder chaecked - soon.

Happy B-Day my friend!