Friday, January 19, 2007

Birthday Mike

We have a birthday on the MIKE COMMITTEE!
I baked you a virtual cake. Enjoy!

This Mike shares his birthday with another Mike--Michael Crawford of Phantom of the Opera fame, AND:
  • Writers Edgar Allen Poe and John LeCarre
  • the Islamic prophet, Mohammed, born way back in 570AD
  • James Watt, inventor of the steam engine,
  • Comedians Paul Rodriguez, Ish Kabibble,Chris Kattan
  • Jean Stapelton and Jeanne Kilpatrick,
  • Actors Tippi Hendren, Katey Sagal, Desi Arnez Jr., Alyssa Milano, Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Musicians: Dolly Parton and Robert Palmer
  • Artist Thomas Kinkaide, painter of light.
The Mike committee located two poems on the subject of birthdays; however, neither really expressed the spirit of this special day. I just didn't think this Mike would appreciate the poem, "On his 75th birthday..." The ending is kind of, oh, final.

So, I turn to the poetry of the masses, the punk-pop song "Happy Birthday" performed by Altered Images way back in the glorious 1980s, when you were a lot younger than you are now.

Happy birthday! Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday ! Happy Birthday!
If they were me, if they were me,
and I were you. and I were you.
If you were me and I were you I'd have a happy birthday, a happy birthday.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Further Evidence

Further and conclusive evidence that Mikes everywhere are destined to be superior college instructors is provided in the Toledo Blade article from this morning about former Republican Senator from Ohio, Mike DeWine. He will be teaching college courses.

See the article at:

Add him to the Mike Committee and inform him of the next meeting time! ("The more we stick together . . . ")