It’s my party, and I’ll post if I want to
So I’m 25 today. I know I said I wasn’t going to post until April, but this is a fluff post anyhow. It’s my special goddamn day, I’ll post if I want to.
And how special IS it?
Here’s a list of some famous people who share my birthday:
Kiera Knightley — Right on
Amy Smart — She’s fun too
Martin Short — Don’t hold it against me
Steven Tyler — [INSERT WIDE-MOUTH SCREAMING AEROSMITH LYRIC OF CHOICE]
James Caan — He’s pretty cool, what I’ve seen
Alan Arkin — Same
Leonard Nimoy — I win
Duncan Hines — Yep, the cake guy
Tennessee Williams — I got a couple awards doing a monologue from Glass Menagerie my Senior year
Richard Dawkins — SHIT YEAH BITCHES
Joseph Campbell — THAT’S RIGHT MOTHERFUCKERS! I WIN!
Also on this day in history, the Heaven’s Gate cult killed themselves (1997), James Dobson founded the anti-gay organization Focus on the Family (1977), and Auschwitz received its first female prisoners (1942). And Beethoven died (1827).
At the same time, Jonas Salk publically announced his successful creation of the polio vaccine (1953), the U.S. secured Iwo Jima (1945), the hippies did some shit in NYC (1967), and, oh yeah, I WAS BORN (1983), so I think it tips the scales of the day from “balanced out” to “fucking awesome”.
And if that’s not enough, I got Dawkins AND Campbell. Go ahead and TRY to beat that.
…Fuck. You’ve also got Fritz Lang and Walt Disney.
…how about July 28?
December 18? Sure, you’ve got Spielberg and Brad Pitt. You’ve also got Stalin and Katie Holmes.
That’s right. Katie Holmes. You monsters.
And you killed Chris Farley.
…but really, I’m sure they’re all great birthdays. It’s just mine is the BEST. I brought cake, Spock, and the Hero’s Journey. Stick THAT up your first potato, Britain.
Think your birthday rules? Check it out on Wikipedia, and make your case.