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Celebrating Tove Jansson

Today marks Tove Jansson’s 100th birthday. She was a free spirited artist, painter, political cartoonist, illustrator and author who defied the conventions of her time. Earlier this year, a postage stamp and a 2-Euro coin depicting Tove Jansson have been released in celebration of her birthday. She is probably best known for creating the Moomins, a beloved children's book series that was translated in over 40 languages. Unsurprisingly, some call her the queen of the Moomins. A current London exhibition [Tales from the Nordic Archipelago] allows a glimpse into her life and shows unseen photographs from her private island in the archipelago of Finland, where she spent over 30 summers. The English translation of a new biography is due later this year. [more inside]
posted by travelwithcats on Aug 9, 2014 - 12 comments

You are *in* your birthday present

Best birthday gift ever: the secret treasure room.
posted by MartinWisse on Aug 9, 2014 - 38 comments

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY BIG DOG PEPERONIE!!!!

Blue-Tongued Skink is serenaded during his birthday feast. (SLYT)
posted by zscore on Jul 6, 2014 - 22 comments

Happy 77th, Pynchon!

It's Thomas Pynchon's birthday today, and as usual they've done tasty work over at Biblioklept.
posted by mr. digits on May 8, 2014 - 8 comments

10 PRINT "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" 20 GOTO PARTY

"At 4 a.m. on May 1, 1964, Dartmouth professor John Kemeny and a student programmer simultaneously typed RUN on neighboring terminals. When they both got back answers to their simple programs, time-sharing and BASIC were born." This post from the '60s at 50 blog about BASIC's 50th Birthday/Anniversary has several good historical links (including Dartmouth's Anniversary Celebration, which started about 15 hours early), but as for recognition by 'today's media', the 'Guarniad' may be best, with memories of a half-dozen veteran programmers and developers, and Jack Schofield, their "computer editor" (isn't that job title obsolete?), wondering if Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" may have been inspired by the computer language. [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on May 1, 2014 - 57 comments

60th Birthday Surprise

Woman exits elevator on her 60th birthday and is given a lovely surprise. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Mar 9, 2014 - 26 comments

Plain But Sturdy Frontier Cake

Celebrate author Laura Ingalls Wilder's 147th birthday with a recipe for Laura's Wedding Cake, taken from Little House Cookbook, Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Classic Stories. (The Hairpin)
posted by The Whelk on Feb 8, 2014 - 30 comments

Best thing since Time Magazine named you Person of the Year

Happy birthday Facebook! To celebrate ten years, Facebook has created a special "A Look Back" movie for each user with some highlights of the user's timeline. (Requires Facebook account.)
posted by grouse on Feb 4, 2014 - 178 comments

Happy 30th Birthday Macintosh!

Apple is kicking off the Mac's 30th in typical Apple style with a lovely landing page. Slate has a copy of the video of Steve Jobs unveiling the Macintosh in 1984. Watch as the audience looses their minds over scrolling graphics and a basic voice synthesizer. iFixit has posted an appropriately retro teardown of a Mac 128k in celebration. As always, Folklore.org is your best source for first hand accounts of what it was like to actually create something cheaper and less clunky than the Lisa. All whilst hiding in the closet from Steve Jobs.
posted by BartFargo on Jan 24, 2014 - 85 comments

I could have had a stable of white elephants

Looking for a gift under $20? $15? $10? Maybe you just want to know where all the shit you can afford on Amazon or ThinkGeek is hiding. We've all been there: a birthday or wedding coming up and no clue what gift to buy. Maybe your family disowned you after the last Secret Santa (and you were so sure that Heifer International donation was the way to go!), but 2014 is your year to shine.
posted by misha on Jan 9, 2014 - 13 comments

Breaking News!

A child's happiness is priceless especially on a birthday [SLYT]
posted by Omon Ra on Sep 2, 2013 - 31 comments

It's one of a kind...literally!

You! The Musical! is a group of professional actors and musical theatre writers in New York who will literally write a musical about your loved one for their big day.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 9, 2013 - 5 comments

52 photos of Obama, 52

The President turns 52 on Sunday, and the White House has compiled 52 photos to celebrate (slideshow). There's a good combination of serious, familial, and funny. My favourite: Obama and gymnast McKayla Maroney not being impressed.
posted by anothermug on Aug 2, 2013 - 80 comments

The 14th July 14th

Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by FelliniBlank on Jul 14, 2013 - 139 comments

We know what you did last winter

An interactive calendar showing birthdate rankings and estimated conception dates for each day of the year. Hover over your birthday to see how common it is (darker purple = more common), and what the estimated conception date is. This appears to use US data only, perhaps explaining the sudden drop in birthrate on July 4th, and the northern hemisphere-centric baby boom in the summer months.
posted by Joh on Jun 9, 2013 - 77 comments

It's the Birthday Happy Birthday Song Contest

"Free Music Archive and Creative Commons want to dethrone one of the most notoriously copyrighted songs in the world. " [via mefi projects]
posted by aniola on Dec 14, 2012 - 60 comments

Rita Hayworth is Stayin' Alive

Rita Hayworth is Stayin' Alive [more inside]
posted by flex on Oct 16, 2012 - 26 comments

Happy Birthday, Julia

Tomorrow would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday. To celebrate, PBS Digital Studios offers: Julia Child Remixed. They also have created a celebration page, complete with an infographic, recipes, quotes, videos and more. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 14, 2012 - 52 comments

Another banner year for scanning cats and filtering metas

Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits on Jul 14, 2012 - 144 comments

They say it's your birthday

President Obama: Birthday Cake Giver-in-Chief (12-photo slideshow)
posted by beagle on Jun 22, 2012 - 58 comments

That German that sent Americans to the Moon

Remembering Wernher von Braun on his 100th Birthday.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 24, 2012 - 85 comments

My Royal Canadian Mint Coins

Taxali is not my original last name. It was changed 300 years ago to Taxali by a Maharaja in India. My ancestor invented a coin that was difficult to counterfeit and was subsequently knighted Taxali by the Maharaja.  It means, "Maker or Steward of The Mint".  How serendipitous!!  Here I am, 300 years later, honouring my ancestor's achievements and mine and my sister's family name. via [Drawn]
posted by unliteral on Jan 23, 2012 - 20 comments

The Original Rebecca Black

Back in the '80s, Kris Kardashian celebrated her 30th birthday with a very special video tribute to her friends. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Jan 3, 2012 - 107 comments

Party of Lost Children

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party was a popular children’s birthday-party venue that was run out of several locations in North Toronto in the 1980's. Whisked away in a hearse, throngs of elementary-school children were led through a "magical underground kingdom" by teenaged attendants, participating in whipped-cream fights and shopping-cart bumpercars, with no parents allowed. [more inside]
posted by murphy slaw on Oct 27, 2011 - 29 comments

Happy 200th, Franz!

Yesterday was Franz Liszt's 200th birthday. Celebrate by watching performances of his most famous piece, the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, by Tom & Jerry, Woody Woodpecker or perhaps Bugs Bunny. Or maybe you prefer something less cartoonish?
posted by falameufilho on Oct 23, 2011 - 26 comments

Happy Birthday Linux!

"What would you like to see most in minix?" 20 years ago today, Linus Torvalds told the world about a small pet project he was working on. (Full thread.) An unnamed OS based in part on Minix, it would later become Linux, the operating system behind a huge swath of modern computing. Interestingly, the creator of Minix, Andrew Tanenbaum, was not very impressed by Linux, and publicly debated Linus and others in a very long Usenet argument. (Google Groups version.)
posted by kmz on Aug 25, 2011 - 60 comments

Cat-Scan.com

Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by Argyle on Jul 14, 2011 - 255 comments

A half-century of evil

Join me and Satan in celebrating the 50th birthday of respiratory therapist turned Kerrang! Hall of Famer Tom Araya of Slayer.
posted by Trurl on Jun 6, 2011 - 43 comments

I was so much older then. I’m younger than that now

Bob Dylan turns 70 next Tuesday. Why not start the party early by listening to 2ser's annual Bob Dylan Birthday Marathon on Saturday? It's streaming online from 7pm, Sydney time. Dylan has recently denied that China censored his shows, an allegation levelled against him by Maureen Dowd but opposed by Sean Wilentz.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on May 19, 2011 - 28 comments

Well, just take n=1...right?

In the afternoon of May 4, 1971, in the Stouffer's Somerset Inn in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Steve Cook presented his STOC paper proving that Satisfiability is NP-complete and Tautology is NP-hard. [more inside]
posted by King Bee on May 4, 2011 - 19 comments

Hello everybody out there using minix

I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.

With these words, an unknown hacker named Linus Torvalds released Linux into the world, 20 years ago this year. [more inside]
posted by DU on Apr 11, 2011 - 237 comments

TWO CARS! TWO CARS! TWO CARS!

Happy Birthday Taylor!
posted by boo_radley on Jan 28, 2011 - 46 comments

a christmas birthday to remember

These days, with Christmas getting more and more commercial, it's occasionally hard to keep track of all the reasons to celebrate. One of the big reasons though is a very special birthday. The birth of something that changed the world. I'm referring, of course, to the birth of the world wide web. [more inside]
posted by sarastro on Dec 24, 2010 - 21 comments

240 million strong, and growing!

Happy Birthday Windows 7, Happy Birthday Windows 7, thank God you aren't Vista, Happy Birthday Windows 7. [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Oct 22, 2010 - 124 comments

You May Say I'm a Dreamer

He was born 70 years ago. Killed almost 30 years ago. Museums around the world are celebrating his legacy. His Google Doodle isn't live in the US yet but you can see it on Google UK. And oh, yea...the FBI is still interested in him too.
posted by morganannie on Oct 8, 2010 - 163 comments

Everyday Is A Good Day

Walter Breuning reminisces about his life in three centuries. As the oldest man in the world and in celebration of his 114th birthday on September 21, Mr. Breuning agreed to this exclusive interview. Questions were gleaned via the internet from individuals around the world.
posted by gman on Sep 23, 2010 - 31 comments

Happy Birthday, Bugs & Elmer

Bugs Bunny just turned 70. So did Elmer Fudd. Their simultaneous debut came 70 years ago yesterday, in A Wild Hare. Be vewwy, vewwy quiet.... Previously: Tex Avery
posted by chavenet on Jul 28, 2010 - 59 comments

Metafilter is dis many years old: !!!!!!!!!!!

Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by The Devil Tesla on Jul 14, 2010 - 238 comments

Happy 115th, Mr Fuller!

When he was 32, his life seemed hopeless. He was bankrupt and without a job. He was grief stricken over the death of his first child and he had a wife and a newborn to support. Drinking heavily, he contemplated suicide. Instead, he decided decided that his life was not his to throw away: it belonged to the universe. Buckminster Fuller embarked on "an experiment to discover what the little, penniless, unknown individual might be able to do effectively on behalf of all humanity." If the architect, author, designer, inventor, and futurist Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller were still alive, he would be 115 years old today. Though he died in 1983, his legacy grows on through recordings of his ideas and the Buckminster Fuller Institute. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jul 12, 2010 - 32 comments

TILLYKKE MUKHTAR

Mukhtar is a bus driver who gets a surprise for his birthday.
posted by creeky on May 17, 2010 - 37 comments

And Their Eyes Were Watching YouTube

Happy 5th birthday YouTube! WYNC's Brain Lehrer Show has put together a list of their favorite videos form the last 5 years. Mostly political - some pandas.
posted by The Whelk on Apr 26, 2010 - 11 comments

yabbadabbadoo, thankyouverymuch

For the 75th birthday of Elvis Presley (yesterday in most time zones), here is an Elvis Impersonator doing famous TV theme songs: The Flintstones, The Partridge Family, Rawhide, WKRP (opening theme, wish he'd try the end theme), Danger Man (Secret Agent Man, the full-length Johnnie Rivers version), The Brady Bunch, The Love Boat and Cheers (maybe next time Frasier's 'scrambled eggs song'?).

Other wacky musical repurposing from the same silly singer includes David Bowie (celebrating his 62nd birthday on the 8th) doing Elvis' Viva Las Vegas.
posted by oneswellfoop on Jan 8, 2010 - 13 comments

Long Long Ago, before Google AdWords...

Happy Birthday, Digital Advertising! [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Oct 27, 2009 - 34 comments

10 years man! TEN! YEARS! Ten. TEN YEARS!

Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by anotherpanacea on Jul 14, 2009 - 568 comments

RFC 1

Happy 40th birthday, RFC 1!
posted by loquacious on Apr 7, 2009 - 17 comments

They're obviously not fans of The Simpsons

Some wiseacres slip in risque prank-call names to a local TV station for its "Happy Birthday" segment, and whaddyaknow! It works.
posted by zardoz on Mar 29, 2009 - 65 comments

Happy Birthday, Mr Darwin

Dawkins on Darwin | A Peek into the Life of Darwin with Jon Amiel, Director of Creation | Six scientific hot spots for modern Darwins | 'Why Evolution Is True,' by Jerry A. Coyne
posted by chuckdarwin on Feb 12, 2009 - 15 comments

Birthday Music Video Blog Birthday

[Music + YouTubery + BornOnThisDay] = Mincing Up the Morning, an eclectic music video birthday blog that's about to celebrate its own birthday--it's been updated daily since January 15, 2008.
posted by not_on_display on Jan 13, 2009 - 6 comments

But do you pronounce it "Tan Tan"?

Happy Birthday Tintin, whatever your sexuality! (maybe you're just confused)
posted by Artw on Jan 11, 2009 - 79 comments

Happy Birthday Metafilter!

Cat-scan.com Cat-Scan.com is one of the strangest sites I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by jokeefe on Jul 14, 2008 - 186 comments

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